Funding, granting and executive moves

Summer hasn’t been beach holiday time for some of the companies we’ve been following….Genetic testing for the masses 23andMe, only last fall in much hot water with FDA (but recently making nice–TTA 2 July), received a two-year, $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes for Health (NIH). iHealthBeat….’Smart pill’ developer Proteus Digital Health received a Series G round of $52 million, adding to a June round of $120 million. Investors not disclosed, but Proteus currently has a blue-chip list including Novartis, Medtronic and Kaiser. BusinessWire….Pre/post-procedure education and recovery monitoring service VOX Telehealth received another $1.1 million round of angel financing primarily from original investors, preliminary to an institutional round of financing in 1st Quarter 2015. Release….HealthSpot Station is reinforcing its retail reach with the addition of new chairman Boake Sells, formerly in C-level positions at Dayton Hudson and Revco Drug Stores. Release….Telehealth/telecare/socialization platform Changes at GrandCare Systems, winner of the Gabby Hayes Grizzled Pioneer Award: a move to larger quarters in the historic district of West Bend, Wisconsin; a new (local) CEO Dan Maynard and COO Jerry Furness; Laura Mitchell moves from VP Business Development to Chief Marketing Officer; founder/CEO Charlie Hillman to Chief Technology Officer; co-founder and former COO Gaytha Traynor Hillman has retired.

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