Sara Mageit

DrDoctor, COVID-19 vaccine

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By Sara Mageit 09:45 am November 27, 2020
To help support the process of vaccinating the 1.4 million NHS workers across the UK, med tech start-up DrDoctor has announced that they are offering their QuickBook solution to streamline the vaccination booking process to all NHS trusts and Health Boards. The first 2000 staff members will be booked for free. WHY IT MATTERS As Britain faces its most important logistical challenge in the...
Flow app, mental health, therapy app

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By Sara Mageit 05:17 am November 25, 2020
Medically approved in the UK and EU, the Flow headset and therapy app treatment for depression aims to tackle ‘lockdown loneliness’ and mental health outcomes by providing at-home access to treatment. Flow involves patients wearing a brain stimulation headset, while using a behavioural therapy app, which improves areas known to impact depression, including sleep and nutrition. WHY IT MATTERS As...
Technology Partnership Plc (TTP), CoTest, COVID-19

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By Sara Mageit 09:23 am November 24, 2020
UK-based independent technology and product development company, the Technology Partnership Plc (TTP), is seeking partnerships for CoTest, a new pooled screening technology for COVID-19. The technology can be used in any location, to screen up to 40 people at once for the virus, with results available in 30 minutes. WHY IT MATTERS CoTest enables screening of large groups, such as school classes...
NHS, COVID-19, MediShout
By Sara Mageit 04:29 am November 24, 2020
London-based digital platform and app, MediShout has closed a £1 million seed round, led by Episode 1 Ventures. Founded by NHS surgeon, Ash Kalraiya, the app was inspired by his experience of procedure delays caused by faulty equipment or not having the right stock. The MediShout app is being used in six NHS hospitals to connect staff, equipment suppliers and service maintenance teams. WHY IT...
Navenio, location tech, NHS

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By Sara Mageit 09:58 am November 23, 2020
UK healthcare scale-up Navenio, has announced a $1.1 million (€845K) investment from Future Planet Capital to help accelerate healthcare efficiency. Navenio aims to use the funds for its intelligent workforce solution, which helps to mitigate infection and cross-contamination in hospitals. Dubbed 'Uber-for-indoors' for its infrastructure-free indoor location solutions, the platform is the...
care home technology, GE Healthcare

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By Sara Mageit 09:10 am November 20, 2020
GE HEALTHCARE ACQUIRES SWEDISH STARTUP PRISMATIC SENSORS GE Healthcare is acquiring Swedish medical X-ray imaging startup, Prismatic Sensors to boost its medical imaging business. According to GE, the startups technology offers fewer doses of radiation to patients and more accurate X-ray imaging, and has the potential to be a "substantial step forward" in detecting cancer, heart disorders and...
Luscii, home monitoring, remote monitoring

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By Sara Mageit 11:25 am November 18, 2020
Netherlands-based St. Antonius Hospital, together with e-health company Luscii, has developed home monitoring for hospitalised COVID-19 patients. WHY IT MATTERS COVID-19 patients who have not yet fully recovered, but are stable, may voluntarily take early discharge. Once this happens, they receive home monitoring to ease the transition via a program in the Luscii app, where they are able to ...
Lookout, cybersecurity, cyberthreat, pharmaceutical, incident response, malware, contact tracing apps, phishing
By Sara Mageit 05:10 am November 17, 2020
A 2020 Pharmaceutical Threat Report by mobile cybersecurity specialists, Lookout, has examined the challenges healthcare providers are facing. They have revealed company and employee-owned endpoint devices are providing the gateway for cybercriminals to exploit these services through mobile phishing, application threats, and network-based attacks. WHY IT MATTERS Collated from Lookouts customer...
Nudge, COVID-19,

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By Sara Mageit 10:07 am November 16, 2020
UK tech company PIVOT1080 has launched a smart wristband to train people to stop touching their face, a common transmission route for COVID-19. The ‘Nudge’ band uses behavioural science and AI to differentiate between over 1,000 different hand movements and to psychologically 'nudge' the wearer. Using gesture recognition to calculate hand movements, the device vibrates when it identifies the...
women's health, fertility app, Apricity
By Sara Mageit 09:02 am November 13, 2020
Virtual fertility clinic, Apricity has launched an online fertility predictor tool designed to predict a woman's chances of conceiving naturally based on information input about her lifestyle choices. The tool combines a woman’s age with questions about her lifestyle choices via a short quiz in order to predict her chances of conceiving naturally, with the result displayed as a percentage. Users...