Life Sciences

CVS Health Launches Employer-Based COVID-19 Vaccination Program

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What You Should Know: Today, CVS Health announced it recently began administering COVID-19 vaccines at employer-based vaccination clinics through Return Ready, the company’s comprehensive COVID-19 solution that helps employers return and maintain healthy workforces. – With vaccine hesitancy on the rise, federal and state governments are looking to… Read More »CVS Health Launches Employer-Based COVID-19 Vaccination Program

Health2047 Spins Out SiteBridge Research Launches to Improve Clinical Trial Access for Small and Community Physician Practices

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What You Should Know: – Health2047, the innovation arm of the American Medical Association, today announced the spinout of a new company, SiteBridge Research, that offers a more accessible way for a broader set of physicians and their patients to participate in clinical research. – SiteBridge Research… Read More »Health2047 Spins Out SiteBridge Research Launches to Improve Clinical Trial Access for Small and Community Physician Practices

C2i Genomics Raises $100M for Whole-Genome Cancer Treatment Intelligence Platform

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– Cancer intelligence company, C2i Genomics announced it has raised $100M in financing from Casdin Capital, NFX, Duquesne Family Office, Section 32, iGlobe Partners, Driehaus Capital and others. – Funds will be used to accelerate clinical development and commercialization of the company’s C2-Intelligence Platform, a… Read More »C2i Genomics Raises $100M for Whole-Genome Cancer Treatment Intelligence Platform

Medable Raises $78M to Expand Decentralized Clinical Trials Platform for Patient-Centered Drug Development

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What You Should Know: – Medable, Inc., a Palo Alto, CA-based global platform for decentralized clinical trials today announced $78M in new funding to fuel advances in the delivery of digital and decentralized clinical trials, accelerating the industry’s shift to patient-centered drug development. The funding was… Read More »Medable Raises $78M to Expand Decentralized Clinical Trials Platform for Patient-Centered Drug Development

Decentralized Clinical Trials: Surviving & Thriving in the Clinical Research World of COVID-19

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Zach Henderson, Chief Commercial Officer, Glooko As with so many aspects of our daily lives, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on clinical trials was both widespread and monumental. Thousands of trials—an estimated 80% of non-COVID-19 trials—came to a halt or were interrupted by the… Read More »Decentralized Clinical Trials: Surviving & Thriving in the Clinical Research World of COVID-19

Why the Digital-First, Patient-Centered Care is Critical to Healthcare

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Michael D. Robinson Vice President, Healthcare North America at VMware In the turmoil of one of the hardest years the healthcare industry has experienced, many healthcare organizations innovated nearly overnight, transforming bedside tablets into virtual care providers and parking garages into field hospitals. Through the… Read More »Why the Digital-First, Patient-Centered Care is Critical to Healthcare

Beyond Reference Management: How Literature Management is a Win for the Life Science Organization

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Scientific literature is a critical component to virtually all aspects of a life science enterprise, including Medical Affairs, Pharmacovigilance and R&D. However, the process of curating and sharing literature can lead to significant challenges in organizing content, facilitating collaboration and enforcing copyright compliance. In many… Read More »Beyond Reference Management: How Literature Management is a Win for the Life Science Organization

Morehouse College, Verily Announces $575k Endowed Life Sciences Scholarship to Support STEM Careers

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– Today, Verily announced a partnership with Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA, to establish an endowed award of $575,000 to fund a new Verily Scholars Program.  – The program will provide an annual scholarship to an exceptional Morehouse student majoring in STEM (Science, Technology, Mathematics, and Engineering)… Read More »Morehouse College, Verily Announces $575k Endowed Life Sciences Scholarship to Support STEM Careers

Janssen Taps Komodo Health to Optimize Site Selection and Patient Recruitment for Clinical Trials

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What You Should Know: – Komodo Health today announced a new client engagement with Janssen solidifying its role as the leading life sciences patient data analytics platform. Janssen Research & Development, LLC (Janssen) will be using Komodo’s real-world data and AI software to accelerate clinical development. Janssen plans… Read More »Janssen Taps Komodo Health to Optimize Site Selection and Patient Recruitment for Clinical Trials

