Med-tech IPOs continue to make it out onto a strong stock market, even as global economic uncertainty prevails amidst the unfolding pandemic. Single-cell biology research company Berkeley Lights Inc. priced an upsized IPO to raise $178.2 million to back its tools that are used to help develop antibody therapeutics, cell therapies and, more broadly, synthetic biology products.
Machine learning-based diagnostics startup Dascena Inc. has won the U.S. FDA’s breakthrough device designation for its Previse algorithm, which is designed to predict acute kidney injury (AKI) before clinical symptoms. In early validation tests, Previse detected AKI more than a day before patients exhibited kidney damage or impaired function.
LONDON – Owkin Inc. added a further $18 million to its series A, bringing the amount raised in the round to $70 million and equipping the company to push forward with its federated learning approach to applying artificial intelligence (AI) to the analysis of health data.