Thursday, August 6, 2020

British company launches multi-layer immune support formula

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29 June 2020 - The last three months has seen an unprecedented surge in demand for products which support immune health with sales of vitamins and supplements soaring 19.5% in a four-week period alone . British all-natural nutraceutical brand, Works With Water, predicts this trend will not only intensify, but...

Merck cancer immunotherapy drug gets expansion to biomarker-based labeling

Merck is expanding the biomarker-driven use of its cancer immunotherapy drug with its latest approval from the Food and Drug Administration. The Kenilworth, New Jersey-based company said Monday that the FDA had approved Keytruda (pembrolizumab), a PD-1 checkpoint inhibitor, as a first-line, single-agent therapy for patients with colorectal cancer that has spread or can’t...

Insurance startup Oscar raises $225M

Oscar Health raised another $225 million in funding. The New York-based startup said it planned to use the funds to further grow and accelerate the development of its model. The company currently has a $2 billion revenue base. In April, Oscar made moves to trim costs, including cutting about 5% of its staff. CEO...

Meet biopharma finalists for MedCity virtual INVEST event: Register now for Earlybird tickets while they last

Our annual INVEST conference will be held as a virtual event this year. We will highlight the seismic changes in healthcare from July 20-24 and spotlight top startups and growth stage companies and how healthcare innovation is contending with the coronavirus public health crisis. Check out the agenda here and register today. Early-bird Registration...

Using graphs to develop a deeper understanding of COVID-19

For more than three years, at DZD (Deutsches Zentrum für Diabetesforschung), the German Centre for Diabetes Research, we have been using graph software to help our main research mission, looking at diabetes. Now, we are using the same software to build a new knowledge graph to help fight COVID-19. At the DZD we’ve been...

Akili’s long journey to build the first video game as a treatment

Akili received FDA clearance for its first product, a video game intended to improve attention in kids with ADHD. Photo credit: Akili After nearly a decade of work, Akili Interactive received the green light from the FDA to market its video game as a treatment for ADHD. It wasn’t an easy feat, and the...

The forgotten patients: COVID-19 and the impact on people living with non-communicable diseases

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit us off guard. The need to fight the virus has been urgent and all-encompassing and, as a result, medical focus has been largely centred on the virus, resulting in the redeployment and prioritisation of resources. Healthcare systems across the world have been striving to contain the impact on...

Kaia Health plans expansion into virtual care for COPD with $26M in new funding

Kaia Health’s app offers exercises and educational resources for patients with back pain and COPD. Photo credit: Kaia Health Kaia Health, a startup providing virtual care for COPD and musculoskeletal conditions, raised a $26 million series B funding round. The company’s app provides personal exercise plans, mindfulness tools and access to health coaches. The New...

Ada Awarded as Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

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The World Economic Forum announced its selection of 100 of the most promising Technology Pioneers of 2020, who are shaping industries from agriculture to healthcare while also working on sustainability issues and much more. Many Technology Pioneers are also using their tech to support COVID-19 responses around the world. Ada, which...

Beyond telehealth: the virtual care technology trends that will transform healthcare

A recent estimate by consulting firm McKinsey suggests that $250 billion in healthcare spending could shift to virtual care models in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Notwithstanding the dramatic headline, there is no disputing that we are directionally headed towards a significant shift in the way care is delivered. If anything, the actual...
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