Digital health news, funding round up in the prior week; March 13, 2023

Steven Loeb · March 13, 2023 · Short URL:

WeightWatchers bought Sequence; Volastra Therapeutics raised $60M; Instacart partnered with PHA

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  • Novant Health, a network of hospitals, physician clinics and outpatient facilities in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, announced an expanded partnership with the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina. The partnership includes the expansion of wellness programming, and support for youth sports, in the Y’s 17 locations across Alexander, Davie, Forsyth, Iredell, Stokes, Wilkes and Yadkin counties. It will also involve establishing physical and telehealth clinic locations; those telehealth portals, which will be placed in more rural locations, will be powered by TytoCare and will allow patients to connect to a Novant Health clinician who can virtually examine their heart, lungs, skin, ears, throat and abdomen. The partnership will also see the construction of a new 1,500-square-foot clinic located inside of the Winston Lake Family YMCA, which will offer primary care services, women’s and children’s services, rehabilitation services, and diabetes and nutrition support. While the new clinic is expected to open in late 2024, Novant Health has already begun providing on-site primary care for patients with its mobile community care cruiser, which it first unveiled in April of last year.
  • Academic health system Temple Health announced a strategic innovation collaboration with medical technology and automation solutions provider Masimo in order to focus on remote patient monitoring and telehealth, along with care automation. The two companies, which have partnered since 2008, outlined a series of initiatives they want to collaborate on going forward; they include deploying technologies, therapies, devices, and systems designed to advance patient-centered care, as well as raising awareness of the importance of health equity, which it plans to to "by leveraging their expertise and regional influence to positively impact access to quality care for all Philadelphia residents." Temple Health will also trial and refine Masimo's technologies in its “Collaboratory,” before they're broadly deployed, while they will also work together to reduce technology obsolescence in healthcare. It will also involve performing joint clinical research opportunities in in-patient, out-patient, and home-based settings.
  • Atrium Health, a nonprofit health system that is part of Advocate Health, the fifth-largest nonprofit health system in the United States, and Best Buy Health, the division of the retailer that's focused on wellness at home, aging at home, and care at home announced they are joining forces in order to develop new hospital at home offerings with the goal being, as the companies wrote, "to enable providers to deliver high-quality care to patients in the comfort of their own homes, while helping reduce emotional and financial burdens on patients and caregivers." That means that Atrium Health and Best Buy Health will address the requirements of at-home care programs by providing patient education, as well as helping implement technology in the home with the help of specially trained Geek Squad Agents to assist with logistics and technical support.
  • ReKlame Health, a mental health company focused on BIPOC communities, 
    announced that it joined Cigna in New York, New Jersey, and Florida. The company says that this now puts it on a path to reach 10,000 BIPOC patients. ReKlame creates customized plans that integrate multiple modalities and its team of providers are trained in cultural competency for behavioral health. In addition to offering insurance, it also makes care more affordable by providing cash pay visits at half the national average, while also offering a sliding scale based on need and income.
  • Rocket VR Health, a virtual reality digital therapeutics company transforming mental health treatments with interactive mindfulness meditations and evidence-based digital therapeutics, announced it initiated a randomized control trial with Massachusetts General Hospital. The 80-patient trial is examining the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of RVH's virtual reality digital therapeutic in improving quality of life, symptom burden, psychological distress and self-efficacy in adult patients with blood cancers admitted for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation at MGH. Patients undergoing this type of treatment experience immense physical and psychological symptoms during a prolonged four-week hospitalization and endure significant short-term and long-term distress that affects their quality of life and their physical and psychological well-being.
  • Atropos Health, a company generating personalized real-world evidence at the point and pace of care, announced a teaming alliance with OMNY Health, a healthcare ecosystem facilitating cross-industry data sharing. This relationship will unlock novel insights from the de-identified data shared by participants within OMNY Health's network, creating more opportunities for evidence-based practice and medical research. The Atropos-OMNY teaming alliance will enable data activation across their respective platforms by catalyzing transformation of real world data into usable insights. With Atropos Health's Green Button Informatics Consult Service, OMNY and Atropos clients will have the option to leverage advanced solutions that provide novel real-world evidence responses to clinical questions, called Prognostograms, in under 48 hours.
