Cancer

Celmatix Reaches a Key Preclinical Milestone in Its Premature Menopause Prevention Drug Program

We last spoke about Celmatix in January, when the company announced that a novel PCOS target identified as part of its five-year, multi-target alliance with Evotec has progressed into hit-identification. Now the company is back with more promising news and this time it’s about premature menopause. According to a release Celmatix has identified of a novel AMHR2 agonist compound that has demonstrated…

Vara Teams Up with Greek Healthcare Provider MITERA to Launch Decentralized Breast Cancer Screening Centers

There are 700,000 deaths from breast cancer every year. In Greece breast cancer is the most common cancer among women and the third most common cancer in the Greek population representing 12% of all cases in 2020. Vara, the startup known for its AI-powered breast cancer screening and data management platform, has now entered a new partnership with MITERA, the largest private…

CancerIQ Raises a $14M Series B for Its Cancer-focused Precision Health Platform

CancerIQ, a precision health platform powering early cancer detection and prevention across broad patient populations has cloces a $14M Series B co-led by Merck Global Health Innovation Fund (Merck GHI) and Amgen Ventures. McKesson Ventures, OSF Ventures, the investment arm of OSF HealthCare, a current CancerIQ customer, as well as CancerIQ’s Series A lead investor, HealthX Ventures, also participated in the round.…

Famtech Startup Koble Raises a $1M Pre-Seed Round for Its Parenting Platform

Koble, a community-driven famtech startup with the goal to support moms and dads on their parenting journey, has raises $1M led by Garage capital. Other participants in the round include Panache Ventures as well as a number of angel investors. Koble was founded in January 2021 by Swati Matta with the goal to connect parents and health experts. In a nutshell the…