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News related to the wider world of biotechnology and healthcare developments and the adjoining investment landscape, with Grace Century’s expert views and opinions.

Key House and Senate health leaders reach deal to stop surprise medical bills.

Discover one the main reasons Grace Century’s Angels have invested in an online healthcare platform that allows consumers to see price transparency and price discovery of all items and services relating to healthcare. Read the story here

AI is Changing healthcare: A Must watch video

“The future of Medicine will include AI… It has to”, comments Scott Wolf, CEO and Director of Research at Grace Century Angel Group. The firm that can capture this data and aggregate it into an ecosystem of connected health companies that will change healthcare for ever. We believe we have that company in our portfolio. … Continue reading AI is Changing healthcare: A Must watch video

Deep learning is already making dramatic changes in the Healthcare and Medical Industry

“As promised and forecasted; Deep learning is already making dramatic changes in the Healthcare and Medical Industry. A.I. is the key and the lock is opening” comments Scott Wolf, Grace Century’s CEO and Director of Research. Read more here.

Medixall Group Inc. to exhibit at HLTH, in Las Vegas

Medixall Group Inc., will be exhibiting at HLTH, The Future of Healthcare Conference, in Las Vegas at the end of this month. HLTH is the leading event for innovation in healthcare, expected to attract over 5,000 attendees, 850 ‘pioneering’ CEO’s, and 300 speakers. Read more here.  

5G, Artificial Intelligence, and IOT could mean a revolutionary shift in healthcare

There has been tremendous ‘buzz’ around the promise of 5G, Artificial Intelligence, and IOT as it relates to healthcare. Scott Wolf, CEO of Grace Century, comments: “You add in the obvious ‘greying’ of the world’s population and you get the makings for a revolutionary shift.” This following article covers it all… Read the article here. … Continue reading 5G, Artificial Intelligence, and IOT could mean a revolutionary shift in healthcare

IOT and How the Apple watch saves lives

For years we have been yelling from the rooftops about the future of IOT (Internet of things) as it relates to healthcare, and how our incubated project company BlueBox.Care was positioned to capitalise on all wearables. Here is a true, lifesaving  story, on the Apple watch. Read the full article here.

The integration and use of technology is inevitable for everything related to healthcare

The integration and use of technology is inevitable for everything related to healthcare; from diagnosis to treatment. The future of healthcare, without any single doubt is (including universal EHR) in the combination of IoT, AI, Telemedicine and Consumer Directed Care. We cannot keep paying fee for services care.  70% of doctors are burned out, and one … Continue reading The integration and use of technology is inevitable for everything related to healthcare

MediXall Group, Inc. launches MediXall Global Solutions to enter the medical tourism space

MediXall Group Inc. (MDXL) has announced that it is entering into the Global Medical Tourism Space by launching MediXall Global Solutions (MGS) (https://medixall.com/tourism). With the Company’s underlying technology and relationships with healthcare providers, MediXall plans to establish a system that can create a patient-centered medical tourism platform to innovate the entire global medical tourism industry. MediXall Global … Continue reading MediXall Group, Inc. launches MediXall Global Solutions to enter the medical tourism space

How artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are influencing the future of medicine

A recent article on Business Insider India has summarised how artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are defining the future of healthcare, along with citing examples of how today’s tech giants such as Google have fully embraced the potential of such technology and are actively developing solutions and applications in this field. The article, which … Continue reading How artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are influencing the future of medicine

MediXall Group, Inc. Expands its Business Development & Sales Capabilities with Addition of IHC

MediXall Group Inc., has announced that it is expanding its business development & sales capabilities with the addition of John Zubak and Harvey Mitgang as Strategic Advisors. Their Company, Innovative Health Consultants (IHC) is a unique team of experts with over 100 years of experience specializing in development and deployment of new and innovative products … Continue reading MediXall Group, Inc. Expands its Business Development & Sales Capabilities with Addition of IHC

MediXall.com Announces the Launch of MediXall Vision in South Florida

MediXall Group Inc., today announced its plans to launch Vision Services throughout the State of Florida through its online healthcare marketplace platform beginning August 1st. The official announcement will take place July 19th at the Florida Optometric Association’s Annual Convention in Lake Buena Vista, FL. Read the full press release on Yahoo! Finance News here.