  • FIND, a global alliance for diagnostics, and KILELE Health Association, a Kenyan grassroots non-profit organization, announced the launch of a community engagement coalition to expand cervical cancer screening in sub-Saharan Africa. The coalition, comprising a network of community and civil society organizations, will work to identify the obstacles that limit uptake of screening for the disease, raise awareness of preventive measures, advocate for urgent action to accelerate progress towards achieving national elimination targets by 2030, and provide user-led feedback and preferences to inform development and scale-up of new testing technologies and strategies.
  • RethinkFirst, a global behavioral health technology company offering software and solutions for autism services, launched RethinkFutures. This new division delivers clinical data and analytics for payors and health plans to optimize autism care, including solutions for individual care planning, caregiver support, health equity, and provider network management. Led by seasoned healthcare industry experts and clinicians, the division's solutions help payors accelerate access, improve outcomes and enable value-based care.
  • Varjo, a provider of professional-grade VR/XR hardware and software, announced its partnership with machineMD, a medical device company, for the development of Neos, an innovative diagnostic device being developed for the early diagnosis of brain disorders. Neos will be integrated with the Varjo Aero headset and enable a complete, standardized, and instrument-based neuro-ophthalmologic examination using its built-in and industry-leading VR-based eye tracking solution.
  • Metanoia Sensing announced a new breath analyzer 'MetaNose' to help people monitor their fat (lipid) burning status. The device also provides insights into the users' metabolic health risk such as diabetic related conditions. MetaNose determines the metabolic condition of the user from a single breath, by utilizing an Micro-Electro-Mechanical System acetone sensor and a signal processing algorithm, which measure the volatile organic compounds in exhaled breath and analyze the oxidative stress of lipid metabolism. The proprietary algorithm enables MetaNose to provide accurate information about blood glucose metabolism (burning of carbs) versus lipid metabolism (burning of fat) to personalize user experience toward different fitness goals and monitor the effectiveness of ketogenic diet and workout routines.
  • Nomi Health, a direct healthcare company, announced the creation of the Nomi Health Charitable Foundation to advance the company’s efforts to expand access to high-quality affordable healthcare across the United States. The Foundation will take a comprehensive approach to break the healthcare inequity cycle, including removing barriers to care and addressing health disparities disproportionately impacting underserved communities. Nomi Health has donated $11 million since its founding in 2019 and is seeding the creation of the charitable foundation with an additional $5 million. The foundation will be continuously funded.
  • Twist Bioscience Corporation, a company enabling customers to succeed through its offering of high-quality synthetic DNA using its silicon platform, announced an integrated offering of antibody discovery services available to customers. The offering combines Twist Biopharma’s synthetic libraries and AI machine learning with an in vivo immunization approach gained through the acquisition of Abveris, also known as Twist Boston. This premium service is able to provide customers with optimized, development-ready antibody candidates. The combined team will be led by Tracey Mullen, MBA, who was appointed senior vice president of biopharma for Twist Bioscience.
  • MCI Onehealth Technologies, a clinician-led healthcare technology company focused on increasing access to and quality of healthcare, and uMed, a provider of an automated patient-recruitment platform, announced a partnership that will increase patient access to international research studies and accelerate enrollment and improve retention in clinical trials. MCI is uMed’s first Canadian partner.
  • ModeX Therapeutics, an OPKO Health company, entered into an exclusive worldwide license and collaboration agreement with Merck for the development of MDX-2201, ModeX’s preclinical nanoparticle vaccine candidate targeting EBV. ModeX and Merck will jointly advance MDX-2201 to an Investigational New Drug (IND) application filing, after which Merck will be responsible for clinical and regulatory activities, as well as product commercialization. Pre-IND filing activity will be guided by a joint steering committee comprised of representatives from both companies.
  • Cosmos Health, a global healthcare group with proprietary lines of nutraceuticals and distributor of pharmaceuticals, branded generics, OTC medications and medical devices, announced that it has entered into a material definitive agreement with Pharmaceutical Laboratories CANA S.A., a Greek pharmaceutical company that manufactures, sells, distributes, and markets original branded products researched and developed by leading global pharmaceutical and healthcare companies.
