Tagged: medical

Parkinson’s Institute & Clinical Center Quickly Raises Over $140,000 on Indiegogo

Parkinson's Institute Doctors

The Parkinson’s Institute & Clinical Center located in Sunnyvale, California, launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo last week and the project quickly jumped to over $140,000 on a quarter million dollar goal.  The flexible funding project has received a nice Holiday Season boost as the Brin Wojcicki Foundation (As in Sergey Brin of Google)  has… Read More

Supporters Hit GoFundMe to Help Raise $950,000 For Canadian Couple After Medical Bill Woes

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Turning to the crowd after a very unfortunate circumstance, a GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign has been launched to raise $950,000 for Canadian couple so they may pay off a medical bill that they received after the birth of their daughter in Hawaii. According to the campaign, Humboldt residents, Jennifer Huculak and Darren Kimmel, were overjoyed to become… Read More

MedTech Company Sutrue Uses CrowdBnk to Raise Funding to Meet Patent Registration Deadline

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According to a release from CrowdBnk, MedTech company Sutrue has leveraged the platform to fund its global patent registration filing deadline – “with only hours to spare”.  The small equity crowdfunding campaign raised £30,020 from 12 investors at £20 / share for 2.175% equity in the small company.  The investment was EIS eligible.  The company intends on offering… Read More

ieCrowd Partners with South Korea’s YuYu Pharma. Seeks to Expand Disruptive Business Model Combining Entrepreneurship & Power of the Crowd

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ieCrowd, a company that seeks to develop innovative solutions for global life and health challenges, has agreed to partner with YuYu Pharma based in South Korea.  YuYu, a publicly traded company, will assist in expanding iCrowd’s access to the Southeast Asian markets.  YuYu is a company that manufactures, markets and distributes a range of medicines,… Read More

Scripps Research Institute Scientist Nears $100,000 Crowdfunding Goal in Fight Against Ebola

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Over the past few weeks, the Ebola virus has not only hit the U.S., but has been the cause of panic through major cities in Texas, as well as Ohio. Although some scientists have begun to look to the crowd to help fund their study on the virus, not many have managed to be successful…. Read More

Scripps’ Scientist Use Crowdfunding to Fund Ebola Cure Research

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With more and more Ebola cases continuing to appear throughout the world, a scientist at California-based Scripps Research Institute has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise $100,000 to continue her search for the deadly disease’s cure before even more people become infected. According to the campaign’s website, Dr. Erica Ollmann Saphire has gathered a group of researchers to develop… Read More

CBDcrowdfunding.com Launches to Help Fund Medical Marijuana Projects

Marijuana Crowdfunding

During the same day that a video of Alaskan reporter for KTVA ,Charlo Greene, announcing her resignation to continue her work for the Alaska Cannabis Club, hit the internet, CBDcrowdfunding.com, a crowdfunding platform dedicated to helping medical marijuana patients and their communities, announced its official launch. According to its press release, CBDcrowdfunding.com, which considers itself… Read More

Cigna Foundation Gives $100,000 to Samahope

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The Cigna Foundation has given a $100,000 grant to Samahope – a crowdfunding platform that allows anyone to directly fund the work of doctors providing life-saving medical treatments for women and children in need around the world. The grant is in conjunction with Cigna’s new global brand platform, “Together, all the way,” as it enables… Read More

Lift Labs Ran Crowdfunding Campaign on Indiegogo, Now Acquired by Google

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Lift Labs, the creator of Liftware; a device that actively stabilizes hand tremor, ran a small crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo this past March to help fund a purchase of the technology for people in economic hardship.  People who have Parkinson’s Disease struggle daily with effects of the disease struggling to achieve basic daily tasks.  Liftware… Read More

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