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Now Fully Financed, Okyanos Is Poised To Start Mending Broken Hearts

Following its $8.9 million Series B capital raise in March, Okyanos Heart Institute is rapidly approaching the day when it will be able to treat the first heart patient using autologous adipose derived regenerative cells (ADRCs) in the Bahamas. Adipose, or fat, is the richest source of regenerative cells in the body and the term "autologous" simply means that the cells are derived from the same patient undergoing the cell therapy treatment.

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LeBron James

Powerade settles score with Gatorade over LeBron James cramps; market share up

Powerade on Monday gets even with Gatorade over the latter's taunting of LeBron James in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Miami Heat's superstar and Powerade endorser James suffered from severe leg cramps twice during the game. The Heat lost over San Antonio Spurs 110-95.

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President Barack Obama

Obamacare Sends More Patients to the ER

Following the execution of the Affordable Care Act took in January, hospitals in Norton has seen a surge of emergency room patients. There are more patients now crowding for immediate care accounting to around 100 or more people per month.

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Apple Inc

Apple’s HealthKit is made in Australia, startup founder claims

Alison Hardacre, co-founder and managing director of HealthKit, a Melbourne-based startup and owner of both the HealthKit Twitter handle and the healthkit.com website expressed disappointment over Twitter on Apple's use of its company name in its new product.

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Chase Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Chase Pharmaceuticals Corporation secures $21 million in Series B round for improved Alzheimer drug clinical trials

Chase Pharmaceuticals Corporation raises $21 million in a Series B financing round led by New Rhein Healthcare Investors, LLC.

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PEAR Sports

California fitness app PEAR takes home $5M in Series B round

Irvine, US-based fitness trainer app PEAR Sports took home $5 million in its Series B funding led by previous backers Innovate Partners and Nordic Ventures to ramp up its marketing efforts and third-party sales.

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Smarty Pants

US vitamin seller SmartyPants bags $2.2M via equity crowdfunding

Venice, California-based online vitamin seller SmartyPants Vitamins bagged $2.2 million in a new capital raising via San Francisco-based equity crowdfunding platform CircleUp to develop new products and expand its workforce.

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MyFitnessPal

US-based fitness app MyFitnessPal to launch localized apps for Asian expansion

San Francisco, California-based nutrition and fitness startup MyFitnessPal is set to launch localized apps with additional languages to build its audience in Asia, particularly in China, Japan, and South Korea.

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Doximity

Doximity gets $54 million Series C funding from T. Rowe Price and VC firm DFJ

Doximity has received $54 million Series C funding from DFJ and T. Rowe Price which could be the last investment round for the startup before it launches its initial public offering.

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Voluntis

French healthcare software provider Voluntis lands $29M in Series D financing

Suresnes, France-based therapeutic companion software provider Voluntis landed $29 million (€20.75 million) in its Series D financing round led by Bpifrance Large Venture and Vesalius Biocapital to develop its diabetes management program and expand its US operations.

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Figure 1

Canadian medical photo sharing app Figure 1 releases new features

Toronto, Canada-based medical photo and information sharing app Figure 1 released new features yesterday to give doctors ability to create better profiles and allow them to collaborate with other users on different medical cases.

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Facebook

Facebook enters fitness arena with purchase of Finnish fitness app maker ProtoGeo

US social media giant Facebook entered the fitness arena with its acquisition of Helsinki, Finland-based mobile fitness tracking app maker ProtoGeo Oy for an undisclosed amount to beef up its mobile app portfolio.

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Virtuix Omni

Texas-based virtual reality treadmill Virtuix Omni bags $3M in seed funding

Houston, US-based virtual reality (VR) treadmill maker Virtuix Omni bagged $3 million in its seed funding round with Tekton Ventures and Maveron as lead investors to fund the commercial release of its product.

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Healbe Device

Russian calorie measuring device from HealBe smiles at over 1 mln from Indiegogo.com

St. Petersburg-based HealBe engages crowdfunding goers at Indiegogo.com for GoBe earning $1,084,311 Tuesday, with the original goal set at $100,000.

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Pfizer Inc

Pfizer-AstraZeneca acquisition talks halted, no plan to resume - Sources

The deal between Pfizer and AstraZeneca to acquire its London based business were halted with no plans to resume said sources who spoke in condition of anonymity as the matter was held private in nature.

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