#126: Of eternal mice and men 🐭
The one minute healthtech roundup.
This week: Eternal mice, the expansion of US expansion, and top tips for getting into healthtech.
News bites 🥪
💁 7 tips for breaking into Healthtech - Something that Pigeon and the flock get asked a lot is “How do I get into Healthtech?”. If you’re contemplating taking career advice from a Pigeon, you might be better off reading this instead.
❓5 questions facing emerging biotech in 2023 - US focused, but a great look at what 2023 could hold for biotech.
✉️ NHS ‘must speed up move to digital communication’ after patients miss letters due to Royal Mail strike - NHS urged to catch up to innovations that were available before Geri left the Spice Girls (the first time). #neverforget
🐭 Biotech startup says mice live longer after genetic reprogramming - You can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but you can rejuvenate old mice to extend their lives. Which is arguably more useful.
💸 One in five UK HealthTech SMEs head to US for product launch - By law* in the UK, you can’t present a Series A pitch deck without talking about your US expansion.
🫑 Employee healthcare benefits platform Peppy raises $45m for US expansion - If you think this was deliberately placed after the story about UK companies raising for US expansion, then you’d be right. Well played to Mridula, Max, Evan and team for an excellent raise.
💊 Phase 3 clinical trial of ambroxol for Parkinson’s confirmed - A placebo controlled trial with 330 people with Parkinson’s across 10-12 UK clinical centres.
What to listen to 🔊
🐦 Of eternal mice and men - Join Belle, Indi, Henry & special guest Cavenagh Health’s Nick Ross for this week’s Healthtech Pigeon podcast.
🔊 #286 Empowering people with measurable insights into brain health with Caitlin Baltzer, co-founder of MYndspan - This week, James is joined by Caitlin Baltzer, co-founder of MYndspan, a company that is revolutionising the treatment of brain and mental health.
🔮 Building the Future of Medicine, Cambridge Networking Event - Annual entrepreneurship and alternative careers in medicine event at Clare College .
🎙SomX Healthtech Talks - Healthtech Talks is back, at Google’s St Pancras office, where an all-star panel will be discussing women's health.
🐐Account Executive, SomX - The SomX glow-up continues. Think non-industry specific communications agencies are sus, fam? Bet. Wanna make boujee content that slaps no cap? Lowkey (but actually highkey) wanna work for the only team in healthtech that hits different? Apply, sis, and become the healthtech content GOAT.**
📦 Associate Director of Delivery, Guys & Tommies - Biggest trust in the country, home of CITI, and the only trust that sounds like a Shoreditch cocktail bar. Want to assist their delivery?
🧬 Bionabu Medtech Micro-Internships - Get short-term paid or unpaid support for your Medtech projects with instant access to fully vetted medical and STEM students.
*May not actually be a law. Please seek independent legal advice. Nothing in this newsletter is binding. Apart from this bit.
**The language in the post has been authenticated by people of the appropriate age to use it. Pigeon is of an age where it makes noises when it stands up, and has no idea what any of this means.