#62: Taking Selfies in Snoop Dogg's Airpods
The 1 minute healthtech roundup. A pigeon could deliver it. A relatively erudite pigeon.
This week, an Apple (in your ear) a day keeps the doctor away, genetic syndrome screening via selfie, and Snoop Dogg dropping investment like it’s hot. Because of course he is.
News Bites 🥪
🔎 Pfizer-backed London medtech Entia to launch virtual oncology solution in UK by 2022, raises $12M funding - London startup that transforms the lives of people receiving cancer treatment picks up £8.8 million) in a funding round led by BGF.
🏥 Snoop Dogg’s VC makes first investment in continental Europe - Snoop, also known as Calvin Broad us by absolutely nobody, is cofounder of LA-based VC fund Casa Verde, and the firm is today announcing its first investment into continental Europe, leading a $15m round into Lisbon-based AceCann.
🍏 Apple looking to expand health features to AirPods - The consumer tech giant may be looking to incorporate body temperature and posture monitoring into its earbuds
🧠 Machine learning screening tool for genetic syndromes in children - Could deep learning evaluate genetic syndrome in children using facial photographs?
🔒Is the NHS investment in data security paying dividends? - Given evidence of plenty of breached US healthcare data for sale, is the NHS investment in data security paying off?
What to Listen to 🔊
This week James is joined by Jo Filshie Browning, a communications coach dedicated to helping people understand the benefits of science and medicine.
📎 The Business of Healthcare with Tara Humphrey - Soar Beyond’s Ziad Laklouk shares his pharmacy journey and what led him into working in primary care networks
📟 Head of Communications & Engagement - NHSX - The juiciest role we’ve seen in some time here at Pigeon HQ*. Huge opportunity for the right candidate.
🤖 Sessional Digital Peer Champions - Fancy working to support digital maturity across our Care Homes and to embed remote monitoring links to primary care? Get involved in Healthcare’s topic du jour.
*Fine, technically it’s a nest, not an HQ.
DigitalHealth.London's 5th Birthday
It’s DigitalHealth.London’s 5th birthday! To celebrate, they want to hear from people across the health and care ecosystem on learnings from the last five years in digital health and what is envisaged for the future. Their findings will be published in a free to access virtual Manifesto in November. They will be sharing a series of thought-provoking questions during October on their Twitter, so be sure to give them a follow and use the hashtag #DigitalHealthLondonTurns5 to join the discussion: twitter.com/DHealthLDN
They’ve also compiled the questions into this anonymous survey which you can complete anytime. The survey will take you up to 15 minutes to complete but no questions are compulsory so if you are short on time, you are encourage to scroll through and only complete the questions you are most passionate about: https://digitalhealthlondon.typeform.com/to/UTzI5jQq
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