Tagged: medical

GlobalGiving is Raising Funds for Ebola Epidemic Relief

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Non-profit donation based crowdfunding platform GlobalGiving, has launched an Ebola Epidemic Relief Fund to allow donors to contribute directly to locally driven Ebola relief efforts in West Africa.  The fund has been set up to supper nearly a dozen nonprofits that have been vetted by GlobalGiving. GlobalGiving reports that to date over 1500 individual donors… Read More

Batu Biologics Achieves $100,000 Goal During Its Run on Indiegogo

Batu Biologics

Using a fundraising approach seldom seen in the life sciences sector, Batu Biologics, an immunotherapy company working to develop the first anti-angiogenic cancer vaccine, has successfully raised $100,000 through crowdfunding giant, Indiegogo. Batu Biologics launched the crowdfunding campaign in June 2014 to fund the completion of preclinical studies to support the FDA submission of its… Read More

Teen Cancer Survivor Needs New Teeth, Insurance Company Refuses to Pay

Alex Hunter

Here is one that you can chalk up to the profound bureaucracy that encumbers many medical decisions.  Now in light of the insurance company’s refusal to cover certain costs, the family has gone to the pages of GoFundMe to help finance something one would expect insurance to cover. Alex Hunter was first diagnosed with cancer… Read More

New Brunswick’s Morgentaler Abortion Clinic Raises Over $77,000 During the First Week of Campaign

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Hoping to stop the closing of the only private abortion clinic in the Maritimes, Fredericton-based Morgentaler Clinic launched a crowdfunding campaign on FundRazr to raise $100,000. Within a week and a half, the project has surpassed half of its goal. According to The Star, the Morgentaler Clinic announced in April it would be closing its… Read More

Lynne Cohen Foundation Crowdfunds to Beat Cancer

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Anti-cancer group the Lynne Cohen Foundation serves women facing breast and ovarian cancers on a national scale, and has done so for 16 years. Now, their new website delivers information, hope, and a sense of community to families across the nation to broaden awareness and extend impact for families facing increased risk of women’s cancers. The… Read More

Oval Medical Technologies Turns to SyndicateRoom to Raise Funds for Auto-Injectors

Oval Medical Technologies

UK-based Oval Medical Technologies has developed a unique solution: a self-injector that’s small and easy to use, especially by patients suffer from Trypanophobia, a fear of needles and injections or those with limited dexterity A revolutionary needle lock-out system ensures the needle is always hidden and eliminates the threat of needle stick injury. The unique design… Read More

Kickstarter Tightens Rules on Health Devices

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Kickstarter maintains a page on their site listing prohibited items from their platform.  Apparently they recently tightened up their restrictions on health devices, apps etc.  As pointed out by MobiHealthNews, Kickstarter now prohibits anything that is “heavily regulated”.  Think health – FDA etc.   Below is their prohibited list as it stands today: We prohibit… Read More

Glucovation Selected As “Cool Company”, Now Crowdfunding on Fundable

Glucovation

Glucovation, a metabolic sensor company, announced on Friday that it has been selected as one of San Diego Venture Group‘s “Cool Companies” to be showcased at the upcoming 12th Annual Venture Summit taking place on June 19th in San Diego, California. A committee of SDVG Board Members chose Glucovation from over 180 applicants based off… Read More

Canadian Family Turns to Crowdfunding For Dying Girl’s Bucklist

Hadlie

Turning to others for help, a Canadian family launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise funds for medical bills and to grant wishes from their little girl’s bucklist. Just four weeks ago, the family realized three-year-old Hadlie wasn’t as healthy as everyone thought she was. It all started out as a little girl just… Read More

Medical Crowdfunding Campaign for Porn Star Has Silver Lining

Eden Alexander

As was widely reported this past weekend on these pages, and just about everyplace else, porn star Eden Alexander launched a crowdfunding campaign on GiveForward for a dire medical situation only to encounter the ban hammer as she allegedly transgressed the platforms terms of service.  In following Eden’s twitter account she quickly became very concerned… Read More

