Leontina Postelnicu

By Leontina Postelnicu 12:59 pmJune 21, 2019
UK companies can now apply for funding to work on R&D projects with businesses in Singapore in a £1m competition supported by Innovate UK and the intergovernmental EUREKA network. The contest is open to all sectors, but Innovate UK is encouraging SMEs to focus on medical technology, as well as smart mobility, logistics and advanced manufacturing, with up to £350,000 available for each project...

Dr Sunita Sharma (on the far left) looking at the digital postnatal discharge system displayed on a screen; Credit: Lumeon

By Leontina Postelnicu 10:17 amJune 21, 2019
All jobs in the NHS will require “some element of digital skills” within the next two decades, the Topol Review published earlier this year cautioned.  And while it is well-known that bringing innovation into a system as complex as the NHS is tough, many argue that is now starting to change. According to Dr Sunita Sharma, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at Chelsea and Westminster...
By Leontina Postelnicu 07:20 amJune 20, 2019
Funding news. Berlin-based digital health company Cara Care has secured $7m (€6.2m) in Series A funding in a round led by Johnson & Johnson Innovation and Asabys Partners. Existing investors Atlantic Labs also participated, bringing the total amount raised to over $9m (€8m). Cara Care was founded by André Sommer and Jesaja Brinkmann in 2016, and it has developed a mobile app aiming to help...
By Leontina Postelnicu 05:04 amJune 19, 2019
This morning, data science company IQVIA unveiled a partnership with EMIS Health, a Leeds-based primary care software provider, to enable GPs in England electronically 'prescribe' apps evaluated against NHS standards to patients. The partnership will see IQVIA help populate the EMIS App Library, bringing together their AppScript digital health prescribing and monitoring platform and the EMIS Web...

From left to right: Wojciech Radomski, StethoMe CEO and cofounder, Dario Mazzella, META Group innovation expert, Friedrich Lämmel, Thryve CEO and cofounder

By Leontina Postelnicu 03:36 amJune 12, 2019
Last week, Santosh Mohan, managing director of the Brigham Digital Innovation Hub, cautioned during an Enterprise Insights Series event in Boston that the digital health market was still in its “early days”, with many expectations unfulfilled as of yet. “I want to say we are not in an investment bubble. I think the digital health solutions have started to show value and we are moving beyond...

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By Leontina Postelnicu 04:21 amJune 6, 2019
According to data from Public Health England released this week, the number of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) increased by five percent in England in 2018 in comparison to the previous year.  Although there are many factors at play here - including cuts to sexual health services - it is clear that some people might not be seeking the help they need because they feel embarrassed to do so....

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By Leontina Postelnicu 12:53 pmJune 4, 2019
This morning, Malmö-based medical device company Flow has announced that it is launching its brain stimulation headset and therapy app to treat depression in the UK. HOW IT WORKS Priced at £399, the headset uses transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) - a non-invasive treatment using direct electronic currents to stimulate specific parts of the brain in order to help rebalance activity,...
By Leontina Postelnicu 09:39 amMay 31, 2019
London-based startup Feebris, which is part of this year’s first Google for Startups Residency cohort, has raised £1.1 million in seed funding including a grant from Innovate UK and investment from 24 Haymarket. Feebris, which has been supported by the HS. health tech accelerator and the Social Tech Trust charity, was founded in 2017 by Elina Naydenova and Adam Bacon. WHAT THEY DO The British ...

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By Leontina Postelnicu 11:17 amMay 24, 2019
NHS Hammersmith and Fulham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has published this week the independent evaluation of the Babylon GP at Hand service, undertaken by Ipsos Mori and the York Health Economics Consortium to understand the impact of the digital-first model on patients and staff, as well as the wider system. It follows the release of the Care Quality Commission’s report that saw GP at...
By Leontina Postelnicu 12:58 pmMay 23, 2019
Innovation and tech company Satellite Applications Catapult and the NHS Arden and Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit (CSU) announced this week that they have agreed a formal partnership that looks at leveraging the potential of satellite technology in the digital transformation of healthcare. Oxfordshire-based Satellite Applications Catapult, which was established by Innovate UK in...