Tammy Lovell

By Tammy Lovell 08:30 amJanuary 21, 2020
EuroLeague basketball team Maccabi Tel Aviv is testing new sleep technology in the hope that it will be able to reduce players’ travel fatigue, preventing injuries and optimising recovery.   It is the first professional team in the world to trial the solution by Israeli app makers Sleeprate. The Boost - Sleep for Performance technology uses artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms based on elite...
By Tammy Lovell 04:42 amJanuary 21, 2020
A study published in Nature has demonstrated how artificial intelligence (AI) research can drive and accelerate new scientific discoveries. Alphabet subsidiary DeepMind has created a dedicated, interdisciplinary team to explore using AI to predict the 3D structure of a protein based solely on its genetic sequence. Its system, AlphaFold, builds on prior research using large genomic datasets to...
By Tammy Lovell 09:23 amJanuary 17, 2020
British startup Touch Surgery has borrowed $70 million to fund its training technology for doctors, according to the Telegraph. The newspaper reported that Touch Surgery arranged the loan in October last year, after having previously raised $19.5 million from the Silicon Valley venture capital fund 8VC. WHAT THEY DO  The company, which was founded by former surgeons Dr Jean Nehme and Dr Andre...
By Tammy Lovell 04:58 amJanuary 15, 2020
Switzerland-based Type 2 diabetes treatment provider Oviva announced it has raised $21 million (€18.8 million) in Series B funding.  The round was led by Swiss healthtech investor MTIP, joined by Earlybird as new investors. Existing investors AlbionVC, F-Prime Capital, Eight Roads Ventures and Partech all participated.  It brings the total amount raised by Oviva to date to $34 million (€30.5...
By Tammy Lovell 08:25 amJanuary 13, 2020
Biological engineers at the University of Bath have developed a test that could help medics quickly diagnose urinary tract infections (UTIs) using a smartphone camera. The process can identify the presence of harmful E. coli bacteria in a urine sample in just 25 minutes. It works by passing a urine sample over a plastic strip, containing an immobilising antibody able to recognise E. coli...
By Tammy Lovell 04:37 amJanuary 8, 2020
Blockchain-powered software that ensures drugs’ traceability, a diagnostic tool to identify microbes in the blood and a device to prevent cardiac arrest in heart disease patients are among the winning European projects of a competition for young innovators. The annual Innovators Under 35 Europe list created by the MIT Technology Review recognises seven categories, of which biotechnology and...
By Tammy Lovell 01:50 amDecember 24, 2019
Internet-enabled cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) provider, Ieso Digital Health is providing a new online therapy service to NHS patients with mild to moderate mental health conditions. After officially launching its low intensity ‘step two’ CBT service in September, it rolled out a beta trial across a number of NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). Patients receive treatment remotely via...
By Tammy Lovell 08:13 amDecember 10, 2019
Israeli MedTech venture capital fund Peregrine Ventures has just closed its fourth fund, Peregrine 4, raising $115m. Peregrine 4 will continue to invest in early stage and late stage rounds of medical technology startups. Its partners include some of the leading institutional and private equity investors from Israel, the US, Europe and Australia.  WHAT THEY DO Peregrine Ventures has been at the...
By Tammy Lovell 06:05 amDecember 6, 2019
Shoppers may come home with more than they bargained for when visiting Waitrose & Partners Canary Wharf, and John Lewis & Partners, White City. As well as bagging their usual products, customers now have the chance to get a personalised DNA report while browsing the London stores.  Two pop-ups from genetic testing pioneer DnaNudge aim to 'nudge' people into make healthier choices by...