Oricula Therapeutics CEO Malcolm Gleser.

UW spin-out Oricula Therapeutics raises cash to sell medicine that prevents hearing loss

Oricula Therapeutics, a startup spun out of the University of Washington, has raised $122,000 to commercialize medicine that can help prevent hearing loss. Founded in 2013, Seattle-based Oricula grew out of research done at the UW that uncovered ways to help patients maintain good hearing after taking antibiotics for serious infections. The startup has licensed… Read More


With $120M in its pocket, Juno Therapeutics aims to wipe out cancer by rewiring the immune system

One big problem with existing cancer therapies available today like chemotherapy and radiation is the collateral damage. While some medicine can completely kill cancer, it also may destroy healthy, normal cells in one’s body. But Juno Therapeutics, a new Seattle startup that just raised a massive $120 million series A round, thinks it has a… Read More


Cancer research startup Juno Therapeutics raises $120M in massive series A financing

In one of the largest series A venture capital deals this year in the biotechnology sector, Seattle-based Juno Therapeutics has landed $120 million in startup financing in a deal led by Arch Venture Partners and the Alaska Permanent Fund. The cancer research company is a spin out of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer… Read More


Kona Medical raises $10M to reduce high blood pressure for people in China

Kona Medical has raised $10 million in a Series D round from Morningside Group to bring its novel ultrasound technology to patients in China. Founded in 2009, the Bellevue-based company is led by Oraya Therapeutics founder Michael Gertner. Kona’s technology is dubbed “Surround Sound” since it utilizes ultrasound from outside the body in order to treat nerves around… Read More


Remote Medical International lands $8M to offer medical aid worldwide

To help broaden its reach and continue providing medical assistance in hard-to-reach places, Seattle-based Remote Medical International just landed $8 million in fresh funding from Columbia Pacific Management. Founded in 2003, Remote Medical has 100 employees that respond to incidents in remote places for customers mainly involved in industrial, offshore and international industries. Beyond providing aid… Read More


Hanauer-backed health care provider Qliance appoints CEO

Qliance Medical Management, a Seattle company that operates primary health care clinics in the Puget Sound area, has appointed Erika Bliss as president and CEO. She replaces Norm Wu who co-founded the company in 2006. Wu plans to continue with Qliance as an adviser, focusing on strategic partnerships and other growth efforts. The company has… Read More