Tammy Lovell

By Tammy Lovell 05:18 amOctober 18, 2019
Health tech firm Healx, which specialises in treatments for rare diseases, has raised $56m (£43.4m) in a Series B financing round led by European VC firm Atomico and joined by Intel Capital, Global Brain and btov Partners. All previous investors, including Balderton Capital, Amadeus Capital Partners, and Jonathan Milner also participated in the round. The funding follows a $10m Series A round in...
By Tammy Lovell 09:16 amOctober 15, 2019
French health tech startup Primaa has raised €2m to accelerate the development and the international marketing of its automated diagnostic products. The Paris-based firm, founded in 2018, develops software tools which use artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning to assist anatomical pathologists with cancer and other diagnoses. It is currently in the process of finalising its first tool...
By Tammy Lovell 09:32 amOctober 9, 2019
British artificial intelligence (AI) firm Sensyne Health has entered a formal research agreement with the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to help develop methods to validate software algorithms used in digital health. The firm announced the collaboration in its annual report for the year ending April 2019, which was published this week.   Sensyne also revealed it has...

Ross Fullerton, chief information officer of the London Ambulance Service, speaking at an event in London yesterday

By Tammy Lovell 06:27 amOctober 3, 2019
A scheme for London Ambulance Service (LAS) medics to view patient data while on the move via iPads is now being rolled out across the capital. Speaking at the Healthcare Excellence Through Technology (HETT) event yesterday, LAS chief information officer Ross Fullerton said that 4,500 staff across 70 ambulance stations were being trained to use the mobile summary care record system (Mobile SCRa...
By Tammy Lovell 09:05 amSeptember 30, 2019
Just 27% of 230 medical device makers surveyed expect to be in full compliance with the European Union’s Medical Device Regulation (MDR), which goes into effect in May next year, a study has found. The Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) and US tax, audit and advisory firm KPMG surveyed companies internationally, with 91% of participants from the EU and North America. Of those...
By Tammy Lovell 04:44 amSeptember 24, 2019
Free GP consultations are now available to over 2.1 million people across the country through Push Doctor partnerships with the NHS. The UK-built digital GP service is growing its partnerships with the NHS – currently working with doctor’s practices across Yorkshire, the Midlands, London and the South East. It is on course to have 200 NHS surgeries registered by the end of this year. Patients who...
By Tammy Lovell 05:33 amSeptember 18, 2019
The Association of German Private Health Insurance (PKV) is launching a new venture capital fund to drive the quality of medical care in Germany through digitalisation. Participating health insurance companies within the association will provide a target volume of €100 million to the Heal capital fund. Berlin-based digital health investors Heartbeat Labs and Flying Health will be managing the...
By Tammy Lovell 09:34 amSeptember 4, 2019
Liva Healthcare has secured €603,405 in funding from the EU Horizon 2020 programmes to be part of the "Impact Diabetes Bump 2 Baby" (IDB2B) research project.  The digital health coaching app, headquartered in London and Copenhagen, will work toward finding the best way to treat mothers at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Health coaching will be provided via the Liva Healthcare app to women...
By Tammy Lovell 04:07 amSeptember 4, 2019
French startup Wefight has announced it raised €1.8m ($1.98m) to accelerate the development of its virtual companion, which aims to combat loneliness in people with chronic diseases. The app named ‘Vik’ can answer patients’ questions about their condition, treatment and care pathway. It features services such as smart pill reminders, a notebook to monitor side effects and personalised therapeutic...