Epocrates Re-files for IPO

Epocrates, the San Mateo, CA-based software company that makes healthcare-related mobile applications for doctors and nurses who use iPhones, Android phones, Blackberry phones, and other information devices, restarted the initial public offering process on Friday submitting a new S-1 registration form to the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company has raised $86 million in venture financing and hopes to raise another $75 million through the IPO, which had originally been planned for 2008. In its prospectus the company says that doctors beset by “growing administrative complexities, increasing reimbursement pressures and a constantly changing regulatory environment” need technological help, including “access to relevant and reliable clinical information at the point of care.”

Wade Roush is a freelance science and technology journalist and the producer and host of the podcast Soonish. Follow @soonishpodcast

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