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#85: Healthtech without borders
Your 1-minute healthtech roundup
This week: “There are some things money can’t buy. For everything else, there’s
MasterCard VC funding.” Great news for Queen Elizabeth II - the UK is leading the digital transformation of healthcare in Europe. Speedinvest has conveniently and painstakingly mapped out the healthtech ecosystem in the UK (rather you than me).
News Bites 🥪
🌍 Health Tech Without Borders - Set up in response to the ongoing health and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, an independent, global non-profit movement providing digital health and telehealth aid where it’s needed most. 40+ health tech companies, 400+ clinicians and psychologist volunteers have already joined. They need your help:
If you are a clinician – sign up to provide telehealth support to the people of Ukraine.
If you are a healthtech company – join us or start your own initiative to bring the best technologies to Ukraine.
💧 Jude secures £2 million to bring bladder care into the mainstream - Bladder care startup Jude is highlighting how women’s health is much much more than just periods and menopause.
🍄 LifeMine Therapeutics banks $175M for fungi-powered medicines - Fungi could be considered a forgotten fountain of drug discovery. GlaxoSmithKline definitely agrees - they’ve partnered with the US startup and are hoping to find a diamond in the rough.
🩺 The Check Up starring Google Health - At its second annual “The Check Up” event, Google showed off its latest bells and whistles. Hint… Dr Google is going to start bombarding you with recommendations for doctors in your area.
📚 UK’s first digital health training programme launches for NHS frontline staff - Developed by ORCHA and the NHS, the Digital Health Academy will help to upskill frontline workers on their digital health literacy.
🐙 ‘Tentacle Robots’ delve deep - Generally speaking, you don't want tiny magnetic tentacle robots inside your lungs but this is a good thing (we promise?). Researchers at the University of Leeds have created the device allowing clinicians to investigate the deepest and darkest corners of the lungs.
What to Listen to 🔊
🙋♂️ The Healthtech Podcast: #261 The Story of Medwise - Ladies and gentlemen, the wait is over… Dr Somauroo is back on your airwaves and he’s joined by Dr. Keith Tsui, CEO and Co-founder of Medwise.ai. Medwise.ai helps clinicians answer questions faster than ever before.
💰 Faces of Digital Health: Why is it Difficult to Make a Business Case in Healthcare? - The million dollar question.
🔴 Outliers wanted - Yep, you read right! Interested in working at the intersection of healthcare, AI, operations, and regulation? Nope, this isn’t a job ad for a traffic conductor. The future of medicine is software and Scarlet is empowering companies building it.
🧀 HealthTech Recruitment & Networking Afternoon - Looking for cream of the crop talent to propel your growth? London Business School is hosting its first in-person healthtech careers event on 8 April. Start-ups, scaleups and companies in between are invited to come and mingle with these intelligent and highly employable MBA students who are looking for opportunities within healthtech. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
*Note to readers: This week’s edition missed an editor’s review. A couple of parts have now been changed on the web version.