December 2nd, 2016

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GIANT Health, in partnership with The Health-Tech Innovation LABS, bring you the weekly "INDUSTRY UPDATE: Innovation in Healthcare Technology", providing a valuable summary of the latest European and Israeli-focussed healthcare technology news, events, finance deals, and recruitment opportunities.  

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According to Nabarro’s latest report Healthcare Industry Barometer 2016, despite the challenging environment in which the healthcare sector operates, investors remain upbeat and confident, particularly in the private arena. Click here to read the report.

Highlights of genomics research: UC San Diego-Led study recently found rare mutations in the human genome are strongly linked to a high risk of schizophrenia; also, scientists have lately discovered a new way to edit DNA that could fix “broken genes” in the brain, cure previously incurable diseases and potentially even extend the human lifespan.

If you missed The GIANT Health Event 2016, see here for some just-released footage.


DeepMind Health inks new deal with UK’s NHS to deploy Streams app in early 2017

AI, machine learning
DeepMind Health has started a new deal with the NHS to deploy Streams app in 2017.

DNA-editing breakthrough could fix 'broken genes' in the brain, delay ageing and cure incurable diseases
ageing, DNA, genetics
Broken genes in the brain could be fixed, delaying ageing and curing incurable diseases. 

UC San Diego-Led Study Finds Genetic Links To High Schizophrenia Risk
schizophrenia, mental health
Genetics link to a high schizophrenia risk. 


Financial Times
‘Brain training’ healthcare digital games target dementia
Digital games that train the brain target dementia.
Microwaves and nanoparticles combined to generate 'lethal bullet' in cancer
Microwaves and nanoparticles are more useful than you think!


Diabetes and obesity could be prevented with novel protein
diabetes, obesity, protein
Novel protein can prevent both diabetes and obesity. 


17th December, 2016 | London, UK
Are you interested in healthcare startups or technology? Whether you are a doctor, medical student, healthcare professional, inventor, investor or tech wizard, HSC1 is designed to help you grow your idea.

Genesis 2016
1st December, 2016 | London, UK
Genesis 2016 - “The Science, Technology and Business of 21st Century Biomedical Innovation” - will showcase success in the application of biomedical research, innovative technologies, and leading-edge business strategies.

GIANT Health Event 2017
17th - 19th 
October, 2017 | London, UK
ONLY 100 EARLY BIRD TICKETS will be released for GIANT 2017 - Click here to claim your ticket

Here are some highlights from GIANT 2016: 

The goal of combating ageing

Aubrey De Grey, Harrow and Cambridge-educated biomedical theorist

Highlights of Day 3

Collaborative health and consumer-driven innovation


A short introduction to The GIANT Health Event

Barry Shrier, Founder, GIANT Health Event

Sky NEWS LIVE - Holographic 3D Technology

Dr. Javid Khan, Founder, Holoxica Ltd.



Cogito Corporation - $15M / £12.04
Romulus Capital, Salesforce Ventures

Medherant Limited - £650K
Mercia Technologies PLC

Kaido Group Ltd.- £50K
SME Innovation Fund (Mercia Fund Management and the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN))

Zipline - $25M / £20M
Visionnaire Venture, Sequoia Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Subtraction Capital

Snap40 - $3M / £2M
Par Equity

Health-Tech Community

Healthcare Startup Society (HS.) 
Healthcare Startup Society (HS.) are connecting, inspiring and supporting healthcare entrepreneurs and healthcare startups to innovate, disrupt and revolutionise the future of healthcare.
HS Start Up Awards recognise the best medical and healthcare entrepreneurs and startups. Seven award categories are available with finalists invited to pitch their startup to judges at HSC in December.  APPLY NOW!
Twitter: @Healthstartsoc

Biotechspert provides a freelance micro-consultancy platform that can instantly connect you with leading experts in the bioscience sector for fast, affordable, specialist advice to help your business grow.
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Salus Digital can offer you a unique route to market for both Recruitment and Brand Campaigns aimed at hard to find Health Tech professionals.

Job seekers can access Salus Digital’s fully functional mobile site to search, shortlist and apply for jobs.

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Best wishes,

Barry Shrier
Founder - The GIANT Health Event and The Health-Tech Innovation LABS
+44 7776 132 517

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