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  Insurance startup Oscar Health plans to raise up to $1.05 billion in its planned IPO, according to paperwork filed on Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company set a price range of $32 to $34 per share for its stock, which would value the company at up to $6.7 billion. Oscar plans
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The MedCity INVEST conference, scheduled for April 19-23, is offering new ways for healthcare startups to connect with investors at the online event. Ask the Investor sessions will provide a way for startups to get insights on investment strategy and to pose questions about funding and more. Austin Duke, Senior Venture Associate, UnityPoint Health Ventures, is
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Everlywell got an emergency use authorization from the FDA to sell its Covid-19 test kits without a prescription. Photo credit: Everlywell The Food and Drug Administration ok’d another at-home Covid-19 test to be sold over the counter. At-home testing company Everlywell received an emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug administration on Wednesday to
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98point6 is rolling out mental health services in some states this month. Photo credit: 98point6 Seeing a spike in demand for mental health services, several digital health companies rolled out virtual therapy or self-guided tools during the pandemic. Text-based primary care startup 98point6 is doing the same. The Seattle-based company is adding a feature this
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Gene therapy may offer potential cures, but its promise comes with a price. Some experimental approaches require a multi-step process to prepare stem cells for the procedure—a burden to a patient and to the healthcare system, according to Paula Soteropoulos, executive chair of startup Ensoma. Soteropoulos’s company is proposing an alternative. The Boston-based biotech is
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  Medical device company Dexcom is launching its first venture fund. The San Diego-based company, one of a few competing for dominance in the market for continuous glucose monitors, plans to invest in technologies related to its core business and adjacent technologies. Steve Pacelli, Dexcom’s executive vice president of strategy and corporate development, will lead
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MedCity News will host its annual INVEST conference online, April 19-23. INVEST is a premier international healthcare investing event hosted in partnership with MHIN, a Midwest healthcare investor organization. The conference brings together active investors and promising startups in biopharma, diagnostics, medical devices, health IT, and health services. INVEST will address six broad themes through a mix of live and pre-recorded
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Prompt Health Founder and CEO Hedieh Safiyari talks about her healthcare startup that seeks to provide an online marketplace to connect clients, providers and products in a better way where everybody benefits from smart referrals. Why did you start this company? There is a huge fragmentation in the wellness industry with no effective strategy for
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Most in-house attorneys start their careers elsewhere and then end up on the corporate side. Not Maggie Huston, who is an associate general counsel for Tempus, the precision medicine startup based in Chicago. Huston has spent her entire career in-house at healthtech companies, thereby witnessing the industry’s transformation over her 10-year career. That includes a
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FlipMD Co-founders Gregory Hanson, MD, MPH, CEO, and Lauren Hanson, COO, talk about why they launched their healthcare startup focused on helping physicians moonlight as consultants and helping healthcare companies fill their expertise gaps for specific projects. Why did you start this company? Greg: As a resident physician, I never imagined building a startup or
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