October 13, 2018 | by Nqaba Matshazi

New York State Partners OpGen And ILUM For Antimicrobial Research

OpGen And ILUM

October 13, 2018

New York State Partners OpGen And ILUM For Antimicrobial Research

The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has partnered with OpGen and ILUM Health

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European Biotech Firms

October 10, 2018

European Biotech Firms On Course To Hit $8 Billion Funding Mark

Funding for European biotech firms is expected to reach $8 billion this year, a new record for

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Allogene

October 10, 2018

Healthcare AI Startup Allogene Raises New Funds for Anti-Cancer Therapy

According to Renaissance Capital, the IPO assigns Allogene a fully diluted market value of $2.1

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heart failure

October 07, 2018

Abbott’s Tiny Clip, a Huge Helper for Patients with Severe Heart Failure

A small device made by Chicago-based Abbott Laboratories can greatly reduce death rates in

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October 04, 2018

UnitedHealthcare Exploring Digital Health

UnitedHealthcare is deepening its focus on digital health, touting its solutions as a game changer

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October 03, 2018

AI, Robotics, Apps At Heart Of AstraZeneca’s China Strategy

Pharmaceutical giant, AstraZeneca is looking to tighten its grip on the Chinese market by using

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kidney stones

September 29, 2018

UChicago startup, on cusp of developing a drug to prevent kidney stones

A University of Chicago biotech startup was awarded a $2.3 million grant that would speed up the

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Epizyme

September 27, 2018

FDA Lifts Holds on Epizyme Cancer Candidate

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has lifted a partial clinical hold on  Epizyme’s

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Unitedhealthcare

September 19, 2018

UnitedHealthcare Deepens Focus on Digital Health

UnitedHealthcare, the largest health insurer in the U.S., says the need to reduce healthcare costs

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Stent

September 19, 2018

FDA Approves a High-Performance Stent – First of its Kind in Nearly Two Decades

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just approved a new covered coronary stent device meant to

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Vital Therapies

September 17, 2018

Vital Therapies’ Stock Plummets After Phase 3 Trial For Liver Disease Flops

Biotech company, Vital Therapies’ stock plunged by almost 89 percent after a Phase III trial of

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Atreca

September 17, 2018

Atreca’s $125M round brings new immunotherapy closer to clinical trials

Atreca, Inc., a biotechnology  company focused on developing novel therapeutics based on a deep

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OncoResponse

September 13, 2018

OncoResponse Raised $40M for Unique Drug Candidates Clinical Studies

OncoResponse, a biotech startup formed with the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in

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Emergency Pharmacy

September 13, 2018

Controversy Over Funds for Emergency Pharmacy Benefits in Illinois

The Rauner administration is once again under fire. This time, three Illinois lawmakers seek

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gene therapy

September 13, 2018

4D Molecular Therapeutics Raises $90M; Clinical Testing for Gene Therapies

Gene therapy firm, 4D Molecular Therapeutics (4DMT) is on the verge of taking its therapies for

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genome editing

September 12, 2018

Inscripta Acquires Solana As It Accelerates Commercialization Drive

Genome editing company, Inscripta has announced the acquisition of life sciences firm, Solana

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pfizer

September 10, 2018

Pfizer puts a stop on its clinical studies for a potential DMD drug

Patients suffering from Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and their families received

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flu

September 08, 2018

Researchers On The Verge Of Universal Vaccine Breakthrough

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania believe they are on the verge of taking a

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RootPath

September 07, 2018

RootPath Raises $7 Million Seed Funding For Cancer Immunotherapy Programs

A Cambridge Massachusetts based immuno-oncology startup, RootPath, has raised $7 million in a seed

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ReMix

September 07, 2018

Team at MIT Develops Wireless Systems to Track Tumors and Dispense Drugs

MIT scientists have developed a system capable of locating ingestible implants inside the body

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Humana news

September 05, 2018

Humana sues generic drug manufacturers for price fixing

Health insurance giant, Humana, is suing dozens of pharmaceutical companies it accuses of price

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healthtech startups

September 04, 2018

The Hottest Healthtech Startups Featured At Y Combinator’s Demo Day

For tech entrepreneurs looking for their big break, the Y Combinator’s biannual Demo Days is one

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Arvinas

September 01, 2018

Arvinas goes public to bring its PROTAC-based anticancer drug to the market looking at an $100 mn IPO

On August 30th Arvinas, a preclinical biotech that is developing protein therapies for metastatic

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counterfeit drugs

August 31, 2018

$93 Million for TraceLink to Further Global Development to Fight Counterfeit Drugs

TraceLink Inc. announced August, 21 that it has closed a $93 million investment round led by

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natural food and supplements

August 27, 2018

Natural Food and Supplement Guru Spots Hot Products and Companies

By Dan Shomon America has come a long way since the consensus piece of nutritional advice was,

