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Windham Venture Partners

Neuspera Medical Receives Investigational Device Exemption for Its Ultra-Miniaturized Implantable Device | PR Newswire | 12/10/2019

… prevalent form of Over Active Bladder. “The Neuspera team continues to take meaningful steps to bringing their novel technology platform to patients battling the symptoms of UUI,” said Adam Fine , Founder & Managing Partner of Windham Venture Partners – a major investor in Neuspera Medical. “The Investigational Device Exemption marks a key milestone in the company’s lifecycle and speaks to the maturity of the medical device platform. We look forward to more …

Seven Peaks Ventures

Bright.md Survey Reveals Tremendous Opportunity for Health Care Systems: Consumers Still Put More Trust in Health Care Providers and Hospitals than in Retailers and Big Tech | PR Newswire | 12/10/2019

PRNewswire/ – Though patients say they want a health care experience that rivals the convenience and service they’ve become accustomed to with eCommerce, they aren’t yet putting their trust in large retailers or technology companies, according to a recent survey by Bright.md , the leading health care delivery automation company. In its Health Care Consumer Trust Survey , Bright.md found that more than two-thirds of those who responded said they most trusted …

Longitude Capital

Talaris Therapeutics to Present at American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting | Business & Finance | manchestertimes.com | Business Wire | 12/6/2019

… disorders. Talaris was founded on technology discovered and developed by Dr. Suzanne Ildstad and operates its own cell processing facility in Louisville, KY. Talaris is backed by leading life sciences investors Blackstone Life Sciences, Longitude Capital and Qiming Venture Partners USA and maintains corporate offices in Boston, MA and Louisville, KY. www.TalarisTx.com . View source version on businesswire.com : https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191206005233/en/ CONTACT: Media Contact …

Vulcan Capital

Benefitfocus Announces Selections for InnovationPlace Startup Cohort | PR Newswire | 12/6/2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. , Dec. Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ: BNFT ), a leading cloud-based consumer benefits platform and services provider, today announced it has selected six companies for its inaugural startup supplier cohort within InnovationPlace, the company’s startup partner program. Companies chosen for the cohort align with Benefitfocus’ goal to provide easy access to the benefits people need to improve their lives. Throughout the course of the program, founders and their teams from …

LLR Partners

Suvoda Secures $40M Investment from LLR Partners | PR Newswire | 12/5/2019

Growth capital to support expansion of Suvoda’s clinical trial software and services CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. , Dec. 5, Suvoda LLC, a SaaS provider of clinical trial software, announced it secured a $40 million minority equity investment from Philadelphia -based private equity firm, LLR Partners. LLR’s investment is the first institutional capital invested in Suvoda and will be used to help support the Company’s continued growth and the expansion of its product offerings …

RA Capital Management

Black Diamond Therapeutics Closes $85 Million Series C Financing | PR Newswire | 12/5/2019

Black Diamond Therapeutics Closes $85 Million Series C Financing Company also announces CRISPR Therapeutics CEO Samarth Kulkarni, Ph.D., Joins its Board of Directors News provided by Dec 05, 2019, 08:17 ET Share this article CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and NEW YORK Black Diamond Therapeutics, Inc., a precision oncology medicine company pioneering the discovery and development of small molecule, tumor-agnostic therapies, today announced the completion of an oversubscribed Series C financing of …

Century Capital

Vizion Health expands into Texas adolescent addiction market | PRWeb | 12/5/2019

… site and multi-state behavioral health businesses. Dr. Ann Miller, a recognized national expert in the addiction treatment industry, is Vizion’s Chief Development Officer. Aaron Kneas, a Vizion partner and managing director with New Century Capital Partners (NCCP), supports the Vizion Team on structuring transactions and securing the capital for the Company’s growth. “The strength of the core Vizion team enables us to grow quickly while continuing to ensure quality …

Leerink Transformation Partners

Kyriba and Scientist.com Improve Funding of Scientific Research Through SciPay™ | Business Wire | 12/5/2019

… for most of the world’s major pharmaceutical companies, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) and the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). Since its founding in 2007, Scientist.com has raised $32 million from 5AM Ventures, Leerink Transformation Partners and Heritage Provider Network among others. Visit scientist.com to learn more. Contacts Daniel Shaffer, , +1 858 263-2218 Sean Preci, , +1 858 455-1300 Contacts Daniel Shaffer, , +1 858 263-2218 Sean Preci, , +1 858 455-1300 …

Khosla Ventures

Vicarious Surgical Announces Breakthrough Designation by the FDA, Appoints Scott Huennekens to Board of Directors | PR Newswire | 12/4/2019

