November 9, 2021
UK-based health tech firm Ultromics and Caption Health today announced a partnership to accelerate cardiovascular disease detection and treatment for more patients in accessible care settings.
The companies, which both specialise in using AI to improve heart ultrasound diagnostics, will offer Caption Health’s AI software platform alongside Ultromics’ EchoGo deep ultrasound analytics.
September 15, 2021
Vexev, an Australian medical technology startup, has emerged from stealth to introduce what they are claiming as the world's first tomographic ultrasound robot.
Founded in 2018, Vexev is on a mission to introduce innovative imaging diagnostic tools. The startup received its first investments from one of Australia's biggest venture capitalists, Blackbird Ventures.
WHAT IT'S ABOUT
According to a...
July 14, 2021
Nanosonics, an Australia-headquartered medical technology company in the infection control space, has launched a digital product with the aim of helping infection preventionists and quality managers improve and standardise infection control compliance.
The Nanosonics AuditPro's first application will be in the ultrasound market, with the product being expected to rollout in the US this month....
July 15, 2020
Brisbane, California-based Caption Health, maker of artificial intelligence-assisted ultrasound guidance software, has tied up a $53 million Series B funding round. Prior backer DCVC headed the raise. Atlantic Bridge and Edwards Lifesciences joined the round as new investors, while Khosla Ventures added onto its previous stake.
WHAT It DOES
The company's Caption AI software platform consists of...
March 25, 2020
Butterfly Network, maker of a handheld, smartphone-connected ultrasound system, has disabled two software features that were implemented on its devices without first securing 510(k) clearance, according to notices recently published by the FDA.
The Auto Ejection Fraction Tool and the Auto Bladder Volume Tool were introduced in the Butterfly IQ Ultrasound System's 1.10.0 and 1.13.0 software...
October 24, 2019
Butterfly Network, the very well-funded maker of a smartphone-connected, point-of-care ultrasound device, announced that it is releasing a suite of mobile-friendly tools for provider workflows.
WHAT’S THE IMPACT
Called Butterfly Enterprise, the platform connects with third-party ultrasound devices as well as the Butterfly iQ handheld device and the provider’s EHR or PACS systems. The system is...
August 6, 2019
This morning AI-enabled handheld ultrasound startup Exo landed $35 million in Series B funding. The new infusion of cash was led by Intel Capital with participation from Applied Ventures, Bold Capital, Creative Ventures, Longevity Vision Fund, Magnetar Capital, Nautilus Venture Partners, OSF Healthcare, Rising Tide Fund, Sony Innovation Fund and Wanxiang Healthcare Investments.
WHAT THEY DO
November 26, 2018
Samsung Electronics’ medical device division showed off a selection of new artificial intelligence-based imaging tools yesterday at the Radiological Society of North America’s 2018 Annual Meeting in Chicago. The software are designed to be implemented within diagnostic imaging devices that are already on the market, according to a release from the company.
Among these software applications was S-...
September 27, 2018
Butterfly Health Network has raised $250 million in new funds and will soon begin shipping its sub-$2,000, handheld, tablet-connected full-body ultrasound device, Butterfly IQ. Fidelity led the investment, with additional participation from Fosun Pharma, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Jamie Dinan, along with existing investors. The round brings the company’s total funding...
October 31, 2017
New York City and Guilford, Connecticut-based Butterfly IQ has received FDA clearance for an iPhone-connected portable ultrasound scanner that uses an easy-to-manufacture semiconductor chip rather than the piezoelectric crystals used by traditional ultrasounds.
Because of the semiconductor chip, the device will be offered at a much lower price point than existing ultrasounds, including existing...