  • Evonik andBellaSeno, a developer of 3D-printed absorbable scaffolds, are working together to commercialize innovative 3D-printed scaffolds for bone regeneration. The bone scaffolds are made with Evonik’s Resomer® polymers and are used for large and complex bone defects. Both companies initially began collaborating in 2019 on scaffolds for chest wall and breast reconstruction. BellaSeno’s custom-made, resorbable bone scaffolds bring a step-change in the way bone and soft tissue defects are treated by ensuring the correct anatomical positions of tissue grafts. Although tissue autographs are considered the gold standard for tissue regeneration, they sometimes lack stability and cannot be packed in a controlled manner. BellaSeno’s 3D-printed tissue scaffolds address these limitations.
  • Open Medical, a provider of clinical workflows, and FotoFinder, which creates medical devices that capture high-resolution images of skin conditions, partnered to bring together the best of two worlds: innovative cloud technology and state-of-the-art skin imaging. Open Medical's digital transformation solution, Pathpoint eDerma, in combination with FotoFinder's Automatic Total Body Mapping technology, will enable dermatologists worldwide to access high-quality dermoscopic images and provide prompt specialised care regardless of location.
  • The Kinetix Group and The Consortium for Southeast Healthcare Quality announced a new partnership to build a cardiovascular centers of excellence network, the Heart Health Leaders Network. The partnership leverages over 20 years of collaboration focused on improving cardiovascular and chronic disease health outcomes, most notably under the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Transforming Clinical Practices initiative. Through the initiative, the organizations advanced care transformation with 4,700 providers across the southeastern U.S. The network will employ TKG's expertise in implementation science and care transformation along with COSEHQ's longstanding success in data-driven quality improvement with the intent to facilitate best practice sharing and industry-supported partnerships to accelerate the adoption of appropriate, guideline-driven care.
  • Medplace, a medical expert management platform offering independent peer review services to Rural and Critical Access Hospitals, announced its acceptance into the exclusive National Rural Health Association Rural Hospital Partner Program. NRHA is a national nonprofit membership organization with more than 21,000 members that push rural healthcare forward through advocacy, communication, education, and research. As an NRHA Partner, Medplace will offer independent peer review service with an on-demand expert network of over 700 practicing specialists nationwide. The peer review service features actionable dashboards, medical record organization & sharing, convenient scheduling tools, and automated invoicing & payments. Medical committees, Risk, and Patient Safety professionals around the country use Medplace's platform to quickly find experts, engage them, and complete substantive reviews in just a few days.
  • Alegeus, a healthcare payment solution, announced an expanded partnership with Navia, a national, consumer-directed benefits provider, to drive better experiences for individuals navigating rising medical costs. A high-growth and long-time Alegeus partner serving more than 4,000 employers across all 50 states, Navia provides health, life and compliance solutions, offering FSA, HSA, HRA, Commuter, Wellness and COBRA administration. Navia, powered by Alegeus and rapidly expanding its national footprint, delivers its customers preeminent service, communications and technology.
  • Raphacure and Bharath Home Medicare announced a strategic partnership in domiciliary care and remote patient monitoring. The partnership brings together two companies with a shared vision of transforming the healthcare industry by leveraging technology and providing patient-cantered care.
  • binx health, a healthcare technology and diagnostics company focused on making routine testing convenient, is supporting the Elton John AIDS Foundation to increase access to testing for HIV, sexually transmitted infections, and pre-exposure prophylaxis  on a national scale. With a shared mission of increasing access to HIV-preventive care and sexual health and wellness, the companies’ joint initiative aims to reach underserved populations and improve access to care through binx everywhere at-home self-collection programs. Self-collection kits will be made available to consumers through an Elton John AIDS Foundation custom branded website with cash pay and insurance bill options for at-home access to all essential components of a comprehensive PrEP and HIV/STI screening program: HIV, HPV, syphilis, hepatitis C, hepatitis B, trichomoniasis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and creatinine.
  • Augment Therapy, a digital health company enhancing rehabilitative healthcare and exercise through immersive and gamified technology, announced a strategic partnership and pilot program with CareSource, a nonprofit, nationally recognized managed care organization. The pilot program will take place in the state of Ohio and will cover a variety of provider settings in four partner locations. The sites will range from pediatric children’s hospitals servicing inpatient and outpatient care, adult rehab and skilled nursing facilities, and provider focused at-home healthcare.
