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AVNeo, KSA

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By  Rachel McArthur 01:54 am April 15, 2021
A recently established health solutions provider has partnered with Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health to bring a “pioneering” heart surgery procedure to the Kingdom. Abdul Latif Jameel Health – which was formed in 2020 with the mission to tackle “disparity in access to modern medical care” – has launched the AVNeo (Aortic Valve Neo-cuspitization), used in surgical reconstruction of the aortic...
European Space Agency

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By  Sara Mageit 05:40 am April 14, 2021
As part of the UK government's Health Infrastructure plan, up to £5 million of UK Space Agency funding is available to support a joint initiative with the Hampshire Together: Modernising our Hospitals and Health Services Programme, in order to utilise space technology to tackle healthcare challenges.  This project forms part of the government's plan to provide 40 new hospitals across England by...
Robotics, cardiology, Moray Medical

Moray Medical founders: Mark Barrish and Phillip Laby

By  Sara Mageit 06:14 am April 13, 2021
US-based developer of the Coral interventional robotics platform, Moray Medical, has completed its seed round of €4.7 million ($5.7m) with European health tech investor Heal Capital and several other angel investors, including the Angel Physicians Fund.  The round was led by international MedTech VC 415 CAPITAL and prior investors include leaders in the structural heart and robotics space...
HealthHero, Qare

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By  Sara Mageit 07:21 am April 12, 2021
Digital health provider HealthHero has entered the French market with its acquisition of Paris-based telehealth startup Qare. Backed by health tech venture builder Kamet Ventures, the acquisition strengthens HealthHero's telehealth position in Europe and now covers 22 million people, with plans to provide just under three million consultations this year. WHY IT MATTERS Qare combines medical...
COVID-19 test

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By  Sara Mageit 07:26 am April 9, 2021
DACADOO AND DIG ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP IN LIFESTYLE INSURANCE Swiss health tech and insurtech company, dacadoo and Amsterdam-based Digital Insurance Group (DIG) are partnering up to expand their set of insurtech solutions for banking, insurance and brokers. Using a new quote & buy products set to improve the underwriting process for life operators, the partnership aims to establish real-time...
By  Tammy Lovell 06:52 am April 8, 2021
Origami is more traditionally associated with the art of paper folding, but one British startup is using the technique to develop a treatment for brain aneurysms. Oxford Endovascular Ltd has raised $10 million in Series A funding for its OxiFlow solution, which aims to overcome challenges with existing medical devices. Vulpes Investment Management led the round, with the Additio Investment Group...
Amgen, Liva Healthcare

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By  Sara Mageit 06:38 am April 8, 2021
European digital health coaching company, Liva Healthcare and global biotechnology organisation, Amgen, have announced a partnership to make cardiac rehabilitation accessible to patients following a heart attack. The collaboration will enable the companies to develop Rehab+, a digital tele-rehabilitation solution that allows patients to assess their lifestyle post-heart attack. The new platform...
electronic artificial urinary sphincter

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By  Sara Mageit 04:44 am April 8, 2021
Grenoble-based developer and manufacturer of the electronic artificial urinary sphincter (eAUS), UroMems has raised an additional €7 million in the second round of its Series B financing which was completed in May 2020. The additional investment was provided by existing investors including Hil-Invent GmbH, Financière Arbevel, Wellington Partners, Bpifrance, via its FABS fund, Supernova Invest and...
gammaCore, headache, covid-19, nhs

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By  Sophie Porter 11:38 am April 7, 2021
gammaCore, a handheld device used to alleviate cluster headaches, is now availble through NHS England following successful trials. The roll out of the medical device is supported by the Medtech Funding Mandate, which fast-tracks innovations in the NHS. This mandate is part of the NHS Long Term Plan and came into effect on 1 April 2021. WHY IT MATTERS gammaCore works to relieve pain by delivering...
digital mental health

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By  Sara Mageit 06:43 am April 7, 2021
Digital mental health platform SilverCloud Health, with headquarters in Boston, Dublin and London is making its services available to users nationwide through Ireland's Health Service Executive (HSE). In 2018, the company partnered with the HSE on a pilot programme to offer online psychological tools for depression and anxiety to primary care psychological services and now plans to expand these...