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By Tammy Lovell October 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...

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By Leontina Postelnicu October 14, 2019
German pharma giant Bayer has announced this month that it will be working with 11 additional startups to accelerate the development of digital products improving patients’ health through its G4A Digital Health Partnerships programme. The startups, which look at oncology and cardiovascular diseases, among others, were selected from over 750 applications spanning 65 countries based on the...
By Tammy Lovell October 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...
By Laura Lovett October 7, 2019
French startup FeetMe, maker of a wearable device to track gait and posture, landed €9.4 million ($10.3 million) in Series A funding. LBO France led the round with participation from Kurma Diagnostics, Paris Saclay, Idinvest Partners, Seventure and SOSV.  This comes two years after the company raised its initial $2.28 million in seed funding, which was led by Kurma Diagnostics.  WHAT THEY DO The...
By Leontina Postelnicu October 7, 2019
Juliet Bauer has been appointed managing director of digital GP provider LIVI in the UK, after joining the startup earlier this year from NHS England as VP of product. Bauer, who was the first chief digital officer for NHS England, will replace Luke Buhl-Nielsen, who will be taking on a new role as VP for business development & operations for the global LIVI (known as KRY in the Nordic...

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By Leontina Postelnicu October 7, 2019
The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are launching today a platform that people experiencing signs of poor mental health will be able to use in order to build a personalised action plan and improve their wellbeing. Called Every Mind Matters, the resource, which has received the endorsement of the Royal College of General Practitioners, will offer support in tackling anxiety and stress and...

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

By Tammy Lovell October 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 Laura Lovett September 30, 2019
With the staggering shortage of mental health practitioners worldwide, more and more startups are looking for alternative ways to provide patient care. One of the most popular technologies is chatbots. Now we are seeing one more entrance emerge into that market. On Thursday, Sweden- and UK-based medical device company Flow, best known for its brain stimulation headset, launched a new chatbot...
By Laura Lovett September 30, 2019
Tech-enabled medical education startup Amboss has raked in €30 million ($32.7 million) in Series B funding. The latest round of funding was led by Partech’s growth fund, with participation from Cherry Ventures, Wellington Partners and Holtzbrinck Digital.  WHAT THEY DO Founded in 2012, Amboss was developed as a digital resource to help medical students and professionals access information.  The...
By Tammy Lovell September 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...

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