Anne-Françoise Pelé

Saliva to Replace Blood in Diabetes Monitoring?

Of the 2,100 startups exhibiting at Web Summit this year, 900 took part in the PITCH on-stage competition. Swiss nano-biosensor startup Nutrix won that battle, and with its non-invasive and painless glucose monitoring device, it is hoping to win the war against diabetes monitoring.  Blood glucose monitoring has been the primary tool for diabetics to…

AMS Takeover Bid for Osram Fails

Sensor specialist AMS AG has failed to conclude a US$4.9 billion takeover of Osram Light AG. AMS said it had received the support of 51.6% of Osram shareholders, below the unconditional acceptance level of 62.5%. AMS nonetheless remains the largest single shareholder in Osram, having knocked Allianz Global Investors out of the top spot last…

Neuromorphic Revolution to Start in 2024

Deep learning is “not actually learning,” said Mike Davies, head of Intel’s neuromorphic computing unit at this year’s International Solid State Circuits Conference. His words revived the neuromorphic debate through the AI community at a time when data bandwidth constraints and computational requirements escalate.  2024 is expected to be the start of the neuromorphic revolution,…

Gait Sensor FeetMe Raises €9.4M to Accelerate Clinical Research

Gait disorders are often a marker of general health and a prelude to evolutive diseases. Smart medical wearables have improved mobility by using body-worn sensors measuring and analyzing gait kinematics.  Paris-based medtech startup FeetMe announced it has raised €9.4 million in Series A funding led by LBO France. Other investments came from Kurma Diagnostics, the…