  • Snoqualmie Valley Health and Spacelabs Healthcare announced a collaboration to improve access to state-of-the-art patient care in small, rural, or underserved communities. Their shared mission of advancing health equity in every community and every population will be achieved by empowering providers and patients with innovative solutions, reducing barriers, and enabling access to connected care pathways. Snoqualmie Valley Health, comprised of a 25-bed critical access hospital and several clinics located 30 miles from Seattle, will test Spacelabs monitoring equipment, provide access to the hospital’s care teams, and open its facility to other healthcare systems to experience the equipment in action.
  • Curae Pharma360, a pharmaceutical company created to advance equitable, reliable access to affordable medicines, and Direct Relief, a global humanitarian aid organization, announced a partnership to provide Curae's OTC emergency contraception product free of charge to clinics that serve the most vulnerable women in the U.S. Direct Relief is committed to increasing access to family planning, ending period poverty, and equipping health providers to facilitate safer births. In partnership with Curae, Direct Relief will provide more than 120,000 emergency contraceptives for free to its participating clinics.
  • Pearl, a dental AI solution, and CareStack, a cloud-based dental practice management software, announced a partnership to integrate Pearl’s Second Opinion real-time disease detection capabilities within CareStack’s all-in-one practice management system, as well as extend CareStack users access to Pearl’s clinical performance AI platform, Practice Intelligence. Second Opinion, which will be available as a fully integrated service within CareStack’s practice management system, is the first-and-only chairside AI software cleared by the FDA to help dentists detect numerous common conditions in both bitewing and periapical x-rays of adult teeth in patients as young as 12 years old. For dental practices using CareStack’s all-in-one practice management software, interoperability and feature set integration with Pearl will facilitate easy implementation of dentistry’s most advanced AI-guided practice management and clinical radiology workflows.
  • The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the United States Agency for International Development, and the Stop TB Partnership announced a new collaboration today with Molbio Diagnostics that significantly reduces the price of the Truenat MTB and MTB Plus tests, including a supply of MTB-RIF Dx tests for subsequent testing for rifampicin resistance, and ensures timely service and maintenance of diagnostic instruments. This collaboration will expand equitable access to quality rapid testing to underserved populations across all countries supported by the Global Fund, USAID and the Stop TB Partnership.
  • IntouchCX, a provider of contact centre and technology solutions, partnered with the University of Galway to collaborate on research and innovation for mental health and well-being in the workplace by integrating the University’s Lua Health technology. Lua Health’s technology is designed to reduce stress and improve employees’ day-to-day well-being by identifying mental health related issues early. The technology will be integrated within Superpunch Care, IntouchCX’s latest innovative offering, and will be an active chat feature in its employee engagement app, Superpunch. Both IntouchCX and the Lua Health team will explore whether employee well-being issues can be addressed more effectively with proactive interventions, leveraging each of the innovative technology solutions.
  • Danaher Corporation, a global science and technology innovator, announced a strategic partnership with the University of Pennsylvania focusing on cell therapy innovation. The multi-year partnership aims to develop new technologies that will improve the consistency of clinical outcomes for patients and overcome manufacturing bottlenecks in the delivery of next generation engineered cell products. The focus of this Beacon will be on product solutions that address bottlenecks impacting cell therapy manufacturing yield and quality. 
  • Hansei Solutions, a full-service revenue cycle management solution for healthcare providers, announced a partnership with Trusted Provider Network, a digital platform for vetted behavioral health professionals, to provide clinicians with Continuing Education opportunities. This collaboration provides better solutions that meet behavioral healthcare's demand for digital continuing education opportunities to unify clinical, operational, and financial resources to professionals.
  • Qualifacts, a provider of electronic health record platforms for behavioral health, rehabilitative, and human services organizations, announced that Elizabeth Layton Center in Ottawa and Paola, KS has selected the Qualifacts Credible platform to support its Certified Community Behavioral Health Center programs and services. ELC chose Qualifacts based on the expertise of Qualifacts’ CCBHC subject matter experts and the peer leadership available due to a large presence in the state. The Credible platform’s ease of use makes workflows efficient and fast, saving time and extending staff resources to support care and drive outcomes.
