February 3rd, 2017

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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.
Intrexon to buy floundering GenVec for gene delivery tech
Intrexon is to buy GenVec in an all-stock deal to add a gene delivery platform to their portfolio. The goal is to pair the technology with Intrexon's existing capabilities to create viral delivery vectors with significantly greater payload capacities.

Through the purchase Intrexon has secured AdenoVerse, a platform of adenovirus vectors for use in gene delivery for therapeutics and vaccines. Researchers have worked for years to increase the payloads of viral vectors so they can carry multiple genes and native transcriptional regulatory elements.
Disinfectant Robots in Healthcare

Hospital acquired infections (such as MRSA) are among the leading causes of death. These infections cost more than 30 billion dollars a year. Xenex, a Texas based company produces a unique robot. It uses high intensity ultraviolet light to disinfect any space in a healthcare facility. The Xenex Robot is more effective in causing cellular damage to microorganisms than other devices designed for disinfection. Another example of how robotics in healthcare helps hospital staff.


nocamels Israeli Innovation News
Israeli Startups Take Major Medical Competition By Storm, Win Top Three Awards
startups, medical
3 Israeli Apps Win Top MEDICA Awards
The Times of Israel
Israeli remote health tech sought for China's healthcare system

health tech
"Planned Shanghai incubator seeks long-distance technology to connect elderly patients with doctors"
Wearable AI System can Detect a Conversation's Tone
AI, development
There might be a more "objective" way to measure and understand our interactions.
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies to open up facility in Toulouse, France
Emerging Technology
The company is going to have a 3,000 square meter facility in Toulouse.


UCL Med Tech 2017
25th February, 2017 | London, United Kingdom
See entrepreneurs talk about their views on health tech, and how they dealt with various medical problems.

Biovision World Life Sciences Forum 2017

4th - 6th April, 2017 | Lyon, France
"A unique approach to meet, connect and collaborate between international decision-makers from the academic, civil society, policy-making and private sectors whether industrials or investors."

GIANT Health Event 2017
28th - 30th
November, 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: 

Cuthbert Simpkins talks about how he drew inspiration from music to start his own biotech company
See Cuthbert Simpkins, Founder and CIO at Vivacelle Bio, Inc talk about how he started his own biotech company.

Breaking silos for smarter care in the digital health ecosystem

Nuno Godinho, General Manager, SW/ SW CTO, Europe at GE Healthcare discusses how breaking silos brings smarter care.


CartiHeal - $15m / £11.97m
Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Elron, Accelmed, Access Medical Ventures and Peregrine Ventures

V-Wave - $28m / £22.34m
Johnson & Johnson Innovation, TriVentures, Pura Vida Investments, BioStar Ventures and others

Kolibree - $4m / £3.19m
SOSV, SEB Alliance, Innovacom, Cap Horn, and Dental Investment Group for Health
Mobile Health News

PushDoctor - $8.2m / £6.53m
Oxford Capital Partners, Draper Esprit and Partech Ventures

Flatiron Health - $175m / £139m
Roche, Allen & Company, Baillie Gifford, Casdin Capital and others

Health-Tech Community

Heroes of Health-Tech Innovation
Michael Wright, Head of Health Investment, Guy's and St Thomas' Charity

Michael Wright manages an investment fund supporting innovation in Medical Devices, Diagnostics, Mechanical Aids and Software. He is also responsible for sourcing, evaluating and investing in Healthcare companies with non-therapeutic medical innovations and companies delivering laboratory services to the UK NHS.

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Click here to see an interview with Michael Wright.

Twitter: @QVenturesCo

QVentures is a private members investment club comprised of sophisticated investors, all of which are actively looking to invest into early stage businesses. Membership provides access to curated co-investment opportunities alongside trusted and successful investors in the market.

  • Minimum investment amount is £25k
  • Sector agnostic
  • Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals opportunities within our offering
  • Fundraises between £500k-£5M
  • 50% must be funded by a third party established and recognized lead investor
  • The club fosters best practice sharing and syndication
  • Monthly pitch events and thought leadership discussions

Please get in touch with if you are an investor and get in touch with if you are a fundraising entrepreneur.


Barts Health NHS Trust is searching for:
'A Talented Communications Officer' in London, England.

"Working across all functions, including public affairs, media, digital communications, internal communications and brand, the communications officer will play a key role in coordinating the delivery of communications strategies and plans for projects and operational day-to-day activities that support the delivery of Barts Health objectives and business decisions."

Click here to find more about this opportunity.

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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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