Next-Generation Cloud Storage: Enabling Collaboration & Analytics for Pharma Research

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Russ Kennedy, Chief Product Officer, Nasuni Pharmaceutical companies today are distributed, global organizations, with research centers, manufacturing facilities, and regulatory management hubs spread all over the globe. To develop new treatments and bring them to market, all of these different functions need to collaborate more… Read More »Next-Generation Cloud Storage: Enabling Collaboration & Analytics for Pharma Research

Komodo Health Secures $220M for Life Sciences Data Platform at $3.3B Valuation

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What You Should Know: – Komodo Health announces $220M Series E investment to advance its enterprise healthcare and life sciences platform. At a $3.3 billion valuation, the investment underscores the company’s rapidly growing role as a foundational enterprise technology platform helping to drive digital transformation across the healthcare… Read More »Komodo Health Secures $220M for Life Sciences Data Platform at $3.3B Valuation

Microsoft, UCB Launch Collaboration to Accelerate Drug Discovery and Development

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What You Should Know: – Global biopharma company UCB and Microsoft announced today a new, multi-year strategic collaboration to advance UCB’s digital transformation, change the way care is delivered, and accelerate better outcomes for people living with severe diseases. – The partnership builds on the companies’ joint… Read More »Microsoft, UCB Launch Collaboration to Accelerate Drug Discovery and Development

Carlyle Group, Brighton Park Capital Invest $200M in Indian Health Tech Provider Indegene to Fuel Global Expansion

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What You Should Know: – The Carlyle Group and Brighton Park Capital invests $200M in Bangalore, India-based Indegene to accelerate company’s global expansion and consolidate its industry-leading position in healthtech solutions. – Founded in 1998 by five first-generation entrepreneurs, Indegene has emerged as the leading… Read More »Carlyle Group, Brighton Park Capital Invest $200M in Indian Health Tech Provider Indegene to Fuel Global Expansion

Healthcare Metadata Management: 3 Critical Capabilities to Creating A Unified, Automated Approach

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Amnon Drori, CEO of Octopai The healthcare industry, like many others, has become a data driven industry collecting data from patients, doctors, labs, and payers that are all crucial to patient healthcare diagnosis and outcome. When it comes to research, data can be useful in… Read More »Healthcare Metadata Management: 3 Critical Capabilities to Creating A Unified, Automated Approach

Cellino Closes $16M Seed Financing led by The Engine and Khosla Ventures to Automate and Scale Stem Cell Manufacture

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What You Should Know: – Cellino, a Cambridge, MA-based personalized regenerative medicine company developing an AI-guided laser editing platform for autologous cell-based therapies, today announced the closing of a $16M Seed financing round. The round was co-led by The Engine and Khosla Ventures, with participation from Humboldt Fund and 8VC.… Read More »Cellino Closes $16M Seed Financing led by The Engine and Khosla Ventures to Automate and Scale Stem Cell Manufacture

West Virginia Launches Nation’s First Statewide COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

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What You Should Know: – West Virginians will now have access to a COVID-19 vaccination pre-registration tool available statewide.  – West Virginia is the first state in the nation to deploy this new system through Everbridge, a global provider of critical event management technologies. The tool… Read More »West Virginia Launches Nation’s First Statewide COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

CVS Health to Provide In-Home Chemotherapy with Cancer Treatment Centers of America

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What You Should Know: – Today, CVS Health announced a collaboration with Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) to provide in-home chemotherapy for clinically eligible and fully insured patients. – The program, which leverages CVS Health’s home infusion service, Coram, and CTCA’s expertise as a… Read More »CVS Health to Provide In-Home Chemotherapy with Cancer Treatment Centers of America

30 Executives Share Top Healthcare Predictions & Trends to Watch in 2021

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As we close out the year, we asked several healthcare executives to share their predictions and trends for 2021. Kimberly Powell, Vice President & General Manager, NVIDIA Healthcare Federated Learning: The clinical community will increase their use of federated learning approaches to build robust AI models across various… Read More »30 Executives Share Top Healthcare Predictions & Trends to Watch in 2021