BOSTON , Dec. 4, Vicarious Surgical Inc., the leading innovator in virtual reality and robotics for minimally invasive surgical treatments, announced today they were recently granted the Breakthrough Device Designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). (PRNewsfoto/Vicarious Surgical) The FDA Breakthrough Devices Program is intended to help patients receive more timely access to breakthrough technologies that have the potential to provide more effective treatment. Under the program, the …

Morgan Stanley

Huami Corporation Announced Corporate Mission: Connect Health with Technology | PR Newswire | 12/4/2019

… since Huami was founded in 2013. From the Mi-Band 1, which had healthcare functionality such as step counting and sleep monitoring, to the cutting-edge AI chip Huangshan-1. According to a recent Morgan Stanley research report, the global health care market was estimated to be six times the size of the smartphone market. Mr. Huang believes smart watches are more than a simple duplication or replacement of smartphones …

William Blair

NexPhase Capital Announces Sale of FAST to Verisk | PR Newswire | 12/4/2019

NEW YORK NexPhase Capital, LP (“NexPhase” or the “Firm”), an operationally focused private equity firm and sub-advisor to the Moelis Capital Partners (“MCP”) Opportunity Funds, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell Flexible Architecture & Simplified Technology, LLC (“FAST” or the “Company”), a leading software company for the life insurance and annuity industry, to Verisk Analytics, Inc. (“Verisk”). Founded in 2010, FAST is a leader …

Thoma Bravo

Instructure Enters Into a Definitive Agreement to be Acquired by Thoma Bravo | PR Newswire | 12/4/2019

… pleased to reach this agreement,” said Josh Coates , Executive Chairman of the Board at Instructure. The Instructure management team, led by CEO Dan Goldsmith , will continue to lead the Company in their current roles. Thoma Bravo will support Instructure as it increases investment in education technology innovation and expands internationally. “Instructure believes the opportunity to become a private Company will provide additional flexibility and position us to invest more strategically …

JP Morgan

1010data Online Holiday Spending Report Monitors Cyber Monday Spend | Business Wire | 12/4/2019

NEW YORK- 1010data , a leading provider of analytical intelligence and consumer transaction data, today released the second in a series of holiday reports, As Cyber Monday Sales Extend in Both Directions, Is it Becoming a Multiweek Shopping Phenomenon?. This study examines the changes in Cyber Monday sales—not only overall online sales growth, but the spread of sales timing to a multi-day event, as well as recent shifts in …

SVB Leerink

Relmada Therapeutics Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Common Stock | PR Newswire | 12/4/2019

… an additional 500,000 shares of Relmada’s common stock at the public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions. The offering is expected to close on December 6, 2019 , subject to customary closing conditions. Jefferies, SVB Leerink and Guggenheim Securities are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. Relmada intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to fund research and development activities for its clinical development programs …

Great Point Partners

Visiongain Report Provides Critical Market-led Data on the 57bn Biomarkers Market | PR Newswire | 12/4/2019

… and Co. Epic Sciences Epigenomics Epistem EQT Evotec Exact Sciences Exiqon Exonhit Ezose Sciences (part of Shionogi) FEI Company Foundation Medicine Fujirebio Diagnostics GE Healthcare Genetic Technologies Geneva Bioinformatics (GeneBio) Genomic Health GenWay Biotech Great Point Partners GSK HD Biosciences Health Diagnostic Laboratory HealthLinx Helicos BioSciences Hewlett-Packard HTG Molecular Diagnostics ICON Plc Illumina ImmunId Insight Genetics Institute of Pathology Heidelberg (IPH) Integrated Diagnostics Ipsen Ipsogen (a subsidiary of QIAGEN …

C-Bridge Capital

Global Hematology Partnering Deal Trends, Players and Financials Directory 2019: Deals Signed Between the World’s Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Companies | PR Newswire | 12/4/2019

… Drug Development BioNano Genomics Bioverativ Bleeding Disorders Foundation Blood Bank Of Delmarva Blood Centers of America Blood Systems Bluebird Bio BMG Pharmaceuticals Bonfils Blood Center Boryung Pharmaceutical Bristol- Myers Squibb Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation C-Bridge Capital Cadila Pharmaceuticals Calbiotech California Institute for Regenerative Medicine Calithera Biosciences Capnia Cardiome Pharma Casebia Therapeutics Case Western Reserve University Catalyst Biosciences CEI Celgene Central California Blood Center Cerus Cesca Therapeutics Children’s Hospital of …