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virus outbreak detection

August 27, 2018

Scientists Develop Model To Predict Enterovirus Outbreaks 2 Years In Advance

Researchers at the United Kingdom’s Imperial College London have developed a mathematical model

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biotech company

August 24, 2018

UK Biotech Company Raises $84 Million for Novel Cancer Therapies

A United Kingdom based biotechnology company focusing on novel cancer therapies has secured $84

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healthcare trends

August 23, 2018

Healthcare Trends: Principia BioPharma Goes Public to Raise Money for New Drug

The clinical-stage biopharmaceutical firm Principia Biopharma, which researches and develops

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epipen direct competitor

August 23, 2018

The FDA Approved the First Direct Generic Competitor to the EpiPen

EpiPen, the biggest name-brand injector drug used to treat patients with life-threatening allergic

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Antibiotic resistance

August 21, 2018

Entasis Therapeutics Might Help Patients Battling Drug Resistant Bacteria as Early as Next Year

Privately owned Entasis Therapeutics, a company working on new antibacterial drugs to treat

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orchard therapeutics

August 21, 2018

$150 Million in Series C Funding To Drive Orchard Therapeutics Commercialization

United Kingdom-based biotech firm, Orchard Therapeutics has closed a successful Series C financing

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Sensorineural Hearing Loss

August 17, 2018

Startup Akouos Raises Millions for Sensorineural Hearing Loss Treatment

After raising $50 million from new investors, Boston based startup, Akouos, is set to begin

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genetic disease treatment

August 17, 2018

Therachon Gets $60 Million for Rare Genetic Disease Treatment

Swiss-based biotech company, Therachon, which focuses on developing rare genetic disease

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Series A funding

August 16, 2018

Ambys Gets $140 Million Series A Funding to Cure Liver Disease

A new biotechnology company, Ambys Medicines, which is developing regenerative medicines for liver

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Regenerative Medicine

August 13, 2018

Bright Prospects for Regenerative Medicine Industry, as Samumed Raises $438 Million

Drugmaker Samumed last week announced that it had closed its A-6 round of equity issuance with

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August 10, 2018

See Which 10 Healthcare Startups Secured Over $1.7 Billion in Funding

It’s no surprise that healthcare startups are synonymous with future of the industry. The

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SQZ Biotech

August 08, 2018

SQZ Biotech Raises $72 Million to Develop New Cell Therapy Treatments

  A Series C funding round by SQZ Biotech – a cell therapy firm developing new treatments

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Hepatitis C increase in Illinois

August 06, 2018

Injection Drug Use Endemic Spawns Increase in Illinois Hepatitis C Cases

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has announced that the prevalence of hepatitis C

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alzheimer's treatment

August 01, 2018

Alector Receives $133 Million Towards Developing Treatments for Alzheimer’s

On Wednesday, Alector, a startup that focuses on developing new treatments for Alzheimer’s

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July 31, 2018

Artificial Intelligence Startup Healx Gets $10 Million to Find Cures for Rare Diseases

On July 26th, Healx, a four-year-old Cambridge (UK) technology company that develops innovative

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July 31, 2018

Secretive Biotech Startup Gossamer Bio Bags $230 Million in Series B Funding

Gossamer Bio raised $230 million in a Series B financing round – following a $100 million

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big pharma news

July 30, 2018

Great News for Big Pharma: BenevolentAI Uses New Funds to Prepare ALS Drug Clinical Trials

This spring, an investor-backed British artificial intelligence start-up, BenevolentAI, received

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Healthcare Weekly

July 23, 2018

Saving Patients & Hospitals Millions with Government Programs

Healthcare Weekly recently interviewed Doc&I CEO, Brad Becker. Brad has vast operational

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July 20, 2018

Verge Genomics Wants to Use Artificial Intelligence to Cure Diseases (and Gets $32M in Funding to Get There)

Drug discovery is a long and tedious enterprise. According to Tufts Center for the Study of Drug

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3 Exciting Advances in Biotechnology

July 20, 2018

3 Exciting Advances in Biotechnology

Biotechnology has profoundly changed the way people are being diagnosed and treated. Medical trail

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Innovations in Cardiovascular Disease

July 12, 2018

5 Innovations That Will Change the Treatment of Heart Disease

The functions of the human heart continue to challenge physicians worldwide. A quick glance at

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Simon Stertzer on Driving Innovation in Cardiovascular Intervention

July 10, 2018

Simon Stertzer on Driving Innovation in Cardiovascular Intervention

Organization: Stanford University, BioCardia Interviewee: Dr. Simon H. Stertzer, Professor

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3D Printed Heart

July 01, 2018

Scientists Can 3D Print Human Heart Tissue

Biolife4D, a Chicago-based biotech startup, announced that it can bioprint human cardiac

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