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09:35 EDT 15th August 2018 | BioPortfolio

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Tuesday 14th August 2018

With Alphabet pouring $375M into Oscar, is Google coming for your healthcare data?

After CapitalG and Google Ventures invested in Oscar, now comes parent Alphabet with $375 million in tow for the health insurance startup. Does Google want your health data?

Neurology startup Magnolia Neurosciences raises $31M in Series A round

Company seeks to block components of reactivated programmed cell death process implicated in Alzheimer’s disease.

Gene therapy startup Lacerta Therapeutics raises $30M in equity financing from Sarepta

Sarepta Therapeutics gains rights to University of Florida-resident startup’s programs for central nervous system diseases.

Monday 13th August 2018

Could experimental program shorten wait time for organ transplant recipients?

In the past, organs exposed to hepatitis C were typically discarded or given only to patients who already had the illness. Using them in patients who don’t have the virus could shorten the

Orchard Therapeutics closes $150 million Series C round

The oversubscribed round comes just four months after acquisition of GSK&

Mayo Clinic appoints Florida campus leader as president and CEO

Dr. Gianrico Farrugia, the current chief of Mayo Clinic in Florida, will succeed Dr. John Noseworthy as CEO of the Rochester, Minnesota health system when he steps down at the end of this year.

GOP congressman arrested on biotech insider trading charges drops re-election bid

Rep. Chris Collins of New York was arrested last week for insider trading in shares of Australia’s Innate Immunotherapeutics.

Sunday 12th August 2018

Q&A with the new CIO of Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Erik Pupo, the newly minted CIO of Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York City, spoke about his goals at the medical center as well as why simply throwing technology at a

Study: Clinicians who hear of their patient’s opioid overdose death modestly decreased prescriptions

New research of more than 800 clinicians found those who knew about a patient’s overdose death cut the overall volume of opioids they prescribed by almost 10 percent over three months.

FDA approves Alnylam’s siRNA drug Onpattro for rare disorder

The drug is the first approved treatment for the condition, as well as the first

Friday 10th August 2018

Trump administration wants to overhaul Medicare accountable care organization program

Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, said it’s wrong to have ACOs that can only make profits but not risk any losses. “We want to put the accountability back into Accountable Care Organizations,” she said during a briefing with reporters.

Report: Amazon intends to open primary care clinics for Seattle workers

Following in the footsteps of Apple, Amazon plans to open a pilot clinic for certain employees at its Seattle headquarters later this year and expand to more workers in 2019, according to CNBC.

Ambys Medicines garners $140 million to develop chronic liver disease treatments

The company secured $60 million in a Series A round from Third Rock and Takeda, plus a partne

Thursday 9th August 2018

How is WeWork trying to upgrade the shared workspace experience?

Shared workspaces are rising to meet the needs of this segment of the workforce. WeWork is one of the largest co-working space businesses, with sites in at least 75 cities inside and outside the U.S.

Report blames gaming of patent system for high drug prices

Most drugs named are biologics, and manufacturing trade secrets make competition especially tricky, legal expert says.

Hinge Health secures $26M for solution to help patients with musculoskeletal pain

The startup will use the money from Insight Venture Partners and Atomico for R&D, to further expand its reach in the MSK field and to grow its commercial team.

Therachon raises $60 million in mezzanine financing for rare disease drugs

The Basel, Switzerland-based biotech company plans to trial the drug in achondroplasia patients next year.

This startup is daring to bring on-demand services to health insurance

Bind offers insurance to U.S.-based self-insured employers such that employees get “Core” coverage for primary care, specialty care, and other needs, but can purchase “Add-Ins” to get on-demand coverage as needs arise.

Wednesday 8th August 2018

Grand Rounds, lifeIMAGE team up to ensure the safe exchange of clinical information

Through their partnership, the data and pictures requested by Grand Rounds on behalf of patients can be shared between imaging centers and medical facilities.

CDC and Kognito utilize virtual human simulation to help breast cancer patients

To better educate triple negative breast cancer patients and ultimately improve health outcomes, the CDC Division of Cancer Prevention an

GOP congressman arrested on biotech insider trading charges

Rep. Christopher Collins was already under investigation for relationship with Australia’s Innate Immunotherapeutics.

SQZ Biotech raises $72M in Series C funding round

The company will use funding to bring cell therapies into clinic in oncology and autoimmun

Tuesday 7th August 2018

Henry Ford Health System, GM sign contract to bring new healthcare option to automaker’s employees

Through GM’s ConnectedCare plan, nearly 24,000 General Motors salaried employees and their families in southeastern Michigan will be able to access Henry Ford providers. Employees can select the plan during the company’s open enrollment this fall, and service will officially start at the beginning of 2019.

Study suggests Medicaid expansion helped boost filled prescriptions for diabetes meds

The researchers found that people in groups with a higher prevalence of diabetes before the ACA became law, such as those ages 55–59, showed larger increases in filling their

Which New York City healthcare companies raised the most dough from investors in Q2?

A New York City Health Business Leaders report details the top 12 healthcare financings of the second quarter, including investments in organizations like RubiconMD, Kronos Bio and Thrive Global.


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