HealthQuest Capital

RTI International Makes Strategic Investment in BioIQ | PR Newswire | 12/4/2019

ATLANTA BioIQ , a healthcare engagement and gap closure company, today announced that RTI International (RTI), a leading global research institute, is participating in a round of financing joined by existing investors Savitr Capital, HealthQuest Capital, and Arboretum Ventures. The $14 million financing comes on the heels of BioIQ reaching a major milestone on its journey to positively impact 100-million patient lives – its one millionth colorectal cancer (CRC) screening . Funding …

S3 Ventures

Allstacks Raises $4.7M Seed Round Led by Hyperplane Venture Capital | PR Newswire | 12/4/2019

Sverige Allstacks Raises $4.7M Seed Round Led by Hyperplane Venture Capital Startup with Skyrocketing Growth Secures Funds to Expand its Team and Grow the Company to Meet Demand for its Predictive Forecasting Platform News provided by Allstacks Dec 04, 2019, 08:32 ET RALEIGH, N.C. , Dec. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Allstacks , a predictive forecasting and risk management platform that improves software development outcomes, today announced it has secured $4 .7 million in …

Barclays Capital

Roche Holdings, Inc. Announces Early Tender Results of its Debt Tender Offer | PR Newswire | 12/4/2019

… Offer; (ii) extend or terminate the Offer; (iii) increase or decrease the Maximum Tender Amount and/or the Acceptance Sublimit; or (iv) otherwise amend the Offer in any respect. J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Barclays Capital Inc. are acting as dealer managers for the Offer (the “ Dealer Managers “). The information agent and tender agent (the “ Information and Tender Agent “) for the Offer is D.F. King & Co., Inc. Copies of the …

Citigroup

Seix Investment Advisors Announces Strategic Additions to Leveraged Finance Team | PR Newswire | 12/3/2019

… and leveraging our strength of identifying and taking advantage of market inefficiencies. Adding Derek and David will further expand our team and add expertise within the leveraged finance space.” Phipps joined the company from Citigroup Global Markets, where he most recently was a leveraged finance publishing analyst covering the TMT sectors after serving as a desk analyst for five years. Prior to Citigroup, he worked for Advent Capital as a …

T. Rowe Price

Caring Brands International and Interim HealthCare Inc. Announce New Chief People & Brand Officer | PRWeb | 12/3/2019

… effective immediately. With more than 25 years of talent and marketing experience in the health and services industries, Lobo has held leadership positions of increasing responsibility and impact at organizations such as Cigna, Aramark, T. Rowe Price and BAYADA. Her expertise is both global and wide-ranging, encompassing branding, innovation, product development and management, strategic planning and execution, operations, market planning and analysis, process management, talent development and creative/media …

Versant Ventures

Repare Therapeutics Appoints Steve Forte as CFO and Samarth Kulkarni to Its Board of Directors | Business Wire | 12/3/2019

… editing target discovery technology with high‐resolution protein crystallography, computational biology, medicinal chemistry and clinical informatics to rapidly generate small molecules for clinical investigation. The company is backed by leading global healthcare investors including Versant Ventures and MPM Capital. For additional information, please visit www.reparerx.com . View source version on businesswire.com : https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191203005090/en/ CONTACT: Steve Forte …

Rock Health

Digital health, Fortune 500 health companies see more female leadership, but still far from reaching parity | MobiHealthNews | 12/3/2019

A Rock Health report found that the percentage of female partners at digital health VC firms only rose from 12.2% to 12.6%, while deals closed by women-led startups rose 13.4% to 14%. Digital health, Fortune 500 health companies see more female leadership, but still far from reaching parity The digital health field saw an increase in women leadership in 2019, but the pace of change remains relatively slow, according …

CVC Capital Partners

Messer, the world’s largest privately-held industrial gases specialist, becomes new T-Systems North America customer | PR Newswire | 12/3/2019

… 2019 /PRNewswire/ – T-Systems was selected to partner with Messer to provide SAP and non-SAP hosting, application operations and security services for its operations in the Americas. Earlier this year, Messer Group and CVC Capital partners acquired most of the North American gases business of Linde plc, as well as certain Linde business activities in South America . This allowed Messer the unique opportunity to return to the Americas markets …

Silicon Valley Bank

SVB Financial Group Announces Pricing of $350 Million Preferred Stock Depositary Shares Offering | PR Newswire | 12/2/2019

… and groups © 2019 SVB Financial Group. All rights reserved. SVB, SVB , SVB Financial Group, Silicon Valley Bank, Make Next Happen Now and the chevron device are trademarks of SVB Financial Group, used under license. Silicon Valley Bank is a member of the FDIC and the Federal Reserve System. Silicon Valley Bank is the California bank subsidiary of SVB Financial Group . Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains within the meaning …