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What could go wrong? Startup sells med device before getting regulatory approval

Scanadu, maker of a medical tricorder, is just the latest example of a Silicon Valley company that generates hype without demonstrating substance.  The company raised funds and sold its device on Indiegogo before it got approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to do so. This week, Scanadu announced that it will shut down … Continue reading “What could go wrong? Startup sells med device before getting regulatory approval”

Scanadu, maker of a medical tricorder, is just the latest example of a Silicon Valley company that generates hype without demonstrating substance. 

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The company raised funds and sold its device on Indiegogo before it got approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to do so. This week, Scanadu announced that it will shut down the device in order to comply with regulations. As you might imagine, customers are not happy

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Christina Farr is a San Francisco-based journalist specializing in health and technology. Before joining Fast Company, Christina worked as a reporter for VentureBeat, Reuters and KQED

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