Prime Medicine, The Next Gen Gene Editing Startup Raises $315 Million

Prime Medicine, a biotech startup working on a new approach to gene editing, has officially pulled back the curtain on the progress it has made since beginning operations last summer. The company “launched” on Tuesday, revealing it’s raised $315 million in short order from a large group of well-known biotech backers, including Arch Venture Partners,…

How Will HCA Healthcare & Google Partnership Improve Next Generation Healthcare?

HCA Healthcare recently announced a new multiyear strategic partnership with Google Cloud focused on analytics-driven process improvement and digital transformation. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Why It Matters The partnership between the cloud giant and Nashville-based HCA, with its 186 hospitals and 2,000 ambulatory sites nationwide, is aimed at building “next generation…

Amazon’s Big Push Into Telehealth Could Shake Up Health Care Delivery

Amazon may be trying to do for health care what it did for shopping online. In September 2019, the world’s largest online retailer quietly launched a Seattle-area pilot program offering its employees health care through an app. The service, called Amazon Care, lets patients use an app to schedule appointments and connect with a medical…

Editing A Person’s Brain Cells To Curb The Opioid Epidemic

Even as the COVID-19 pandemic cripples the economy and kills hundreds of people each day, there is another epidemic that continues to kill tens of thousands of people each year through opioid drug overdose. Opioid analgesic drugs, like morphine and oxycodone, are the classic double-edged swords. They are the very best drugs to stop severe…