  • Instacart announced the launch of a new program with the Partnership for a Healthier America, a nonprofit working to transform the food landscape in pursuit of health equity. The program recently kicked off in Indianapolis, supporting families in need with Instacart Health Fresh Funds. This new Indianapolis program is providing more than 600 local families with $50/month of Fresh Funds stipends to purchase produce through Instacart for three consecutive months. With Fresh Funds, program participants have access to a designated digital stipend to spend on nutritious foods. The program also provides participants with a complimentary Instacart+ membership for four months. The Indianapolis program is part of a long-term, national partnership with PHA that Instacart announced in September, alongside the launch of Instacart Health. 
  • Cloud DX, a health data platform, announced a new contract with a prominent Ontario health care organization specializing in heart health to establish a remote patient monitoring program for congestive heart failure patients. The company's Connected Health devices and data platform will replace the organization's current heart failure telehealth program. The 3-year contract aims to enroll congestive heart failure patients in a three-month remote monitoring program with up to 100 patients onboarded per month. The contract value is expected to be up to $171,000 CAD in first year.
  • Health Gorilla, a Health Information Network and interoperability provider, partnered with CLEAR, a secure identity verification platform, to launch Individual Access Services, which allows consumers to access their personal health information securely. The program will begin in Puerto Rico with the Puerto Rico Health Information Exchange and expand to other regions in the future. Health Gorilla will embed Powered by CLEAR to seamlessly verify a consumer's identity and provide them with secure and easy access to their health information. Friction-free identity verification and user authentication will empower citizens of Puerto Rico to easily and securely access their medical records and share them with authorized healthcare providers.
  • Cary Medical Management, a company transforming traditional primary care into high-performing, technology-enabled, value-based care clinics, and Goshen Medical Center, the largest Federally Qualified Health Center in North Carolina with 38 sites and 80 healthcare providers in Eastern Carolina, announced a multi-year partnership for CMM to implement their proven VBC technologies and services. Under the agreement, 31,000 North Carolina patients that are covered under VBC payer contracts, including Medicare, Medicaid, and commercially insured patients, will receive enhanced healthcare services provided by CMM.
  • Ontrak Health, an AI-powered and telehealth-enabled healthcare company, announced a partnership with Lyssn, a software platform that uses AI and natural language processing to enhance communication and outcomes between healthcare professionals and their members. The partnership will provide Ontrak Health Care Coaches with real-time analysis and feedback on the fidelity of Motivational Interviewing during coaching calls with members.
  • Highlands Physicians, announced a partnership with Equality Health, a provider of value-based care with its technology-enabled primary care platform uniquely equipped to address the needs of diverse, rural, and other historically underserved populations. The partnership brings improved patient and provider services to the Highlands Physicians primary care practices and provides support and resources to participating physicians in navigating the transformation to value-based care initiatives. After an extensive national search, Equality Health was chosen by HPI to help boost provider satisfaction and to improve patient care quality outcomes. This partnership reflects the shared mission of both companies and is the ideal combination of Equality Health's unique primary care platform and HPI's 30-plus years of quality-focused care.
  • The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and PATH, a Washington non-profit corporation, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to advance gender equality and health equity in Latin America and the Caribbean. The MOU aims to bring together the expertise of both organizations to support UN Women's mandate and PATH's mission. With this partnership, PATH commits to confirm and communicate that gender equality is central to its mission, to create an organizational policy that supports its commitment to gender equality, and to provide guidance on implementing its commitment to gender equality in its programming.
  • Movement health company movr announced a new partnership with Advanta Health Solutions, a digital wellness provider for health plans and plan sponsors. In addition to supporting 3,000+ organizations nationally, Advanta was recently pre-approved to build wellness programs for the 55,000+ organizations served by Sourcewell. Advanta will integrate movr's movement health technology to power a new personalized MSK offering within its ActiveFit+ platform.
  • Wellcare and Galileo† announced an expanded partnership giving Wellcare's Medicare Advantage members in South Carolina preferred access to Galileo's expert primary and multispecialty care providers. Galileo will serve Wellcare's South Carolina Medicare Advantage members in their own homes, virtually and through mobile clinics to improve health outcomes and reduce total cost of care. Wellcare and Galileo began their partnership in New York, offering Medicare Advantage Members virtual, in-home and mobile care. With the addition of South Carolina, Galileo will now serve 94,000 Wellcare members across both states.
