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LinkedIn Top Companies: The 50 Most Sought-after Startups

LinkedIn’s new startup-focused edition of the LinkedIn Top Companies lists the 50 companies most attractive to workers and venture capitalists. Although most of the companies on LinkedIn’s list hail from the San Francisco Bay Area, a third of the companies on the list were founded in...

PARP Inhibitor May Be Effective Against Some TNBC-Lacking BRCA Mutations

A recent study published in Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, uncovered some important data regarding mutations and cancer treatment. The study, performed by Funda Meric-Bernstam, MD, of the Institute for Personalized Cancer Therapy and Nellie B. Connally of the...

Google Launches New Program to Foster AI Startups

Google’s new accelerator engine, Launchpad Studio, has launched its first six-month program to help companies that want to incorporate AI and machine learning into their offerings. The first group is all in the healthcare/biotech sector: Augmedix is applying deep learning and understanding to its platform,...

Can AI Make Your Health Insurance Better? Accolade Thinks So

On-demand healthcare concierge Accolade has developed a new system that combines artificial intelligence with machine learning technology to make delivery of healthcare services more efficient and proactive. Called Maya Intelligence Engine, the system provides customized healthcare assistance to individuals and their families. This new development puts...

How Medical Training and ‘Moneyball’ Inspired My Entrepreneurial Mission

In a recent essay, Kyruus CEO Graham Gardner, MD, MBA, talked about what inspired him to start the company. Gardner was initially inspired to become a doctor by his family pediatrician and learned about the intricacies of pharmaceutical research and development from his father. Those experiences...

Infusion Express Finances Next Phase of Growth

Intravenous drug therapy provider Infusion Express (IVX) has raised $13.5 million of growth capital in a round led by McKesson Ventures and Health Velocity Capital, with additional support from Nueterra Capital. Infusion Express will use the money to expand its services to chronically ill patients,...

Key takeaways from Rock Health’s annual digital health summit

On October 17, 2017, Rock Health kicked off its sixth annual digital health conference in San Francisco. The two-day seminar focused on using interactive programming to tackle healthcare’s most challenging issues. Here are some key takeaways from the summit.   Takeaway #1: Address the problem first, then...