The Center for Health Transformation, a health care think tank launched by GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy this week, listing liabilities of between $1 million and $10 million that it says it can’t repay.
The organization’s assets, which it listed in court filings at between $50,000 and $100,000, will be liquidated and the business may subsequently close.
Merck Global Health Innovation Fund will invest up to $17 million in medical app maker Physicians Interactive Holdings. The financing includes $8.5 million up front, but could double if the mHealth marketer meets Merck’s milestones.
The Marlborough, Mass.-based company plans to use the Merck funds to grow "4 key products," including its flagship medical resources app Skyscape.