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See who won $75,000 in second Street Pitch competition
ElderSense, a Phoenix startup that helps families find senior living options for loved ones, beat nine other local tech-focused startups Friday night as the winner of the second Street Pitch competition at CityScape. ElderSense qualified for a $75,000 investment: $50,000 from Arizona Founders Fund, and a last-minute surprise, $25,000 from Michael Hool’s Hool Ventures. P.K. Fields, CEO and founder of ElderSense, said the money will be used for automating the onboarding of new homes and large… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 25, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Hayley Ringle Source Type: news

New turnaround operator to start Monday at United Medical Center
Mazars USA LLP is expected to start work Monday at District-owned United Medical Center after D.C. Council members approved the company's operating contract late Friday. It followed a D.C. Council health committee hearing earlier that day, when officials from the New York-based auditing firm worked to prove they were the right pick for a $5 million, eight-month contract to oversee operations at the hospital and replace previous, controversial operator, Veritas of Washington LLC. "We know that… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 24, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Flintstone’s children’s vitamins, owned by biotech giant Bayer, are full of questionable ingredients, including GMOs, aspartame, hydrogenated oils
(Natural News) Parents who give their children vitamins normally do so out of concern for their health, which is why a closer look at the ingredients found in one of the most popular vitamins for children in the country is so shocking. Dubbed “Pediatricians’ #1 Choice,” Bayer’s Flintstones Vitamins are one of the most successful brands... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Telangana to lobby for pharma industry with Centre
Telangana industries minister KT Rama Rao pointed out that the pharma industry ’s growth rate fell to 5.5% in the past two years while the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 7%. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - February 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Arts nonprofit chaired by Vertex founder unveils $23M capital campaign
Celebrity Series, a Boston-based nonprofit that organizes concerts and other performing arts events, has launched an effort to raise at least $23 million. The group, whose board chairman is Vertex Pharmaceuticals founder and former CEO Joshua Boger, announced the capital campaign on Friday evening. Donors have already pledged $16 million, and Celebrity Series is aiming to complete the campaign by the end of 2019. Celebrity Series, which was founded in 1938, presents more than 65 stage performances… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 24, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Death of bill to legalize recreational marijuana leaves medical marijuana the only game in town
Now that a bill to legalize marijuana for recreational use has been snuffed out in the Arizona Legislature, medical marijuana remains the only game in town — for now. Two Arizona representatives couldn't get past the chairman of the judiciary committee to hear a bill they drafted to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Rep. Mark Cardenas, D-Phoenix, and Rep. Todd Clodfelter, R-Tucson, sponsored a referendum, House Concurrent Resolution 2037, to recommend a bill that later would go to voters.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

CareOregon absorbs 78K new members, dozens of employees from FamilyCare
FamilyCare Health ’s closure at the end of January was CareOregon’s gain. CareOregon, one of the four health plans under the Health Share of Oregon umbrella serving Medicaid recipients in the Portland area, received nearly 79,000 of the more than 100,000 who had been served by FamilyCare. Care Oregon serves 271 ,000 people through four coordinated care organizations, the biggest of which is Health Share of Oregon. That’s compared to 192,000 as recently as December, an increase of about 40 percent. Eric… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

UMB surpasses 1.25M HSA accounts
The significant growth of UMB Healthcare Services continues, making it an increasingly important business for its parent company UMB Financial Corp. (Nasdaq: UMBF) UMB Healthcare Services surpassed 1.25 million health savings accounts on Jan. 31, up 26.5 percent from 988,000 at the same time a year ago. Deposits reached $2.6 billion, up 32 percent from $2 billion the previous year. "The growth at UMB Healthcare Services has been significant this year and we are excited to be able to say, yet again,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: James Dornbrook Source Type: news

Michael Burcham's startup says it is already doing what Amazon is attempting
Narus Health, a Nashville-based care management company, launched expanded services in January to 30 clients. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

Keystone First, Nemours sign two valued-based care deals
Keystone First, the largest Medicaid managed care plan in southeastern Pennsylvania, has signed value-based care agreements with the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and Nemours duPont Pediatrics in Philadelphia. The goal of the agreements is to improve health outcomes for Keystone First members by rewarding health care provides for providing cost-effective and quality care. Keystone First custom-built a web-based portal that will be used by Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital prepares to start construction on new tower
All signs show work will finally be starting very soon. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Creative Strategies is doubling its HQ and hiring with new investment
A Louisville-based health care device and software company is moving to a larger headquarters, hiring more employees and rebranding with the support of new investment. Creative Strategies US — now called Vita-Stat LLC — will add 22 full-time positions and will expand its offices to 20,000 square feet, doubling the company's footprint, according to a news release from Kentucky governor's office. The release does not specify whether Vita-stat is moving or is renovating its current location at… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

