A handful of biotech companies are pursuing the development of microbiome drugs, and many prominent investors are placing their bets. With $35 million series B funding led by Sequoia Capital, Whole Biome is on track...
Sound Businesses: Profiles of companies and business models we are keeping an eye on. Diagnostic-imaging company Zebra Medical Vision combines the knowledge of images and the power of the cloud to read X-Ray,...
KEY TAKEAWAYS Millennials are demanding healthcare services that are patient-centric, flexible, adaptive, transparent, and cost-effective, allowing innovators to seize market share from moribund healthcare industry. Global private equity investments in the healthcare sector breached historic highs of $43B in...
KEY TAKEAWAYS The disease burden in sub-Saharan Africa is worse, and more fatal, than anywhere else in the world. Malaria, diarrhea, HIV/AIDS, and low respiratory infections are to blame for nearly 90% of the region’s disease burden. However, due...
KEY TAKEAWAYS Underfunded African health systems are spurring an influx of private investment into the region. Indian private players, such as Moolchand Healthcare and Fortis Healthcare, are increasingly entering Africa’s $35 billion healthcare market to improve access and costs...
KEY TAKEAWAYS The high - and rising - cost of healthcare has prompted the rise of new models of health insurance. Whether new health insurers organize health insurance around new technologies, medical expertise, or cost transparency, their ultimate success...
KEY TAKEAWAYS The high - and rising - cost of healthcare has prompted the rise of new models of health insurance. Whether new health insurers organize health insurance around new technologies, medical expertise, or cost transparency, their ultimate success...
KEY TAKEAWAYS The high - and rising - cost of healthcare has prompted the rise of new models of health insurance. Whether new health insurers organize health insurance around new technologies, medical expertise, or cost transparency, their ultimate success...
KEY TAKEAWAYS The rising age of mothers at childbirth, health stressors, and high costs of living are boosting the global need for fertility services. In response to these trends, Private Equity firms are deploying capital to push for industry...
KEY TAKEAWAYS The rising age of mothers at childbirth, health stressors, and high costs of living are boosting the global need for fertility services. In response to these trends, Private Equity firms are deploying capital to push for industry...
KEY TAKEAWAYS Africa’s pharmaceutical distribution market and supply chain are highly fragmented, and drugs are simply not affordable for a large portion of African patients. Distributors and retail margins are also significantly pushing up the price of medications. To...
KEY TAKEAWAYS The lack of dedicated health facilities in Africa combined with high consumer demand create a lot of opportunities for international healthcare pioneers. Because of access issues and high costs, there has been a recent push toward digital...
Key Market Movements 1Mg, a platform offering an online pharmacy and health application that tells users about their medicines, their substitutes, and side effects, raised an undisclosed amount of venture funding on April 27, 2018, valuing the company at $75...
Abacus Insights, a cloud-powered healthcare data startup, raised $12.7 million in series A funding, as investors bet that cloud-based data management solutions will migrate from hospitals to health insurance companies. Abacus is the...
With chronic care – conditions like diabetes, COPD, cancer, hypertension and others – soaking up ever more healthcare resources, providers and insurers are searching for ways to address preventative and behavioral risks before they grow into...
OnSite Waste Technologies says the high costs and inefficiencies of medical waste disposal services makes the industry ripe for disruption. Just earlier this month, the Newport Beach, California-based OnSite closed a $3.5 million seed funding round, led...
KEY TAKEAWAYS Digital pharmacies, with their focus on consumer experience and convenience, are expanding rapidly. Their ability to offer services beyond those of traditional pharmacies, such as medication management and patient engagement, will ultimately determine the success of these...
By signing up to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, all African states took accountability for the third goal, which is to reach universal health coverage by 2030. The political ramifications of this commitment are gradually being felt as consumers and...
KEY TAKEAWAYS Total African health expenditure has surged over the past two decades, but sub-Saharan Africa still remains the least covered region in the world. In this video, Indranil Ghosh explains how high costs and low access rates still...
KEY TAKEAWAYS In many countries across the African continent, high reliance on traditional medicine and self-medication has led to several countries integrating healers into their formal healthcare systems. There are two main elements of informal health care across Africa. The...
KEY TAKEAWAYS Instances of both infectious and chronic diseases are plaguing developing countries in Africa. This health problem presents a healthcare crisis, as spending skyrockets and efficient primary care becomes difficult for people to attain in the region. The disease...
KEY TAKEAWAYS The high - and rising - cost of healthcare has prompted the rise of new models of health insurance. Whether new health insurers organize health insurance around new technologies, medical expertise, or cost transparency, their ultimate success...
KEY TAKEAWAYS Millennials are demanding healthcare services that are patient-centric, flexible, adaptive, transparent, and cost-effective, allowing innovators to seize market share from moribund healthcare industry. Global private equity investments in the healthcare sector breached historic highs of $43B in...
KEY TAKEAWAYS Millennials are demanding healthcare services that are patient-centric, flexible, adaptive, transparent, and cost-effective, allowing innovators to seize market share from moribund healthcare industry. Global private equity investments in the healthcare sector breached historic highs of $43B in...
KEY TAKEAWAYS Millennials are demanding healthcare services that are patient-centric, flexible, adaptive, transparent, and cost-effective, allowing innovators to seize market share from moribund healthcare industry. Global private equity investments in the healthcare sector breached historic highs of $43B in...
KEY TAKEAWAYS The rising age of mothers at childbirth, health stressors, and high costs of living are boosting the global need for fertility services. In response to these trends, Private Equity firms are deploying capital to push for industry...
KEY TAKEAWAYS The rising age of mothers at childbirth, health stressors, and high costs of living are boosting the global need for fertility services. In response to these trends, Private Equity firms are deploying capital to push for industry...
KEY TAKEAWAYS Digital health startups are flocking to Africa to pick up the slack of its typically underserved and overworked health system. One player is Babylon, a London-based digital health app that allows patients to undergo virtual consolutions with...
KEY TAKEAWAYS New financial technologies, such as digital wallets and commission-free investment platforms, are bring financial services to new, previously underserved demographics. Key Market Movements 1Mg, a platform offering an online pharmacy and health application that tells users about their medicines,...
KEY TAKEAWAYS Digital pharmacies, with their focus on consumer experience and convenience, are expanding rapidly. Their ability to offer services beyond those of traditional pharmacies, such as medication management and patient engagement, will ultimately determine the success of these...
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