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A Switzerland startup is testing a device that relies on nanotechnology to speed up cancer diagnoses, a goal shared by many researchers and entrepreneurs around the world.Nanotechnology is a promising approach, according to the National Cancer Institute. In addition to diagnosing cancer earlier and more quickly, it has...
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Despite the global pandemic, enterprise health systems have moved beyond “all Covid all the time” and are actively seeking new commercial relationships with health tech startups. However, given strained budgets, the bar for startups just went up a few notches.  That’s the takeaway from a survey of 20 health...
Seeing a need to reach patients virtually, health systems have picked up a patchwork of telehealth solutions since the start of the pandemic. In some cases, these one-off tools didn’t integrate directly into health record systems, leaving clinics to bring in virtual scheduling tools and waiting rooms to...
After tackling two major research challenges, the founders of Be Biopharma are ready to announce their official launch along with a $52 million funding round. They are intent upon using the body’s B cells to treat a range of diseases. The Series A round was led by Atlas Venture and...
98point6 lets users connect to a text-based visit with a physician. Photo credit: 98point6 In the last year, digital health companies have seen an influx of interest from investors, and 98point6 is no exception. The text-based primary care startup raised $119 million, for a total of more than $240 million...
TytoCare’s TytoHome kit includes a connected otoscope among other things A surprising amount can be accomplished in a telehealth visit, but the system still has its limitations. Patients might be able to take their own temperature, but some  practices, such as listening to their heartbeat or checking for an...
A company founded by physicists and that is developing means to apply artificial intelligence to drug discovery and development has raised more than $300 million in a venture capital financing round. Cambridge, Massachusetts-based XtalPi said Monday that it had raised a Series C funding round of $318.8 million, co-led...
Denver-based startup Plume uses telehealth to help transgender patients access gender-affirming hormone therapy. Photo credit: Plume Two friends that met in medical school saw an opportunity improve access to care for the transgender community using telehealth. Dr. Matthew Wetschler and Dr. Jerrica Kirkley founded Plume in 2019. The Denver-based...
At MedCity INVEST Digital Health virtual, which runs through September 25, we’re spotlighting startups across four tracks of digital health as part of the Pitch Perfect competition. Click here to see agenda for the week.Today from 3:30-5 pm ET, five startups in the Home Health track will present to a group of...
Sean Slovenski joined BioIQ as CEO in August, after heading up Walmart’s healthcare efforts. Photo credit: BioIQ When Sean Slovenski joined Walmart three years ago, it was no small task. His job would be to develop a new healthcare strategy for the retail giant. The idea was to roll...
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