Update: Crowdfunding Site Shuts Down Porn Stars Medical Crowdfunding Campaign

Eden Alexander

Adult entertainer Eden Alexander was crowdfunding on Giveforward to raise funds for a “Medical Care Fund” as she apparently had a near fatal reaction to a common prescription medicine.  The reaction, as described on her campaign page, triggered a rare skin infection called Steven Johnson’s Syndrome. Over time this allegedly developed into a full blown… Read More

After Successful Funding on Indiegogo, iHear Raises Another $2.5 Million from LightHouse

iHear Device

iHear fired up a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo earlier this year looking to raise $65,000.  The campaign closed on April 7 at over $240,000 for their unique hearing aid. With a successful rewards based campaign under their belt, iHear Medical has now announced they have received additional financing in the amount of $2.5 million –… Read More

The Doctor’s In: ConnectOnCall Taps Return On Change for its $750K Equity Campaign

ConnectOnCall Application

ConnectOnCall has just launched its equity crowdfunding campaign on ReturnOnChange, seeking to raise $750,000 for a 20 percent equity stake to fund its digital physician on-call answering system. ConnectOnCall provides physicians with a new digital mobile on-call system. By updating the traditional way of taking call via answering services  (texting and paging patient information is… Read More

Canadian Microbiologist Looks to Crowdfunding to Aid New Cancer Therapy

Elizabeth Bent

Canadian microbiologist Elizabeth Bent has an idea that just might transform cancer therapy and she is looking for help by crowdfunding on RocketHub. About five months ago, Bent came across an intriguing study showing that certain types of bacteria in the human gut can reduce the risk of diseases like lymphoma. She contacted the study’s… Read More

Time for Medicine Now Overfunding on Syndicate Room

Time for Medicine

We originally reported on Time for Medicine this past March as the crowdfunding campaign on Syndicate Room quickly captured interest from investors. The University Hospital of Wales spin out that uses web and cloud technology to bring specialist diagnoses and treatments directly to the homes of patients and elsewhere has now reached their equity goal… Read More

angelMD Acquires Investment Matchmaking Software IncLinx

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angelMD, the investment crowdfunding marketplace that connects physician investors and medical startups, has acquired IncLinx, a software company developing technology to create matches between investors and investment opportunities. IncLinx, based in New York City and Tel Aviv was created by Brian P. Jacob, MD an internationally recognized hernia surgeon and entrepreneur, and Mr. Mor Swiel… Read More

SmileCareClub Wants to Disrupt Dentists (Deck)

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I don’t know anyone who enjoys going to the dentist.  And for anyone that had to endure the oral torture of wearing braces – I understand your pain. Well crowdfunding is acting as a catalyst for thousands of industries.  Every day old business models are being challenged with new methodologies.  Dentistry and orthodontics is another… Read More

Indiegogo Alum Scanadu Halts & Delays Shipping For The Scout Tricorder

scanadu scout

The Scanadu Scout made Indiegogo history after raising over $1.6 million for their medical “tricorder” device. Furthermore, the company was set to buck the prevailing crowdfunding trend by actually delivering a product on time. Unfortunately, that won’t happen. Shipping of the Scout has been delayed, but not before a handful of units made it out… Read More

Indiegogo’s Reputation May Hinge On Outcome Of GoBe Campaign

GoBe App

Put simply, the significance of automatically calculating calories consumed and burned cannot be overstated. Currently, calorie databases such as MyFitnessPal require manual input, and prove laborious when calculating home-cooked meals or more exotic cuisines. While the utility of food-logging with weight loss has been supported by medical literature, it requires sustained discipline. The ability to record calorie… Read More

NextRX Medical Marijuana is Crowdfunding on Return on Change (Video)

NextRx Medical Marijuana

Ralf Ranier von Albedyhll CEO (and serial entrepreneur) of NextRX is equity crowdfunding on Return on Change.  The company is “setting a higher standard” for medical marijuana by seamlessly connecting certified patients and recommending physicians and dispensaries for this emerging industry.  The company is currently in a pre-revenue stage and expect roll out later in… Read More