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Pitching accuracy rates of over 99% for multiple cancer screens, Thrive launches with $110 million

Pitching accuracy rates of over 99% for multiple cancer screens, Thrive launches with 0 million For more than 25 years the founders of Thrive Earlier Detection have been researching ways to improve the accuracy of liquid biopsy tests. The fruits of that labor from Dr. Bert Vogelstein, Dr. Kenneth Kinzler and Dr. […]

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Biofourmis raises $35M to develop smarter treatments for chronic diseases

Biofourmis raises M to develop smarter treatments for chronic diseases Biofourmis, a Singapore-based startup pioneering a distinctly tech-based approach to the treatment of chronic conditions, has raised a $35 million Series B round for expansion. The round was led by Sequoia India and MassMutual Ventures, the VC fund from Massachusetts Mutual Life […]

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The FDA proposes further restrictions to sales of flavored e-cig products

The FDA proposes further restrictions to sales of flavored e-cig products The FDA has drafted new guidance for the regulation of e-cigarettes, particularly with regards to flavored nicotine products. The first big change is that the FDA has bumped up the application due date by one year for FDA approval of flavored […]

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FDA approves esketamine nasal spray, the first new major depression drug in more than 30 years

FDA approves esketamine nasal spray, the first new major depression drug in more than 30 years In one of the most significant milestones for depression treatment in decades, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that it has approved a new drug with esketamine, a derivative of ketamine. Made by Johnson […]

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FDA warning brings controversial young blood transfusion company to a halt

FDA warning brings controversial young blood transfusion company to a halt On Tuesday, the FDA issued a warning to anyone who might be inclined to give their old bones a jolt with fresh blood harvested from the young. The idea is pretty far from mainstream, even in Silicon Valley, where the ultra-wealthy […]

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Biotech AI startup Sight Diagnostics gets $27.8M to speed up blood tests

Biotech AI startup Sight Diagnostics gets .8M to speed up blood tests Sight Diagnostics, an Israeli medical devices startup that’s using AI technology to speed up blood testing, has closed a  $27.8 million Series C funding round. The company has built a desktop machine, called OLO, that analyzes cartridges manually loaded with […]

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Healthcare wearables level up with new moves from Apple and Alphabet

Healthcare wearables level up with new moves from Apple and Alphabet Announcements that Apple has partnered with Aetna health insurance on a new app leveraging data from its Apple Watch and reports that Verily — one of the health-focused subsidiaries of Google‘s parent company — Alphabet, is developing a shoe that can detect weight and […]

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How the Apple Watch changed the world

How the Apple Watch changed the world In 2015 Switzerland was fucked. This blunt belief, grunted out by Apple’s Jony Ive and repeated by the media as a death knell for the watch industry, seemed to define a sad truth: that the Swiss watch was dead and Apple pulled the trigger. Now, […]

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Juul files lawsuit against other e-cig makers for patent infringement

Juul files lawsuit against other e-cig makers for patent infringement Juul Labs today filed a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) claiming that several organizations are infringing on Juul Labs’ patents. Juul has asked the ITC to halt the importation, distribution and sale of these products in the U.S. […]

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Not to be overshadowed by the Apple Watch, AliveCor announces a new 6-lead ECG reader

Not to be overshadowed by the Apple Watch, AliveCor announces a new 6-lead ECG reader Apple’s announcement last week of a Watch with an FDA-approved ECG reader to track heart health looked to be the undoing of original ECG reader company AliveCor. But, to prove it still has a hearty pulse, AliveCor […]

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