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UM Spinoff Takes Rare Adrenal Cancer Drug to Clinical Trials

December 11, 2013 by Deanna Pogorelc

A VC-backed company called Atterocor, a University of Michigan spinoff co-founded by a patient, is conducting a Phase 1 clinical study of a drug that it hopes could prolong the lives of patients with adrenocortical carcinoma, and cause fewer toxic side effects, than the current treatment option.[read more]

Imaging Startup Developing Cheaper, Simpler PET Scanning in Preclinical Research

November 12, 2013 by Deanna Pogorelc

Imaging technologies are key pieces for research labs, where scientists first study the effects of diseases or therapies on animals. A young California company is using a $5 million Series A to improve its molecular imaging probes and devices aimed at cutting the cost and complexity of PET imaging in preclinical research.[read more]

Healthcare Startup SwipeSense May Win WSJ's Startup of the Year

November 2, 2013 by Deanna Pogorelc

After 19 weeks of pitching, redesigning and answering tough questions, 24 startups have been whittled down to three on Wall Street Journal’s web documentary series Startup of the Year. And a healthcare startup could very well walk away the winner. SwipeSense, a graduate of the Healthbox digital health incubator in Chicago, is leading in audience voting.[read more]

PureTech Will Help Type 1 Diabetes Treatments Cross the "Valley of Death"

October 31, 2013 by Deanna Pogorelc

PureTech Ventures will bring the business smarts while JDRF and other non-profits will bring the scientific knowledge to a new fund that’s hoping to turn potentially transformational type 1 diabetes discoveries into commercially viable products.[read more]


Wireless Health Hub Helps mHealth Entrepreneurs [VIDEO INTERVIEW]

October 17, 2013 by Joan Justice

SoCal Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Development (EED) is a newly established non-profit that focuses on early stage company development. EED has just introduced a Wireless Health Hub to help support entrepreneurs developing wireless medical devices.[read more]

Mobius Therapeutics Lands $3M for Eye Surgery Drug Kits

October 13, 2013 by Deanna Pogorelc

Now that it’s gotten some sales traction and a fresh round of capital, Mobius Therapeutics is ready to double its sales force and ramp up education efforts for Mitosol, its first product for eye surgeons. St. Louis-based Cultivation Capital has just led a $3 million Series B for the company to support its expansion efforts.[read more]

Startup: Google Glass Could "Rehumanize Doctor-Patient Interactions"

September 26, 2013 by Deanna Pogorelc

The founders of Augmedix still haven’t revealed exactly what the stealthy Google Glass startup is up to, but at Rock Health’s Demo Day Tuesday, they gave some insight into the early traction the nascent company has found with investors and users.[read more]

Cue the Confetti! Startups Can Begin Soliciting Investors on Monday

September 22, 2013 by Deanna Pogorelc

It’s a mixed bag of excitement and caution as startups prepare to finally be able to tell the world when they’re looking for investment money. The ability to advertise fundraising through social media, news articles or advertisements could open up new funding opportunities, but not everyone is expecting startups to come racing out of the gates.[read more]

Healthbox Nashville Launches with 7 Fresh Digital Health Startups

September 20, 2013 by Deanna Pogorelc

The inaugural Healthbox Nashville program is under way, and there are some unique health IT companies in the mix. Each company gets a $50,000 seed investment and four months of mentorship from Healthbox and its partners, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, HCA, The Nashville Care Council and the Entrepreneur Center.[read more]

Funding for Cooling Device to Help Paramedics Treat Cardiac Arrest Patients

September 12, 2013 by Deanna Pogorelc

A portable device for ambulances could someday soon make it easier and quicker for emergency responders to treat cardiac arrest and stroke victims with therapeutic hypothermia. Novocor Medical Systems Inc. is developing HypoCore, a device that’s designed to quickly cool saline as it’s administered to patients to induce therapeutic hypothermia.[read more]

Funding for Medical Device That Seals Varicose Veins with Glue

September 11, 2013 by Deanna Pogorelc

A new, minimally invasive treatment uses ultrasound and medical glue to seal up potentially problematic varicose veins in the leg. Investors have just injected $19.8 million into Morrisville, North Carolina-based medical device company Sapheon Inc., the company said this week.[read more]

Say Hi to Oscar: The New Company that May Change Health Insurance

September 10, 2013 by Nicole Fisher

Three friends have created a start-up health insurance company to take on conventional health insurers on the NY exchange. Oscar co-founders Josh Kushner, Kevin Nazemi and Mario Schlosser plan to change the health insurance industry through technological interfaces, telemedicine and real transparency.[read more]

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