February 19th, 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.

The Power of In-person Collaboration

This week's fascinating health-tech innovation company:


I have had the pleasure at various international healthcare tech events to meet Külle Tärnov, the Connected Health Cluster Manager at the Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol in Estonia.
Kulle, and the Connected Health Cluster in Tallinn, are a great example of how vibrant healthcare tech innovation is all over Europe.
Thanks to Kulle we’ve met:

Dr. Marion Lepmets
Co-Founder and CEO of SoftComply

And learned about:

SoftComply – regulatory compliance made easy!

SoftComply offers tools for medical device developers that support regulatory compliance and help innovations reach market faster:
  1. SoftComply eQMS is an electronic Quality Management System add-on for Atlassian Confluence that fast-tracks the development of your organization’s QMS to comply with the regulatory requirements in Europe and the US; and
  2. SoftComply Risk Manager is an add-on for Atlassian JIRA - a fully customizable risk management tool allowing users to identify, manage, mitigate, verify, trace and report product risks based on ISO 14971.

Teach a Computer to Recognize AML
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AML, leukemia
"Researchers have developed the first computer machine-learning model to accurately predict which patients diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia"
Magazine MN
24 Israeli Startups That Create Innovative Solutions in Healthcare and Nutrition Industry
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technology, startups
"Israel is considered to be a pioneer in healthcare innovations and advances in medical technology."
Health IT Central
Enterprise viewer creates 'electronic bridge', easing flow of medical images
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healthtech, clinical IT
"Radiology has long sought to develop networking solutions that support the easy and widespread transmission of images."
The Times of Israel
From Jerusalem shall come forth digital health tech
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digital health tech
"The capital of Israel has the potential to become the International capital of personalized smart-device medical technology"


Aging2.0 London Global Startup Search
11th April, 2017 | London, United Kingdom

Aging2.0 is a global network on a mission to accelerate innovation to improve the lives of older adults. Over the past 4 years, Aging2.0 has hosted more than 300 events, cultivating an ecosystem of entrepreneurs, technologists, designers, investors, senior care providers and older adults themselves.
We're searching the world for the best aging-focused startups. The global winner receives $10,000 cash, mentorship as well as an international spotlight. Startups apply here - // Attendees please register at

Enabling Technologies for Cell-Free DNA
10th - 11th April, 2017 | Lisbon, Portugal
"Circulating cell-free DNA has huge potential to change the way we diagnose, treat, and monitor patients, but there is still much to do to improve assays for routine clinical use. Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Third Annual Enabling Technologies for Cell-Free DNA will examine the current state of cfDNA technologies and the road toward bringing these technologies to the clinic."

GIANT Health Event 2017
28th - 30th
November, 2017 | London, UK
There are only 2 weeks left to buy £99 "Super Early Bird" tickets for GIANT 2017 - Click here to claim your ticket. Prices go up to £199 on 1st March.

Here are some highlights from GIANT 2016: 

Doctorpreneur's Vishaal Virani talks about involving doctors in startups
Vishaal Virani, MBBS, Co-Founder of Doctorpreneurs, talks to us about why and how doctors can get involved in startups.

Oleg Fomenko talks about using smartphone technology as an incentive for physical activity
Oleg Fomenko, Co-founder of SweatCoin, talks to us about an application he developed, which acts an incentive to keep fit.


Cohera Medical - $50m / £40.02m
KKR and others
Pitch Book

TAI Diagnostics - $8.2m / £6.56m
Venture Investors and others

Smart Antenna Technologies - $1.87m / £1.5m
Mercia Fund Management

Arvinas - $41.6m / £33.29m
Canaan Partners, 5AM Ventures and others
PR Newswire

SigTuple - $5.8m / £4.64m
Accel Partners and others
The Economic Times

Health-Tech Community

Heroes of Health-Tech Innovation
Ben Fehnert, Co-Founder, Ctrl Group

Twitter: @forthwithlife

Founder and CEO, Sarah Bolt believes the explosion in wearables and the growing demand to gain more control of one's health will fuel the company’s growth.
Forth gives people the power to test and track over 50 biomarkers integral to health, wellbeing and performance.  The service goes beyond surface level markers such as steps and calories and allows you to gain insight into your health on the inside. The company has developed it’s own propriety software which converts results data into intuitive graphics accessed through a health dashboard.  Here people can track their results over-time so they can see how changes to their lifestyle are impacting their internal health. Find out more about their equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube.


Salus Digital is helping to recruit a:
'Business Development / Research Consultant' in Greater London, England.

The ideal candidate will possess: "A proven track record in the successful selling of multi country primary market research studies to the pharmaceutical industry."

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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