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By Dave Muoio February 15, 2018
Pharma giant Roche is set to acquire oncology EHR software firm Flatiron Health in the first half of 2018, the companies announced today in a statement. Roche will pay an additional $1.9 billion over the millions it had already invested into the company in 2016, and as a result of the deal will control all shares of Flatiron Health. “This is an important step in our personalized healthcare...
By John Gardner February 13, 2018
About the Author: @JohnGardner_VC has led and managed investments in companies across the information technology spectrum. He came to NGP Capital from BlueRun Ventures, where he was one of the founding partners. Prior to that, Gardner held a senior business development role at Nokia and has over 20 years of experience advising and working with start-up and emerging businesses. Gardner holds an...
By Dave Muoio February 13, 2018
Bensheim, Germany-based drug delivery system manufacturer Sanner GmbH and London, UK-based Amiko — a startup that has leveraged smart sensors and artificial intelligence to develop its connected inhaler and app suite Respiro — are looking to integrate novel technologies into medication packaging to better address the challenges of medication adherence. Following an unspecified investment in the...
By Dave Muoio February 12, 2018
HealthifyMe, an Indian company offering a weight loss and fitness app that features an artificial intelligence-powered assistant, has raised $12 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Sistema Asia Fund, with Samsung NEXT, Atlas Asset Management, Dream Incubator, and others supporting the company for the first time. Returning investors IDG Ventures India, Inventus Capital, Blume...
By Dave Muoio February 9, 2018
During an earnings call yesterday, executives of the clinical trial technology company Medidata heralded a digital shift in novel drug investigations, announcing that the company’s virtual trial platform, Engage, will now be offered as part of its Clinical Cloud product, and that a virtual trial powered by the company’s technology and recruiting an estimated 15,000 or more participants is now...
By Dave Muoio February 8, 2018
Telehealth platform InTouch Health, North Carolina-based Mission Health, and Pennsylvania-based Jefferson Health have announced a partnership to collaborate on new telehealth solutions to improve care and reduce costs. While each system has previously worked with the platform in the past, this five-year arrangement will see a collaborative team from the three groups working to create and test...
By Laura Lovett February 6, 2018
Paige.AI, a health technology company that applies artificial intelligence to pathology for cancer diagnosis and treatment, recently announced it landed $25 million in Series A funding, led by Jim Breyer of Breyer Capital.  “Patients deserve and need an accurate diagnosis as quickly as possible, yet our current methods are time-consuming, expensive and subjective,” Dr. David Klimstra, cofounder...
By Dave Muoio February 6, 2018
In-vitro fertilization-focused machine learning company Univfy has raised $6 million in Series A funding, according to a statement released today. The funding round was led by venture firm Rethink Impact, and will be used to scale operations. "We firmly believe that Univfy is poised to transform and dramatically expand the [in-vitro fertilization (IVF)] space,” Heidi Patel, partner at Rethink...
By Dave Muoio February 5, 2018
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and Massachusetts-based Cam Med, a company specializing in microfluidic-based drug delivery technologies, announced a partnership today focused on development of a thin, flexible, patch-based insulin pump for artificial pancreas systems. "JDRF is excited to partner with Cam Med on improving insulin delivery hardware,” Jaime Giraldo, program...
By Jonah Comstock February 1, 2018
In many ways, 2017 was a banner year for digital health funding, according to Rock Health's annual report, which puts funding for the year at a record $5.8 billion. In other ways, however, the year fell short, with a drop in mergers and acquisitions and not a single IPO in the space all year. "2017 saw the greatest amount of funding being poured into digital health to date, with a steady but not...