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TDK Ventures Invests in Biomagnetic Medical Imaging Company Genetesis

“TDK’s rich history in magnetics and its recent breakthroughs in biomagnetics at picoTesla levels makes them one of our strongest partners to date,” said Peeyush Shrivastava, CEO and founder of Genetesis. “We are committed to bring the most accurate diagnostics that can assist emergency physicians and cardiologists in making the best decisions for cardiac health in a non-invasive and rapid fashion. We are elated to have TDK as our strategic partner because of their pioneering work in magnetic materials and its commercialization. Their recent leadership around supporting frontier-tech entrepreneurs caught our attention and we are excited about this next chapter.”
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Companies Launch New Framework to Accelerate COVID-19 Research; Streamlines Path for Diagnostics, Monitoring and Clinical Trials

Medable Inc. today announced a multi-company research framework to accelerate development of diagnostics and treatments for COVID-19, providing individuals fast access to participate in leading-edge research for diagnostics, health monitoring and interventional clinical trials. The ACCESS initiative-short for American COVID-19 Collaborative Enabling Seamless Science-provides a mobile consumer application and secure infrastructure to quickly connect health researchers and clinical trial teams securely with up to millions of home-bound individuals in the United States.
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This physician-founder is making a device to protect medical staff during intubation procedures

Dr. Steven Tropello is bringing experience and a network developed while building local startup CoapTech. Working as an emergency and critical care physician at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Steven Tropello is seeing the lack of protective equipment for medical workers up close. With emails from colleagues going to Lowe’s hardware store to find supplies, Dr. Tropello was resolved to create a better solution. As a cofounder of Baltimore-based startup CoapTech, he also had previous experience developing a medical device to draw on.
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Gauss Partners with Evive to Launch Mobile App for COVID-19 Testing and Research

Gauss, a leading developer of digital decision-support tools for the medical frontlines, in partnership with Evive, the leader in enterprise communications and benefits engagement, has today announced the nationwide release of Apollo, a free Apple iOS app and WebApp, to help increase safety and efficiency of drive-through COVID-19 screening and testing for patients and health workers. The app will also facilitate Stanford Medicine’s Apollo COVID-19 Screening Survey (Apollo Study). Apollo helps people determine if they are likely to qualify for COVID-19 testing based on CDC guidelines and helps them find a nearby testing facility from a nationwide directory.
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Carnation Ambulatory Monitor patch used to detect arrhythmias in COVID-19 patients

Bardy Diagnostics has announced that its Carnation Ambulatory Monitor (CAM) Patch has been chosen for use in protocols to measure QT Segments in COVID-19 patients who have been prescribed hydroxychloroquine (HCQ). BardyDx’s CAM Patch will be utilised in newly established protocols at hospitals across the Seattle area to monitor cardiac rhythms for COVID-19 patients on HCQ after hospital discharge, as well as for outpatients.
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Nanomix Awarded BARDA Contract for Development of Rapid, Mobile, Point-of-Care Assays to Detect COVID-19 Infection

Nanomix, a leader in the development of mobile, affordable, point-of-care diagnostics, today announced that the company has been awarded up to approximately $570,000 in funding from Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. These funds support development and testing of COVID-19 point-of-care tests that will run on the Nanomix eLab analyzer, which provides results in less than 15 minutes.
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Spire Health Helps Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Disorders Institute of South Florida Remotely Monitor High Risk Patients in Fight Against Coronavirus

Spire Health, the leading digital healthcare company for continuous respiratory remote patient monitoring, and PCSI, a large outpatient pulmonary group in the Palm Beach area of Florida, announced today a collaborative partnership to remotely monitor chronic respiratory disease patients from home in an effort to help PCSI healthcare providers detect early signs of COVID-19 and limit exposure for healthy patients.
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OrthoPediatrics Corp. Announces Acquisition of ApiFix Ltd. with FDA-Approved Non-Fusion Scoliosis Technology

Mark Throdahl, President and Chief Executive Officer of OrthoPediatrics, commented, “We believe that ApiFix fills a major treatment gap that could potentially allow patients to avoid fusion surgery. We estimate that non-fusion procedures will grow significantly as patients, their families, and surgeons recognize non-fusion’s benefits."
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