life sciences startups


Women speakers still few and far between at healthcare conferences

Last year, Rock Health took the first look at gender diversity on the stages of a dozen high-profile healthcare conferences. We knew from experience that women were largely confined to the attendee list at these events, and we were appalled when our research  confirmed that only a quarter of speakers in 2013 were women. We […]

Devices & Diagnostics

Indiana diagnostics startup seeks $750K to validate colon cancer monitoring test

“MedCity News has partnered with BioCrossroads to provide coverage focused on Indiana’s next generation of growth and innovation in life sciences” An Indiana life sciences company looks at metabolites as snapshots to diagnose and monitor cancer. The idea is that cancerous cells have distinct differences in metabolism than healthy cells. Matrix-Bio, a startup with corporate […]

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Listen to Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett: Women are not “niche.” Neither is their healthcare

Cate Blanchett – Acceptance Speech – Oscars 2014 by IdolxMuzic As Cate Blanchett so aptly explained in her stunning Oscar acceptance speech: Woman-centered does not equal “niche experience.” Dr. Anula Jayasuriya pointed out how Blanchett’s speech rings true to much of healthcare. “People call women’s health a niche, and it’s hard for me to parse […]

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Is This Startup Ready for Investment?

Since 2005 startup accelerators have provided cohorts of startups with mentoring, pitch practice and product focus. However, accelerator Demo Days are a combination of graduation ceremony and pitch contest, with the uncomfortable feel of a swimsuit competition. Other than “I’ll know it when I see it,” there’s no formal way for an investor attending Demo […]

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Physician Targeting Using Real-time Data: How PurpleLab’s Alerts Can Help

By leveraging real-time data that offers unprecedented insights into physician behavior and patient outcomes, companies can gain a competitive advantage with prescribers. PurpleLab®, a healthcare analytics platform with one of the largest medical and pharmaceutical claims databases in the United States, recently announced the launch of Alerts which translates complex information into actionable insights, empowering companies to identify the right physicians to target, determine the most effective marketing strategies and ultimately improve patient care.