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#108: The Biotech Bee Gees 🕺
The one-minute healthtech roundup. If you read it fast, you can manage to read it in 48 seconds, but the 48-second healthtech roundup doesn't sound as good.
This week: Triage accuracy of symptoms checkers low, why the Bee Gees are popular with biotech investors, and llongyfarchiadau i Diurnal.
01:05 Everyone loves a platform, especially biotech investors.
05:37 Hera Biotech raises $1.9M seed for non-surgical endometriosis test.
13:23 University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire installs robot surgeon.
16:30 Cardiff medtech set for £48m takeover.
20:42 Study: symptom checkers diagnostic, triage accuracy low.
News Bites 🥪
🚉 Everyone loves a platform, especially biotech investors - Top 3 groups who love a platform: Train station architects, The Bee Gees, Biotech investors.
🚺 Hera Biotech raises $1.9M seed for non-surgical endometriosis test -Oversubscribed by nearly 100% in this market shows that investors are waking up to the value of this underinvested area. Interesting take on the market value here.
🤖 University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire installs robot surgeon - An update to their existing robotic surgeon. Will the old robot fight back? Stay tuned for Transformers IV: University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire.
🏴 Cardiff medtech set for £48m takeover - Neurocrine set to purchase chronic endocrine (hormonal) diseases firm Diurnal.
📖 Study: Symptom checkers' diagnostic, triage accuracy is low - The accuracy of digital symptom checkers for both triage and diagnosis is generally low, which could pose a risk to patient safety, according to a review of studies published in Nature’s npj Digital Medicine.
🌳 Amazon Care to shut down at the end of 2022 - A virtual clinic for Amazons own employees, that later expanded to outside employers, is no more. Amazon? Removing a care benefit for workers? Never.
🔮Psyomics & NHS trust to improve support for adults with mental health conditions - The collaboration will support HPFT’s clinicians across adult mental health services in order to better utilise time spent on assessment, while also streamlining people into treatment faster.
What to listen to 🔊
🥃 Shot of #DigitalHealth Therapy – Dr. Ashish Patel – Numis - Dr Patel talks fearless people in the space. Nobody ever talks about fearless birds in the space, and as a Pigeon, I feel that’s birdist. You ever slept in a tree? No. Not so fearless now, are you?
🕺 #108: The Biotech Bee Gees - It’s this newsletter. But as a podcast. We promise this week we won’t talk so much about animals. Probably. I’m typing this before we record it.
🍸 Health Tech Nerds Happy Hour: London Edition - Drinks? Mingling? Healthtech innovators? Count Pigeon in.
🎬 Director of Clinical Affairs, SurgEase - Are clinical affairs one where both parties engage in well executed extra-marital high jinks or an actual medical role? If you don’t know the answer, this is unlikely to be for you.
💻 Clinical Product Manager, Lindus - Are clinical product managers one where both pa… [You can’t use the same joke twice in one newsletter - Editor.] Spoilsport.
📊 Consulting Director, Ethical Healthcare Consulting - Polish up your Powerpoints and jazz-up your jargon, Ethical Healthcare Consulting are after a new director. Nobody tell Steve Barclay.