FSA and HSA Payment now being accepted by MediXall.com

MediXall takes another step to streamline the burden of rising healthcare costs with the announcement of the acceptance FSA (Flexible Spending Account) and HSA (Health Savings Accounts) accounts on their platform. MediXall.com, a new generation healthcare marketplace platform designed to address the growing need of self-pay and high deductible consumers for greater transparency and price competition in their … Continue reading FSA and HSA Payment now being accepted by MediXall.com

Stem cells the key to positive results in Crohn’s disease trial

A potential new treatment for sufferers of Crohn’s disease, based on stem cell transplants, has emerged from a trial based in New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital, as reported in CBS New York. Crohn’s disease is a painful and debilitating condition which produces inflammation in the bowel and affects about 3 people in every 1000 in North … Continue reading Stem cells the key to positive results in Crohn’s disease trial

UK biotech company report the development of potential new stem cell cure for blindness

UK-based biotech company ReNeuron have developed a potential stem cell-based cure for an inherited form of blindness, according to an article in the UK Newspaper The Daily Mail. The new treatment focuses on a genetic condition called retinitis pigmentosa, which gradually reduces vision over time. ReNeuron’s treatment involves repairing damaged retinas by injecting laboratory-prepared “progenitor” stem … Continue reading UK biotech company report the development of potential new stem cell cure for blindness

MediXall annouce new partnership to provide “behavioral health and opioid and substance use disorders” network

MediXall has announced that it has entered a partnership to join the nation’s first behavioral health opioid and substance use Network. MediXall will be teaming up with CoreChoice, MINES and Associates, and LifeWIRE Group to provide the first PPO network for a comprehensive behavioral health program as well as a solution to combat the nationwide opioid … Continue reading MediXall annouce new partnership to provide “behavioral health and opioid and substance use disorders” network

Japanese tech firms innovate to act upon Japan’s aging population problem

As recently reported in Forbes magazine, the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) featured a number of Japanese firms demonstrating an impressive array of technology innovations aimed at alleviating the cost and strain placed on carers by Japan’s significant aging population. Japan is estimated to have the highest proportion of elderly citizens of any country in … Continue reading Japanese tech firms innovate to act upon Japan’s aging population problem

Morgan Stanley report predicts strong financial outlook for health technology products

The opportunity for Apple to make inroads from their existing products, as a base and further innovations being worked on related to healthcare, such as the Apple Watch and other wearables, is enormous and could be worth tens of billions of dollars annually, according to a recent article on CNBC.com, which in turn cites a report … Continue reading Morgan Stanley report predicts strong financial outlook for health technology products

New stem cell study offers hope to arthritis sufferers

The Mayo Clinic in Florida has successfully conducted a study to ascertain the effects of bone marrow cells in the treatment of pain relief for arthritis and knee disability, according to a recent article in The Healing Miracle. A group of 25 patients with history of knee pain received stem cells in one knee, whilst … Continue reading New stem cell study offers hope to arthritis sufferers

Stem cell transplant triggers HIV remission

A UK-based patient appears to be free of HIV following a stem cell transplant which has rendered the virus “undetectable” according to doctors. The news was originally reported in Nature, and has subsequently been reported in multiple media outlets including the BBC and Forbes. This is the second reported successful treatment of HIV with stem … Continue reading Stem cell transplant triggers HIV remission

Video trailer for “The Healing Miracle: The Truth About Stem Cells”

The video below is a trailer for a series entitled “The Healing Miracle: The Truth About Stem Cells”, which is a 9-episode documentary series looking at the different applications of stem cell therapy which are rapidly changing the entire landscape of medicine. With experts calling stem cells “The greatest advance in medicine since the antibiotic” … Continue reading Video trailer for “The Healing Miracle: The Truth About Stem Cells”