UC names new chief of blood center
Dr. Jose Cancelas has been promoted to director of the University of Cincinnati ’s Hoxworth Blood Center. Cancelas has served in a variety of roles over the past 17 years at Hoxworth, which supplies blood to patients at 31 hospitals in 18 counties in Southwestern Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana.  He is the fifth director in the 79-year history of Hoxworth, which collects more than 70,000 units of blood from local donors annually to help save the lives of patients in area hospitals.  Cancelas… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

This week in N.Y.C. funding news: Kallyope, Team Pay, Serial Box, Tunity
Every so often, it's worth reminding Bizjournal readers who the major seed investors are in N.Y.C. Considering there was a steep decline in early-stage funding in the previous quarter, entrepreneurs would be wise to familiarize themselves on which investors are the most active. Pitchbook is generous to keep track of that information. Here are the top eight venture capital firms that tend to i nk the most seed round deals for New York-based companies, dating back to 2014 with deal tally (as of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Anthony Noto Source Type: news

It is evident that meeting face-to-face is still highly valued in the digital age
We are pleased to announce that we have today released a 2018 follow-up study to our 2016 ‘Future Of Meetings’ white paper. The Science Of Healthcare Professional Meetings compares and contrasts the perceptions of healthcare professionals (HCPs) across a wide variety of speciality areas, and dives deeper into the ongoing evolution of the medical meetings landscape. By looking at the individual component factors of why HCPs attend events, we have been able to utilise the data to better understand the motivations and desires of HCPS, while also building a strategy for successful meetings in the future. “Com...
Source: Ashfield Healthcare News - February 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Stephanie Gross Tags: Ashfield Source Type: news

Kazia Receives FDA Orphan Designation for GDC-0084
SYDNEY, Feb. 23, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Kazia Therapeutics Limited (ASX: KZA; NASDAQ: KZIA), an Australian oncology-focused biotechnology company, is pleased to announce that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology, FDA Kazia Therapeutics, GDC-0084, glioblastoma multiforme (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

UAB graduate prepares for role as state's next health officer
Dr. Scott Harris has been appointed to be the next state health officer for Alabama. Harris has 19 years experience in private practice, including at Decatur General Hospital and Parkway Medical Center where he also served on the Medical Executive Committee. He is a member of the Decatur Morgan Hospital Foundation, and he serves as the medical director at the Decatur-Morgan Commun ity Free Clinic. In 2015, Harris joined the Alabama Department of Public Health as area health officer for seven counties… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Hanno van der Bijl Source Type: news

$35M hospital set for suburb of Buda
In exchange for creating 150 jobs with an average wage of at least $30 an hour, the health care system will be reimbursed $375,000 for infrastructure work. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Will Anderson Source Type: news

Sun Pharma gets 3 observations from USFDA for Halol plant
The United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) conducted the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) inspection of the company's Halol facility from February 12-23, 2018. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - February 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Looking at Buffalo's top nursing homes
Most of the Buffalo's biggest nursing homes are nearly full, according to state data. But those facities' Medicare ratings don't always reflect that bigger equals better. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul Lane Source Type: news

Chuck Noll Foundation grants $600K for brain injury research
The Chuck Noll Foundation for Brain Injury Research announced its inaugural grants to research teams totaling more than $600,000. Five research teams from the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University and UPMC were awarded grants after review by the foundation's medical advisory board, according to a news release. "The proposals the Foundation has selected are at the forefront of traumatic brain injury research a nd are highly deserving of these grants,” said Dr. Julian Bailes, a member… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Stacey Federoff Source Type: news

EU panel recommends against nod for Puma Biotech's breast cancer drug
(Reuters) - A European Medicines Agency (EMA) panel on Friday recommended against approving Puma Biotechnology's lead breast cancer drug, an outcome the U.S drugmaker had signaled last month. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Relias CEO: Evolution year to be followed by growing new segments
For Cary-based Relias, 2017 was a year of a "year of evolution," according to CEO Jim Triandiflou. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Medical marijuana dispensary would have 24-hour surveillance in West Roxbury
Beacon Compassion Center, a Massachusetts-based medical marijuana distributor, assured Boston city councilors at a Thursday hearing that a proposed medical marijuana dispensary in West Roxbury would have 24-hour-a-day security surveillance. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paige Smith Source Type: news

SPARC gets I-T dept demand notice for Rs 27.30 crore
The company is contesting the demand and would file an appropriate appeal against this order within the stipulated period. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - February 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Med tech company Syapse expands in Radnor
Firm plans to double its Philadelphia workforce. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

St. Louis' largest physician groups
Top St. Louis physician groups ranked by the number of physicians locally. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

St. Louis' busiest hospitals
Busy St. Louis hospitals ranked by the number of outpatient visits in 2017. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Largest Buffalo Nursing Homes
Rank Name/ prior (*new or not ranked)/ URL Beds Occupancy rate Medicare rating (out of five) Owner (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Manager winner: Priscilla McIntosh
McIntosh is CEO at the Morton Center, which since 1982 has provided outpatient professional counseling and therapy groups as well as prevention and education resources for those experiencing substance abuse and their families. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: By Shannon Clinton Source Type: news

