#121: WHOOP, there it is 🔊
The one minute healthtech roundup.
This week: McKinsey Biotech reports, Anne Hathaway turns LP, and NHS data guardian says suppliers must share core values.
News Bites 🥪
🧪 WHOOP identifies a novel pregnancy digital biomarker for premature birth - WHOOP has uncovered a new pregnancy digital biomarker for noninvasive prescreening for premature birth. Whoop!
🎬 Anne Hathaway backs Pact, an all-women-led VC for mission-driven startups - An impressive feat for the Europe-based General Partner trio, thats giving more ‘The Hustle’ than ‘Les Misérables’.
💡 The future of biotech: AI-driven drug discovery - Fab set of McKinsey reports, marred slightly by the graphics having been lifted from a 2004 episode of CSI:Miami.
🇨🇭 Switzerland to accept medical devices with FDA approval - The EU MDR hasn’t been a roaring success, so neutrality-superfans Switzerland have decided to adopt US standards.
📸 “Underfunded. Underdoctored. Overstretched” – Why Health Tech is one solution among many - Finally, a counterpart to Radiohead’s 1997 hit Fitter, Happier, More Productive.
💂♂️ National data guardian says suppliers must share NHS core values - Ignoring the fact Data Guardian sounds like one of the rejected Xmen, this feels like a good idea.
📸 AI could transform medical imaging — so why don’t we see it more? - Is AI the answer to doctor burnout and workforce shortages in imaging?
🗺 Switzerland to accept medical devices with FDA approval- This is how to use data to save money, time and lives. Wirral the rest of the NHS get onboard?
What to listen to 🔊
🍑 #282 The Story of Peachy, with Founder Amit Patel - This week, James welcomed Amit Patel, founder of Peachy, back onto the podcast to hear how he has been growing the UK's first truly digital health insurance.
🔊 WHOOP, there it is - Join James, Jess and Henry on a whimsical trip down healthtech lane, when we look at all of the last week’s news and views.
🍍 Personalized nutrition in prescription digital therapeutics - Dominik Burziwoda, CEO and Co-Founder of Perfood is working on a pipeline of “Prescription digital therapeutics powered by personalized nutrition’.
🧑🎨 Product Designer, Lindus Health - Lindus use the strapline “Your trial, solved.” Which is excellent news for Pigeon, as I’m due to appear in court for assorted white-collar crimes. Yes, Pigeons wear collars.
🔐 Clinical Engineer, Scarlet - Scarlet are on a mission to ensure software medical devices are safe and effective. Good mission, nice folk, salary in JD. Tick, tick, tick.
🦷 BiteLabs fellowship are now open - Fellowships to equip clinicians with the skills, experience, and network to build a career in healthtech, are now open.