#122 - Is healthtech recession-proof? 📉
The one minute healthtech roundup. The only newsletter not written by AI.
This week: AI, IVF, and a robotic NHS.
News Bites 🥪
🚨 Healthcare may be a recession-proof field, but healthtech is not - Three succinct, uncomfortable, and important points.
🤖 Sunak tells NHS to embrace robots as it prepares to sack staff (£)- Hey everybody! Look, look! I found it - the worst take of 2022! Wow! It’s beautifully bad.*
💬 No, AI will not transform healthcare? - A Pigeon revisit. In the week the world went Chat GPT mad, is AI the future of healthcare? Dr Ashwin Sharma thinks we should all calm down.
🧑💼How an ageing population will change health care - The next generation to retire is predicted to be the longest-living in human history, but they’re also the most tech-savvy. How can tech play a part in their care?
🌱 November’s hottest seed rounds - That makes it three months in a row we’ve beaten Fintech, which is now 4th. Never going to let this go, stop asking.
📆 ImVitro raises $2.5 million to maximise IVF success rates - Deeptech ImVitro's platform is using computer vision and AI to help clinics help more individuals.
🏙 First four regional secure data environments confirmed - Beneath the dull title, this is a real step forward for the data saves lives policy being implemented.
🦯 WeWalk raises for smart cane for visually impaired people - GPS enabled walking sticks could be the future for visually impaired people.
🏥 DTAC Drop In Clinic - DTAC got you down in the dumps? Pop on down to Acorn Compliance’s DTAC drop-in clinic for an instant sense of instant relief - the healthtech equivalent of a Rennie after Christmas lunch.
What to listen to 🔊
🏃 The Long Run - Shehnaaz Suliman on Delivery of Genetic Medicines - The Long Run only drops monthly, but it’s always an instant listen over here when it does.
🔊 Is healthtech recession proof? - You’ve just read it, now hear it, in glorious Dolby Surround Sound. If you have Dolby Surround Sound. If you don’t, you’ll just hear it normally.
👷 Senior Embedded Electronics Engineer, entia - Entia sounds like a small town in northern Italy famed for olives, delicate foccacia, and slow living. But it’s not. It’s a cancer treatment startup that’s hiring. Put the foccacia down and get applying, amico.
🧑💼 Business Development Lead, Isla - ‘Business Development’ is 2014 for ‘Sales’. Remember the sales acronym - Sales Are Dope, Never Ever Stop Selling. I’m damaged.
*Want to know why Pigeon thinks this? Listen to the Healthtech Pigeon podcast for more detail.