HealthTech Industry Update

Our final newsletter of 2018. The HealthTech industry has continued to grow fast this year, and it seems that things will only continue apace in 2019. We look forward to hearing your news and seeing you next year.

Until then, we wish you a joyous festive season.

Barry and the GIANT Health team

HealthTech News

NICE Framework
In the UK, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has published a set of digital health evidence standards to support the development of new technology in healthcare. The framework sets out what type of evidence is needed to demonstrate effectiveness, and economic impact.
Download the framework (pdf) 
OPEN Health to merge with Peloton Advantage
OPEN Health, a health communications company, has been acquired by private equity firm Amulet Capital Partners, and will be merged with Peloton Advantage, a provider of medical communications services to medical affairs departments.
Press release

Fundraising in HealthTech

Changing Health, UK
  • £3.0 million
  • Shift Invest
The company, spun out from Newcastle University and Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, helps individuals make lifestyle changes to improve health. Funds will be used to develop two new programmes: for Type 2 diabetes prevention; and for weight management.
Lightpoint Medical, UK
  • £5.0 million
  • Cambridge Capital Group, Venture Founders, Coutts Investment Club, Envestors and others
The company is  a leader in intraoperative molecular imaging and sensing. The funding will be used to commercialise the company’s robotic laparoscopic probe which is designed to detect cancer in real time during surgery. Additionally, the funding will support commercial growth of the company’s LightPath® Imaging System which has already achieved commercial sales throughout Europe.

Press release

GIANT Health Event 2019

This year saw the biggest and best GIANT Health Event. We'll be back in London next autumn to bring together healthtech innovators and to review the latest developments.

Tickets go on sale in January. Mark your diaries!
London, 15-16 October 2019

HealthTech Predictions 2019

It's that time of year when everyone's making predictions about what's going to happen in the next 12 months. Here are just three to look out for:
  1. Healthcare providers will invest heavily in AI solutions, for example to make sense of the vast amounts of new individual patient data, and so predict population disease at an early stage.
  2. IoT is expected to make big inroads with a wide range of uses, such as remote monitoring of outpatients by using wearable or ingestible sensors and devices.
  3. Digital infrastructure. Healthcare services still rely heavily on paper-based processes. The development of interoperative standards will bring vast efficiencies.
We are writing to you because we consider you a valuable member of the global health tech community.

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