Healthcare Health/Fitness

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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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 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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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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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-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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US-based health tech startup Keona bags $2.5M to fuel growth

Keona Health, a Chapel Hill, US-based health tech startup that created software that helps nurses save time by taking patient histories and classify cases online, bagged $2.5 million in funding to accelerate its growth.

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One Medical Group receives USD40 million investment

One Medical Group has received a USD40 million investment led by Redmile Group, led by Redmile Group and other previous investors of the company

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California healthcare informatics firm AdverseEvents secures $2M in Series A round

Santa Rosa, US-based healthcare informatics firm AdverseEvents secured $2 million in its Series A funding round led by London, UK-based life science research firm Evaluate Ltd to accelerate its growth.

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Australian firm Nexvet scores $31.5M to expand clinical program for pets' health

Melbourne, Australia-based animal therapeutics developer Nexvet Biopharma scored $31.5 million in a funding round from investors and shareholders to expand its product portfolio and clinical program for pets' health.

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Finnish corporate wellness startup HeiaHeia scores €1.5M in first funding

Helsinki, Finland-based corporate wellness startup HeiaHeia scored €1.5 million in its first funding round led by Wallstreet Financial Services for its international expansion, marketing improvement, and product development.

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California healthy snack startup NatureBox raises $18M in Series B funding

San Carlos, US-based healthy snack startup NatureBox raised $18 million in a Series B funding round led by Canaan Partners to expand the snack choices it delivers to its consumers.

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Unitus backs Indian dental chain Smile Merchants' seed round

Unitus Seed Fund backed Mumbai, India-based dental clinic chain Smile Merchants with an undisclosed investment to develop the latter's hub-and-spoke system and fund its national expansion.

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California startup Lark steps away from hardware with new health tracking app on Samsung

Mountain View, US-based health startup Lark stepped away from hardware with the launch of its new personal health coaching app on Samsung's Galaxy S5 model.

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Daiichi Sankyo says Ranbaxy-Sun Pharma merger may close by the end of 2014

Daiichi Sankyo said in a statement that the merger deal between Ranbaxy and Sun Pharma would possibly close by the end of 2014, reported ET.

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