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YC-backed LemonBox raises $2.5M bringing vitamins to Chinese millennials

YC-backed LemonBox raises .5M bringing vitamins to Chinese millennials Like many overseas Chinese, Derek Weng gets shopping requests from his family and friends whenever he returns to China. Some of the most wanted imported products are maternity items, cosmetics, and vitamin supplements. Many in China still uphold the belief that “imported products […]

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Everlywell raises $175 million to expand virtual care options and scale its at-home health testing

Everlywell raises 5 million to expand virtual care options and scale its at-home health testing Digital health startup Everlywell has raised a $175 million Series D funding round, following relatively fast on the heels of a $25 million Series C round it closed in February of this year. The Series D included […]

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Alibaba and Ethiopian Airlines to launch cold chain exporting China’s COVID vaccines

Alibaba and Ethiopian Airlines to launch cold chain exporting China’s COVID vaccines China has pledged that it would be sharing its COVID-19 vaccines with other countries, especially those with which it has close ties. While the country is not ready to deploy its vaccines internationally, it is gearing up the infrastructure for […]

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Neuroglee gets $2.3 million to develop digital therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases

Neuroglee gets .3 million to develop digital therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases There are now about 50 million people with dementia globally, a number the World Health Organization expects to triple by 2050. Alzheimer’s is the leading cause of dementia and caregivers are often overwhelmed, without enough support. Neuroglee, a Singapore-based health tech […]

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Virta Health’s behavioral diabetes treatment service is now worth over $1 billion

Virta Health’s behavioral diabetes treatment service is now worth over billion A new $65 million investment led by the growth capital and public investment arm of Sequoia Capital will give Virta Health, a developer of a behavioral-focused diabetes treatment, a valuation of over $1 billion. Virta’s approach, which uses a combination of […]

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Genesis Therapeutics raises $52M A round for its AI-focused drug discovery mission

Genesis Therapeutics raises M A round for its AI-focused drug discovery mission Sifting through the trillions of molecules out there that might have powerful medicinal effects is a daunting task, but the solution biotech has found is to work smarter, not harder. Genesis Therapeutics has a new simulation approach and cross-disciplinary team […]

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The UK approves the BioNTech/Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

The UK approves the BioNTech/Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use The UK government has approved the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19 for emergency use, following the recommendation of the national medicines regulator. The UK is the first country to approve the vaccine for widespread use — paving the way for some of the […]

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Singapore-based mental health app Intellect reaches one million users, closes seed funding

Singapore-based mental health app Intellect reaches one million users, closes seed funding Theodoric Chew, co-founder and chief executive officer of mental health app Intellect Intellect, a Singapore-based startup that wants to lower barriers to mental health care in Asia, says it has reached more than one million users just six months after […]

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Alphabet’s DeepMind achieves historic new milestone in AI-based protein structure prediction

Alphabet’s DeepMind achieves historic new milestone in AI-based protein structure prediction DeepMind, the AI technology company that’s part of Google parent Alphabet, has achieved a significant breakthrough in AI-based protein structure prediction. The company announced today that its AlphaFold system has officially solved a protein folding grand challenge that has flummoxed the […]

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Moderna claims 94% efficacy for COVID-19 vaccine, will ask FDA for emergency use authorization today

Moderna claims 94% efficacy for COVID-19 vaccine, will ask FDA for emergency use authorization today Drugmaker Moderna has completed its initial efficacy analysis of its COVID-19 vaccine from the drug’s Phase 3 clinical study, and determined that it was 94.1% effective in preventing people from contracting COVID-19 across 196 confirmed cases from […]

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