10x Genomics Expands Biotechnology Business

10x Genomics, a California-based genetics company that develops integrated systems and solutions for genome sequencing, purchased Swedish biotech company Spatial Transcriptomics for an undisclosed amount in December, its second deal of 2018. Spatial Transcriptomics, headquartered in Stockholm, is a major player in the field of spatial genomics and RNA sequencing. Its technology aims to understand how […]

Medtronic Adds AI Component to its Diabetes Group

It’s been some time since Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) added outside capabilities to its Diabetes Group. Since 2015, in fact, when it bought Diabeter, an independent clinic and research center in Rotterdam. Now the medical device maker has added Nutrino Health, an Israeli digital health company focused on nutrition. It provides nutrition-related data services, analytics and […]

Amazon Scoops Up PillPack for $1 Billion

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) finally took the plunge into the pharmaceutical market with its approximately $1 billion acquisition of five-year-old PillPack, an online pharmacy startup based in Manchester, New Hampshire. Financial terms weren’t disclosed in the deal’s announcement, but on June 28, the day of the announcement, The Wall Street Journal quoted sources on the price. In April […]