#90: Controlled Chaos?
The 1-minute healthtech round up. Less distracting than a tractor.
This week: Nurses fight robots, three fantastic raises, and the greatest team in the history of healthtech* are hiring.
News Bites 🥪
🌊 The Next Wave: Can healthtech prepare Africa for another global health crisis? - There’s vast opportunity for innovation in Africa’s healthcare sector, and the last 3 years of raises suggest health tech firms are starting to take off in the continent.
🗂 TestCard raises £7m - Which it’ll use to reinvest in its technology and commercialise its existing product suite/launch new ones.
⭕️ Unlearn closes $50m in Series B - Until Unlearn came along, the idea of digital twins in health wasn’t really a thing. Now they’re all over the shop. Pigeon owns The Parent Trap on blueray which is another, less useful, form of digital twins.
💼 Former NHSX AI director to join US data analytics company Palantir - The former director of AI at NHSX is set to join US data analytics company Palantir.
👶 A peek into the 'controlled chaos' of labour and delivery, and how AI can help - Would be easier if you humans laid eggs like us, but as you can’t, check out how AI is helping.
🔑 Internet of things–Enabled technologies as an intervention for childhood obesity: A systematic review - Its a contentious health and social issue, yet childhood obesity is reported to be one of the most serious public health challenges of our time. Lam et al. have delved into the data to weigh-up whether IoT really is the recipe for success.
🤖 Robots combat nurse burnout - If you capitalise Burnout it makes this sound like a fantastic sci-fi movie in which Nurse Burnout, a Band 5 midwife who’s had it up to here with AI, fights robots. Probably cast Tilda Swinton as Nurse Burnout and Mark Zuckerberg as the chief robot. Still arguably better than anything ITV have made.
What to Listen to 🔊
🥼 #267 The Story of Oppeka with Dr Kate Cordell, CEO and fellow co-founder Ken Knecht. - Oppeka, is a company that enables success-focused care to promote well-being for all. Improving wellbeing by identifying what works. Sounds simple enough. But it’s not. Or else everyone would be doing it. And they’re not. Alright? Glad we’ve cleared that up.
💊 Ep111: Ray Stevens on Structural Biology-Driven Drug Discovery - The Long Run is a Pigeon favourite. This week Ray Stevens, CEO of ShouTi, talks about small molecule drugs. No, not the kind you buy of a bloke called Keith in a dimly lit park.
🌟 SomX - Account Executive - Know anyone looking to get their healthtech comms career started? Is it you? Are you looking to get your healthtech comms career started? You are? Well, that’s wonderful news. Why didn’t you say sooner? Come on in. The kettle’s on.
🖥 Flo - Product Manager - Flo is probably the coolest Femtech firm out there. It’s either Flo or Elvie. Not decided yet. I’ll let you know when I have. They need a product manager for a really exciting new product. It could be you.
🟢 Founder's Associate - We’ve seen a few of these now, and we’re big into it. BIG. Concentric is looking for a founder’s associate. Great opportunity, and could stop your career from just going round in circles. Get it? Because they’re called Concentric? Not even a titter? Fine.
📋 Jobs aplenty at Deloitte - Deloitte are hiring for a small army of roles at the moment, including Clinical Data Scientist, Clinical Safety Officer, Product Clinical Lead, and many more.
*According to SomX.