  • Privia Health and OhioHealth, a nationally recognized not-for-profit health system, announced the signing of definitive agreements forming a strategic partnership. This includes the formal launch of Privia Medical Group – Ohio for community physicians throughout the state of Ohio. The partnership will support the growth and enhance the performance of OhioHealth’s existing clinically integrated network and provide a new alternative for Ohio physicians and provider groups that wish to utilize the technology and services infrastructure of Privia Medical Group – Ohio, and transition into value-based care arrangements.
  • Jogan Health, along with Denver Angels is partnering with Orderly Health, a group whose mission is to create a more connected healthcare ecosystem through data and technology. The company offers providers and payers the tools to take charge of their data and use it to help enhance their services. One of Orderly Health's crucial tools is the Roster Automation Suite, which automates, translates, and standardizes healthcare provider data across any format. With the click of a button, providers and payers can now instantly process rosters that used to take hundreds of hours of manual labor, all without having to worry about formatting standards or the transparency and accessibility of the data. The suite helps achieve an 80-90% increase in productivity.
  • CareCloud, a provider of healthcare technology solutions for medical practices and health systems nationwide, announced a partnership with KabaFusion aimed at further optimizing the financial performance of the home-infusion provider through revenue cycle management. This partnership will leverage CareCloud's RCM experience to streamline processes, reduce denials, and increase revenue captured for KabaFusion.
  • California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that California will not renew its multimillion dollar contract with Walgreens after the company said it would not dispense medication abortion in multiple states where abortion is legal. The California Department of General Services issued a formal notice “withdrawing a planned renewal of that agreement set to take effect on May 1, 2023” and “will explore other options for furnishing the same services,” according to a statement from Newsom’s office.


  • Boyd Industries, a company that designs and manufactures dental and medical operatory equipment, acquired SMR, a brand of ENT equipment, from Global Surgical
  • Health and care experience company Transcarent acquired the Care Delivery division from virtual care company 98point6
  • WeightWatchers entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sequence, a subscription telehealth platform
  • Sumitovant Biopharma, which is accelerating development and commercialization of new potential therapies for patients with rare conditions and other diseases completed its acquisition of Myovant Sciences, which aspires to redefine care for women and men through purpose-driven science
  • WebMD Health Corp, an Internet Brands company and health information service for physicians, other healthcare professionals and consumers, acquired Grupo SANED, a Spanish health and medical information service
  • BioNxt Solutions, a bioscience accelerator, signed a definitive technology transfer and patent assignment agreement to acquire certain technology and intellectual property assets and rights related to a novel solid oral drug dosage form coating and delivery technology
  • Halcyon, an investment platform set up by private equity firm Aliter Capital, acquired Fingerprint Global, a provider of tech which collects data on surgical instruments within hospitals and clinics
  • Agilent Technologies, which delivers scientific solutions, helping customers achieve superior outcomes in their labs and clinics, acquired e-MSion, developer of a device for mass spectrometers that enables biological researchers to develop biotherapeutic products more quickly
  • Fifth Third Bancorp, a bank holding company, acquired Big Data Healthcare, a technology solutions provider for healthcare payments and remittance

Funding Roundup 

  • Aiberry, an AI-powered mental health screener, raised $8 million
  • Wave Life, a science-backed mental health platform aimed at supporting Gen Z, raised $6 million
  • Iron Health, a company that develops virtual tech assisting OB-GYNs, raised $4.5 million
  • Paragonix Technologies, an organ transplant company, raised $24 million
  • SimConverse, a simulation platform that uses generative AI in healthcare communications training, raised A$1.5 million
  • SiYi Intelligence, an intelligent rehabilitation solution provider, raised nearly $15 million
  • VivaWell, an AI prevention-centric healthcare and wellness company, raised $1.6 million
  • Shoulder Innovations, a medical device development company in the shoulder replacement space, raised $42 million 
  • GenoME Diagnostics, developer of a novel blood test for earlier, more accurate detection of ovarian cancer, raised £1.4 million
  • Iktos, a company specializing in artificial intelligence for new drug discovery, raised €15.5 million
  • Volastra Therapeutics, a clinical stage cancer biotechnology company focused on exploiting chromosomal instability, raised $60 million 
  • Assured Allies, an insurtech company for evidence-based successful aging, raised $42.5 million

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