Icosavax lands $100M to take its virus-like particle vaccines into clinical trials

Icosavax Covid-19 vaccine

  Icosavax has drawn up clinical trial plans for its new type of vaccine in a strategy to commence tests of multiple programs, including a Covid-19 candidate. But really, the startup is following a path blazed by Mother Nature. The

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VectivBio, Reneo Pharma IPOs raise combined $221M for clinical trials

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  The first full week of April closed with two more clinical-stage biotech companies joining the Nasdaq, each developing a drug to address rare disorders. First up was VectivBio, which raised $127.5 million to complete pivotal tests of a drug

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Are There Some Positives for Diabetes Patients During COVID-19?

Are There Some Positives for Diabetes Patients During COVID-19?

Are There Some Positives for Diabetes Patients During COVID-19? Some diabetes patients may be finding an unexpected benefit in glucose management and health during the pandemic. These patients, finding themselves at home, with altered daily routines, and perhaps a decrease

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Fitbit tests if smartwatch could measure blood pressure

Fitbit tests if smartwatch could measure blood pressure

This article has been updated with additional information about how the study will be structured. As more devices offer wrist-based ECG measurements, many device-makers are setting their sights on wrist-based blood pressure readings. But there’s a long ways to go,

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500,000+ Trinity Health patients affected in widespread Accellion data breach

Report: Healthcare data breaches spiked 55% in 2020

A data breach resulting from vulnerabilities in file transfer service provider Accellion’s software has affected multiple healthcare entities. The latest victim is Livonia, Michigan-based Trinity Health, which recently announced the security incident that has affected over half a million of

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These health services startups are finalists for MedCity INVEST Pitch Perfect

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Founder: Carita Savin (CEO); Headquarters: Helsinki, Filand Huoleti/Kindfull is a digital transformation company working in health care, particularly working with home and health care companies to provide them better outcomes, customer retention and data driven customer service. For pharmaceuticals it

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Higher plain water intake is related to lower newly diagnosed nonalcoholic fatty liver disease risk: a population-based study

1.Anstee QM, McPherson S, Day CP. How big a problem is non-alcoholic fatty liver disease? BMJ. 2011;343:d3897.PubMed  Article  Google Scholar  2.Sapp V, Gaffney L, EauClaire SF, Matthews RP. Fructose leads to hepatic steatosis in zebrafish that is reversed by mechanistic

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How eConsent empowers more participant engagement in clinical trials

As clinical trials move off-site, legal teams prepare for new challenges

The chances are high that you have signed at least one consent document in your life. Consents are embedded into every part of our culture. Consent to use your photograph, consent to assume the risks of skydiving, or consent for

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