Sara Mageit

Vaccination programme, COVID-19, coronavirus
By  Sara Mageit 09:36 am March 8, 2021
In a Cell study, an experimental intranasal vaccine created by scientists at the Washington University School of Medicine has shown to bring about an immune response in the mucosa which prevents COVID-19 infection. Researchers have since developed an intranasal biotechnology spray which makes it difficult for the virus to attach to human cells, and when used daily it is able to block transmission...
Numan, Men's health, Vi-Health

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By  Sara Mageit 10:22 am March 2, 2021
In its goal to become a full-stack digital health provider, London-based Numan has acquired medical science and healthcare technology company Vi-Health, based in Stockholm and Malmö. After completion of the acqusition, the majority of the Vi-Health team will be joining Numan, whilst continuing to work from their offices in Sweden.  WHY IT MATTERS Registered as a Class I medical device, Vi-Health'...
wellness app

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By  Sara Mageit 08:38 am February 19, 2021
Wellness and fitness coaching app, actio has extended its seed round to €10 million with a new investment from fellow Berlin-based venture capital firm Heal Capital. The startup secured a seed funding of €8.5 million from HV Capital and Cavalry Ventures in December 2020. WHY IT MATTERS According to the World Health Organisation, depression is the leading cause of global disability, affecting over...
Helsinki, MyData
By  Sara Mageit 04:43 am February 17, 2021
The GAIA-X initiative has designed a technical architecture that ensures trustworthy data exchange in Europe and forms the basis for a comprehensive data ecosystem. With 300 organisations from various countries involved, the project has gained support from German and French governments, and has links to the European Commission. Science institutions and representatives of the Federal Government...
COVID-19 vaccination
By  Sara Mageit 10:16 am February 16, 2021
French medication intelligence company Synapse Medicine has rolled-out its Medication Shield technology in collaboration with the regional pharmacovigilance centers (CRPVs) and the French National Agency for Medicines and Health Products Safety (ANSM). The technology claims to increase the safety of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign in France by managing the adverse drug reactions (ADRs) signals...

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By  Sara Mageit 09:40 am February 12, 2021
SELF-MANAGEMENT PLATFORM FOR IBD PATIENTS Social purpose company, Ampersand Health has announced its partnership with Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS trust to roll out the inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) platform My IBD Care. The initiative supports patients living with Crohn's disease and Ulcerative colitis and facilitates remote monitoring and communications between these patients and...
Royal Philips, Medical Tablet

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By  Sara Mageit 05:21 am February 4, 2021
Global health technology company, Royal Philips has launched the Philips Medical Tablet, a portable monitoring kit designed to help clinicians remotely monitor larger patient populations during emergency healthcare situations, like the COVID-19 pandemic. HOW IT WORKS   The Medical Tablet integrates with Philips IntelliVue XDS software to enable remote access of patient monitoring information,...
Medica, Infermedica

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By  Sara Mageit 05:11 am February 3, 2021
Portuguese health insurer, Médis, and AI-triage company, Infermedica have established a partnership which has resulted in the recent implementation of Infermedica's Call Centre Triage tool in Médis' Clinical Contact Centre. Part of the insurance holding group, Grupo Ageas Portugal, Médis was motivated by its aim to find a more modern solution to the primary issues of its current triage system by ...
Children's Mental Health Week
By  Sara Mageit 08:13 am February 2, 2021
A video of a toddler born in the year 2020 pressing inanimate objects in the hope of dispensing hand sanitizer recently went viral. Although bizarre, this is emblematic of the current hyper-precautionary health climate that Generation Alpha will be growing up in. The WHO's hygiene campaign, 'Save Lives: Clean your Hands' to reduce COVID-19 infections has galvanised even the youngest in our...
Wild Card, EIT

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By  Sara Mageit 09:50 am February 1, 2021
EU-backed health innovators, EIT Health today announced their support for two innovator teams following their 2020 Wild Card programme, selecting Spain-based MiMARK and German-based Orbit Health. The two teams will be supported by EIT Health, which is backed by the EU as part of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, for over two years with up to €1.5 million each. In addition to...