The latest news from tech firms across North Carolina:

WatchIt touts fuel saving technology

ARDEN, N.C. – WatchIt Technologies, an incubator for new technologies, is touting “Fuel Reformer,” which it says can improve fuel economy and reduce emissions.

The patent-pending technology is explained in a white paper.

For more details, read here.

Detroit hospitals pick Intuit Health technology

CARY, N.C. – St. John Providence Health System in Detroit is the latest healthcare provider to sign on for patient-to-provider communication technology from Intuit Health.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

For details, read here.

Agile Sciences receives second patent

RALEIGH, N.C. – Agile Sciences, a startup utilizing technology licensed from North Carolina State University, has received a second patent.

Agile is seeking to commercialize the NCSU technology that focuses on the inhibition and dispersing of “biofilms” as part of crop disease fighting technology.

Read more about the patent here.

PPD launches portal for clinical trial patients

WILMINGTON, N.C. – Clinical research firm PPD (Nasdaq: PPDI) is rolling out a website that it hopes will improve participation of patients in clinical trials.

The portal is designed to link clinical trial participants with the companies, physicians and healthcare firms involved in the trial. PPD hopes the site will improve retention of patients.

For more information, read here.

G Data offering free security browser plugin

DURHAM, N.C. – G Data Software is offering a free browser plugin that is designed to combat phishing and malware in real time.

The G Data CloudSecurity plugin works on both Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer.

For details, read here.

TeleHealth lands deal with Washington health system

RALEIGH, N.C. – TeleHealth Services, a provider of TVs and interactive patient education solutions for healthcare providers, has closed on a partnership with Franciscan Health System.

Franciscan is based in Enumclaw, Wash.

For more information, read here.

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