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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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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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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Bridging the digital divide: How providers can continue to reach the digitally excluded

Bridging the digital divide: How providers can continue to reach the digitally excluded

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, media reporting has focused on how the pandemic is accelerating a new era of healthcare, utilizing emerging technologies like AI, IoT and telemedicine to make the industry more efficient, intelligent and responsive. While it is vital

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Hologic makes a multiplex molecular testing move with $795M Mobidiag acquisition

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  Hologic is acquiring molecular diagnostics firm Mobidiag Oy in an approximately $795 million deal that will give the women’s health company the capability to offer testing closer to patients with technology that can rapidly detect multiple pathogens. Marlborough, Massachusetts-based

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Report: Walgreens-backed primary care startup planning IPO

Walgreens, VillageMD to open 40 clinics by next summer

Walgreens-backed VillageMD is reportedly planning an IPO. Photo credit: Walgreens A primary care startup that has Walgreens as a big backer is looking to go public later this year. According to anonymous sources cited by Bloomberg, VillageMD is planning an

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Michigan hospitals start reducing elective procedures in wake of COVID-19 patient surge

Michigan hospitals start reducing elective procedures in wake of COVID-19 patient surge

“Similar to many health systems across the state and metro region, Michigan Medicine has experienced record-high emergency room and admission volumes for both COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 care this week resulting in extremely high hospital occupancy,” spokesperson Mary Masson said in

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