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Let’s get to today’s news. The 18 power players shaping Google’s burgeoning healthcare business, top VCs eye booming biotech IPO market for capital, and public health experts offer an agenda for a Biden administration.
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POWER PLAYERS: Meet the 18 executives and scientists at Google Health who are shaping the future of the tech giant’s healthcare business
- After a past effort flopped, Google is going deeper into the healthcare industry by building a team of health pros.
- Called “Google Health,” it includes more than 500 managers, scientists, and engineers – and plans to get bigger.
- Business Insider identified the 18 most important people shaping the new group’s strategy.
Top biotech VCs reveal how they plan to take advantage of a record IPO market, as biotechs go public earlier than ever
- Business Insider spoke with top venture capitalists about why the drug industry is shattering capital-raising records in 2020 and how they plan to take advantage.
- VCs said they’re advising biotechs that are now considering going public earlier than expected because of the booming public market.
- Biotech is still a risky gambit, VCs say, but money has flowed into the space as other industries, clobbered by the pandemic, appear shakier than usual.
6 public-health experts offer a coronavirus agenda for Biden and Harris’ first day in office, should they win
- We asked 6 public-health experts to set an agenda for Biden and Harris’ first day in office, should they win.
- The experts made a clear request: Put the scientists in charge.
- They think Biden and Harris should ramp up testing, hold daily press briefings, and mandate masks.
More stories we’re reading:
- Forty percent of U.S. COVID-19 tests come back too late to be clinically meaningful, data show (CNBC)
- 7 ways BIPOC-owned businesses can position themselves to land substantial funding in the next round of federal relief, according to the founder of a small business loan marketplace (Business Insider)
- Can air conditioners spread COVID-19? (NPR)
- Wartime doctors battling covid-19 rush to treat the ill — but without knowing what really works (Washington Post)
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