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By Leontina Postelnicu 02:40 am February 10, 2020
There’s no denying that Finland is one of the go-to areas in Europe when looking at digital health. With a vibrant startup scene and an appetite for innovation, the Finns have built an ecosystem that many look to for learning and inspiration. The Kanta services, for instance, have grown to become one of the country’s most valued online brands, according to chief architect Dr Konstantin Hyppönen, ...

Pictured: mediQuo co-CEOs Guillem Serra (left) and Bruno Cuevas (right); Credit: mediQuo

By Leontina Postelnicu 03:25 am February 5, 2020
Barcelona-based mediQuo, maker of a healthcare management app, has announced that it secured €2 million from - unnamed - venture capital investors and family offices, bringing the total funding raised since its launch two years ago to €4 million. The startup has also welcomed Bruno Cuevas, former vice president of global markets at digital marketplace specialist Adevinta (Schibsted), as co-CEO....
By Leontina Postelnicu 11:50 am January 27, 2020
Globally, one in two individuals are estimated to experience a mental health problem in their lifetime, according to the OECD, which can impact their overall health and relationships.  However, with healthcare systems around the world grappling with challenges including an increasing burden of chronic disease and ageing populations, efforts to improve access to services in this area are sometimes...
By Leontina Postelnicu 10:54 am January 24, 2020
Swiss Post and Matternet will start transporting lab samples by drone between hospitals in Switzerland again, months after putting the project on hold. A panel of aviation experts were asked to review safety processes following two incidents in which a drone made an emergency landing and was recovered from the bottom of Lake Zurich, while another crashed close to a group of children that were...
By Leontina Postelnicu 10:25 am January 23, 2020
London-headquartered company Babylon has announced a 10-year partnership with the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT) in the West Midlands to launch a model of ‘digital-first integrated care’. Babylon says people in Wolverhampton and the neighbouring areas will benefit from faster access to services, while staff will have more time to care for their patients. With increasing pressures facing the...
By Leontina Postelnicu 06:55 am January 23, 2020
Patients at Southmead Hospital in England could soon see robots help them recover after surgery in a new partnership between the North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT) and the Bristol Robotics Laboratory. The organisations have announced that they will be working together to explore the potential of healthcare technologies in further improving patient outcomes and hospital experience. NBT said socially...

Credit: Bayer AG

By Leontina Postelnicu 07:56 am January 10, 2020
German pharma giant Bayer and British biotech firm Exscientia have announced a three-year partnership focused on the use of Artificial Intelligence in cardiovascular and oncology drug discovery. The collaboration will initially see the companies work on three early-stage research projects, combining Bayer’s data and drug discovery capabilities and Exscientia’s Centaur Chemist platform. According...
By Leontina Postelnicu 09:21 am January 9, 2020
EIT Health. EU-backed healthcare collaboration network EIT Health announced in December that it awarded nearly €6 million in funding to startups working to improve the diagnosis and treatment of conditions including heart disease and Parkinson’s. Over 100 early stage companies and SMEs from 14 countries in Europe received a grant last year to further their growth through the EIT Health Headstart...
By Leontina Postelnicu 09:53 am January 3, 2020
Stockholm-based respiratory health startup NuvoAir is set to make its technology available in selected cystic fibrosis (CF) centres after entering a new partnership with Roche Italy.  This marks NuvoAir’s first CF deal with a pharma company. WHY IT MATTERS According to the UK-based Cystic Fibrosis Trust, the genetic condition is estimated to affect around 100,000 people globally. It causes a...
By Leontina Postelnicu 06:42 am January 3, 2020
Boots UK has launched an online quiz in a three-year partnership with Public Health England that aims to encourage people to take action to become healthier. The free, interactive questionnaire, hosted on the high street pharmacy retailer’s website, takes an evidence-based approach to assess the respondents’ eating, drinking and smoking habits, as well as their sleep and exercise patterns, in...