Gladskin’s President Skyler Stein Talks Endolysin Technology – Q/A

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Skyler Stein, President of Gladskin We recently spoke with Skyler Stein, President of Dutch biotechnology company Gladskin to learn more about its global endolysin technology that uses its science to improve inflammatory skin conditions by rebalancing the skin microbiome. Gladskin’s parent company, Micreos, raised about… Read More »Gladskin’s President Skyler Stein Talks Endolysin Technology – Q/A

Cerner to snap up Kantar’s health division for $375M

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The EHR giant is planning to buy Kantar Health, which provides data, analytics and research to the life sciences industry. Through the acquisition, Cerner aims to provide its clients with more access to data analytics and research expertise and engagement with life sciences companies.

Amazon Launches HealthLake for Healthcare Orgs to Aggregate & Structure Health Data

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What You Should Know: – Amazon today announced the launch of Amazon HealthLake, a new HIPAA-eligible service enables healthcare organizations to store, tag, index, standardize, query, and apply machine learning to analyze data at petabyte scale in the cloud. – Cerner, Ciox Health, Konica Minolta… Read More »Amazon Launches HealthLake for Healthcare Orgs to Aggregate & Structure Health Data

PRISYM 360 Achieves SAP® Certification as Integrated with Cloud Solutions from SAP

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PRISYM 360 Achieves SAP® Certification as Integrated with Cloud Solutions from SAP The latest version of the PRISYM 360 intelligent data import connector now has SAP-certified integration using SAP Cloud Platform Integration Suite Wokingham, United Kingdom — 7 December 2020 — PRISYM ID, a leading provider… Read More »PRISYM 360 Achieves SAP® Certification as Integrated with Cloud Solutions from SAP

Recent Executive Hires: CVS Health New President, Cleveland Clinic/Amwell Joint Venture Leadership, Others

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Neela Montgomery, EVP & President at CVS Pharmacy/Retail CVS Health Corporation names Neela Montgomery Executive Vice President and President of CVS Pharmacy/Retail, effective November 30, 2020. Montgomery will oversee the company’s 10,000 pharmacies across the United States. Montgomery, currently a Board Partner at venture capital… Read More »Recent Executive Hires: CVS Health New President, Cleveland Clinic/Amwell Joint Venture Leadership, Others

UCB Taps Medisafe to Develop Branded Digital Drug Companions for Antiepileptic Medications

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What You Should Know: – UCB has selected Medisafe to develop branded digital drug companions for antiepileptic medications, marking the company’s official entry into the digital therapeutics space. – The initial collaboration will primarily be focused on their antiepileptic medications, but they are exploring its… Read More »UCB Taps Medisafe to Develop Branded Digital Drug Companions for Antiepileptic Medications

8 Ways Advanced Analytics Can Help You Decide If Telehealth Should Be Temporary or Permanent

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Prasad Dindigal, Vice President, Healthcare & Life Sciences, EXL. Over the past few months, primarily as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth has gone from a “nice-to-have” to a “must-have” for healthcare providers. The surge of COVID-19 patients in the spring, coupled with “stay-at-home”… Read More »8 Ways Advanced Analytics Can Help You Decide If Telehealth Should Be Temporary or Permanent

AstraZeneca, CCT Partner to Conduct COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trials in Arizona

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What You Should Know: – AstraZeneca and CCT announce a partnership to conduct COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials in Arizona with 1,500 participants. CCT Research (CCT), a leader in community-based, embedded clinical research, today announced its partnership with AstraZeneca to advance COVID-19 research. Together with local healthcare providers, CCT will facilitate clinical trials for the AZD1222 COVID-19 VACCINE, an investigational vaccine for the… Read More »AstraZeneca, CCT Partner to Conduct COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trials in Arizona

Healthcare execs going all-in on AI, survey shows

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The survey, conducted by Optum, shows that healthcare executives’ confidence in AI is high, and most expect to soon see cost savings from implementing the technology. Further, a majority are looking to hire talent with experience developing AI.

