Leontina Postelnicu

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By Leontina Postelnicu 03:10 amApril 17, 2019
Innovators in the UK will be able to apply later this month for a share of £1.5m in funding through a competition that will be run by Innovate UK and the Office for Life Sciences to help SMEs build an evidence base for their medical devices, diagnostics and digital technologies. The aim is to support developers in their efforts to get their products commissioned within the health service. How it...
By Leontina Postelnicu 07:59 amApril 15, 2019
London and Berlin-based startup Medbelle has raised €6m in Series A funding to speed up development of its “end-to-end” patient care platform. The round was led by signals Venture Capital, with participation from Talis Capital, Mutschler Ventures, IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft and Cavalry Ventures, according to a statement.  Medbelle describes its offering as a “three-layered ‘digital hospital...
By Leontina Postelnicu 10:25 amApril 12, 2019
The Newcastle Surgical Training Centre in England has started using Osso VR’s technology to help prepare surgeons for complicated procedures, marking the Palo Alto, California-based startup’s move into the European healthcare market. The centre, based at the Freeman Hospital, part of Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, currently provides more than 275 training courses. The trust...

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By Leontina Postelnicu 08:37 amApril 9, 2019
NHS Digital has published this week findings from research carried out during the pilot phase of the NHS App, which took place from September to December last year. In 2017, then health secretary Jeremy Hunt unveiled plans for NHS patients in England to be able to access their medical records and book GP appointments by using an app before the end of 2018. An NHS England and NHS Digital team has...
By Leontina Postelnicu 07:24 amApril 2, 2019
London-based Oxford Medical Simulation has announced that it is partnering with NHS England’s diabetes team to provide training for doctors using virtual reality. Dr Jack Pottle, NHS clinical entrepreneur, medical director and co-founder of OMS, told MobiHealthNews that a pilot overseen by Health Education England Wessex is set to start this week at the Portsmouth and Southampton Hospitals....

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By Leontina Postelnicu 08:23 amApril 1, 2019
Funding for digital health technology projects in the UK. Nine projects have been awarded a share of £9m through the Digital Health Technology Catalyst delivered by UK Research and Innovation. These include a consortium that will seek to develop re-usable open source applications for healthcare, led by open source software integrator OpusVL, and a Glasgow-based project coordinated by Red Star ...
Global digital exemplar
By Leontina Postelnicu 11:23 amMarch 7, 2019
Aiming to improve health and social care services, a new lab named LiverNerds is giving innovators a space to test new digital solutions. It brings together the work of an NHS trust through the flagship global digital exemplar programme and the city’s £3.5m 5G health and social care pilot, and last week, MobiHealthNews went to visit Liverpool’s Life Sciences Accelerator for its launch. The lab, ...

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By Leontina Postelnicu 05:43 amMarch 6, 2019
Dutch startup joins NHS Innovation Accelerator. Amsterdam-headquartered SkinVision has announced that it has been selected to take part in the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) programme - run by NHS England and the 15 Academic Health Science Networks - to accelerate the spread and uptake of its innovation across the health service. SkinVision is the only non-UK startup to join this year’s cohort...

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By Leontina Postelnicu 11:57 amMarch 4, 2019
A&E departments in the UK should introduce AliveCor’s KardiaMobile device into standard care, researchers have said, for patients presenting with heart palpitations or feeling lightheaded, after a study found it was five times more effective than current tests used to diagnose heart rhythm problems. Although often harmless, if patients fully recover before getting to A&E, detecting the...
Novartis
By Leontina Postelnicu 08:11 amMarch 4, 2019
Pharma giant Novartis and O2 innovation arm Wayra UK revealed last week that Virtue, TestCard and ExSeed would join its nine-month Health Hub accelerator programme. “After a rigorous judging day, I believe the innovations these three startups offer will make a significant difference to patients and the NHS,” said Novartis Market Access Director Fiona Bride. “I look forward to supporting them over...