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By Jonah Comstock December 27, 2017
Digital health in pharma definitely had a milestone moment in the fourth quarter with the FDA approval of Abilify MyCite, a new, sensor-enabled version of Otsuka’s drug for schizophrenia powered by Proteus Digital Health’s ingestible sensor technology. In addition to that, the quarter saw numerous other moves by pharma companies around clinical trials, chronic disease management, mental health,...
By Jonah Comstock December 14, 2017
Pulse@MassChallenge, the pre-series B digital health startup accelerator that launched last year with the backing of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and a number of industry supporters, has announced the 32 startups in its second class, which will launch tonight at an event in Boston. Pulse works a little differently than many other accelerators. It takes no equity in the startups and doesn't...
By Jonah Comstock October 4, 2017
After running its G4A (Grants4Apps) program in Berlin for five years, Bayer is launching a new accelerator program in the United States, the company announced at Health 2.0’s Fall Conference in Santa Clara, California yesterday. While the plans for the new venture, dubbed G4A Generator, are still being developed, Barton Warner, VP of strategy and portfolio management at Bayer, did share some...
By Heather Mack July 20, 2016
San Francisco-based accelerator Launchpad Digital Health has added six new companies to its 12-month program. Companies accepted into the accelerator program receive three things: up to $500,000 in capital; a full, one year-long program co-located with the Launchpad Digital Health founders and other startups in the space; and weekly ongoing engagement with the accelerator’s network of founders,...
By Jonah Comstock July 20, 2015
New York City-based Blueprint Health has announced its eighth class of startups. The addition of these eight companies brings the accelerator's portfolio up to 68 companies total. According to Blueprint, 87 percent of the companies that have participated in its program are still in operation and 85 percent of those are generating revenue. Blueprint is a member of TechStars’ Global Accelerator...
By Jonah Comstock March 11, 2015
Dallas-based accelerator Tech Wildcatters and Chicago-based accelerator TechNexus have announced that they are accepting applications for a new incubator program, called Emerge. The program, which will include 10 to 15 companies across the two accelerators, will accept companies that are working on wearable technology that can help first responders. The two accelerators were tapped by the US ...
By Aditi Pai December 15, 2014
Health system Texas Medical Center has partnered with investment firm Village Capital to launch a program for early stage digital health companies, called VilCap USA: Health IT 2014. The program will offer accepted startups four "intensive" four-day sessions over the span of three months to work on developing their startups. Two of the sessions will be held in Houston, TX and the other two will...
By Aditi Pai December 11, 2014
Startup accelerator Techstars has launched a post-accelerator program, called Techstars++ that provides exposure for entrepreneurs who have completed the Techstars accelerator. Techstars' launch partner is Mayo Clinic. Post-accelerator startups can use the Techstars++ network to spend time learning from and engaging with a corporate partner. "For example, after completing Techstars, healthcare-...
By Aditi Pai October 7, 2014
StartUp Health has added 13 more companies to StartUp Health's accelerator. The accelerator now has 84 companies in its portfolio. The company also shared several data points about the startups in its portfolio. Startups in the program have raised $154 million as of September 2014 and represent seven countries: Canada, India, Ireland, Israel, Spain, and the US. The company explained that 42...
By Aditi Pai June 25, 2014
Microsoft announced a new accelerator this week, in partnership with medical technology company Becton Dickinson (BD), that will be focused entirely on health startups. Microsoft expects this to be a one-off, health-focused class of startups and it doesn't plan to host another health-focused accelerator program again. The accelerator will be located in the Microsoft Ventures' office in Tel Aviv,...

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