Stem cell study yields breakthrough in the treatment of type 1 diabetes

A study performed by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, has been successful in transforming human stem cells into insulin-producing cells, according to a recent article on engadget.com. Type-1 (T1) diabetes is caused by insulin-producing cells being destroyed as a result of an autoimmune disorder. This can lead to unregulated levels of blood … Continue reading Stem cell study yields breakthrough in the treatment of type 1 diabetes

Healthcare sector market dynamics moving towards a consumer-centric model

There is an increasing body of research which indicates that 2019 will be a key year in the development of increased “healthcare consumerism”, according to a recent report in Rev Cycle Intelligence. Data from a TransUnion Healthcare patient analysis indicated that  the average person now pays almost $2,000 annually for out-of-pocket healthcare costs. In addition, … Continue reading Healthcare sector market dynamics moving towards a consumer-centric model

New study indicates that stem cells could be used to treat multiple sclerosis

A recent video article on CBS Boston has highlighted a new and exciting potential use for stem cell therapy which could help sufferers of multiple sclerosis (MS). The article features an interview with Dr. Mallika Marshall who reports on a new study which indicates that a single stem cell transplant could be a more powerful … Continue reading New study indicates that stem cells could be used to treat multiple sclerosis

Apple’s vision for disrupting the healthcare sector gets thumbs up from former CEO

John Sculley, who was the CEO of Apple for ten years between 1983 and 1993, has given a ringing endorsement to current Apple CEO Tim Cook’s vision for the company to be at the centre of a technology-driven healthcare sector. In a recent video interview on Yahoo! Finance News, Sculley spoke about Apple’s “great contribution to … Continue reading Apple’s vision for disrupting the healthcare sector gets thumbs up from former CEO

MediXall – the “Amazon of healthcare”

Medixall is featured in the South Florida Business and Wealth Magazine, the article comparing it to online giants such as Amazon, Airbnb and Priceline and suggesting that MediXall could be to the healthcare industry what these prestigious brands are to the online shopping, vacation and travel industries respectively. With MediXall’s platform enabling consumers to use their smartphones, … Continue reading MediXall – the “Amazon of healthcare”

Consumer healthcare spend sees increasing shifts towards digital platforms.

Healthcare-related e-commerce sales and the number of consumers utilising devices and technology platforms to manage their healthcare needs is rapidly shifting this entire market sector towards digital, according to a recent report in Digital Commerce 360. The article cites the Internet Health Management 2018 Healthcare E-Commerce report, which demonstrates that healthcare e-commerce sales are growing … Continue reading Consumer healthcare spend sees increasing shifts towards digital platforms.

CNBC video focuses on digital healthcare innovation

A recent video from the CNBC’s IOT series investigates how digital innovation is reshaping industries by disrupting existing business and operating models. The highlighted episode looks at the impact of digital transformation across the healthcare (B2C) sector – the exact area that Grace Century’s portfolio partner, Quantum, is focused on. Quantum ideally is positioned for the … Continue reading CNBC video focuses on digital healthcare innovation

Stem cell injections reduce healing time for diabetic skin sores

Stem cell injections have been demonstrated to speed up the healing of skin sores in those suffering from diabetes, according a recent report on Finanzen.net. A research project, led by the NYU School of Medicine, tested the effect of injecting stem cells on a signaling pathway called Nrf2 / Keap1, which is essential to cell repair … Continue reading Stem cell injections reduce healing time for diabetic skin sores

Amazon announce new blockchain product

A recent article on CNBC reports how Amazon Web Services (AWS) has recently launched a new blockchain-based product to support the Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric platforms, with the ultimate aim to enable AWS customers to “set up a scalable blockchain network with just a few clicks” that “automatically scales to meet the demands of thousands of applications … Continue reading Amazon announce new blockchain product

New research points towards stem cell therapy to treat back pain

Back pain is one of the major causes of disability in the USA, with some estimates suggesting that approximately half of all Americans experience some form of back pain. However stem cells are once again at the centre of new research which suggests an effective treatment for back pain is in the pipeline, according to … Continue reading New research points towards stem cell therapy to treat back pain

Why storing stem cells is more important than ever – Susie’s story.

