News and Press
Aug 3, 2023
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 40 workers die every year from heat, most in outdoor jobs like farming, construction, and package delivery. But the official statistics don’t tell the real story, says Doug Parker, director of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which oversees working conditions in the U.S. “We’re confident that’s an undercount. Probably a significant undercount,” largely because the role of heat is often overlooked when it comes to issuing death certificates for cardiac arrest and respiratory failure.
Jun 30, 2023
Sweat the small stuff: Undergoing physiological testing at the new Gatorade Sports Science Institute
Sports Business Journal
SBJ Tech senior writer Joe Lemire shares his findings from a full day of performance analysis, including a workout with the Gx Sweat Patch and more.
Feb 8, 2023
Biotech Startup Epicore Biosystems Wants To Make Tracking Hydration Health More Accessible To Everyone
Roozbeh Ghaffari, who goes by “Rooz” to the people who know him, is co-founder and chief executive of Epicore Biosystems. In a recent interview with me conducted over email, he described his company as “a digital health company developing advanced sweat-sensing wearables that provide real-time, personalized health insights for hydration, stress, and wellness.” At CES in Las Vegas last month, Epicore showcased its newest connected wearable device. According to the company’s press release, the product, called the Connected Hydration sweat patch, is designed to “first wearable to continuously measure sweat fluid and electrolyte losses while monitoring skin temperature and movement.”
Aug 30, 2022
NPR Morning Edition
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: An old commercial for deodorant says, never let them see you sweat. NPR's Science Desk begs to differ. They've been studying sweat this summer, and Ari Daniel has the latest in sweat-sensing technology. ARI DANIEL: To learn about all that our individualized sweat has to tell us. I headed over to Epicore Biosystems, a startup based in Cambridge, Mass.
Aug 30, 2022
Epicore Biosystems and Denka Partner to Tackle Asia's Dehydration Crisis Through Sweat-Sensing Wearable Technology
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. —Epicore Biosystems, a digital health company developing advanced sweat-sensing wearables that provide real-time personalized health insights for hydration, stress and wellness, today announced a partnership with Denka Corporation, a Japan-based multinational technology and materials company. Under the agreement, Epicore Biosystems and Denka will collaborate on strategic initiatives to pilot and distribute Epicore's portfolio of advanced wearable hydration solutions in Japan and expand into Asia markets.
May 4, 2022
Epicore Biosystems acquires Eccrine Systems assets, adds seasoned executive Laura Lang to its Board of Directors.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. —Upon completing its recent $10 million series A funding round, digital health and wearable solutions company Epicore Biosystems announced today that it has acquired the assets and intellectual property of Eccrine Systems, a Cincinnati-based wearable sensor company with advanced aptamer-based sweat sensing technology utilized for precision medicine and adherence monitoring. Epicore also added Laura Lang, marketing executive, investor, and previous CEO of Time, Inc. and Digitas to its board of directors.
Feb 9, 2022
Epicore Biosystems announces $10M Series A investment for personalized hydration and metabolic health.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Digital health solutions company Epicore Biosystems announced today that it has closed an oversubscribed $10M Series A investment round. The new investment onboards Chevron Technology Ventures, Alumni Ventures and seed investor Joyance Partners, joining Epicore’s longstanding list of strategic backers and customers, including PepsiCo, the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, National Institutes of Health, and NextFlex.
October 4, 2021
"Digital health solutions developer Epicore Biosystems has announced that it is launching its Discovery Patch® Sweat Collection System (“Discovery Patch System”). The platform consists of a wearable microfluidic patch that captures eccrine sweat directly from the skin during exercise, environmental exposure, and pharmacologic modes of sweat induction. Sweat is transferred from the microfluidic patch to clean lab storage containers using a sweat extraction apparatus designed to rapidly collect and prepare sweat samples for biochemical analysis."