DNAnexus raises $100M for a cloud-based analytics platform aimed at genomics and other clinical big data – TechCrunch

[ad_1] DNAnexus, which provides a cloud platform for governments, universities, doctors, and pharmaceutical companies to tap into DNA and other clinical datasets and collaborate on scientific research projects, is today announcing a big step ahead in its efforts to grow its reach and purpose. The 10 year-old startup, originally spun out of Stanford’s school of…

‘Twisted light’ lasers, prosthetic vision advances and robot-trained dogs – TechCrunch

[ad_1] I see far more research articles than I could possibly write up. This column collects the most interesting of those papers and advances, along with notes on why they may prove important in the world of tech and startups. In this edition: a new type of laser emitter that uses metamaterials, robot-trained dogs, a…

Fitbit’s Chinese rival Amazfit mulls a transparent, self-disinfecting mask – TechCrunch

[ad_1] The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in a wave of Chinese companies with manufacturing operations to produce virus-fighting equipment: Shenzhen-based electric vehicle giant BYD quickly moved to launch what it claims to be the world’s largest mask plant; Hangzhou-based voice intelligence startup Rokid is making thermal imaging glasses targeted at the US market; and many more.…

Everylwell gains first FDA authorization for a standalone at-home COVID-19 test sample collection kit – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Everlywell was one of the first startups to announce that it was working on a self-administered, at-home COVID-19 diagnostic kit, but it initially sought out to ship kits before regulators made clear that this was not in line with its guidelines. Everlywell then became intent on working with the FDA to secure a proper…

Health APIs usher in the patient revolution we have been waiting for – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Rish is an entrepreneur and investor. Previously, he was a VC at Gradient Ventures (Google’s AI fund), co-founded a fintech startup building an analytics platform for SEC filings and worked on deep-learning research as a graduate student in computer science at MIT. More posts by this contributor The future of deep-reinforcement learning, our contemporary…

Apple awards $10 million to rapidly scale COVID-19 sample collection kit production – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Apple has awarded $10 million from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund to COPAN Diagnostics, a company focused on producing sample collection kits for testing COVID-19 to hospitals in the U.S. The money comes from the fund that Apple established to support the development and growth of U.S.-based manufacturing, but is particularly notable because to date,…

A full-time VC & part-time ER doctor shares his thoughts on COVID-19 – TechCrunch

[ad_1] An emergency room physician for the past 12 years, Dr. Robert Mittendorff joined Norwest Venture Partners eight years ago as a healthcare investor; the firm invests in a number of healthcare startups, including Talkspace, which raised a $50 million Series D last year, and TigerConnect. As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, Mittendorff is spending his…

Bradley Tusk on starting a company and seed investing in the coronavirus era – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Bradley Tusk has carved a distinctive path in the VC funding panorama: A longtime political and communications operative, he has constructed a monitor document for Tusk Ventures by going after extremely regulated industries, relatively than shying away from them. Whether it’s ride-hailing, sports activities betting, hashish or myriad different regulated sectors, Tusk takes the…