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By Leontina Postelnicu 05:10 amNovember 27, 2019
Espoo, Finland-based Popit, maker of a smart pill tracker, has revealed this month that it is teaming up with Swiss pharma giant Novartis in an initiative aiming to improve patients' adherence to medication. The announcement follows the startup's work with Pfizer to support patients receiving treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. Last week, at Slush, MobiHealthNews sat down with Popit cofounder and...

Screenshots of My Nightingale app; Credit: Nightingale Health

By Leontina Postelnicu 11:43 amNovember 25, 2019
Finnish company Nightingale Health has launched a consumer blood testing service as part of what it calls a “health-creation system” initiative focusing on prediction and prevention of chronic disease. Not to be confused with Google’s Project Nightingale, the product tracks health indicators related to cardiovascular diseases and Type 2 diabetes. The company says it can estimate risk of disease...

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By Leontina Postelnicu 01:25 amNovember 22, 2019
Swiss pharma giant Novartis has announced this week two collaboration agreements with Finnish startups Popit and Precordior, unveiled at Slush, a startup event taking place in Helsinki. WHY IT MATTERS Launched in 2017, Espoo, Finland-based Popit has created a solution to improve patients’ engagement and adherence to medication. “We have a piece of hardware that we clip onto a medication blister,...
By Leontina Postelnicu 08:40 amNovember 21, 2019
Tampere, Finland-based startup Combinostics, maker of data-driven clinical assessment software, has secured €3.9m in a Series A funding round led by Industrifonden and NordicNinja VC, it was announced at Slush, a startup event taking place in Helsinki, this morning. WHAT THEY DO Founded in 2014, Combinostics aims to support healthcare professionals in the diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases,...

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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...