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By Leontina Postelnicu 06:55 amJanuary 23, 2020
Patients at Southmead Hospital in England could soon see robots help them recover after surgery in a new partnership between the North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT) and the Bristol Robotics Laboratory. The organisations have announced that they will be working together to explore the potential of healthcare technologies in further improving patient outcomes and hospital experience. NBT said socially...

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By Leontina Postelnicu 07:56 amJanuary 10, 2020
German pharma giant Bayer and British biotech firm Exscientia have announced a three-year partnership focused on the use of Artificial Intelligence in cardiovascular and oncology drug discovery. The collaboration will initially see the companies work on three early-stage research projects, combining Bayer’s data and drug discovery capabilities and Exscientia’s Centaur Chemist platform. According...
By Leontina Postelnicu 09:21 amJanuary 9, 2020
EIT Health. EU-backed healthcare collaboration network EIT Health announced in December that it awarded nearly €6 million in funding to startups working to improve the diagnosis and treatment of conditions including heart disease and Parkinson’s. Over 100 early stage companies and SMEs from 14 countries in Europe received a grant last year to further their growth through the EIT Health Headstart...
By Leontina Postelnicu 09:53 amJanuary 3, 2020
Stockholm-based respiratory health startup NuvoAir is set to make its technology available in selected cystic fibrosis (CF) centres after entering a new partnership with Roche Italy.  This marks NuvoAir’s first CF deal with a pharma company. WHY IT MATTERS According to the UK-based Cystic Fibrosis Trust, the genetic condition is estimated to affect around 100,000 people globally. It causes a...
By Leontina Postelnicu 06:42 amJanuary 3, 2020
Boots UK has launched an online quiz in a three-year partnership with Public Health England that aims to encourage people to take action to become healthier. The free, interactive questionnaire, hosted on the high street pharmacy retailer’s website, takes an evidence-based approach to assess the respondents’ eating, drinking and smoking habits, as well as their sleep and exercise patterns, in...

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By Leontina Postelnicu 12:11 pmDecember 17, 2019
It’s no secret that the healthcare industry’s delay in getting up to speed with the digital revolution is posing additional challenges for clinicians already working under immense pressure.  And they’re not alone, as patients themselves are growing increasingly frustrated. In the past few years, we have seen an upward trend in them voicing their struggles, with some even taking a hands-on...

SidekickHealth chief executive and cofounder Tryggvi Thorgeirsson; Credit: SidekickHealth

By Leontina Postelnicu 05:30 amDecember 16, 2019
Nordic company SideKickHealth has announced today that it entered a strategic partnership with Bayer to provide a digital medication management and lifestyle change platform to patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD). While there is no cure, according to the NHS, lifestyle changes and medicine can help reduce the symptoms of patients with PAD. The condition was estimated to affect over...

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By Leontina Postelnicu 07:53 amDecember 13, 2019
We might be seeing more drones delivering life-saving medical supplies as German manufacturer Wingcopter announced today that it landed “seven-digit” financing from Singapore-based Corecam Capital Partners. The exact amount secured was not revealed. WHAT THEY DO Since its founding in 2017, the Darmstadt-based startup’s eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) drones have been used in...

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By Leontina Postelnicu 11:04 amDecember 12, 2019
Paris-based Chronolife has unveiled this morning the commercial launch of Nexkin, a CE-marked smart T-shirt that monitors six physiological indicators, designed for risk reduction and prevention programmes. The French company has also landed funding from startup studio and investment fund iBionext, French insurance company Adrea and Swiss family office Celeste Management. The amount secured was...
By Leontina Postelnicu 07:17 amDecember 11, 2019
Funding. London-based My Online Therapy, which provides a digital mental health service, has announced this morning that it landed £4.2m in funding from the Lighthouse Investment Group. The startup, founded in 2018, now plans to use the funds to expand its product and engineering teams and enhance customer operations, according to a statement. “Raising £4.2 million and reaching a post-money...