SmartBreast(TM) Acquires Molecular Breast Imaging Assets from GE Healthcare
PITTSBURGH, Feb. 8, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- SmartBreast Corporation (SmartBreast™), a privately held company focused on breast cancer screening and diagnosis, announced today that it has acquired the Discovery NM750b Molecular Br... Devices, Radiology, Oncology, Acquisitions SmartBreast, GE Healthcare, Discovery NM750b, Molecular Breast Imaging (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

China collecting Americans' DNA poses major security risk to the U.S.
(Natural News) A top U.S. counterintelligence agency warned that China’s collection of health care data from Americans poses major risks. The National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) issued the warning in a fact sheet released on Feb. 1. The document said that China’s acquisition of sensitive healthcare and genetic data – both through legal and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Childhood maltreatment and resource acquisition in African American women: the role of self-esteem - Clark SM, Immelman TD, Hart AR, Kaslow NJ.
OBJECTIVE: Childhood maltreatment (CM) is a public health crisis that results in negative physical, mental health, and psychosocial (e.g., resource attainment) outcomes. Resource attainment is a critical outcome for marginalized populations, such as low-in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Consultant to Cambridge gene therapy firm charged with insider trading
A biotech consultant who advised Cambridge gene therapy firm Dimension Therapeutics on a potential acquisition in 2017 has been charged with insider trading. Mark Joseph Ahn, a 58-year-old biotech consultant based in Lake Oswego, Oregon, is facing parallel criminal charges from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts and civil charges from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The charging bodies allege that while working as a consultant for New York-based Abeona Therapeutics,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news

Consultant to Cambridge gene therapy firm charged with insider trading
A biotech consultant who advised Cambridge gene therapy firm Dimension Therapeutics on a potential acquisition in 2017 has been charged with insider trading. Mark Joseph Ahn, a 58-year-old biotech consultant based in Lake Oswego, Oregon, is facing parallel criminal charges from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts and civil charges from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The charging bodies allege that while working as a consultant for New York-based Abeona Therapeutics,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 5, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news

Lew Little and team form SPAC to put a promising health care company on Wall Street
The blank-check company, EQ Health Acquisition Corp., on Feb. 2 closed an upsized $220 million initial public offering. The company doesn't do anything — which is the point. It aims to link up with a promising business that can give it life. Here's what the founders are looking for. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mike Cronin Source Type: news

Lew Little and team form SPAC to put a promising health care company on Wall Street
The blank-check company, EQ Health Acquisition Corp., on Feb. 2 closed an upsized $220 million initial public offering. The company doesn't do anything — which is the point. It aims to link up with a promising business that can give it life. Here's what the founders are looking for. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 5, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mike Cronin Source Type: news

Questlove ’s ‘Summer of Soul’ Breaks ‘Boys State’s’ $12M Sundance Doc Sales Record in Searchlight/Hulu Acquisition
Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson’s directorial debut “Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)” has been acquired by... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clover Health shares fall 12% on report it misled investors
San Francisco insurance technology company Clover Health was hit hard Thursday with a damning report by a short seller accusing it and Chamath Palihapitiya of misleading investors. Clover (NASDAQ: CLOV) stock dropped more than 12% on the news, ending the day at $12.23. The company only recently went public on Jan. 8 via one of Palihapitiya's special purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs. Hindenburg Research, a short seller, released a report on Thursday alleging Clover H ealth, among other things,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 4, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Brian Rinker Source Type: news

Synthetic Biology Startup Acquires AI Platform To Disrupt The Drug Industry
Synthetic biology company AbSci ’s recent acquisition of the artificial intelligence platform, Denovium, could help get novel therapeutics to patients more quickly (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John Cumbers, Contributor Tags: Manufacturing /manufacturing Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Source Type: news

Tech behind pet webcam could help telehealth offering medication tracking
Following a merger, Omcare is the new identity of Anser Innovation, a firm that makes a webcam that connects pets with their owners called PetChatz. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 4, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Carrigan Miller Source Type: news

Peninsula diagnostics company Veracyte acquires Decipher Biosciences
Genomic diagnostics company Veracyte is continuing to charge hard into the cancer space with a $600 million cash-and-stock acquisition of San Diego precision oncology company Decipher Biosciences Inc. South San Francisco-based Veracyte (NASDAQ: VCVT) offers a number of genomic diagnostics for indications including lung cancer, breast cancer, thyroid cancer and interstitial lung diseases, along with a forthcoming test for lymphoma. The company's combination with Decipher would add genomic test s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 4, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

