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Dispensed: A big week for biotech, a startup looking for proteins, and the pitch deck of an addiction-treatment benefits startup

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We’re on the brink of the first new treatment for Alzheimer’s in almost two decades. Here’s what you need to know.

An experimental treatment for Alzheimer's disease declared a failure in March has been brought back to life.
A scientist works at Zai Lab's drug development facility in Shanghai, China October 18, 2017.

An investment firm raked in $730 million in a single day after making a huge bet on a biotech stock

Baker Bros.'s stake in the biotech company is now worth $5 billion after a positive cancer study showed its treatment surpassing expectations.
The think tank Helena and its partners hope to find treatments for diseases that lack them by creating new financial incentives.

Could treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and concussions be hanging out unused in your medicine cabinet? This think tank thinks so — and w...

The potential savings are "enormous," says Helena's Lyn Stoler. "And that's not even looking at the human health impact."
David Katzman, CEO of SmileDirectClub stands with founders Jordan Katzman and Alex Fenkell as the company debuts its IPO at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York

Dispensed: A digital health IPO bust, Walmart’s push into healthcare, and an MIT project that didn’t live up to the hype

Welcome to Dispensed, our weekly dispatch of healthcare, biotech, and pharma news from Business Insider.
Dan Chung is the clinical ophthalmic lead at Spark Therapeutics.

We got an inside look at how the biotech Spark used mazes to develop a first-of-its-kind treatment for eye disease on the way to selling itself for $4...

A team of scientists came up with a new way to measure how well a treatment for a rare form of blindness worked.
Proteus makes 'smart pills' embedded with sensors that tell your doctor when you've taken your medication. It announced a clinical trial in cancer on Thursday.

We got a look at the pitch deck of buzzy Silicon Valley health-tech startup Sempre Health. It reveals how a $4 billion industry is ripe for disruption...

Startup Sempre Health has raised $10.5 million to take aim at a well-known problem with people and their pills: they don't always take them.
Proteus makes 'smart pills' embedded with sensors that tell your doctor when you've taken your medication. It announced a clinical trial in cancer on Thursday.

We got a look at the pitch deck of buzzy Silicon Valley health-tech startup Sempre Health. It reveals how a $4 billion industry is ripe for disruption...

Startup Sempre Health has raised $10.5 million to take aim at a well-known problem with people and their pills: they don't always take them.

Dispensed: Career advice from BI’s young healthcare leaders, a wild week for biotechs, and a list of white-hot AI startups

Welcome to Dispensed, our weekly dispatch of healthcare, biotech, and pharma news from Business Insider.

Dispensed: A big week for digital health IPOs, what happens when a $2.1 million drug can’t get to the kids who need it, and what a top health-te...

Welcome to Dispensed, our weekly dispatch of healthcare, biotech, and pharma news from Business Insider.