A video report on NBC News Nightly relates the heart-warming story of Susie Rabaca, who has recently found a “perfect” match for the bone marrow transplant she requires to treat an aggressive form of leukaemia she is suffering from. Susie is a mother of three kids, and is also pregnant with twins – however her … Continue reading Why storing stem cells is more important than ever – Susie’s story.

Google hires David Feinberg to head up healthcare strategy

In a move which underlines Google’s focus on the healthcare sector, it has been announced that the tech giant has chosen David Feinberg, CEO of Geisinger Health, to lead its strategy into this marketplace, as recently reported by CNBC. Feinburg, who in addition to his work at Geisinger Health had a 20+ year tenure at UCLA … Continue reading Google hires David Feinberg to head up healthcare strategy

Independent sources point to digital technology as the future of healthcare

In the past couple of days, two editorial pieces from unrelated sources have reported on a topic that is increasingly looking likely to be the mainstay of healthcare in the future. The first article, in menafm.com reports that consumer digital devices such as smartphones and watches could be used to forecast sickness in their users, and in … Continue reading Independent sources point to digital technology as the future of healthcare

Grace Century’s investment portfolio company deepens its Board of Directors.

MediXall Group Inc., (MDXL) announced the appointment of Ambassador Ned L. Siegel as a non-executive director, as reported by Yahoo! Finance News. MediXall Group Inc., is the creator of MediXall.com, a new generation healthcare marketplace platform designed to address the growing need of self-pay and high deductible consumers for greater transparency and price competition in their healthcare … Continue reading Grace Century’s investment portfolio company deepens its Board of Directors.

Dental stem cells successfully used to treat immature permanent tooth damage

Stem cells, harvested from children’s baby teeth, could be used to treat immature permanent tooth damage in the same children, according to a new study in the Science Translation Medicine and as reported on PR Newswire. Almost 50% of children suffer a tooth injury or tooth trauma, which can result in a “dead” tooth with … Continue reading Dental stem cells successfully used to treat immature permanent tooth damage

Stem cells potential is infinite, according to esteemed University of Buffalo Professor

The potential of stem cells for multiple future therapeutic uses is almost unlimited, according to Natesh Parashurama, MD, PhD, and Assistant Professor of chemical and biological engineering at the University at Buffalo, as reported in the Buffalo University News Center. Professor Parashurama’s research concentrates on using stem cell technology to produce functional organs, such as … Continue reading Stem cells potential is infinite, according to esteemed University of Buffalo Professor

Stem cell-based technique developed for treatment of cleft palate

The treatment and repair of cleft palate in infants took a step in the right direction recently – and stem cells are once again at the centre of the story, as recently reported in Science Daily The article focuses on a new technique, first reported in the The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, which details a new procedure … Continue reading Stem cell-based technique developed for treatment of cleft palate

New research hugely widens the possibilities for stem cells

An article recently published in the UK-based newspaper The Daily Mail has highlighted recent breakthroughs in stem cell research which could radically increase their therapeutic possibilities in the treatment of multiple illnesses. Featuring such healthcare luminaries and Professor Lord Robert Winston and Professor Brendon Noble, who is the chief scientific officer at the UK Stem Cell … Continue reading New research hugely widens the possibilities for stem cells

MediXall announces prescription drugs price comparison tool for consumers in the United States

MediXall has announced a game changing tool for consumers in the United States to price compare prescription drugs, nationwide, with a savings discount of up to 80% The MediXallRx Discount Program will launch in early fourth quarter and will benefit underinsured consumers that have gaps in prescription coverage, high co-pays, and/ or high deductibles as well … Continue reading MediXall announces prescription drugs price comparison tool for consumers in the United States

Dental injuries treated…..by dental stem cells

A new article has just appeared in Science Daily, reporting on a clinical trial which demonstrates that stem cells from baby teeth could be used to treat the damage caused to immature permanent teeth in children. A “dead” tooth is one which grows with insufficient blood supply and root development as a result of an injury … Continue reading Dental injuries treated…..by dental stem cells

