Category: Biotech & Health

These desktop lamps beam near-infrared light, in a bid to improve your mood

As humans spend increasing amounts of time indoors, we lose access to the sun’s natural benefits. Recognition of season affective disorder has grown accordingly. While the actual occurrence of the condition is low (around 5% — or 10 million or so Americans),  it’s led to increasing awareness of the sun’s impact on the production of […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

Bioptimus raises $35 million seed round to develop AI foundational model focused on biology

There’s a new generative AI startup based in Paris. But what makes Bioptimus interesting is that it plans to apply everything we’ve collectively learned about AI models over the past few years with a narrow, exclusive focus on biology. The reason why it makes to sense to create a startup focused exclusively on biology is […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

Kenya’s Ilara Health gets $4.2M backing to expand clinic-support services

Ilara Health, a Kenya-based health-tech enabling private clinics to access diagnostic devices and pharmaceutical products, has secured $4.2 million debt-equity in a pre-Series A round. The funds will be used to scale operations in the East African country, and to deepen health care access to the masses through the rollout of a B2B health and […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

Ambience Healthcare raises $70M for its AI assistant led by OpenAI and Kleiner Perkins

Artificial intelligence has an increasing role in the world of healthcare, and startups that bring the two worlds closer are seeing significant traction with customers, and investors. In the latest development, Ambience Healthcare — has developed what it describes as an “operating system” for healthcare organizations to help clinicians complete the substantial administrative work required […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

Startup studio Hexa hires former Doctolib exec to launch its health vertical

Hexa, the Paris-based startup studio that recently raised $22 million, is launching a new vertical focused on improving the healthcare system. Julien Méraud, a senior team member of the French unicorn startup Doctolib, is joining the startup studio . As a reminder, Hexa started its life as eFounders and originally focused specifically on B2B software-as-a-service […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

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