Sarah Buhr

Cytera CellWorks aims to bring cell culture automation to your dinner plate

Cytera CellWorks aims to bring cell culture automation to your dinner plate

Cytera CellWorks hopes to revolutionize the so-called “clean meat” industry through the automation of cell cultures — and that could mean one day, if all goes to plan, the company’s products could be in every grocery store in America. Cytera is a ways off from that happening, though. Founded in 2017 by two college students in […]

 Sarah Buhr

The FDA OK’d an app as a form of birth control

The FDA OK’d an app as a form of birth control

Don’t want to get pregnant? There’s a Food and Drug Administration approved app for that. The FDA has just given the go ahead for Swedish app Natural Cycles to market itself as a form of birth control in the U.S. Natural Cycles was already in use as a way to prevent pregnancy in certain European […]

 Sarah Buhr

Collective Health nabs $110 million in funding

Collective Health nabs $110 million in funding

 Enterprise health management startup Collective Health has added another $110 million to the coffers from existing high-profile investors such as Founders Fund and Alphabet’s investment arm GV, bringing the total now raised to a cool $230 million. Read More Start the conversation, or Read more at TechCrunch

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BrainQ aims to cure stroke and spinal cord injuries through mind-reader tech

BrainQ aims to cure stroke and spinal cord injuries through mind-reader tech

 Israel-based BrainQ is a new neurotech startup hoping to take on brain-computer interface (BCI) companies Kernel and Neuralink. But it’s early days in this industry, including for BrainQ, which plans to use a non-surgically embedded EEG machine to gather data and help improve outcomes for stroke and spinal cord patients. Read More Start the conversation, […]

 Sarah Buhr

Life sciences startup Avro aims to deliver drugs to children and the elderly through skin patches

Life sciences startup Avro aims to deliver drugs to children and the elderly through skin patches

 Avro, a life sciences startup in Y Combinator’s current batch, is banking on a method to deliver medications to populations unable to swallow or chew — it will administer them through the skin. Starting with allergy medications, the startup is developing skin patches that release drugs commonly used in seasonal allergies for children. The patches […]

 Sarah Buhr

Swiss pharma company Roche is buying Flatiron Health for $1.9 billion

Swiss pharma company Roche is buying Flatiron Health for $1.9 billion

 Roche, the global pharmaceutical company from Switzerland, today announced it will scoop up Flatiron Health, a startup analyzing real-time oncology data to help cancer patients and doctors, in a $1.9 billion deal. Flatiron has also confirmed the deal to TechCrunch. Read More Start the conversation, or Read more at TechCrunch

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With $250 million, Peter Diamandis’ new startup is all about taking stem cells from placentas

With $250 million, Peter Diamandis’ new startup is all about taking stem cells from placentas

 Stem cells derived from a human placenta hold the key to unlocking a myriad of potentials in regenerative medicine and are the focus of X-Prize and Singularity University founder Peter Diamandis’ new endeavor. Called Celularity, the startup is a spinout from Celgene, a global biopharmaceutical company creating gene therapies. Diamandis teamed up with Dr. Robert […]

 Sarah Buhr

Human sequencing pioneer George Church wants to give you the power to sell your DNA on the blockchain

Human sequencing pioneer George Church wants to give you the power to sell your DNA on the blockchain

 The blockchain is the buzziest thing on the internet these days and now MIT professor and godfather of the Human Genome Project George Church wants to put your genes on it. His new startup Nebula Genomics plans to sequence your genome for less than $1,000 and then add your data to the blockchain through the […]

 Sarah Buhr

This company will tell you which vitamins and supplements to take based on your DNA

This company will tell you which vitamins and supplements to take based on your DNA

 Nutrigene believes your genes may hold the secret to what you might be missing in your diet. The company will send you tailor-made liquid vitamin supplements based on a lifestyle quiz and your DNA. Read More Start the conversation, or Read more at TechCrunch

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Safe Catch Tuna is a startup on a mission to eradicate the risk of mercury poisoning from your fish

Safe Catch Tuna is a startup on a mission to eradicate the risk of mercury poisoning from your fish

 Bay Area startup Safe Catch Tuna has developed a patented technology to detect mercury levels in a variety of fish and pledges that its own brand of tuna products have the lowest levels of any brand. Read More Start the conversation, or Read more at TechCrunch

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