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#89: Biotech's Back, Baby.
The 1-minute healthtech round up. 500 words, 74% puns, 11% jobs, 9% VC, some % quite bad at maths.
This week: How digital security is like having to go to your friend’s kids’ christenings, is Head of Closing the most vomit-inducing job title of all time, & GovStart accelerators are back.
News Bites 🥪
🔑 The security conversation on connected medical devices is far from over - Is healthtech security quite boring? Yes. Is it also very important? Also yes. Like attending the christenings of your mates’ kids*, you don’t want to, but it’s just something you have to get on with.
🔬 Biotech's top 10 money raisers of 2021 - Once the preserve of people with more letters after their name than in their name, Biotech is now rapidly becoming the sexiest of the healthtech sectors. Saucy….Saucer…Dish…Petri dish. Yep, back to unsexy. As you were, Biotech, you’re not fooling us.
🏡 GovStart accelerators return - £340m investment raised. 48 companies supported. £40m public sector contracts won and now back with a pair of nifty accelerator options for caretech & digital health. The focus is on inventive approaches to making a real difference to front-line health and care services as a path to scale.
👩🔬 Genetic screening can improve drug prescribing - Most people carry at least one mutation that can stop drugs working properly. Pigeon’s mutation is probably the second beak we’ve been cultivating under one wing after being nibbled by a radioactive dove. #originstory
💰 Why healthcare is a communication industry - Their product is great, their feedback is great, and they create really thought provoking pieces like this. They’re basically that kid at school who are captain of the football team, and grade 6 saxophone, and all the parents really like. If you could leave some of the excellence pie for the rest of us, AccurX, that would be swell.
What to Listen to 🔊
🏥 DTx Circle - Digital Therapeutics is taking off at the moment. Wellthy Therapeutics Karine Soulat sits down with Digital Health Futurist Maneesh Juneja to find out more.
🥼 #265 The Story of Feedback PLC with CEO Dr Tom Oakley - This week James is joined by Dr Tom Oakley, CEO of Feedback PLC. Tom joined Feedback PLC in 2019 and quickly recognised that the technology that drove its current services Texrad and Cadran had the potential to revolutionise the ways clinicians engage and communicate with each other.
🌟 SomX - PR Senior Account Manager - We’re hiring! Want to join the best team in healthtech comms?** Do you know how to create magical stories that leave journalists hungry for more? Get in touch!
🔎 Public - Manager, Health & Social Care - PUBLIC uses its unique position as a focal point in the GovTech ecosystem to identify opportunities to build products and solutions. They want a manager for Health & Social Care. You in?
⭕️ Wider Circle - Chief Growth Officer - Anyone else remember when ‘growth’ was ‘commercial’? And before that ‘commercial’ was ‘sales’, because it is sales, and now everyone wants to not say sales? Suppose it beats Head of Closing which Pigeon saw last year and immediately threw up into its own beak.
*Interestingly, the only time it’s socially acceptable to watch someone else have a bath.
**Pigeon is naturally quite biased. But has also never been proved wrong in a court of law.