Sara Mageit

By  Sara Mageit 11:46 am January 15, 2021
The latest report published by ORCHA (the Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Applications) on digital health trends has found that there has a been a significant rise in digital health, with health app downloads up from four to five million every day. The research provides 15 months of app search and downloadable data which began prior to lockdown measures. WHY IT MATTERS The report...

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By  Sara Mageit 06:32 am January 15, 2021
IMMERSIVE MINDFULNESS PLATFORM LAUNCHES Estonia-born MindSpa app, Synctuition has partnered up with haptic sound technology company, Woojer, to create an immersive mindfulness experience for its users. Synctuition's platform uses 3D sounds recorded in over 2000 locations allowing for accurate replication of those environments. This creates something called environmental psychology, helping its...
digital health predictions
By  Sara Mageit 06:40 am January 14, 2021
With a new coronavirus variant afoot and an uncertain 12 months ahead, MobiHealthNews has compiled 2021 predictions on the key themes that will affect the digital health industry during a potentially turbulent year. We hear from a range of EMEA-based health and tech leaders on the continued efforts to close the health equity gap, the growth of self-care apps, VR technology, employer technology...

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By  Sara Mageit 06:29 am January 14, 2021
Padua-based digital health startup, PatchAi has closed a €1.7 million round led by UV Cap and SFEM Italia, joined by a follow-on investment from Healthware Ventures. This is the third round closed by the startup accelerated in Silicon Valley by Plug and Play, for a total of €2.56 million raised in two years since the founding date. The funds raised will allow PatchAi to expand its business to...
HealthHero, MyClinic

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By  Sara Mageit 06:53 am January 13, 2021
Ireland's holistic telehealth service, MyClinic has become the latest acquisition for London-based digital health provider, HealthHero. The acquisition will allow HealthHero to have a direct-to-consumer offer in Ireland, having previously provided services via insurance companies and through businesses to their employees. WHY IT MATTERS? HealthHero provides a holistic approach to healthcare to...
Theolytics, Oncolytics
By  Sara Mageit 05:54 am January 12, 2021
Oxford-based biotech company, Theolytics has announced the closing of a US $6.8 million (£5 million) Series A round. The round was co-led by Epidarex Capital and Taiho Ventures LLC with participation from existing investor, Oxford Sciences Innovation (OSI). The financing will be used to progress the company’s pipeline of candidates towards human clinical trials. WHY IT MATTERS Theolytics will...

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By  Sara Mageit 11:12 am January 11, 2021
Health tech firm Vatic is launching an on-the-spot-result saliva test to identify current COVID-19 infections, as well as who is infectious and can pass on the virus. A swab is used to collect saliva from inside of the user’s cheek and pooled saliva under the tongue. The saliva from the swab is then mixed with an ‘extraction buffer’ in a tube and drops of the resulting solution are released on to...
eye care
By  Sara Mageit 10:28 am January 8, 2021
Netherlands’ largest health insurer, Zilveren Kruis and the Dutch vision care startup, easee are entering into a partnership for the implementation of easee’s CE certified online eye test. WHY IT MATTERS Agreements have now been made with employers in the energy sector and financial industry. Vision problems often occur in these sectors and can lead to absenteeism, reduced productivity and work...
OnlineDoctor, teledermatology

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By  Sara Mageit 05:23 am January 5, 2021
Swiss telemedicine startup, OnlineDoctor has concluded a Series A financing round of €5 million (CHF 5.5 million Swiss francs). Swiss health insurance company CSS, along with SwissHealth Ventures led the funding round. New investors Mutschler Ventures and US investor, PilotRock Ventures also contributed to the funding. Previous investors, including Forty:one, venture capital company,...
PouchPass, Consumer trends
By  Sara Mageit 08:29 am December 29, 2020
A multidimensional approach to health was already gaining considerable momentum prior to the outbreak of COVID-19. From physical fitness, to mental wellbeing, the health tech consumer landscape was evolving and innovating at a steady speed. However, what was previously modest growth in health tech adoption has since spiked rapidly due to the pandemic. According to a study by Deloitte, due to...