In­no­va­tion: A Band-Aid-like dis­pos­able vi­tal signs mon­i­tor

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Bloomberg Businessweek (Europe) - - NEWS - −Michael Belfiore

On March 3, U.S. Food and Drug Ad­min­is­tra­tion-ap­proved Vi­tal­Patch launched as a pre­scrip­tion med­i­cal de­vice, dis­trib­uted un­der the Vi­tal Con­nect brand as well as those of part­ners in­clud­ing Philips. Nazari says the com­pany is rais­ing an ad­di­tional $30 mil­lion to ad­vance its sen­sor de­vel­op­ment. “This is where we’re go­ing,” says Donna Spruijt-Metz, di­rec­tor of a mo­bile health re­search group at the Univer­sity of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia. “We need small sen­sors— wear­able, im­plantable—that do more than one thing.”

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