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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...

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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...
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...