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Crowdfunding Found Supporting Dubious Stem Cell Clinics

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More people now use crowdfunding campaigns to raise money to cover families’ medical costs, but the technique is also used to support treatments from stem cell clinics that exaggerate their outcomes and minimize their risks. . . . → Read More: Crowdfunding Found Supporting Dubious Stem Cell Clinics

University Spins Off Educational Robot Start-Up

A start-up enterprise spun-off from Harvard University is developing a learning system with robotics to teach computer coding to students. . . . → Read More: University Spins Off Educational Robot Start-Up

Medical Robotics Company Crowdfunding IPO

A medical robotics company spun-off from labs at MIT is issuing its initial public stock offering through equity crowdfunding, aiming to raise $15 million. . . . → Read More: Medical Robotics Company Crowdfunding IPO

Crowdfunded Digital Health Investment Fund Launches

An investment fund raising its capital through crowdfunding began operations this week to back start-up enterprises developing digital health technologies. . . . → Read More: Crowdfunded Digital Health Investment Fund Launches

Winners of ALS Variation Models Challenge Announced

Physicist Stephen Hawking in 2013 with David Fleming, manager of the Intel Innovation Open Lab in Ireland, center, and Martin Curley, vice president of Intel Labs Europe (Intel Free Press/Flickr)

5 November 2015. Participants from universities in the U.S. and Taiwan are winners of a challenge to develop mathematical models that predict variations . . . → Read More: Winners of ALS Variation Models Challenge Announced

Life Sciences Commercialization Firm to Crowdfund IPO

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4 June 2015. Innovation Economy Corporation is going public by skipping the usual route of hiring an investment bank, and instead will use crowdfunding to attract investors to its initial public offering of stock. The Riverside, California enterprise, that goes by the trade name ieCrowd, licenses life science and health-related technologies . . . → Read More: Life Sciences Commercialization Firm to Crowdfund IPO

Drug-Error Analytics Service Raises $1M in Early Funding

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2 October 2014. MedAware, a company harnessing big-data analytics to prevent erroneous drug prescriptions, raised $1 million in its first round of venture financing. The Ra’anana, Israel enterprise completed the funding round led by OurCrowd, an Israeli crowdfunding investment service, with contributions from GE Ventures.

The company is the creation of CEO . . . → Read More: Drug-Error Analytics Service Raises $1M in Early Funding

Trial Crowdsources Lung Cancer Biomarker Screening

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22 August 2014. A clinical trial at University of Colorado Cancer Center in Aurora is recruiting participants through an online campaign to find people with lung cancer that meet a specific genetic profile who would most likely respond to the drug being tested. The study is led by Ross Camidge, . . . → Read More: Trial Crowdsources Lung Cancer Biomarker Screening

Heart Assn Challenge Seeks Heart Disease Prevention Tools

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11 August 2014. American Heart Association seeks new products to better prevent and manage heart disease and stroke in an open-innovation challenge for early-stage companies in the Midwest. The top three winners will be eligible for awards of up to $20,000, and a chance to pitch their ideas at a November forum . . . → Read More: Heart Assn Challenge Seeks Heart Disease Prevention Tools

Student Designs Simple Water Filter, Seeks Crowdfunding

Jeremy Nussbaumer takes a drink from a bottle with a DrinkPure filter. (ETH Zurich)

24 July 2014. An engineering student at ETH Zurich, a science and technology university in Switzerland, designed a simple, inexpensive water filter to bring drinking water to developing countries that lack reliable clean water sources. Jeremy Nussbaumer developed the . . . → Read More: Student Designs Simple Water Filter, Seeks Crowdfunding