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Cancer Analytics Company Acquired in $1.9B Deal

The global pharmaceutical company Roche is purchasing the cancer data management and analytics enterprise Flatiron Health in New York for $1.9 billion. . . . → Read More: Cancer Analytics Company Acquired in $1.9B Deal

FDA Clears First Blood Test for Concussions

The Food and Drug Administration authorized for marketing in the U.S. a blood test that screens for chemical indicators in the blood for concussions, a form of traumatic brain injury. . . . → Read More: FDA Clears First Blood Test for Concussions

Patents Awarded for Genetic Editing of CAR T-Cells

U.S. patents were awarded to a biotechnology company developing therapies using the genomic editing process known as Crispr to create immune system cells with proteins for attacking cancer cells. . . . → Read More: Patents Awarded for Genetic Editing of CAR T-Cells

Engineered Virus Shows Promise in Some Brain Tumors

A clinical trial testing a common virus modified to generate a specific immune response dramatically reduced deadly brain tumors in a small group of patients and extended their survival for years, but most other patients had only limited success. . . . → Read More: Engineered Virus Shows Promise in Some Brain Tumors

Cardiac Augmented-Reality Hologram System in Development

A start-up company spun-off from Washington University in St. Louis was awarded a grant to advance an augmented reality system that displays an interactive hologram of a patient’s heart, to simplify cardiac procedures. . . . → Read More: Cardiac Augmented-Reality Hologram System in Development

Report – Industry Pain, Addiction Drug Efforts Flagging

A report by a biotechnology industry organization says development efforts and financing for new drugs to treat pain and addiction are falling behind the health and safety needs of society. . . . → Read More: Report – Industry Pain, Addiction Drug Efforts Flagging

Biotechs Collaborate on Immunotherapies in $1.2B Deal

Two biotechnology companies developing cancer therapies harnessing the immune system are partnering on new treatments for solid tumor and blood-related cancers. . . . → Read More: Biotechs Collaborate on Immunotherapies in $1.2B Deal

Smart Thermometer Data Speed Flu Forecasting

Data collected from electronic thermometers are shown by researchers to track and report the spread of influenza cases in the U.S. faster than federal health authorities, as well as provide more up-to-date forecasts. . . . → Read More: Smart Thermometer Data Speed Flu Forecasting

Neuro Therapy Company Spins-Off, Gains $20.8M Funding

A company developing treatments for cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease is starting-up in Belgium, with a technology and financial backing from local and global businesses and investors. . . . → Read More: Neuro Therapy Company Spins-Off, Gains $20.8M Funding

Low Carb Diet, Biomarker Tracking Help Reverse Diabetes

A combination of low-carbohydrate diet, with close monitoring of health indicators and coaching via a mobile app are shown in a clinical trial to reverse type 2 diabetes, including reductions in medication and insulin therapy. . . . → Read More: Low Carb Diet, Biomarker Tracking Help Reverse Diabetes