Healthcare Health/Fitness

PillPack launches online pharmacy in 31 US states to solve medication problems

Cambridge, Massachusetts-based firm PillPack has raised $4 million in venture funding last year to launch its online pharmacy service in 31 states in the US to help patients manage their medications.

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Stockton Road Capital makes minority investment in Jamieson Laboratories

Private equity investment firm Stockton Road Capital has made a minority investment together with affiliates of CCMP Capital Advisors in their purchase of nutrition firm Jamieson Laboratories.

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Merck strikes €20m deal with Ablynx for new generation cancer drugs

Ablynx, a Belgian biotechnology firm, has agreed to a €20 million deal with Merck to develop immunotherapies that can bolster the human body's potential to combat cancer cells, the Financial Times reported.

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India-based HCL group invests in Bharat Family Clinic to bet on preventive healthcare market- report

India-based technology firm HCL has entered into the healthcare segment with an equity position in Bharat Family Clinic, causing a buzz in the sector, the Business Standard reported.

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Carrot launches new judgmental weight-loss app Carrot Fit

Carrot, the family of apps that helps people manage daily goals and tasks, launched Carrot Fit on iTunes, a judgmental and sarcastic talking app that helps user track weight loss with a combination of rewards and punishments.

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M&A in Southeast US rises 17% in 2013- report

The mergers and acquisitions activity in the Southeastern portion of the US rose 17% last year, according to data from Mergermarket Group news service, The Tennessean reported.

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Reports say Apple foraying into mobile medical health space

Technology giant Apple Inc is said to be making a play into the mobile medical health space as evidenced by its development of the iWatch and other products, CNET reported.

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Ben Franklin invests $2M in 11 early-stage firms in Southeastern Pennsylvania

Independent non-profit economic development organization Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/SEP) invested $2 million in 11 early-stage companies from the technology and life science sectors.

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US health startup ZappRx scores $1M more to streamline prescription process

Boston, Massachusetts-based health startup ZappRx scored a further $1 million in funding to streamline the prescription process for patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) by becoming their electronic link to the pharmacy.

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Massachusetts-based ZappRx secures $1M in seed round led by Atlas Venture

ZappRx, a mobile platform that automates the prescription management process, has nabbed an additional funding worth $1 million for its seed financing round led by Atlas Ventures.

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HomeHero launches caregiver marketplace for aging adults in California

Los Angeles, California-based caregiver marketplace HomeHero launched its website that aims to connect aging adults with pre-screened caregivers and provide families with an easier way to communicate with and monitor hired caregivers.

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Biopharmaceutical firm Igenica Inc nabs additional $14M in Series C extension funding

Igenica Inc, the biopharmaceutical firm dedicated to developing antibodies and antibody-drug conjugates to treat the Big C, obtained $14 million in its Series C extension round.

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Canada's Jamieson Laboratories to be sold to CCMP Capital Advisors

Jamieson Laboratories, the largest manufacturer and distributor of natural health products in Canada, will be purchased by CCMP Capital Advisors. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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General Electric Co CEO Jeffrey Immelt asks private investors for more investment in African healthcare

General Electric Co Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Immelt has asked private investors to pour more funds in African nations where government-run services have been strained, Bloomberg reported.

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Ventureast invests $3M in Indian medical device startup OneBreath

Ventureast Tenet Fund, together with angel investors, invested $3 million for the expansion of Bangalore, India-based medical device maker OneBreath into India, Eastern Europe, and Africa.

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