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Credit: Inne

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...

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By Leontina Postelnicu 02:24 amOctober 31, 2019
Flow Neuroscience is working with outpatient clinics in London’s Harley Street district in a partnership that will see its brain stimulation headset be offered to patients as an add-on treatment for depression. The Swedish startup announced this morning that around 10 centres, including the Chelsea Psychology Clinic, would start offering the device in combination with traditional therapy and...
By Leontina Postelnicu 11:03 amOctober 28, 2019
The NHS’ use of outdated technology is continuing to hinder the widespread adoption of video consultations across primary care in the UK, according to findings from a new report published by LIVI, the UK division of Swedish digital healthcare provider KRY. TOPLINE DATA In a survey of 100 GPs, carried out at the beginning of September, nearly 80% of respondents said “poor IT and tech support”,...
By Leontina Postelnicu 04:14 amOctober 22, 2019
It’s no secret that the tech industry has a diversity problem. In June, a magazine featured an image of 15 male executives from Silicon Valley, who were meeting in Italy, in which two female tech entrepreneurs were photoshopped in after the fact. While many in the industry are waking up to the issue, with some jumping on the bandwagon and others remaining behind, a number of innovators are...

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By Leontina Postelnicu 05:57 amOctober 16, 2019
The digital therapeutics field has attracted the interest of major players in the healthcare industry lately, from big pharma to the NHS. But there is debate among stakeholders around issues including reimbursement, regulation and business models that work. The space, however, continues to grow, and Cambridge-headquartered Ieso Digital Health unveiled earlier this year plans to build an...

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By Leontina Postelnicu 08:14 amOctober 14, 2019
German pharma giant Bayer has announced this month that it will be working with 11 additional startups to accelerate the development of digital products improving patients’ health through its G4A Digital Health Partnerships programme. The startups, which look at oncology, cardiovascular diseases and others, were selected from over 750 applications spanning 65 countries based on the development...
By Leontina Postelnicu 10:04 amOctober 7, 2019
Juliet Bauer has been appointed managing director of digital GP provider LIVI in the UK, after joining the startup earlier this year from NHS England as VP of product. Bauer, who was the first chief digital officer for NHS England, will replace Luke Buhl-Nielsen, who will be taking on a new role as VP for business development & operations for the global LIVI (known as KRY in the Nordic...

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By Leontina Postelnicu 07:47 amOctober 7, 2019
The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are launching today a platform that people experiencing signs of poor mental health will be able to use in order to build a personalised action plan and improve their wellbeing. Called Every Mind Matters, the resource, which has received the endorsement of the Royal College of General Practitioners, will offer support in tackling anxiety and stress and...

Former health minister Lord O'Shaughnessy spoke at the launch event yesterday (25 September)

By Leontina Postelnicu 07:51 amSeptember 26, 2019
From the earliest form of A&E to the creation of the first HIV clinic in the UK and the launch of an Acute Diagnostic Oncology Clinic, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust boasts a rich history of innovation. The Westminster Hospital - which became Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in 1993 - was the first in the world to be established as a charitable foundation, founded in...

Kheiron founders Dr Peter Kecskemethy and Tobias Rijken (left to right)

By Leontina Postelnicu 05:16 amSeptember 25, 2019
Kheiron Medical Technologies, a startup that aims to help radiologists detect breast cancer earlier by using deep learning, has announced this week the closing of a $22m Series A round led by London-headquartered VC firm Atomico. Connect Ventures, Greycroft, Hoxton Ventures and EXOR Seeds, existing backers, also participated. WHAT THEY DO The startup was founded in 2016 by Peter Kecskemethy and...