Genes reveal a lot about health risks — and compatibility, says genetic testing startup

Genes reveal a lot about health risks — and compatibility, says genetic testing startup

July 18, 2014 10:56 am by | 0 Comments

A new frontier in quantified self has arrived: measuring the genetic compatibility of young lovers. Canadian health startup, Instant Chemistry, is offering a couples kit that combines genetic matchmaking and…


DreamIt Health Philadelphia’s second class adds more life sciences startups

DreamIt Health Philadelphia’s second class adds more life sciences startups

July 18, 2014 8:38 am by | 0 Comments

DreamIt Ventures is kicking off its second health IT accelerator class in Philadelphia with a stronger life sciences theme than last year. More hospitals reviewed candidates this year and the…



Multitasking in the waiting room: Epion Health raises $4.5M to support provider rollout

Multitasking in the waiting room: Epion Health raises $4.5M to support provider rollout

July 18, 2014 6:40 am by | 1 Comments

A health IT company has closed a $4.5 million Series A round to support the expansion of its digital intake platform that also includes a patient check-in tool across athenahealth’s…


How do biomedical engineers work with hackers?

How do biomedical engineers work with hackers?

July 18, 2014 6:15 am by | 0 Comments

That was my question when I spoke with DreamIt Health newbie BioBots, specifically co-founder Ricardo Solorzano. He has spent three years working on technology to develop low-cost 3D bioprinters that…


Venture debt funder Multiplier Capital raises $227M for health IT & other companies

Venture debt funder Multiplier Capital raises $227M for health IT & other companies

July 17, 2014 4:49 pm by | 0 Comments

Venture debt might be a rising trend in startup investment. You might get that impression, at least, after watching Multiplier Capital raise a large, oversubscribed fund worth $227 million. The round was led…


Another medical image sharing platform gets funded with $6M from Mayo, Canaan Partners

Another medical image sharing platform gets funded with $6M from Mayo, Canaan Partners

July 17, 2014 4:10 pm by | 0 Comments

X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans often are at the center of medical diagnoses, but in digital form, they’re usually very large and hard to transmit. An Phoenix, Arizona company called DICOM Grid…


Practice Fusion touts adoption of its free EHR in 440 hospitals, health systems, labs & clinics

Practice Fusion touts adoption of its free EHR in 440 hospitals, health systems, labs & clinics

July 17, 2014 12:53 pm by | 0 Comments

Practice Fusion, a quickly-growing electronic health records and health data provider, has been having a good year. The San Francisco-based company says it’s already signed up 122 new health organization clients since the…



Reimagining house calls as a concierge service

Reimagining house calls as a concierge service

July 17, 2014 6:30 am by | 1 Comments

A healthcare startup that made its debut at StartUp Health Weekend and went on to win has rebranded. The service that seeks to reimagine house calls for physicians and nurse…


American Cancer exec: CIOs have moved out of the back office to become collaborators in chief

American Cancer exec: CIOs have moved out of the back office to become collaborators in chief

July 17, 2014 5:43 am by | 0 Comments

CIOs are still running to keep up with the latest technology, but these C-suite leaders shouldn’t spread themselves too thin by overlooking basic functionality in the pursuit of pure innovation….


Minnesota’s LifeScience Alley reports major growth in investment for early 2014

Minnesota’s LifeScience Alley reports major growth in investment for early 2014

July 17, 2014 5:32 am by | 0 Comments

Investment in Minnesota life science companies saw a significant increase in the second quarter of 2014, according to a report from the state’s largest med-tech association. The Minnesota Life Science…


AliveCor founder takes on new challenge: Child asthma

AliveCor founder takes on new challenge: Child asthma

July 16, 2014 6:22 pm by | 0 Comments

An estimated 6.8 million children have asthma, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control. Owlpal sees the room in the market for a digital health app for parents that automonitors children with asthma.


Therapeutic hypothermia app developer will be in simulator maker’s app store

Therapeutic hypothermia app developer will be in simulator maker’s app store

July 16, 2014 8:58 am by | 0 Comments

One way hospitals are treating patients experiencing cardiac arrest is targeted temperature management, a procedure that lowers the body temperature of the patient to reduce the risk of tissue damage…


New business models & a metaphorical punch in the mouth: 10 gems from Converge day 1

New business models & a metaphorical punch in the mouth: 10 gems from Converge day 1

July 15, 2014 6:11 pm by | 0 Comments

A health system CEO imagined what education and care will look like in his system in 10 years. Investors explained how new models of early-stage funding are paving opportunities for…


Google-backed research startup Transcriptic envisions ‘labless’ biotech companies

Google-backed research startup Transcriptic envisions ‘labless’ biotech companies

July 15, 2014 3:29 pm by | 0 Comments

Transcriptic is opening up its application programming interface today, so that scientists can control experiments in the company’s robot-run lab. The startup, backed by Google Ventures, Founders Fund, and Mark…


Healthcare startups are finding alternative funding and support models

Healthcare startups are finding alternative funding and support models

July 15, 2014 12:52 pm by | 0 Comments

There’s a panoply of alternative funding streams for healthcare startups out there – fledgling companies are seeking out avenues like prepaid revenue models, grant funding in lieu of venture capital, and…