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Share Practice launched a collaborative clinical reference tool where doctors can contribute their expertise, collaborate on treatments, and improve their practice.
The goal for the multiyear partnership is to make genetic analysis a routine part of patient care.
CrowdMed is a crowdsourced medical diagnosis platform. The company participated in the most recent Y Combinator class and launched publicly today with $1.1M in funding from top-tier investors.
Amplino may be the ultimate garage project. Three DIY bio-hackers have created a malaria testing kit that can identify different strains of malaria with 95 percent accuracy in under 40 minutes. The testing device is connected via Bluetooth to a mobile phone, making it possible to track malaria outbreaks and the spread of particular strains.
SafeMed, a San Diego provider of Web-based diagnostic services, sold a 40 percent stake to Hicks Holdings, a private investment vehicle for the Hicks family. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.