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By Dave Muoio 02:44 pm February 3, 2020
Legacy, a male fertility startup offering sperm freezing and analytics, has raised $3.5 million in a new funding round, CEO Khaled Kteily confirmed to MobiHealthNews. The funding was headlined by a “major” investment from Section 32, with Y Combinator and prior backer Bain Capital Ventures also lending their support. WHAT THEY DO Born out of the Harvard Innovation Labs alumni incubator program, ...
By Dave Muoio 04:08 pm July 29, 2019
Direct-to-consumer telemedicine services have attracted plenty of attention from investors and patients alike, due in part to their lower costs and ease of use. From a medical standpoint, however, these business models introduce a number of departures from traditional care that deserve serious concern and investigation, argue the authors of an editorial published Friday in JAMA. “DTC telemedicine...
By Dave Muoio 03:09 pm November 1, 2018
Clinical lab and life science services company LabCorp has signaled its latest consumer-focused shift with the announcement of a self-administered wellness test and online results portal. Called Pixel by LabCorp, the testing platform is ordered online by consumers, reviewed by a board-certified physician and then delivered to the consumer within a few days. After collecting a blood sample using...