Tammy Lovell

By Tammy Lovell 04:32 amMarch 2, 2020
Update: The HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Conference has been postponed. Read more here. When Corporation Pop managing director Dom Raban’s 13-year-old daughter was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, he was shocked by the lack of information for children about the condition. “The hospital care she got was really good, but she had virtually no information about the people she would meet, the...
By Tammy Lovell 05:15 amFebruary 12, 2020
The countdown is on for medical device manufacturers to prepare for the EU Regulation on Medical Devices (MDR), which will fully apply in member states from May this year. But in a recently published paper, trade association MedTech Europe raised concerns that the new regulatory system is not ready to support the transition of technology from the old regime. The new EU MDR came into force on May...
By Tammy Lovell 08:02 amFebruary 11, 2020
Researchers from Israel and Italy are collaborating on a space project to examine the resistance of bacteria that cause human diseases. The study, planned for March, will see four experiments conducted remotely on a nanosatellite, provided by Israeli company SpacePharma. Scientists will examine the influence of antibacterial materials on bacteria in zero-gravity conditions. It is hoped the...
By Tammy Lovell 03:54 amFebruary 4, 2020
Digital startup Medloop has raised €6 million in investment to enhance its product offering and continue expansion across Germany and the UK. The investment was made by Kamet Ventures and AXA. WHAT THEY DO  Medloop is an integrated patient management tool that offers doctors a browser-based dashboard to manage their patient base, and a native mobile application for patients to access care...
By Tammy Lovell 10:09 amFebruary 3, 2020
Investment into mental health technology has boomed, reaching £580 million in 2019, according to a study by early stage investor Octopus Ventures.   The research, based on analysis of the latest Pitchbook data, shows an almost five-fold increase in mental health tech investment in the last six years, rising from £120 million in 2014. Octopus says this trend is down to corporates increasingly...
By Tammy Lovell 12:29 pmJanuary 31, 2020
Health tech venture-backed investments continued strong in 2019, hitting a record and cementing health tech as the fastest growing healthcare sector, according to a report by Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). The Healthcare Investments and Exits Report predicts that health tech investments in Europe and the US will continue to rise in 2020, driven by provider operations and alternative care companies....
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...