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Molekule is a Tech Company on a Mission to Solve the Global Air Pollution Problem

| August 8, 2019

Molekule is on a mission to solve the global air pollution problem by reimagining the future of clean air. What started as solar research, Dr. Goswami invented photo electric chemical… Read More »

Gabriel Halimi wants to make sure you never waste a drop of water

| June 9, 2019

Gabriel Halimi, 37, is chief executive of Flo Technologies Inc., a Culver City company that he founded with his father, Henry, who invented the firm’s central device. Flo’s smart detector connects… Read More »

FireEye Acquires Security Instrumentation Leader Verodin

| May 28, 2019

MILPITAS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: FEYE), the intelligence-led security company, today announced the acquisition of Verodin, the leader in validating the effectiveness of cyber security controls. The transaction closed today and… Read More »

Phil raises $25 million to improve access to specialty drugs

| May 16, 2019

It’s no secret that medication is prohibitively expensive for a lot of people and that the problem is only getting worse. While Medicare drugs rising at 10x the rate of inflation, for every drug that saw cost go down in 2018 there were 96 drugs that saw prices go up

It gets even worse when it comes to specialty drugs, which are used to treat more complex conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis and HIV. These drugs are only a fraction of the drugs that are dispensed, as they’re less commonly prescribed, but because of that they account for nearly half of the cost of prescription drugs. 

It was the personal experience of Deepak Thomas that led him to found Phil, a company whose mission it is to make specialty drugs more available and affordable. Thomas, who previously had Lyme disease, told me that getting access to care, and to the medication he needed, was actually worse than dealing with the disease itself. Read rest here.

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