News and Press
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."
May 10, 2021
Epicore Biosystems announces agreement with Chevron U.S.A. Inc. to evaluate wearable technologies for hydration and heat stress management in the workplace
"We have developed a new class of wearable biochemical sensors and deployed this technology over the years to optimize performance and reduce injury rates at some of the world's largest and most influential companies," said Dr. Roozbeh Ghaffari, CEO of Epicore Biosystems. "Wearable technologies will play a transformative role in the future of hydration management for industrial athletes. We are excited to collaborate with Chevron to assess the Discovery Patch© and Analytics Platform, and raise awareness about the debilitating effects of heat stress and dehydration in workers."
Mar 31, 2021
Northwestern University Engineering News
Epicore Biosystems, alongside a Northwestern Engineering-led research team has developed a novel skin-mounted sticker that absorbs sweat and then changes color to provide an accurate, easy-to-read diagnosis of cystic fibrosis within minutes. While measuring chloride levels in sweat to diagnose cystic fibrosis is standard, the soft, flexible, skin-like “sweat sticker” offers a stark contrast to current diagnostic technologies, which require a rigid, bulky, wrist-strapped device to collect sweat. After developing the sweat sticker at Northwestern, the researchers validated it in clinical pilot studies involving cystic fibrosis patients and healthy volunteers at the Cystic Fibrosis Center at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. The sticker showed enhanced performance in collected sweat volume and equivalent accuracy to traditional platforms. The research and study findings were published March 31 as the cover feature article in the journal Science Translational Medicine.
Mar 1, 2021
Mobi Health News
It's a concept that Gatorade first teased nearly five years ago before formally announced a partnership with Northwestern University and spinoff lab Epicore in 2018. Called the Gx Sweat Patch, the one-time use wearable is worn on the forearm during exercise to collect measurements and inform personalized fitness and nutrition recommendations. Gatorade is the latest to take a run at the connected fitness consumer. The PepsiCo brand launched today a sweat-tracking wearable patch and accompanying fitness monitoring app platform designed to help athletes track their workouts, hydration, salt concentration and other fitness-relevant metrics. "The Gx Sweat Patch is the first of its kind soft, wearable, microfluidic patch," Roozbeh Ghaffari, CEO and cofounder of Epicore Biosystems and a research professor at Northwestern University's Biomedical Engineering Department.
Mar 1, 2021
Alongside Epicore Biosystems, sports drink maker Gatorade is launching its first ever wearable device, the Gx Sweat Patch. The patch is a one-time-use wearable that analyzes sweat to provide athletes with insights about their athletic performance and hydration levels. “Ultimately our goal is to bring the advanced science and services we provide elite athletes to anyone who’s looking to improve their performance,” said O’Brien. He says democratizing lab-based sweat testing allows everyday athletes to get one step closer to the pros.
Nov 20, 2020
Just a drop of sweat can reveal a lot about a person’s body. Now, understanding some key components of your biochemistry can be as easy as slapping on an adhesive patch and swiping it near your smartphone. In a paper published this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team of researchers announced the development of thin, flexible patches that can collect and analyze small quantities of sweat in real-time.