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Startup focused on B-cell therapies launched with $52M in Series A

After tackling two major research challenges, the founders of Be Biopharma are ready to announce their official launch along with a $52 million funding round. They are intent upon using the body’s B cells to treat a range of diseases. The Series A round was led by Atlas Venture and RA Capital Management. Joining in...

Nonprofit tests app for travelers to meet cross-border Covid-19 requirements

A volunteer uses CommonPass to board a flight from London to Newark. The CommonPass health pass allows travellers to securely share their Covid-19 status across international borders. Photo credit: CommonPass Most countries currently have restrictions in place barring non-essential travel, and health authorities recommend staying home. But for those who anticipate a trip across...

Why most hospitals could save millions by improving patient safety

The first wave of Covid-19 may gave subsided in some areas of the country, but in others it is growing and hospitals everywhere are continuing to face significant challenges. The American Hospital Association recently estimated that hospitals will incur at least $323.1 billion in losses through the end of this year due to Covid-19....

AppliedVR gets breakthrough device designation for VR to treat pain

AppliedVR received a breakthrough device designation for its VR system for treating chronic pain. Photo credit: AppliedVR A virtual reality program intended to treat fibromyalgia and chronic lower back pain received a breakthrough device designation from The Food and Drug Administration. AppliedVR, the Los Angeles-based startup developing it, said the designation was a milestone...

Review of Chris Hemsworth’s Fitness App, Centr

In the fitness world, 2020 will probably be known as the year everyone discovered working out in their living rooms. As gyms shuttered due to the pandemic, and at-home exercise gear sold out across the world, there was a predictable rise in at-home bodyweight workouts. But working out is hard — at least...