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#156 - Funding, Fertility & Phenoxymethylpenicillin 🧫
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This week: snazzy specs, the Lancet comes in hot with an AI vs radiologist RCT, and a pill-free solution to sleepless nights…
News Bites 🥪
💸 Daybreak Health lands $13 million Series B for youth mental health - the sun is shining for Cali-based mental health startup DayBreak Health offering school-based teletherapy for US teens. Union Ventures led the round and Lux Capital joined existing investors, which include household names like Y Combinator. Worth checking out Luna if you’re interested in a UK company on a similar mission.
🎧 Seeking sleep without popping pills? Ozlo emerges from stealth? – What happens when two ex Bose employees step up to solve a global sleep crisis? A very fancy pair of earphones. Ozlo Sleepbuds®, expected to launch later this Summer, promise good a-coo-stics* and a good night’s kip leaving you feeling energised.
Lancet Study: Who detected breast cancer better? Two humans or one human with AI? - It was pretty much neck and neck in the Swedish study published this month. The AI-supported-method caught cancer at a comparable rate to the old-school-two-experts-approach but crucially reduced the radiologists’ screen-reading workload by a whopping 44.3%.
👣 Getting personal: a wearable for precision antibiotic dosing - One-size-fits all antibiotic dosing could be a thing of the past, as researchers test out special biosensors that detect antibiotic concentrations and deliver a personalised dose. They hope the invention will reduce side effects and avoid suboptimal dosing that risks antibiotic resistance. Win-win.
😎 The smart glasses out to replace all other fitness trackers - To be honest, smart glasses have been a bit crash and burn. However, Aussie startup, Minimis Tech have designed some pretty sleek polarised glasses for cyclists and athletes that show your stats and a map right in front of your eyes. Is this healthtech? It’s more interesting than another article about interoperability. So, let’s go with yes.
🤝 Amazon partners with Maven to offer reproductive care to employees - Millions of Amazon employees across 50+ countries (outside of the US) will have access to fertility and family planning services thanks to a new partnership. Maven is the largest virtual clinic for women's and family health and was the first female-founded startup valued at >$1billion. Twit-twoo; this Pigeon is off to prep the nest...
What to listen to 🔊
🐦 Healthtech Pigeon - Funding, Fertility & Phenoxymethylpenicillin - Join James, Belle and new SomX recruit, Chaz, as they take a deep-dive into the week’s healthtech news and views.
🔊 The Healthtech Podcast #315 How can AI keep us fitter, for longer, with Dr. Ahmed Wobi, co-founder at Tonus Tech - James is joined by Ahmed Wobi, a pioneer combining machine learning and sensor fusion techniques to boost physical longevity.
Health Features Launch Event - Youtube Health
🕣 September 7, 2.00-10.00pm
📍 YouTube UK HQ, 6 Pancras Square London
🕣 12-14 September
📍The O2, London
MedFIT - Fostering Innovation in Medtech
🕣 October 10, 8.30am-6.15pm
📍 Strasbourg Convention Centre, France
MedTech World Summit
🕣 19-20 October
📍 Valletta, Malta
Use the code ‘FlyingtoMedTechMalta’ for 25% off your ticket.
💬 Senior Advisor - Health Tech, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change - If you want to advise senior political leaders on health reform, innovation, and life sciences, this one’s is for you.
🦘 Health coaching lead - Eucalyptus - Aussie-founded ‘Euc’ backed by US VC Bond (think AirBnb, Stripe, Slack, Canva) is hiring in London, UK to lead and scale its weight management arm. Fun office parties promised.
🩺 Business Development Lead, UK - Luscii - Remote job, 4-day work week - hallelujah! If you have 5+ years in the digital health/the NHS and think you can encourage senior leaders and medical pros to adopt Luscii, an international scale up with a remote patient monitoring platform, apply now.
💡HealthTech Innovation Lead- Blenheim Chalcot - 1. Torn between consulting, start-ups, and corporate life? 2. Eager to learn while gaining hands-on business experience? 3. Want to build, launch, and grow a HealthTech innovation vertical? If you answer yes to these questions, take a look at this job ad.
🌟 Senior Product Owner- Phlo - If you’re based in Scotland and a dab hand at designing healthcare solutions, sign up for this and you’ll get an extra day off to prolong your birthday celebrations next year - let us know what you get up to!
📒 Senior Consultant, Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs - Hardian - Hardian are experts in SaMD, AIaMD and software-driven IVDs, and they need an experienced QARA professional. If you even vaguely understood that, I’d definitely apply.
* No, they don’t actually promise that and yes, this is the level of comedy this week. Huw’s on holiday. Give me a break.
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