December 15th, 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.  

If you wish to provide us with relevant content please send me an email.

If you missed The GIANT Health Event 2016, see here for some just-released footage.
The Digital Health Today podcast features innovators and entrepreneurs working to create digital technology for health and wellness. Join this digital health community by visiting

Here Dan Kendall, CEO & Founder of SenGen Group, talks about how Microsoft is empowering people and organisations to improve healthcare. Read more.


Snapchat spectacles worn by UK surgeon while operating
Shafi Ahmed, Surgeon, Snapchat spectacles
A UK surgeon recently wore a pair of Snapchat spectacles while operating.
The Huffington Post
How Can Wearable Technology Improve Cancer Treatment?
wearable, cancer
Can cancer treatment be improved by wearable technology?
CNN Tech
New tech may speed up cancer screening process

cancer, screening
New technology can speed up the cancer screening process.
Drug to REVERSE Alzheimer's disease FOUND: Scientists in landmark discovery in new tests
There may be a way to reverse Alzheimer's disease now after scientists made a landmark discovery in new tests.
Disruption Hub
Augmented and Virtual Reality in Medicine - New tech enhancing medicine
There is now Augmented and Virtual Reality in Medicine.
Study shows aging process increases DNA mutations in important type of stem cell
DNA, stem cell
A new study shows that the aging process increases DNA mutations in an important type of stem cell.


Med-e-Tel 2017 Call for Abstracts
5th - 7th April, 2017 | Luxembourg
See the current telemedicine, telehealth and med m/eHealth developments at this event in Luxembourg.

ConhIT Connecting Healthcare IT
25th - 27th April, 2017 | Berlin, Germany
Are you interested in the latest advances in Mobile Health, IT Solutions for medical practices and Telemedicine Solutions?

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: 

A more efficient clinical trial process

Software that will lead to a more efficient clinical trial process

The future of Digital Health

What the future holds for Digital Health


Oxford Nanopore Technologies - £100m
The Telegraph

Sense Biodetection Limited - £508k

IFM Therapeutics - £27m / £20.70
Business Wire
Business Wire

CRISPR Therapeutics - $38m / £38.10

Cambridge Medical Robotics Ltd - $20.3m / £15.57
CMED Robotics

Health-Tech Community

Heroes of Health-Tech Innovation
Shafi Ahmed PhD FRCS, Co-founder of Virtual Medics & Medical Realities

Shafi Ahmed is a Consultant Surgeon, RCS council member, Associate Dean, Honorary Senior Lecturer, Futurist, Innovator / Tech entrepreneur. In 2014, he performed the world's first live-stream of an operation using Google Glass, watched live by 13000 students around the world. A few days ago UK Teaching Surgeon Dr Ahmed live-streamed an operation using Snapchat spectacles. See more on this story here. Follow Shafi on Twitter here:

Quealth has completed a clinical validation study of the dementia risk assessment tool within its app. Quealth guides users through lifestyle modification behaviors to reduce the risk of five major non-communicable but sometimes preventable diseases: type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, COPD, dementia and six forms of cancer.
Twitter: @Quealth


Salus Digital has an opening for:
'Clinical Informatics Research IT Support and Systems Engineer' in London.

Salary Details: £40,523 to £48,327 per annum

'Big datasets and large-scale analytics are increasingly fundamental across a range of research disciplines. The post holder will be responsible for providing research IT support to BRC-MH scientists.'

Click here to find more about this opportunity.

See and 

Do you have a job vacancy you'd like submitted, or a piece of interesting news you'd like added to the next newsletter?

Are you looking for a job in the Healthcare Technology Sector?

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Best wishes,

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

We are writing to you because we consider you an important member of the international community of all those dedicated to promoting innovation in healthcare technology.  

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