Pitch Perfect Winner

Devices & Diagnostics

INVEST Digital Health Pitch Perfect Spotlight: Hera Is Building a Better Way to Diagnose Endometriosis

Hera Biotech, a San Antonio-based startup developing a nonsurgical diagnostic test for endometriosis, won the Pitch Perfect contest at MedCity News’ INVEST Digital Health conference. The average diagnostic delay for the endometriosis is eight years, driven in large part by the fact that the only method currently used to diagnose the disease is a surgical procedure.

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A Deep-dive Into Specialty Pharma

A specialty drug is a class of prescription medications used to treat complex, chronic or rare medical conditions. Although this classification was originally intended to define the treatment of rare, also termed “orphan” diseases, affecting fewer than 200,000 people in the US, more recently, specialty drugs have emerged as the cornerstone of treatment for chronic and complex diseases such as cancer, autoimmune conditions, diabetes, hepatitis C, and HIV/AIDS.