Tagged: medical

PathoMap Finds DNA Fragments of Anthrax & Bubonic Plague in NYC Subway

PathoMap Team

PathoMap ran a small crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo in 2013. While the organizers did not fare so well in raising funds from the crowd, that did not deter the project from moving forward. The flexible crowdfunding campaign by Weill Cornell Medical College only raised $757 (on a $10k goal) but the campaign found support from private… Read More

Actress Julia Roberts Secures Rights & Stars in Crowdfunding-Success “Batkid Begins”

Julia Roberts

This past summer, non-profit organization Moving Train, Inc. launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise $100,000 for a new documentary called Batkid Begins. The project quickly gained popularity and by the campaign’s deadline, it raised nearly $110,000 thanks to over 945 backers. As previously reported, the project is describe as “a feature documentary that explores… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: iDerma AntiAging System, Havok Watch & Spin Remote

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For this weeks Crowdfunding Mailbox we have iDerma Anti-Aging System, Havok minimal watches and Spin; a super stylish remote control device. I am always, always, skeptical about products that promise miraculous health improvements using technology that seems improbable or simply do not understand.  My skepticism becomes even more profound when I read about devices that… Read More

Batu Biologics Updates Shareholders on Progress with Cancer Drug ValloVax

Samuel Wagner

Batu Biologics wants to eradicate cancer, even in late stage cancer patients.  The company has developed a promising drug called ValloVax that leverages the bodies immune system to recognize the blood cells feeding tumors and cutting them off.  Basically starving cancer and saving the patient.  Earlier in 2014, Batu Biologics, founded by Samuel Wagner, ran a… Read More

FitLinxx Hits Indiegogo to Raise Funds for New Heart Rate Wearable Device

Ampstip 5

On Tuesday (December 30th), Massachusetts-based FitLinxx launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise $50,000 for its product, AmpStripTM. The new device is a heart rate and activity wearable revolutionizing athletes’ ability to make better training decisions and improve performance. Interested athletes, fitness enthusiasts and gadget lovers can support the crowdfunding campaign and be one… Read More

Supporters Hit GoFundMe to Raise Funds For New Yorker Battling Mysterious Illness

Holly Todd

Earlier this month, a friend of Warsaw, New York resident, Holly Todd, launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise $50,000 so she may receive proper treatment against a mysterious illness she acquired on missions trip to Haiti earlier this year. According to the campaign’s creator, Justin Jones, Holly and a team from Valley Chapel Church in Warsaw, New York built… Read More

Lightpoint Medical Closes Series A with Help from Crowdfunding Platform SyndicateRoom

Lightpoint Medical Surgery

Surgical imaging technology company Lightpoint Medical has successfully raised £2 million in a Series A round. Investors include Oxford Technology, Cambridge Capital Group, London Business Angels, Envestors, Ruffena Capital and funding via SyndicateRoom.  The offer on crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom initially targeted a raise of £500,000 but the company state interest was sufficient to boost the… Read More

Supporters Near & Far Help to Raise Funds on GoFundMe for Rare Cancer Research

Synovial Sarcoma 2

Seeking to help her terminally ill sister battle an extremely rare cancer, Louisiana resident Ann Marie Haynie has launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe called Love for Liza Fund. According to the campaign, Liza discovered she had Synovial Sarcoma, which is found in the joints of the arm, neck or leg, 2011. After pushing through chemotherapy, radiation and multiple… Read More

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

Jennifer Huculak and Darren Kimmel 1

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

Sutrue

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

Kids Mosquito Free with Kite Patch

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

Ebola

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

Samahope Give Hope

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

Liftware design

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

Act Safe Ebola GlobalGiving

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