Digital Health

Money Moves: These 8 Philly-Area Companies Raised More Than $118M Total This Spring

July 6, 2020

A handful of Philly-area companies across industries like biosciences and and information sciences have announced some fundraising in the past two months ranging from a few hundred thousands dollars up to $45 million. In late May, Palvella Therapeutics, a Wayne-based biopharmaceutical company focused on genetic diseases, announced that it had raised $45 million in Series […]

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Accolade, a Philly-Seattle health IT Company, Announces Terms for IPO

June 26, 2020

Connected healthcare company Accolade, with headquarters in Plymouth Meeting and Seattle, set terms this week for its IPO, GeekWire first reported. Founded in 2007, Accolade could be the first company in both regions to go public in 2020. The process started back in February, when it announced it had filed its S-1 form. Accolade helps […]

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Can a Free Lyft Ride Help Combat Opioid Addiction? Philly Startup Gets $252,000 to Find Out

June 15, 2020

A Philadelphia-based tech company is joining with the University of Pennsylvania, Lyft and a California health system to test out a thesis — affordable and reliable transportation can make it easier for patients to recover from opioid addictions. Roundtrip, based in Old City, makes a platform that helps health care providers coordinate patient transportation, anything […]

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NIH Grant Gives Roundtrip $252K to Study Impacts of Transportation on Opioid use Disorder Treatment

June 2, 2020

Looking to the opioid use disorder space the National Institutes of Health has given Roundtrip, a software platform for organizing medical transport, a $252,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I grant in order to look at the impact of transportation on OUD treatment. Specifically, the study will be zeroing in on appointment show-rates and […]

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How ROAR for Good’s CEO is Thinking about Pivoting its Safety Device During the Pandemic

May 4, 2020

Since ROAR for Good’s founding in 2014, the wearable safety device company has been through a few changes. CEO Yasmine Mustafa first founded the company with the Athena, a personal safety device for women who wanted a way to alert emergency contacts when they feel unsafe. At the end of 2019, the company discontinued the […]

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How A Female Finance Pro Became A Pioneer In Healthcare Innovation

April 15, 2020

With the COVID-19 crisis disrupting the entire world, the need for rapid innovation in healthcare has never been clearer. But beyond this terrible virus, there remain many afflictions that impact the weakest and most disadvantaged population the most, due to a lack of funding for accessible and affordable treatments. Tammi Jantzen is a lifelong finance […]

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Watch the Webinar: “PRIMA: Why Medical Product Development Starts at Commercialization”

April 2, 2020

Eric Sugalski, CEO of Archimedic, led an interactive, case study based workshop focused on: How to identify the most critical commercial risks facing your medtech business How to turn nascent medtech ideas into comprehensive business focused solutions How to build a product development and commercialization plan that secures the investment needed to advance your medtech […]

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This Doctor is Giving Away her Startup’s Software to Help Health Providers Handle COVID-19 Chaos

April 2, 2020

As health care providers tackling the ongoing COVID-19 crisis face shortages of personal protective equipment and ventilators, they’re also dealing with the chaos created by an influx of critical patients and constantly changing policies and procedures. Dr. Subha Airan-Javia wants to help them cut through the confusion. Her startup TrekIT Health will be offering a […]

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Leading VCs Discuss how COVID-19 Has Impacted the World of Digital Health

April 1, 2020

In December 2019, Extra Crunch spoke to a group of investors leading the charge in health tech to discuss where they saw the most opportunity in the space leading into 2020. At the time, respondents highlighted startups in digital therapeutics, telehealth and mental health that were improving medical practitioner efficiency or streamlining the distribution of […]

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Patient Transportation Startup Roundtrip Gets a New Partnership Amid Year of Growth

January 23, 2020

Old City’s Roundtrip, makers of an on-demand transportation platform for the healthcare space, will partner with Madison, Wisconsin-based healthcare data platform Redox to improve the startup’s patient experience, the Philly company said Wednesday. Roundtrip was founded in 2016 with the mission of connecting patients, care managers and relatives or friends with a way to book […]

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