January 13th, 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.

If you missed The GIANT Health Event 2016, see here for some just-released footage.
DNA Manufacturing hitting the Market

Businesses are now using more biological models to produce profitable ideas. An example being Twist Bioscience a biotech startup which is part of the young industry of synthetic biology.

Twist manufactures strands of DNA, rearranging known aspects of the genetic code to create organisms which can churn out useful chemical products. Biologists have produced yeast cells that excrete pharmaceuticals and omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil supplements or the aromatic oils normally produced by roses.
Don't miss out on The PWC Startup Growth Programme!

PwC are launching their latest Startup Growth Programme, The Future of Health. The 12-week programme, based in Manchester, will commence on 6th March 2017 and will focus on connecting fast growth health start-ups, large organisations and leading industry players to drive innovation and create business opportunities.


Medical News Today
Stem cell research offers new hope of restoring sight
new research, stem cell, sight
New stem cell research may offer hope of restoring sight.
Global accelerator Startupbootcamp launches digital health program in China
China, digital health
Global accelerator Startupbootcamp chooses Chengdu for its first accelerator in China.
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Link between stomach acid medications and gastrointestinal infections
drugs, indigestion
There may be a link between stomach acid medicines and gastrointestinal infections according to an expert.
The Independent

Damaged teeth can be regrown naturally using an Alzheimer's drug
Scientists discover that damaged teeth can be regrown naturally using an Alzheimer's drug.


IoT Tech Expo
1st - 2nd June, 2017 | Berlin, Germany
Bringing together "key industries from across Europe for two days of top level content and discussion".

2nd World Congress on Public Health and Nutrition
22nd - 24th March, 2017 | Rome, Italy
See the 2nd World Congress on Public Health and Nutrition in Rome, Italy.

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: 

How healthcare could benefit from expanding its perspective into other fields

Colin Stuart talks about how healthcare could benefit from expanding its perspective into other fields.

How art and chaos can innovate healthcare

Lucy McRae talks about how art and chaos can innovate healthare.


OxSonics Limited and OrthoSon - $11.5m / £9.4m
OxSonics Limited
Oxsonics Limited

Blueberry Therapeutics - $4m / £3m
Catapult Ventures
Catapult Ventures

Medherant Ltd - $305K / £250K

Redx Pharma PLC - $12m / £10m

Amal Therapeutics - 2.75m / £2.18

Health-Tech Community

Heroes of Health-Tech Innovation
Maxine Mackintosh, Chair of HealthTech Women UK, Consultant to Diagnostics CTO at Roche, Independent Consultant at Digital Health & Medical Innovation, and Digital Health Fellow at Digital Health Forum

Maxine Mackintosh is the Chairman of HealthTech Women UK – an international professional network that aims to support and promote women to be the future leaders of medical innovation. She does this alongside a data science PhD at UCL where she is mining electronic medical records for early detection of dementia. 

She is a Global Shaper for the World Economic Forum, Digital Health Forum, and a member of the Youth Health Parliament: Emerging tech.

HealthTech Women
HealthTech Women creates a platform where everyone is free to talk about any healthcare or healthtech topics, regardless of gender. They support women to further develop their personal and professional skills. 
Twitter: @htw_uk


Salus Digital has an opening for:
'Sales Executive - Healthcare Technology' in South East, England.

Main purpose of the job is: "To generate sales from a portfolio of accounts in accordance with agreed targets and to maximise company profitability."

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?

Please send me an email.

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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