• PositiveID Corporation, a developer of medical technologies for diabetes management and clinical diagnostics, announced last week that it received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its new iglucose mobile health system. iglucose uses mobile technology to communicate glucose readings from a variety of glucometers to the iglucose diabetes management portal, and then the data can be shared with family members, caregivers, and healthcare professionals. PositiveID has signed agreements with AT&T in the U.S. and Rogers Communications in Canada to provide the mobile infrastructure necessary to support the mobile devices. Consumers will not be required to purchase a wireless data plan to use the device.
  • On November 8, 2011, the Department of Energy released its “Smart Grid Data Access” Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) that will provide up to $8 million to promote partnerships between utilities and third-party technology innovators for the development and implementation of applications that provide access to electricity consumption data. The FOA will have two phases, with funding applications due March 1, 2012. More information is available here.