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Two more Peninsula IPOs tell the story of biotech's investment boom

Two more Peninsula IPOs tell the story of biotech's investment boom

And then there were 15. Two Bay Area biotech companies — one that started its first clinical trial in eye diseases in July, the other a pioneer in the fledgling field of hunting down cancer via a simple blood draw — seek to raise $100 million each […]

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'High-need' Genesee County funded for addictions services

'High-need' Genesee County funded for addictions services

With a recognition of high need for opioid treatment programs, Genesee County will receive funding to expand addiction services. The Genesee Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Inc. will receive $650,000 in federal funding through the Opioid State Targeted Response Grant. The funds funnel through New York […]

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A first look at the newly opened Knight Cancer Research Building (Photos)

A first look at the newly opened Knight Cancer Research Building (Photos)

Five years after Nike co-founder Phil Knight issued a $1 billion challenge to Oregon Health & Science University, the Knight Cancer Research Building opened on Portland’s South Waterfront. The 320,000-square-foot building will bring together 650 employees, including researchers from different scientific disciplines, under one roof to pursue […]

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Billionaire Opko CEO Frost among 10 named in SEC civil lawsuit

Billionaire Opko CEO Frost among 10 named in SEC civil lawsuit

Billionaire Phillip Frost, the CEO of Opko Health and one of Miami’s most well-known entrepreneurs, is among 10 people named in a civil penny-stock fraud lawsuit by the Securities and Exchange Commission. A Miami Beach resident, Frost has a net worth of $2.6 billion, according to Forbes. […]

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UC Health provides location, advisers for Netflix movie

UC Health provides location, advisers for Netflix movie

UC Health doctors, nurses and other personnel aren’t likely to get top billing, but some had parts as extras or served as advisers during filming of the Netflix movie “Point Blank” on the hospital system’s main campus last week. Several scenes were filmed at the UC Health […]

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What's getting in the way of employers' getting handle on health care costs, quality

What's getting in the way of employers' getting handle on health care costs, quality

If value in health care is defined as the outcomes achieved per dollar spent, then panel members said the health care system is stuck in neutral despite movement toward value-based care. Source link

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Catholic Health's new CEO ready to lead

Catholic Health's new CEO ready to lead

With six months as CEO under his belt, Mark Sullivan is working on establishing Catholic Health as the region’s quality leader. Source link

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First look: OhioHealth to open wellness center for stroke, neurological rehabilitation in 2019

First look: OhioHealth to open wellness center for stroke, neurological rehabilitation in 2019

OhioHealth is building what it calls a first-of-its-kind fitness and wellness center tailored for patients with stroke, multiple sclerosis and other neurological conditions. Central Ohio’s largest health system expects to wrap up a $10 million campaign by year’s end for the $12.1 million OhioHealth Neuroscience Wellness Center, […]

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Providence cancer spinoff charges ahead with immunotheapy drugs

Providence cancer spinoff charges ahead with immunotheapy drugs

Since Agonox did a deal with an AstraZeneca, the company has moved into new areas of research. Source link

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Amazon, JPMorgan, Berkshire health care venture names COO

Amazon, JPMorgan, Berkshire health care venture names COO

The Boston-based health care startup being launched by Amazon.com Inc., Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. has named a former Comcast Corp. executive as its chief operating officer. The appointment of Jack Stoddard, who most recently served as general manager for digital health at Comcast, […]

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