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uBiome is jumping into therapeutics with a healthy $83 million in Series C financing – TechCrunch

uBiome is jumping into therapeutics with a healthy $83 million in Series C financing – TechCrunch 23andMe, IBM and now uBiome is the next tech company to jump into the lucrative multi-billion dollar drug discovery market. The company started out with a consumer gut health test to check whether your …

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Apple’s Watch isn’t the first with an EKG reader but it will matter to more consumers – TechCrunch

Apple’s Watch isn’t the first with an EKG reader but it will matter to more consumers – TechCrunch Apple’s COO Jeff Williams exuberantly proclaimed Apple’s Watch was the first to get FDA clearance as an over-the-counter electrocardiogram (EKG) reader during the special event at Apple headquarters on Wednesday. While Apple …

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Google Street View cars will be roaming around the planet to check our air quality with these sensors – TechCrunch

Google Street View cars will be roaming around the planet to check our air quality with these sensors – TechCrunch Aclima, a San Francisco-based startup building Internet-connected air quality sensors has announced plans to integrate its mobile sensing platform into Google’s global fleet of Street View vehicles. Google uses the …

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Her super-donor origin story – TechCrunch

Her super-donor origin story – TechCrunch Priscilla Chan is so much more than Mark Zuckerberg’s wife. A teacher, doctor, and now one of the world’s top philanthropists, she’s a dexterous empath determined to help. We’ve all heard Facebook’s dorm-room origin story, but Chan’s epiphany of impact came on a playground. …

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CB Therapeutics’ lab-grown cannabinoids could unlock new medicines and make others affordable – TechCrunch

CB Therapeutics’ lab-grown cannabinoids could unlock new medicines and make others affordable – TechCrunch Marijuana may still be on shaky legal ground, but the therapeutic benefits of the psychoactive molecules — cannabinoids — inside the plant are solidly established. Unfortunately, cultivation of that plant is resource-intensive and yields only tiny …

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George Church’s genetics on the blockchain startup just raised $4.3 million from Khosla – TechCrunch

George Church’s genetics on the blockchain startup just raised $4.3 million from Khosla – TechCrunch Nebula Genomics, the startup that wants to put your whole genome on the blockchain, has announced the raise of $4.3 million in Series A from Khosla Ventures and other leading tech VC’s such as Arch Venture …

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HP is ‘printing’ drugs for the CDC to speed up antibiotic testing – TechCrunch

HP is ‘printing’ drugs for the CDC to speed up antibiotic testing – TechCrunch At least 2 million people in the U.S. become infected with so-called “super bugs” and at least 23,000 people die as a direct result of these infections each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control …

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RDMD attacks rare diseases with data mined from health records – TechCrunch

RDMD attacks rare diseases with data mined from health records – TechCrunch You wouldn’t expect a medical app to get its start as a Snapchat competitor. Neither did video chat startup TapTalk’s founder Onno Faber. But four years ago he was diagnosed with a rare disease called Neurofibromatosis Type 2 that caused …

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Biometrics provider now enables alcohol purchases at Seahawks and Mariners games – TechCrunch

Biometrics provider now enables alcohol purchases at Seahawks and Mariners games – TechCrunch Clear, the biometrics company you’ve probably seen at airports and at a few other prominent queues, is rolling out the capability to simultaneously verify your ID and pay for an alcoholic drink with your fingerprint. It’s only …

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