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2020 Precision Health Virtual Symposium

Evidation Health Director of Strategic Partnerships Bray Patrick-Lake was one of the speakers at the afternoon keynote address at the 2020 Precision Health Virtual Symposium, which focused on how health data is gathered and used in research and how the data is being used for...

Koneksa Completes $16M Series B Financing to Expand Digital Biomarker Platform

Koneksa, a company that develops and implements patient-centric digital biomarkers for drug development, has closed a $16 million Series B financing round. The funds will be used to expand the development of Koneksa’s digital platform for integrating wearables, sensors, and other patient-facing technologies into clinical...

Illumina to Acquire GRAIL to Launch New Era of Cancer Detection

GRAIL and Illumina have entered into a definitive agreement under which Illumina will acquire GRAIL for cash and stock consideration of $8 billion upon closing of the transaction. In addition, GRAIL stockholders will receive future payments representing a tiered single-digit percentage of certain GRAIL-related revenues....

McKesson Ventures Grows Leadership Team with New Partner Promotions

McKesson Ventures has expanded its leadership team, promoting Jennifer Carter and Carrie Hurwitz Williams to partners in the organization. Their promotions reflect McKesson Ventures’ commitment to an apprentice model of mentoring and promoting from within. Carter brings more than 20 years of healthcare experience, and her...

Men’s wellness startup Hims rolls out telepsychiatry

Once upon a time, Hims was just another men’s wellness company offering hair loss and ED treatments, mail-order supplements, and other health tools. But with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the company accelerated its plans to launch virtual primary care and mental health care. In...

Startups talk about what it’s like to raise money in a pandemic

You might think it would be hard for a digital health startup to raise money in a pandemic, but judging from recent reports, that’s simply not the case. MedCity News recently spoke to the CEOs of Evidation and BrightInsight, two startups that have recently announced...