Everylwell gains first FDA authorization for a standalone at-home COVID-19 test sample collection kit – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Everlywell was one of the first startups to announce that it was working on a self-administered, at-home COVID-19 diagnostic kit, but it initially sought out to ship kits before regulators made clear that this was not in line with its guidelines. Everlywell then became intent on working with the FDA to secure a proper…

Activ Surgical launches visualization tech for making surgeries safer – TechCrunch

[ad_1] After $25 million in funding and three years of development, the Boston-based medical device and software development company Activ Surgical is bringing its first product to market, the company said yesterday. The company’s ActivEdge platform, an artificial intelligence and machine learning software system using data from a hardware attachment that can be fixed to…

LetsGetChecked raises $71 million as COVID-19 epidemic makes home-testing increasingly vital – TechCrunch

[ad_1] As the country wrestles with the COVID-19 epidemic, home health testing, checkups and diagnostics have never been more important and companies like LetsGetChecked are filling a void left in a U.S. healthcare system consumed by the outbreak. The surge in demand for the company’s services has led to an equal surge in investor interest,…

KlearNow raises $16 million to bring customs clearance industry into the digital age – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Customs is the sieve of international supply chains. And yet despite its critical role, clearing customs for freight brokers can be a slow and opaque process reliant on manual data entry and prone to errors. Silicon Valley-based KlearNow has developed a platform that aims to bring customs clearance into the digital age. Now, with…

GM delivers first ventilators under 30,000-unit government contract – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Ventilators assembled by GM and Ventec Life Systems have been delivered to hospitals Thursday evening with extra making their option to services right now and thru the weekend, the first in a 30,000-unit order with the U.S. government. The deliveries, which went to hospitals in Chicago and Olympia Fields, Ill., are a milestone for…