#92 - Elizabeth Holmes under the hammer 🧑⚖️
The one-minute healthtech roundup. Now with 12% more oomph, and a sachet of complimentary chutzpah.
This week: The elephant in the biotech lab, Theranos clobber fetches thousands, and the most medically inappropriate NFT yet.
News Bites 🥪
🧦 Innovative 'smart socks' could help millions living with dementia - There are just shy of 1m people in the UK living with dementia, and this Bristol-based startup is hoping to sock it to the disease.
🐘 Biotech Stocks Are Having a Terrible Year. These 10 Are Still Winning - The elephant in the lab right now is that most Biotech stocks are heading towards Mariana Trench/Piers-Morgan’s-reputation levels of low. Except these 10.
💲 Elizabeth Holmes under the hammer - Holmes is due to be sentenced in September, but in the meantime, eBay has gone wild for original Theranos merch. If anyone wants to pick up Pigeon a poncho I’m a size (S) (Bird).
🙌 How to find success as a medtech startup - We’re a $167.4 billion industry, but a tightly regulated one. How do Medtech startups balance the potential prize with the probable pain?
🧠 Brain health startup backed by ex-rugby star says it can identify 'invisible' concussions - Concussion and its impact is, rightly, dogging professional contact sports right now, from ice hockey and rugby, to what our transatlantic cousins confusingly call football. This startup’s testing solution is looking to change all that.
📉 The Changing Gardens of Babylon - In their Q1 earnings call Babylon announced 274% growth . Meanwhile their share price is down -82.05% YTD, and their short-term technical score of 5 indicates that the stock has traded less bullishly over the last month than 95% of stocks on the market. Can anyone explain this to Pigeon?
😱 10 Super-Creepy Medical Technologies - Alternative title: Don’t sell NFTs of your patient’s X-Rays without telling them first.
What to Listen to 🔊
= Health Equity Isn’t Just the Right Thing to Do, It’s Also Good for Business - Interesting fireside with Kaakpema “KP” Yelpaala, the CEO and Co-founder of InOn Health, about what is it going to take to break down barriers and open up access to care for all people.
🙌 #269 The Story of Concentric Health with CEO Dr Dafydd Loughran - This week James is joined by Dr Dafydd Loughran, the CEO of a digital consent to treatment application seeing rapid adoption to support the record surgical backlogs.
🔢 Finance Director - Lumeon - Where my Excel nerds at? Lumeon are growing, fast, and they need someone to count all those lovely beans. Excellent benefits package too.
📝 Commercial Operations Lead, Unmind - If there are three things guaranteed to make VCs weak at the knees, it’s lunch up The Shard, end of quarter drinks at The Ned, and the kind of growth trajectory Unmind are on.