Healthcare Health/Fitness

Morpol founder picks up 12.9pct stake in Norwegian biomarine firm Hofseth for NOK45M

Jerzy Malek, the founder of salmon processor Morpol, picked up a 12.9% stake in Alesund, Norway-based biomarine firm Hofseth Biocare in a private placement valued at NOK45 million.

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Ensign purchases Life's Doors home health and hospice agency in Idaho

California, US-based nursing rehabilitation services provider The Ensign Group Inc purchased the hospice, home health, and agency of Life's Doors in Boise, Idaho for an undisclosed sum.

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Samridhi Fund invests INR18 crore to help Kanungo Institute of Diabetes expand in India

Samridhi Fund invested INR18 crore in Bhubaneswar-based diabetes care provider Kanungo Institute of Diabetes Specialties (KIDS) to help the latter expand its services in rural India.

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Chinese posture-correcting wearable device Giraffe Friend launches crowdfunding campaign on DemoHour

Giraffe Friend, a wearable device that reminds the user to correct bad posture to prevent backaches, launched a crowdfunding campaign on DemoHour and has already raised $14,000 (CNY87,527).

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Zesty bags additional $2M in seed funding to expand healthcare appointment platform beyond London

London, UK-based healthcare appointment platform Zesty bagged an additional $2 million in its seed funding round from TA Ventures and ABRT Fund to expand its services beyond London.

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German firm Biozoon makes 3D-printed food for elderly patients

Bremerhaven, Germany-based food innovation firm Biozoon is devising a kind of 3D-printed food to help make sure that elderly patients who are unable to swallow will not choke during meals.

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US startup Omada Health pockets $23M in Series B round to fuel digital weight loss program

San Francisco, US-based health-tech startup Omada Health pocketed $23 million in a Series B funding led by Andreessen Horowitz to fuel its digital weight loss program for diabetic people.

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Massachusetts-based Wellframe nabs $1.5M in seed funding to provide patients with a mobile digital nurse

Boston, Massachusetts-based mobile healthcare management platform Wellframe nabbed $1.5 million in a seed funding round from several high net worth individuals to provide patients with an app that will serve as their personal digital nurse.

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Oklahoma-based anti-abortion firm Hobby Lobby stirs controversy by backing contraception makers

Oklahoma, US-based anti-abortion craft store chain Hobby Lobby stirred controversy by investing $73 million in Pfizer, Bayer, and other companies that make abortive drugs and contraception.

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Ohio software firm Bjond raises $3.25M in Series A funding

Columbus, US-based software firm Bjond raised $3.25 million in its Series A funding round led by Draper Triangle Ventures to accelerate its workflow automation software BjondHealth.

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IMS Health Holdings sets IPO price

IMS Health Holdings has set its price for the company's initial public offer to start trading on Friday on the NYSE, reported Reuters.

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Sanofi looking growth in Africa through acquisitions

Sanofi is looking to grasp a good hold in Africa through acquisition of business units, according to the firm's CEO Chris Viehbacher who told Reuters.

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Healthcare IT service provider Imprivata files for IPO in New York

Lexington, US-based healthcare IT service provider Imprivata filed for an initial public offering (IPO) to raise $115 million on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

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New York fitness startup Classtivity rebrands as ClassPass as it closes $2M seed round

New York, US-based fitness startup Classtivity rebranded as ClassPass as it closed $2 million in a seed funding round from several angel investors to help customers stick more to its workout program.

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Smart Ventures Inc seeks $100M for cannabis-focused subsidiary

Smart Ventures already tapped a veteran fund manager to work on the $100 million initial private placement fundraising for Cannabis Funding Group, the statement said.

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