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MedSocket wins NIH grant, launches $2 million round



MedSocket, a health care startup that’s developed a search engine that integrates into the electronic health record system, has received a $930,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health.

The grant was awarded through the NIH’s Small Business Innovation Research program and will help MedSocket, a portfolio company of St. Louis tech accelerator Capital Innovators that’s based in Columbia, continue developing its patented search engine that helps pharmaceutical clinicians during workflow.

MedSocket, co-founded by Matt Botkin, Jayne Williams and Karl Kochendorfer, also received a $142,500 SBIR Phase I grant in 2013. This most recent grant is through the SBIR’s Phase II program.

According to a release, MedSocket is also in the process of raising $2 million to help fund its effort to acquire hospital clients.

Read more: St. Louis Business Journal

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