Mammoth Lands 2 Major Partnerships to Use CRISPR to Solve COVID19 Testing Shortage, At Scale

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What You Should Know: – Mammoth Biosciences signs agreements with MilliporeSigma and Hamilton company targeting commercialization of high-throughput CRISPR-based SARS CoV-2 Test. – These partnerships will help Mammoth bring a turnkey CRISPR-based sample-to-answer solution for commercial laboratories to enable a multi-fold increase in a testing… Read More »Mammoth Lands 2 Major Partnerships to Use CRISPR to Solve COVID19 Testing Shortage, At Scale

Mission Bio Launches Single-Cell Multi-Omics System for Precision Cancer Therapies

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What You Should Know: – Mission Bio launches industry’s first and only single-cell multi-omics platform, is announcing the launch of its most comprehensive instrument to-date, to save the industry billions of dollars in drug development costs and bring life-saving treatments to market at least six… Read More »Mission Bio Launches Single-Cell Multi-Omics System for Precision Cancer Therapies

Medidata Acquires Digital Biomarker Business of MC10 / Clinical Trials & Wearable Sensors

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What You Should Know: – Clinical trials technology company Medidata has acquired the digital biomarker business of MC10. – MC10’s offerings will bring novel clinical analytics and biosensor capabilities to Medidata’s existing technology solutions, enhancing Medidata’s capabilities to integrate data from wearable sensors – including… Read More »Medidata Acquires Digital Biomarker Business of MC10 / Clinical Trials & Wearable Sensors

Press Ganey Acquires Doctor.com, Acquires Majority Stake in Binary Fountain

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What You Should Know: – Press Ganey advances the healthcare consumerism movement with acquisitions of Doctor.com and a majority stake in Binary Fountain. – Expanded technology platform enables industry-leading management of providers’ online brand and seamless Web-wide patient acquisition and loyalty strategies. Press Ganey today… Read More »Press Ganey Acquires Doctor.com, Acquires Majority Stake in Binary Fountain

Complimentary trend analysis report: Emerging trends in pancreatic cancer research

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Pancreatic cancer sadly remains one of the most deadly cancers in existence, partly because it often goes undiagnosed until it has already metastasized. Finding new and better therapies to fight pancreatic cancer means accelerating the research. A new report just released from Elsevier’s Professional Services… Read More »Complimentary trend analysis report: Emerging trends in pancreatic cancer research

J.P. Morgan on the state of life sciences and strategies to fuel innovation [Sponsored]

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In an interview, Peter Meath, J.P. Morgan’s co-head of Healthcare and Life Sciences, Middle Market Banking & Specialized Industries, says the Covid-19 pandemic has cast a bright light on the life sciences industry with startups raising venture funding at record levels as the virus has… Read More »J.P. Morgan on the state of life sciences and strategies to fuel innovation [Sponsored]

Insights begin with clean, reusable data

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Good data practices lead to better research outcomes. To learn more about why clean, reusable data is critical to R&D, take a look at this helpful new infographic that demonstrates how Entellect is centered around the importance of reusable data, irrespective of scientific domain.

Castor Raises $12M to Advance COVID-19 Research Through Clinical Trial and Data Automation

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What You Should Know: – Castor raises $12M in Series A funding to further their support for COVID-19 research through clinical trial and data automation. – With 4,000 live studies and 2,000,000 enrolled patients across 90 countries, Castor will use the funding to further invest… Read More »Castor Raises $12M to Advance COVID-19 Research Through Clinical Trial and Data Automation

THREAD Lands $50M for Decentralized Clinical Trial Research Platform

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What You Should Know: – THREAD receives an additional $50 million capital commitment from Water Street and JLL Partners to expand its decentralized clinical trial research platform – THREAD is an innovative technology and service provider that increases participant engagement by enabling pharmaceutical companies and contract… Read More »THREAD Lands $50M for Decentralized Clinical Trial Research Platform