23andMe heads to public markets through SPAC merger with VG Acquisition Corp.
The deal values 23andMe at approximately $3.5 billion through the combination of stock and cash financing.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 4, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Merger with Branson Spac values 23andMe at $3.5bn
Genetics testing company’s CEO calls partnering with Virgin founder a ‘slam dunk’ (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cincinnati public company slashes staff as it eyes acquisition, sale
The cuts come after the company launched a strategic review to determine its future. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Liz Engel Source Type: news

The top venture capital funding rounds for Austin startups in January 2021
If January felt like an exceptionally hectic month in startup land, that's because it was. The Austin startup scene logged about 20 funding deals and eight significant acquisition announcements to kick the year off. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 4, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Brent Wistrom Source Type: news

Genetic testing company 23andMe to go public via merger with Richard Branson's SPAC in $3.5 billion deal
23andMe, a consumer genetics company, is going public via a merger with Richard Branson's special purpose acquisition corporation (SPAC)... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Apple's M1 MacBook changed my mind about the next iPad
The future of the Mac-iPad merger is here. It's just not evenly distributed yet. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Netsmart acquires North Carolina SaaS company GPM
Overland Park-based Netsmart Technologies Inc. is on an acquisition roll. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 3, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Leslie Collins Source Type: news

Netsmart acquires North Carolina SaaS company GPM
Overland Park-based Netsmart Technologies Inc. is on an acquisition roll. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 3, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Leslie Collins Source Type: news

Big $7.2 billion cannabinoid drug acquisition puts Bay Area drug makers in competition
The acquisition, expected to close in the second quarter, could be a watershed moment for cannabinoid drugs. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 3, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Big $7.2 billion cannabinoid drug acquisition puts Bay Area drug makers in competition
The acquisition, expected to close in the second quarter, could be a watershed moment for cannabinoid drugs. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 3, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Jacksonville home health company bought by fast-growing Kentucky business in multimillion-dollar deal
A Northern Kentucky home medical equipment provider continued its hot acquisition streak by closing a deal this week with a Florida-based company and marking its first entrance into the Sunshine State. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Liz Engel Source Type: news

City working to save more than 1K local jobs in wake of 3M acquisition
Economic development officials want to ensure that San Antonio retains the Minnesota-company's Alamo City operations, including more than 1,200 jobs. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

City working to save more than 1K local jobs in wake of 3M acquisition
Economic development officials want to ensure that San Antonio retains the Minnesota-company's Alamo City operations, including more than 1,200 jobs. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 2, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

SFBT Monday Digest: Who gets Covid hazard pay, huge merger talks
A WeWork competitor goes bankrupt while a Bay Area oil giant is fueling new speculation about reuniting the two largest descendants of John D. Rockefeller ’s Standard Oil monopoly (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 1, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Ted Andersen Source Type: news

Battery Maker Microvast Agrees to Merger With Tuscan SPAC
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ExxonMobil and Chevron held merger talks in 2020
Preliminary meetings could have created world’s second biggest oil company amid crude price crisis during pandemic (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flow Control Holdings Acquires Ace Sanitary
Flow Control Holdings, LLC, a premier provider of highly engineered flow components for market-critical applications in the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries announces the acquisition of...(PRWeb February 01, 2021)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/flow_control_holdings_acquires_ace_sanitary/prweb17690461.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Exxon and Chevron discussed merging to form second-largest oil company: report - Business Insider
The merger would be one of the largest in history and would likely create the second-largest oil company in the world, behind Saudi Aramco. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A computational approach to understanding how infants perceive language
(University of Maryland) A multi-institutional team of cognitive scientists and computational linguists have developed computationally-based modeling approach that opens the path toward a much deeper understanding of early language acquisition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

SPAC update: Sharecare, Ro said to be discussing multibillion-dollar mergers
Reuters'reports also highlighted Sharecare's now confirmed acquisition of healthcare AI startup, doc.ai. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 28, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Genetics testing unicorn 23andMe may go public via SPAC
A "blank check" merger at a $4 billion valuation may be in the future for consumer genetics testing unicorn 23andMe Inc. Bloomberg and Financial Times both cited unnamed sources on Wednesday who said the Sunnyvale company led by Anne Wojcicki is in talks with New York-based VG Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) backed by Richard Branson's Virgin Group Ltd. The SPAC's stock (NYSE:VGAC) j umped by 18% on the news on Wednesday before trading was halted temporarily. It finished… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Cromwell Schubarth Source Type: news

