#180- It’s not easy being green 🌱
The one-minute healthtech roundup
This week: We’ve got everything from digital twins to brain microchips to our new BFFs - AI-powers robots…
News Bites 🥪
👯♂️ Double Take: This Singapore Healthtech Startup Develops ‘Digital Twins’ To Manage Chronic Diseases - Freaky Friday meets healthtech? Digital twins are attracting a lot of attention, with investors putting some serious cash behind these solutions. You know what they say, good things come in pairs.
🧠 Elon Musk's Neuralink Has Implanted Its First Chip in a Human Brain. What's Next? - A microchip in the brain—it all feels a bit too sci-fi-action-thriller movie vibes for Pigeon’s liking, but if it manages to solve the problems it claims it will, it could be more than just the inspo for a Black Mirror episode. “What’s next?” With Mr. Musk pulling the purse strings, who knows…
💰 Investing in the public health grant - What it is and why greater investment is needed - I mean…is there much else to say on that?
🩺 Amazon Unveils New Program To Tackle Chronic Disease. But Will It Help Cure A Sick Nation?- Would you look at that? The two richest men in the world's companies both getting a feature in Pigeon, aren’t they lucky? Amazon, on a mission to increase consumer utilisation of digital health benefits, has introduced its Health Condition Programs to improve chronic health conditions. But will this endeavour fair better than the company’s previous healthcare forays?
🔟 Times Health Commission presents 10-point plan with digital at the top - “I’m a health report published in 2024, of course, digital transformation is top of the agenda…”*
🌱Making drugs is more polluting than making cars — this green chemicals startup has raised €6.5m to change that - DUDE CHEM, based in Berlin, is supplying sustainably-produced chemicals to the pharmaceutical industry. This is a cause Pigeon can get behind… do you have any idea how hard it is to fly in smog!?
📲 Vodafone and eConsult Health partner to enhance patient access to care - Who doesn’t love a jack of all trades? Vodafone has teamed up with a leading digital triage and remote consultation solution provider to provide equal access to healthcare by reducing wait times and streamlining care for patients with urgent needs.
🤖 National Robotarium socially assistive robot trial collaboration concludes - Researchers have been testing socially assistive robots equipped with advanced AI capabilities to assist patients with simple tasks, calm nerves, and alleviate some of the pressure on nursing staff. Just one question... where can Pigeon sign up? And when will RoboPigeon be ready for launch?!
What to listen to 🔊
🔊 The Healthtech Podcast #336 When does AI become human? With Dom Pimenta — This week, James is joined by Dr. Dom Pimenta, CEO of TORTUS, a generative AI startup building a next-generation assistant for doctors.
Less than a month to go…
After 300+ episodes, the Healthtech Podcast comes to BFI Southbank on 29th February for its first-ever public live recording, and we’ve got some super special guests …
Book your ticket now and don’t miss the conversation. Use code ‘COOCOO40’ for a special pigeon discount.
Womens Health Tech Wednesday | Paulina Cecula, Dama Health
🕣 14 February
London Biotechnology Show
🕣 20 February
📍 Olympia West, London
Bringing Software as a Medical Device to Market - HDR UK x Hardian Health
🕣 21 & 22 February - Use code ‘25HDRUK_24’ for £££ off!
📍 Wellcome Trust, Euston Road, London
🕣 28 February
HealthTechX Summit 2024
🕣 28 February - Use HTX24SMITH for 30% off your ticket
📍 The Hurlingham Club, London
Digital Health Rewired
🕣 12-13 March
📍 The NEC, Birmingham
HLTH Europe 2024
🕣 17-20 June - Full agenda now released - save €€€ when you book before Feb 9! Use HE24_PIGEON for €150 off!
📍 RAI Convention Centre, Amsterdam
🏆 Free ISO/TS 82304-2 assessment, Hardian Health - Want to know your health app’s quality rating? Well, luckily for you Hardian Health is allowing you to check your health or wellness app’s quality score, view your ratings and receive a report containing actionable recommendations – all for free! Aren’t you being spoilt?
📝Understanding the business requirements of the NHS Research SDE Network, Discover-NOW London SDE - Pigeon asks you to kindly take 10 minutes out of your day to complete this survey that’s all about how having access to a complete record that captures the entire patient journey, could help all of us innovators have even great impact. If that’s not a noble cause, Pigeon doesn’t know what is.
🌍 Global Partner Lead - Digital Health Distribution, Novo Nordisk - This job is for the planners, the negotiators, and the strategic minds. Plus, it’s in beautiful Denmark—Fika, hygge AND digital health, what’s not to love?
🧪Scientific Research Associate, Hertility - Now, science in school wasn’t Pigeon’s fave (more of a drama-bird). However, if cells, data, and research are your thing, and you’re as obsessed with women’s health as Pigeon is, you should apply for this opportunity at Hertility. (and if you REALLY like Hertility, come to Healthtech Podcast LIVE… scroll back up for deets).
👷 Principal Software Engineer, Patchwork Health— Are you a natural-born leader? Are you all about building, implementing, and maintaining software solutions? Do you want to work for a company that develops award-winning digital healthcare solutions? Look no further!
🩺 Medical Director, Numan - Pigeon is all about quality and efficiency, how else do you think you get these newsletters every week? But you know who else is? Our buddies over at Numan and they're on the hunt for an experienced medical professional to provide clinical guidance to their medical operations team.
*This was a joke for the Pigeon readers who love a bit of Tiktok. For those who don’t, let’s hope it landed!
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