🐦 #58: AI? ... as easy as brain surgery

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Hey friends, 

This week, there’s been promising developments for AI in neurovascular surgery, healthcare giants Roche set their sights on early cancer detection, and can telemedicine be used to improve medication adherence among older adults…?

News Bites 🥪

🛂 British Health secretary Sajid Javid has confirmed plans for Covid-19 ‘passports’ as proof of vaccination have been scrapped

🧠 British start-up Oxford Heartbeat enter agreement with several NHS trusts to trial PreSize, an AI-enabled neurovascular surgical planning tool

💉 AccuRx, the healthcare communication platform driving Britain’s Covid-19 vaccination efforts, has raised a further £27.5m

Men’s health start-up Numan raises €33m in Series B funding, takes total funding up to €44m

💊 Non-opioid ‘tunable’ pain management start-up Allay Therapeutics nets $60m in Series C raise

🔬 Roche Diagnostics and predictive analytics firm Medial EarlySign partner to speed-up cancer detection

… and finally

👴 Pilot RCT published in JAMA suggests telemedicine may improve QoL and medication adherence among homebound adults

What to Listen to 🔊

The HealthTech Podcast: The Story of HealthHero with Founder Ranjan Singh

Digital executive, entrepreneur, and private equity investor Ranjan tells James about his journey through digital health and leadership, and discusses his latest venture, HealthHero, a virtual healthcare provider…

Talking HealthTech: The ethics of using artificial intelligence in healthcare applications

Host Peter Birch is joined by Stefan Harrer, Chief Innovation Officer at the Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre, Australia...

Opportunities 💰

🔪 Scalpel Limited, a UK start-up aiming to make surgery safer, are looking for a Senior Core Engineer and Senior Computer Vision Engineer

🧩 The NHSX AI Lab Skunkworks is currently problem-sourcing for new proposals for the use of AI in health and care