Richard Branson SPAC may help take 23andMe public at $4B valuation
A "blank check" merger at a $4 billion valuation may be in the future for consumer genetics testing unicorn 23andMe Inc. Bloomberg and Financial Times both cited unnamed sources on Wednesday who said the Sunnyvale company led by Anne Wojcicki is in talks with New York-based VG Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) backed by Richard Branson's Virgin Group Ltd. The SPAC's stock (NYSE:VGAC) j umped by 18% on the news on Wednesday before trading was halted temporarily. It finished… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Cromwell Schubarth Source Type: news

Olympus to Acquire Quest Photonic Devices B.V. to Bolster Surgical Endoscopy Capabilities
Strategic acquisition of Dutch multispectral imaging leader drives growth of Olympus' Surgical Endoscopy business Tokyo / Hamburg, Jan 28, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Olympus Corporation (Olympus - Director, Representative Executive Officer, President and C... Devices, Surgery, Mergers & Acquisitions Olympus, Quest Photonic Devices, fluorescence, image-guided surgery, endoscopy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

VC sets up a 2nd 'blank check' company targeting white-hot biotech market
Prolific biotech investor plans SPAC just three months after taking an eye disease treatment company public through a merger with its first blank check company. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 27, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

VC sets up a 2nd 'blank check' company targeting white-hot biotech market
Prolific biotech investor plans SPAC just three months after taking an eye disease treatment company public through a merger with its first blank check company. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 27, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

DarioHealth buys into MSK with Upright Technologies acquisition and announces $70M private placement
The $31 million purchase will add new capabilities to DarioHealth's condition management and behavior change platform. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 27, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Namibia: Govt Won't Buy Farms If Economy Does Not Improve
[Namibian] The acquisition of agricultural land from previously advantaged groups for more equal redistribution could be halted if the economy does not grow and allow more funds for purchasing land. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

CCG mergers will still go ahead in April, says NHS England
Clinical commissioning groups planning to merge in April can still do so, despite the demands the pandemic has placed on their systems, NHS England has said. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 27, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Final FY21 Appropriations: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ’s appropriation for fiscal year 2021 includes funding increases for climate and weather research programs as well as continued support for ongoing weather satellite acquisition projects. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - January 26, 2021 Category: Physics Authors: aschwarber Source Type: news

Antibody infusions prevent acquisition of some HIV strains, NIH studies find
Results will inform development of long-acting antibody-based HIV prevention tools. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 26, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

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 ATLANTA —Carestream Dental ’s most recent scanner acquisition software update, CS ScanFlow v1.0.3, continues to deliver an enhanced scanning experience with new benefits that reduce steps in the scanning process, protect data, make working with third parties easier and even encourage patients to share their virtual smi les on social media. CS ScanFlow is the advanced software that powers the CS 3700 intraoral scanner and is also available for the CS 3600 intraoral scanner.Typically, shiny or reflective surfaces, such as metal, full ceramic brackets and crowns and resins, would need to be sprayed with powd...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 25, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Foley-backed SPAC nears $7.3 billion deal with Blackstone's Alight: sources
A blank-check acquisition firm backed by veteran investor Bill Foley is nearing an agreement to take Alight Solutions LLC, the U.S.... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Raleigh health-care provider makes 'aggressive acquisition' in South Carolina
A 1,300-person organization that recently moved its headquarters to Raleigh has snapped up a mental health provider based in South Carolina. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 22, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Cameron Snipes Source Type: news

Lilly Completes Acquisition of Prevail Therapeutics
INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 22, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) today announced the successful completion of its acquisition of Prevail Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: PRVL). The acquisition establishes a new modality ... Biopharmaceuticals, Neurology, Mergers & Acquisitions Eli Lilly, Prevail Therapeutics, Parkinson's disease, Gaucher disease (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Md. life sciences firm changes its structure, makes its first acquisition — and has more on tap for 2021
In the last four months, a Rockville life sciences services firm has gotten a new CEO, purchased a company and split the business in two to brace for more growth. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Hims & Hers closes its SPAC merger, lists on NYSE
The deal has brought the consumer telehealth and wellness company approximately $280 million in proceeds that it will use to grow and invest in new product categories. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 21, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Boston Scientific Announces Agreement To Acquire Preventice Solutions, Inc.
Acquisition of external cardiac monitoring technologies and services provider to expand rhythm management diagnostics portfolio and capabilities MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Jan. 21, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX... Devices, Monitoring, Cardiology, Mergers & Acquisitions Boston Scientific, Preventice Solutions, cardiac monitor (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Oaktree approves SPAC merger of Hims & Hers; trading begins Thursday
The San Francisco telehealth company will make its debut on the stock market on Jan. 21, replacing the SPAC's old ticker symbol OAC with HIMS. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Brian Rinker Source Type: news