Community outreach finalist: Personal Counseling Service Inc.
Personal Counseling Service Inc. offers a combination of services in the Kentuckiana area, including pastoral counseling, family counseling and music therapy. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Community outreach finalist: Karyn Hascal
Karyn Hascal is president, The Healing Place. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Community outreach finalist: Donovan Fornwalt
Donovan Fornwalt is CEO, The Council on Developmental Disabilities. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Patient experience finalist: Derek Straney
Derek Straney is registered dietitian/dietary clinician, American Senior Communities. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Patient experience finalist: Vivianne Griffiths
Vivianne Griffiths is adult nurse practitioner, primary care, Family Health Centers. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Entrepreneur finalist: Dr. Larry Benz
Dr. Larry Benz is president and CEO, Confluent Health. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Innovator finalist: Dr. Meredith Williams
Dr. Meredith Williams is lead medical director, North division, Humana. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Innovator finalist: Mark Carter
Mark Carter is CEO, Passport Health Plan. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Community outreach winners: Susan Moremen, Sharon Receveur, Lindy Street for Gilda's Club Louisville
In Gilda ’s Club, no one fights cancer alone (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: By Sam Smith Source Type: news

Settlement clears Moderna to use Canadian firm ’s drug delivery tech
Moderna Therapeutics, one of the state ’s largest private biotechs, can continue to use a Canadian biotech’s proprietary drug delivery technology under a legal settlement announced on Thursday. The settlement ends a dispute between Arbutus Biopharma (Nasdaq: ABUS), which also has an office in Pennsylvania, and Vancouver-based Acuita s Therapeutics. Arbutus licensed the technology to Acuitas, which in turn granted a sublicense to Moderna — allegedly without permission from Arbutus. In October… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Silicon Valley ’s (other) gender in tech problem: Women in Bay Area biotech are still waiting to break through
Five years ago, fresh off a post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford focused on immunobiology, Karin Lachmi decided to forge her own path in the biotech industry.   The Israeli-born scientist with a Ph.D. in molecular biology started pitching a startup: a search engine for life science research, which would digitize and summarize articles rated by peers. The Yelp-for-biotech idea quickly captured the attention of Silicon Valley venture capitalists. Pitches to male investors, though, didn’t always… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lauren Hepler Source Type: news

Women who lead in life sciences
The Bay Area life sciences scene has some of the most exciting research going on in the world, and much of it is being led by women. In an industry that is overwhelmingly male at an executive level, the Business Times sought to highlight nearly a dozen women who are either leading their company or part of research that could be the wave of the future. From 3D-printed human organs to microbial genes to cancer treatments, these executives and researchers could have a huge impact in the biotech industry.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 22, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

How this Bay Area entrepreneur is tackling a disease that affects 176 million women
Heather Bowerman, a former biotech investor and McKinsey healthcare consultant, is leading a company that developed the first ever non-invasive test for endometriosis, a disease affecting 1 in 10 women and a leading cause of unexplained infertility. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 22, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Sayra Trejo Source Type: news

Working to resolve issues, say Singh Brothers
"We assure that we are NOT going anywhere and are addressing the issues with responsibility and sincerity," the Singh brothers said. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - February 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Price control on stents to continue: Govt
Industry asked to be prepared to meet demand for medical devices, even as the Centre is laying grounds for the launch of its mega healthcare scheme. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - February 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Trying to spin data into medical answers, Gladstone Institutes launches new initiative
The UCSF-affiliated Gladstone Institutes is rolling out a new institute at the intersection of biotech and tech to clear the bottleneck of quickly accumulating scientific data. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 22, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Health Care Q & A: Scott McGohan, CEO of McGohan Brabender
Scott McGohan is CEO of McGohan Brabender, an independent health insurance broker. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 22, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

New developments, notable closure highlight evolving health care market in Dayton area
The Dayton-area health care market is seeing a mix of new developments, closures and a shift in the way services are delivered. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 22, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John Bush Source Type: news

Another Voice: Trump administration jeopardizing health care for California ’s small businesses
President Donald Trump's administration recently proposed a rule  that would make it easier for insurance companies to sell health insurance across state lines, an idea Trump’s supporters have argued would lower health care costs for small businesses. In reality, however, Trump and his allies are using small businesses as cover for a policy that would weak en the Affordable Care Act and, in turn, the health insurance marketplaces that many California entrepreneurs need to access quality, affordable… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 22, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mark Herbert Source Type: news

State agency spurns $24M in health care projects, OKs 4 others that will create jobs
One denied project would have involved 1,100 square feet of renovations. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 22, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Veronica Brezina Source Type: news