Tammy Lovell

By Tammy Lovell 01:04 am September 18, 2020
Swedish firm Joint Academy has raised $23 million in Series B funding for its clinical evidence-based digital treatment for chronic joint pain, which connects patients with licensed physical therapists. The round was led by international investment company Kinnevik and participated in by existing investors Karl-Johan Persson (H&M chairman) and Alfvén & Didrikso. To date, the company,...
By Tammy Lovell 03:16 am September 11, 2020
British startup iAbra has launched a screening device which can deliver COVID-19 test results in 20 seconds. After a successful three-week trial at London’s Heathrow Airport, CEO John Holland-Kaye urged the UK government to fast-track the Virolens system, which he says is quicker and cheaper than the currently used polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests. The technology, which is about to undergo...

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By Tammy Lovell 04:38 am September 9, 2020
FundamentalVR today announced the expansion of its educational platform, Fundamental Surgery, with a ‘Teaching Space’ feature, which allows multiple users to visit a virtual classroom for interactive lessons and meetings. Earlier this year, FundamentalVR expanded its multimodal platform with its multiuser capability, which allows unlimited users to practice, learn, and teach together inside an...
By Tammy Lovell 11:18 am September 8, 2020
The UK government has announced £32 million in funding to develop revolutionary technological approaches to transform care in the NHS by 2050. Speaking as part of a keynote speech on research and development (R&D) at London Tech Week 2020, science minister Amanda Solloway announced the six projects to receive backing. They are: InlightenUs: led by the University of Edinburgh, will receive £5....
By Tammy Lovell 01:27 pm September 7, 2020
The UK government has released a proposed regime on the regulation of medical devices in Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the European Union post Brexit. Under the guidance, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) will continue to recognise CE marks and certificates issued by European Economic Area-based Notified Bodies until 30 June 2023. From 1 July, companies will...

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By Tammy Lovell 02:59 am September 7, 2020
French digital firm Withings today announced that its latest wearable is available in Europe, after receiving the CE marking for medical devices. Developed by cardiologists and sleep experts, Withings says that ScanWatch is the world's first clinically validated hybrid smartwatch to detect both atrial fibrillation (AFib) and overnight breathing disturbances. The smart watch is designed to help...

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By Tammy Lovell 11:20 am September 4, 2020
As Israel faces a second wave of COVID-19, the Sheba Medical Centre is one of several major hospitals across the country to introduce a new respiratory guard system to prevent ventilator-associated complications in patients. Israeli medical device startup Hospitech Respiration offered the AnapnoGuard system to hospitals in the country, on a free loan-basis in March. The solution was first...
By Tammy Lovell 07:23 am September 4, 2020
When the COVID-19 emergency struck Italy, Lombardy was one of the hardest hit regions. All inpatient admissions in the area for non-COVID patients were stopped in a bid to prevent the contagion from spreading. But this caused a potentially dangerous dilemma for the region’s Foundation IRCCS Carlo Besta Neurological Institute, which hosts around 6,000 inpatient and 44,000 outpatient visits each...
By Tammy Lovell 08:02 am August 20, 2020
A European consortium has been launched to accelerate the discovery and development of urgently needed medicines to treat SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Corona Accelerated R&D in Europe (CARE), is the largest undertaking of its kind dedicated to creating effective therapies with a positive safety profile and repurposing existing therapies for the pandemic. It aims to boost R&...