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FierceBiotech Fierce 15 — Tidepool Honorable Mention

The scoop: A nonprofit software developer among a field of private firms and startups, Tidepool is an atypical addition to our Fierce 15. But its work is no less promising.

Committed to open-source projects, data liberation and radical transparency, the company has worked to make life with diabetes easier—with its sights set on providing a straightforward, central smartphone app that can communicate with and control different insulin pumps, glucose monitors and dosing.

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Howard Look on sharing data, and a stage, with President Obama
Necessity as the father of innovation – Howard Look on sharing data, and a stage, with President Obama

In 2011, Howard Look’s daughter Katie was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Look, a computer engineer who had previously worked at TiVo, Pixar, and Amazon, found the experience of accessing Katie’s health care data to be “like crawling through broken glass.” So he decided to do something about it.-Stanford Medicine | Medicine X

Tidepool and JDRF Collaborate on Big Data Donation to Drive Diabetes Research

PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tidepool, a 501(c)3 nonprofit committed to providing free software for the diabetes community, today announced a milestone for the Tidepool Big Data Donation Project, having delivered complete, longitudinal datasets from 300 unique individuals with type 1 diabetes (T1D) to eight JDRF-awarded research teams under signed license agreements.

What's next in diabetes?
New Diabetes Technology to Watch for in 2020

Tidepool Loop: The software and open-source data non-profit Tidepool is building a closed loop system that brings together both the DIY world and FDA-regulated commercial side. While it’ll be based off the DIY Loop homemade systems, this separate Tidepool Loop mobile app will work with the Dexcom CGM and Omnipod tubeless patch pump, and be available on iOS initially.

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