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Europe is looking to revolutionize healthcare with a massive project that would  make millions of patient records available to artificial intelligence algorithms. The multi-billion-dollar European Health Data and Evidence Network project will standardize 100...
If Nia Therapeutics succeeds, brain chips will enter medical clinics in three years that will  provide memory generation for all patients suffering from brain injuries or disorders. Michael Kahana, a University of Pennsylvania researcher,...
Maria Vorontsova, who is reported to be President Vladimir Putin’s eldest daughter, is a shareholder of a company involved in the development of the largest private investment project in Russia’s healthcare, BBC Russia reported today. Vorontsova holds...
On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to, for their impact on industry Russian scientist Denis Rebrikov told Nature he’s planning the same experiment a Chinese scientist did last year that the rest...
In a move certain to set medical ethicists’ heads spinning, stem-cell researchers in Japan are launching a study with an aim to create hybrid animals out of rats and mice that will produce human organs for medical...
When people in the U.K. ask Amazon’s Alexa health questions, they’ll get an answer from the country’s National Health Service.   For example, ask “What should I do to stop a headache?” and Alexa will...
While wearable fitness technology -- from Motiv rings to bras that can track cardiovascular disease -- has been gaining popularity, there are consumer segments that haven’t been enamored with the new tech: women and minorities. 
Life sciences start-up MEND believes better nutrition will help concussion patients before and after surgery, and is seeking to roll out another of its supplement powders to tap that market. The New York company...
Scientists are seen close to delivering on a years-long promise -- molecule-scale nanorobots that destroy breast cancer proteins at their most basic, atomic, levels. If successful in tests on large animals like pigs, the technology may fight...
Lives may be saved if hospitals better predicted sudden downturns in a patient’s health, and were able to see looming organ damage. Google’s London-based A.I. unit says it’s found a way to crunch vital signs and blood...
Many children have been learning their ABCs through video games. Now Mightier wants to help them conquer anxiety and depression disorders using the same technology.  The gaming startup seeks to treat children with ADHD...
Disruptions from Babylon Health’s app are spreading through the U.K.’s National Health Service, with its AI, virtual services and promise of appointments “just a tap away.” But will it go too far, and threaten the funding of...
While Elon Musk’s brain implant company, Neuralink, has announced plans to begin human patient tests before the end of next year, experts believe proving the technology’s competence may take longer. In an event yesterday,...
Eisai Inc. opened an incubator for research into Alzheimer’s and other diseases as part of its new dementia research center, as it seeks to to bounce back from the failure of experimental drug aducanumab.
Rite Aid, its stock price dropping and future uncertain, named a female executive with a background in technology to lead the company as it struggles to find its footing in a changing industry and growing competition.
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...
Dreamlight Tech is rolling out its new meditation sleep mask in a growing market for relaxation devices funded by private capital, while at the same time fending off criticism of the equipment’s effectiveness over the long run.
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,...
Sound Businesses: Profiles of companies and business models we are keeping an eye on. Brooks Tingle, president and chief executive officer of John Hancock Insurance, spearheads the insurance giant’s life insurance operations, including its data-enabled Vitality program. The program provides...
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...
India’s booming online insurance market is drawing more investors, attracted by the subcontinent’s vast population, opening insurance market and widening middle class. The latest sign of the burgeoning market: the $18.9 million funding round for RenewBuy, a...
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...
Germany’s Vasopharm raised $10.7 million as it plans to submit data for a clinical trial next year for its product that seeks to treat an issue with far-reaching social implications: traumatic brain injury.  Led...
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...
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...
Strategic Investors: Profiles of investors with strategies to consider. Chiratae Ventures has made a name for itself in India’s fast-growing venture capital scene with investments focused on innovative consumer tech, health and online retail. But the fund, part of the...
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...
On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to, for their impact on industry. Surging popularity of home DNA kits that enable consumers to uncover secrets of their ancestry and health risks has fueled speculation that the industry is set...
On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. IA Capital Group, a venture capital firm focused on the new field of insurance-related technology, or insurtech, raised $150 million across three funds. With seven funds and managed...
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