Rock Weekly: Google acquires Rock Health company in biotech push
September 15, 2014
The US may have entered a new, “pay less, get more” era of healthcare—but don’t start the party just yet. The Apple Watch didn’t wow the health industry, and the US seems to be losing its scientific momentum. At least neurodegenerative science projects are getting a special boost—from Google. Calico just teamed up with UT Southwestern to develop treatments for Parkinson’s and ALS, and Google[x] acquired Rock Health portfolio company Lift Labs to give people with tremor the ability to eat again.
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|Livongo Health||$10M||General Catalyst Partners||TechCrunch|
|iSpecimen||$8M||Undisclosed||Boston Business Journal|
|Keas||$7.4M||Atlantic Ventures, Ignition Partners||MobiHealthNews|
|Lumiata||$6M||Sandbox Industries, Blue Cross Blue Shield Venture Partners||MarketWatch|
|6SensorLabs||$4M||Upfront Ventures, SoftTech VC, Lemnos Labs, SK Ventures, Xandex Investments LLP||TechCrunch|
|Senscio Systems||$1.5M||eCoast Angels, Walnut Venture Associates, Golden Seeds, Northeast Angels||Worcestor Business Journal|
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