Chronic diseases and health conditions are often incurable and can adversely impact the longevity and quality of a person’s life if not managed actively. The wide prevalence of these conditions along with the fact that they are often preventable and frequently manageable with early detection and with the right health practices, calls for more focus on empowering patients in ongoing self-care.
Earning a little extra toward workout products and fitness classes could be as easy as tracking the steps you take outside. London-based Sweatcoin, a company which “pays” users a digital currency based on their daily steps, has just landed $5.7 million in a funding round led by Goodwater Capital with participation from Seedcamp, Greylock Partners, Rubylight, SmartHub, and several angel investors.
Pandion Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company developing bispecific antibody therapeutics to achieve localized immunomodulation, today announced the completion of a $58 million Series A financing. This funding will be used to advance its initial drug programs for autoimmune and inflammatory diseases toward the clinic, as well as to continue building the company’s technology platform and pipeline. Polaris Partners, the founding investor that provided the initial seed funding, co-led the Series A financing along with Versant Ventures and Roche Venture Fund. SR One and BioInnovation Capital also participated in the round.
Digital health firm HealthTap and Bupa, a health care provider that offers both insurance and medical services to millions around the world, are teaming up in a massive strategic partnership that could make “digital end-to-end” medical services a widespread reality, HealthTap CEO Ron Gutman stated in an early interview previewing the arrangement.
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