September 8, 2020
Health research platform maker Vibrent Health announced last week that it has received a $39 million infusion from the National Institutes of Health to continue serving as the hub of the public research organization's All of Us Research Program.
Founded in 2009, Vibrent Health's technology handles large-scale data collection, storage, analysis and security for research organizations, and includes...
July 29, 2020
Sema4, a Mount Sinai spinout developing health-data-analytics platforms, has raised $121 million in Series C funding. BlackRock led the oversubscribed round, which also saw participation from new investors Deerfield Management Company and Moore Strategic Ventures, and also old backers Blackstone, Section 32, Oak HC/FT, Decheng and Connecticut Innovations.
With this round, coming less than a year...
April 7, 2020
A group of organizations—Amazon, Apple, and Google among others—are blurring the line between the tech field and the healthcare field. One of the key elements in this blurring of the line is the automation of health and human service functions that previously required human work.
This tech-enabled automation is frequently accomplished through bots, which are computer applications that perform...
November 8, 2019
Astronauts face a myriad of health challenges in space, including exposure to radiation, risk of bone deterioration, vestibular issues and various other concerns.
Space health researchers are continuously looking for ways to prevent and treat medical problems before they arise. Enter precision medicine: an increasingly popular strategy that consider specific variations in a patient’s genetic...
September 19, 2019
Integrated medication dosing platform InsightRX has closed a $10 million Series A funding round headed by HealthX Ventures. Other participants in the round included Rock Health, OSF Healthcare, Leawood Venture Capital and Premier Inc., as well as returning backer GreatPoint Ventures.
According to the announcement, this brings the company’s total backing to $13 million.
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Closed Loop Medicine cofounders (from left to right): Dr Paul Goldsmith, Dr Hakim Yadi, Dr Felicity Sartain, Dr David Cox
August 30, 2019
In recent years, it has become clear that the growing availability of health data and advances in genetics and technology are starting to support a shift away from the “one-size-fits-all” model for treating a condition, as we learn more about the impact of tailored medical interventions.
Let’s take one example. An area where new approaches will increasingly enable care to be managed according to...
August 2, 2019
Veronika Vartanova is a mobility researcher at Iflexion, a software development company based in Denver, Colorado. She writes on the latest trends in mobile app development, AR and VR business integration, and mobile-first digital transformation.
Wearables have come a long way from being merely entertaining to bringing in tangible health benefits.
Early on, bands with basic functionality were...
Above photo: Professor Krystyn Van Vliet (left) with a fellow researcher in the SMART CAMP laboratory performing confocal microscopic imaging of cells. Credit: SMART CAMP
July 15, 2019
The Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), together with A*STAR Institutes and supported by the National Research Foundation (NRF), has launched a new national initiative dubbed Critical Analytics for Manufacturing Personalised-Medicine (CAMP). The initiative was launched as part of Singapore’s National Cell Manufacturing Initiative to overcome scientific and technical...
June 21, 2019
About the Authors: Joshua Barrett is a member of the 2019 Flare Capital Partners Scholar program and a third-year medical student at Georgetown University School of Medicine, who completed his MBA at the Columbia Business School. He plans to pursue a career in healthcare technology or life sciences investing.
Dr. Dan Gebremedhin (@dangebremedhin) is a partner at Flare Capital Partners, a...
May 6, 2019
The NIH’s All of Us Research Program celebrated its one-year anniversary today with new updates on enrollment progress, previews of its upcoming cloud-based data platform for health researchers and the public beta launch of an online tool for viewing aggregated, de-identified information about the program’s enrollees.
“I hoped [one year ago] that many would share this vision and help us achieve...