Bayer, Verizon Partner to Build Next-Gen Global Network Infrastructure

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What You Should Know: – Bayer announced that it has chosen Verizon Business to build a next-gen global network infrastructure to support the pharmaceutical giant’s global business operations.  – Verizon will enhance Bayer’s existing network capabilities to enable easier and more cost-effective network management and will deploy next-generation… Read More »Bayer, Verizon Partner to Build Next-Gen Global Network Infrastructure

Moderna Leverages AWS Cloud Platform to Develop New Class of Vaccines and Therapeutics

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What You Should Know: – Moderna, Inc., a biotechnology company pioneering a new class of messenger RNA (mRNA) medicines, has selected Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its preferred cloud provider, as well as its standard for analytics and machine learning workloads. – By building and scaling its… Read More »Moderna Leverages AWS Cloud Platform to Develop New Class of Vaccines and Therapeutics

Super-Spreading of COVID-19 Co-Infections Reveals a Deadly Diagnostics Gap

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Oliver Schacht, PhD, CEO of OpGen Secondary bacterial or fungal co-infections in COVID-19 patients have received inadequate attention from the public. For most, co-infections pose little to no risk according to reports that an estimated 8% of patients are found to experience this during hospital admission – a… Read More »Super-Spreading of COVID-19 Co-Infections Reveals a Deadly Diagnostics Gap

W2O Acquires Discern Health to Strengthen Value-Based Care Capabilities

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What You Should Know: – W2O announced today the acquisition of Discern Health, a leading healthcare consultancy based in Washington, DC, and Baltimore, to strengthen its strategic capabilities in assisting clients with critical healthcare policy trends and value-based reimbursement models. – Discern Health brings experts with… Read More »W2O Acquires Discern Health to Strengthen Value-Based Care Capabilities

Virtual Behavioral Health Could Reduce Costs, Improve Patient Outcomes, Report Finds

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What You Should Know: – A new Accenture report called “Breakthrough Behavioral Health Access: Think Virtual” finds that the use of virtual behavioral health could expand care for more than 53 million Americans facing these conditions. – Demand for behavioral health specialists significantly outweighs current… Read More »Virtual Behavioral Health Could Reduce Costs, Improve Patient Outcomes, Report Finds

Fujifilm Sonosite Unveils Next-Gen Point-of-Care Ultrasound System for Frontline Clinicians

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What You Should Know: – FUJIFILM Sonosite, Inc. launches its next-generation point-of-care (POCUS) ultrasound system – designed specifically for the clinicians on the front lines of medicine to treat patients more effectively.  – The product is expected to commercialize in the US, Australia and New… Read More »Fujifilm Sonosite Unveils Next-Gen Point-of-Care Ultrasound System for Frontline Clinicians

Scripps Research, Repurpose.AI Partner to Develop COVID-19 Therapeutics

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What You Should Know: – Repurpose.AI, has partnered with Scripps Research to discover drug candidates that may be repurposed to treat COVID-19.  – The partnership will leverage Repurpose.AI’s ActivPred AI Drug Discovery Platform, an unbiased drug, target, and disease agnostic digital chemistry engine, to discover… Read More »Scripps Research, Repurpose.AI Partner to Develop COVID-19 Therapeutics

New Lighthouse Initiative to Provide De-identified Patient Data for VIRUS COVID-19 Registry

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What You Should Know: – PointClickCare introduces the Lighthouse initiative, which will provide de‐identified data on COVID‐19 diagnosed patients, including demographics, vitals, medications and health‐related outcomes, in order to better understand health outcomes post‐ICU.  – Comprehensive data sets are especially critical tools in responding to crises like the current COVID-19… Read More »New Lighthouse Initiative to Provide De-identified Patient Data for VIRUS COVID-19 Registry

Cleveland Clinic Florida Opens Florida Research and Innovation Center

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What You Should Know: – Cleveland Clinic Florida opens Florida Research and Innovation Center that will advance innovative translational research, focused on immuno-oncology and infectious diseases, including COVID-19. – The 107,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art research facility features modern laboratory space, biosafety level 3 facilities for work with… Read More »Cleveland Clinic Florida Opens Florida Research and Innovation Center