Potential malaria detection and drug sensitivity testing in a handheld device hits Indiegogo

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Potential malaria detection and drug sensitivity testing in a handheld device hits Indiegogo

February 13, 2014 9:59 am by | 0 Comments

A “handheld laboratory” designed to diagnose malaria in under 15 minutes could be in the hands of healthcare workers overseas within two years if QuantuMDx can meet the ambitious goals…


Facebook acquisition shows why SEC needs to hurry up already with equity crowdfunding rules

Facebook acquisition shows why SEC needs to hurry up already with equity crowdfunding rules

April 9, 2014 12:36 pm by | 0 Comments

Above: Aaron Davies, head of developer relations at Oculus. Image Credit: Dean TakahashiWhen Facebook purchased Oculus VR for $2 billion last month, many people got rich — just not the…


Blade Electronics launches Kickstarter project to fund smartphone battery pack for your keychain

Blade Electronics launches Kickstarter project to fund smartphone battery pack for your keychain

April 7, 2014 5:14 pm by | 0 Comments

There’s some law of nature that says you run out of smartphone battery just as you’re making the most important call or text of the day. Now, a new keychain…



Have a consumer health product that needs crowdfunding? CircleUp may be your spot

Have a consumer health product that needs crowdfunding? CircleUp may be your spot

March 26, 2014 10:30 am by | 0 Comments

J. O’Dell provided additional reporting for this story. For the right idea, CirleUp can collect a million dollars in a week. The startup specializes in equity crowdfunding, which is a uniquely regulated…


Support these three healthcare projects empowering women on Indiegogo

Support these three healthcare projects empowering women on Indiegogo

March 6, 2014 6:30 am by | 0 Comments

This week, Indiegogo is celebrating International Women’s Day. They had a one-day matching project on March 3, featured health projects on March 4 and will feature technology on March 7….


Startup wants students to invent a 3D prosthetic hand for children

Startup wants students to invent a 3D prosthetic hand for children

March 5, 2014 9:00 am by | 0 Comments

Most teens in America are focused on acing their algebra prep and submitting college applications. But a group of high schoolers in Cambridge, Mass., dedicated three months to designing and…


MDs, AT&T alum look to test the market for virtual concierge care in California via crowdfunding

MDs, AT&T alum look to test the market for virtual concierge care in California via crowdfunding

March 4, 2014 9:59 am by | 2 Comments

When it comes to crowdfunding in healthcare, consumer-facing devices have generally had the most success in the way of raising a lot of money, often for prototypes and testing. But…


CrowdWatch brings all crowdfund investing deals under one roof

CrowdWatch brings all crowdfund investing deals under one roof

February 25, 2014 4:34 pm by | 0 Comments

CrowdWatch aims to make the crowdfund investing landscape a lot more digestible. Rather than scouring individual crowdfunding portals for investment opportunities, you can visit CrowdWatch to see them all in…



Two more Tricorder XPRIZE hopefuls try crowdfunding their digital health devices

Two more Tricorder XPRIZE hopefuls try crowdfunding their digital health devices

February 18, 2014 9:59 am by | 1 Comments

Ten million dollars is up for grabs to companies, students or researchers who can come up with the best digital health devices to noninvasively diagnose 15 diseases. But developing that…


Reflections on healthcare crowdfunding: Does a project have to get fully funded to be a ‘success?’

Reflections on healthcare crowdfunding: Does a project have to get fully funded to be a ‘success?’

February 12, 2014 9:57 am by | 0 Comments

The health industry has seen its share of mind-blowing crowdfunding campaigns — Pebble and the Scanadu Scout, for example. But the reality is that most campaigns don’t fare quite as…


4 things the SEC needs to do to fix equity crowdfunding

4 things the SEC needs to do to fix equity crowdfunding

February 9, 2014 6:00 pm by | 0 Comments

Equity crowdfunding is about to come to unaccredited investors the United States, but some of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s proposed rules are hugely impractical. If we don’t push the…


Incubator grad takes on another side of crowdfunding in healthcare: Medical bills

Incubator grad takes on another side of crowdfunding in healthcare: Medical bills

February 8, 2014 3:32 pm by | 1 Comments

Among the first set of graduates from a new San Jose incubator is a tech company using the power of the crowd to help people pay their medical bills. HealthDonor…


How healthy is your DNA? This biotech is crowdfunding a way to let you know

How healthy is your DNA? This biotech is crowdfunding a way to let you know

January 31, 2014 9:58 am by | 0 Comments

DNA is damaged and broken every day, sometimes naturally and sometimes as a result of exposure to ultraviolet and other kinds of radiation and chemical toxins. But sometimes it can’t…


Eager to “democratize” healthcare investing, Poliwogg gives the crowd new ways to join in

Eager to “democratize” healthcare investing, Poliwogg gives the crowd new ways to join in

January 30, 2014 9:08 am by | 1 Comments

Greg Simon has a very straight-forward answer to the question of what problem his new company, Poliwogg, is solving: “Underinvestment in healthcare. “And we’re solving it by letting more people…


Shoes for seniors go high-tech to prevent falls

Shoes for seniors go high-tech to prevent falls

January 22, 2014 11:05 am by | 0 Comments

Sensors and apps designed for seniors and their caretakers may be able to detect when falls occur, but Dr. Yonatan Manor wanted to take that a step further. He assembled…


Stop the duplicate medical images! SaaS firm crowdfunds ‘people-focused’ image sharing

Stop the duplicate medical images! SaaS firm crowdfunds ‘people-focused’ image sharing

January 20, 2014 12:00 pm by | 1 Comments

There’s too much time and distance involved in sharing medical images today, says the team of physicians and computer scientists at MyMedImage. Instead of patients carrying CDs or printouts of…