Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I’m Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, and today in healthcare news:
- Meet the 11 biotechs at the forefront of the gene-editing revolution;
- See the presentation clinical trials startup Castor used to raise $US45 ($AU61) million;
- Leading doctor and nurse groups are demanding vaccine mandates for healthcare workers.
- Gene editing has become one of the hottest spaces in biotech.
- Early data has stoked excitement that the technology could lead to cures for certain diseases.
- Insider identified the 11 biotechs leading gene editing and what each is working on.
This entrepreneur thinks computer simulations could replace human drug-trial participants by 2035. See the pitch deck that helped his startup raise $US45 ($AU61) million.
- The clinical-trial startup Castor just raised $US45 ($AU61) million from investors including F-Prime Capital.
- The Series B valued the startup at $US250 ($AU339) million, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.
- Castor aims to use the data it’s collecting now to create simulated trial subjects by 2035.
Groups representing millions of healthcare workers demand vaccine mandates for doctors, nurses, and others in medical fields: ‘The nation depends on it’
- Groups representing millions of doctors and nurses are calling for mandatory vaccinations for healthcare workers.
- The statement comes as vaccinations have stalled in the US, and cases of the delta variant rise.
- “We call for all health care and long-term care employers to require their employees to be vaccinated against covid-19,” the groups said in a statement reviewed by The Washington Post.
More stories we’re reading:
- Biden administration says long COVID can be considered a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (Politico)
- I was the first American to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The biggest lesson I learned from the pandemic has nothing to do with my newfound celebrity. (Insider)
- A Stat investigation found that algorithms developed by medical records giant Epic are giving inaccurate info to hospitals about seriously ill patients (Stat News)
- US Department of Veterans Affairs becomes the first federal agency to require healthcare workers to get vaccinated (Insider)
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