MediXall Group, Inc. announces expansion into laboratory testing

In the next addition to its ground-breaking platform, Medixall has announced the addition of lab testing to the platform. Medixall is now negotiating with TWO of the biggest laboratory testing companies that will allow the Company to develop custom health screening lab tests panels and profiles, which are groups of tests that are routinely ordered … Continue reading MediXall Group, Inc. announces expansion into laboratory testing

Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) and restoring eyesight

Stem cell therapy could offer new hope for those that have suffered sight loss as a result of chemical burns to the eye, according to a new study from the Institute of Ophthalmology Conde de Valenciana in Mexico City, which was recently reported in Timesunion.com. Blindness as a result of injury or trauma affects mainly young … Continue reading Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) and restoring eyesight

MediXall officially launches its platform

MediXall, officially launches its platform. The MediXall platform is specifically targeted at the uninsured and high deductible individuals who are plagued by the high upfront costs of medical services and chosen specifically, at the beginning, is the Diagnostic Service market. This sector is basically a commodity among the services, with the same procedure having dramatically … Continue reading MediXall officially launches its platform

Patent portfolio acquired by SanBio to further research possible stem cell-based neurological and cancer treatments

A portfolio of patents, based on the use of stem cell treatments for neurological disorders and cancer, has been acquired by the SanBio group, as reported in Businesswire.com The technology underpinning the patent portfolio is based on enhancing anti-inflammatory and pro-inflammatory functions of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC’s) and was discovered by Tulane University researcher Dr. … Continue reading Patent portfolio acquired by SanBio to further research possible stem cell-based neurological and cancer treatments

Bright future ahead for the healthcare sector in UAE

Since its formation in 1972, The United Arab Emirates has been one the fastest developing countries in the world, with Dubai in particular now a major global hub for multiple business sectors. Healthcare is just one of several sectors which has enjoyed strong growth in recent years, however the next ten years is likely to … Continue reading Bright future ahead for the healthcare sector in UAE

Boom to bust – Bitcoin losses start to mount with individual investors

Following the rush in 2016 and 2017 for individuals to jump on the cryptocurrency investment bandwagon, the fallout is starting to emerge in the form people who invested heavily during the supposed boom period of Bitcoin – only to experience catastrophic loses. A recent articles in the New York Times charts the pattern of risk-takers … Continue reading Boom to bust – Bitcoin losses start to mount with individual investors

UK trials indicate that stem cells could prevent future heart failure

Research from the British Heart Foundation has indicated that patients who are treated with stem cells have a reduced chance of developing future heart failure, according to an article in the UK publication The Daily Mail. Following the findings, which originate from the results of a trial being carried out at their Research Excellence centre … Continue reading UK trials indicate that stem cells could prevent future heart failure

Stem cell therapy now available for man’s best friend

Many of our articles focus on the positive therapeutic benefits of stem cells, and we often report examples of how stem cell therapy can be used to treat certain diseases and be of benefit to certain types of patients. However there is now one new group of potential beneficiaries – pets. As reported recently on … Continue reading Stem cell therapy now available for man’s best friend

New MediXall Group partnership with CoreChoice Inc.,

MediXall Group, Inc., (MDXL) has recently announced a new partnership with CoreChoice, Inc., who are a leading US speciality network for diagnostic radiology, neurodiagnostic testing, and interventional pain management. CoreChoice Inc. target increasing consumer access to high quality and low cost specialty care services for the self-pay and underinsured market across US. To read the full … Continue reading New MediXall Group partnership with CoreChoice Inc.,

Progress of 11-year old boy after stem cell treatment cited “a miracle”

11-year old Braden Heckendorn, who in late 2013 suffered an accidental injury from a pellet gun which ultimately resulted in his heart stopping for 22 minutes, is being hailed as a modern medical miracle after making remarkable progress in his recovery – he is now active, mobile and can even carry out certain task-based functions, … Continue reading Progress of 11-year old boy after stem cell treatment cited “a miracle”