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By Leontina Postelnicu 11:26 amDecember 4, 2019
Grenoble, France-based startup Diabeloop has secured €31m in a Series B funding round led by Cemag Invest, with ADAG, Odyssée Venture, previous backers Supernova Invest, Air Liquide Venture Capital and others also participating. WHAT THEY DO Founded in 2015 out of a medical research project, the company’s primary product is what is referred to as a hybrid closed-loop system for management of Type...
By Leontina Postelnicu 08:40 amDecember 4, 2019
British health tech firm Mindwave Ventures has announced this morning that it plans to open an office in Leeds, one of the biggest cities in the UK, after appointing Dr Victoria Betton and Dr Janak Gunatilleke to the roles of chief innovation officer and chief operating officer, respectively. Since its founding in 2014, the company has worked with six NHS trusts and a sustainability and...

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By Leontina Postelnicu 05:57 amNovember 29, 2019
As pressures on healthcare systems intensify, an increasing number of consumers are turning to the use of symptom checkers in the search for fast answers – or guidance – to any concerns that they may have. But although these tools have become popular, questions around their accuracy, and not only, are plaguing the digital health space. Last week, at Slush, Ada Health cofounder and chief medical...

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By Leontina Postelnicu 06:45 amNovember 28, 2019
Anglo-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca has announced this week that it is launching an initiative that will see the company invest in Israel’s growing digital health space. Called BeyondBio, the scheme follows a memorandum of understanding for investment in Israel signed earlier this year by AstraZeneca and the Israel Innovation Authority. WHAT HAPPENED According to a press statement, the first...

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By Leontina Postelnicu 11:34 amNovember 27, 2019
Israeli company Healthy.io has announced this week that it is rolling out its home-based urinary tract infection (UTI) test kit across over 280 Day Lewis pharmacies in the UK. WHY IT MATTERS This is the second partnership of the kind for Healthy.io this year. Back in July, the Israeli company announced that the product would become available for purchase in 300 Boots pharmacies, as well as online...

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By Leontina Postelnicu 05:10 amNovember 27, 2019
Espoo, Finland-based Popit, maker of a smart pill tracker, has revealed this month that it is teaming up with Swiss pharma giant Novartis in an initiative aiming to improve patients' adherence to medication. The announcement follows the startup's work with Pfizer to support patients receiving treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. Last week, at Slush, MobiHealthNews sat down with Popit cofounder and...

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By Leontina Postelnicu 11:43 amNovember 25, 2019
Finnish company Nightingale Health has launched a consumer blood testing service as part of what it calls a “health-creation system” initiative focusing on prediction and prevention of chronic disease. Not to be confused with Google’s Project Nightingale, the product tracks health indicators related to cardiovascular diseases and Type 2 diabetes. The company says it can estimate risk of disease...

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By Leontina Postelnicu 01:25 amNovember 22, 2019
Swiss pharma giant Novartis has announced this week two collaboration agreements with Finnish startups Popit and Precordior, unveiled at Slush, a startup event taking place in Helsinki. WHY IT MATTERS Launched in 2017, Espoo, Finland-based Popit has created a solution to improve patients’ engagement and adherence to medication. “We have a piece of hardware that we clip onto a medication blister,...
By Leontina Postelnicu 08:40 amNovember 21, 2019
Tampere, Finland-based startup Combinostics, maker of data-driven clinical assessment software, has secured €3.9m in a Series A funding round led by Industrifonden and NordicNinja VC, it was announced at Slush, a startup event taking place in Helsinki, this morning. WHAT THEY DO Founded in 2014, Combinostics aims to support healthcare professionals in the diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases,...

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By Leontina Postelnicu 09:00 amOctober 31, 2019
Berlin-based startup Inne, which says it is offering a “hormone-based mini lab for women”, has raised €8m in a Series A round led by Blossom Capital. Early backer Monkfish Equity and angel investors Taavet Hinrikus, cofounder of TransferWise, Rolf Schromgens, cofounder of Trivago, and Tom Stafford, managing partner at global investment firm DST, also participated in the round. WHAT THEY DO Inne...