January 20th, 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.

Click here for some just-released footage of The GIANT Health Event 2016.
Collaboration to speed up research in drug discovery
The collaboration of Axiogenesis and Metrion Biosciences is to produce induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cells and tissues to speed up research in drug discovery.

Axiogenesis, a preclinical biotechnology company will share these cardiomyocytes and neuronal stem cells with Metrion Biosciences, a specialist ion channel contract research organisation. Metrion will validate, optimise and commercialise stem cell based assay to facilitate drug discovery. The iPSC neurons will be used for pain and other neuroscience therapies.  
Robots come in all shapes and sizes

The origami robot, despite its size, is just as impressive as a super strong carrier one. The capsule containing it dissolves in the patient’s stomach and unfolds itself. Controlled by a technician with the help of magnetic fields it can patch up wounds in the stomach lining or safely remove foreign items. There are numerous projects in the works to develop microbots that can travel through bodily fluids to deliver medication exactly to where it’s needed, or even to repair damaged cells.


Healthcare Business & Technology
How Millennials will change healthcare IT

healthcare IT, fragmented digital experience, security
"Millennials will improve healthcare IT by driving the increased use of AI, eliminating fragmentation and adding functionality to patient-facing IT systems."
Health Tech Insider
Mind Control Interface Enables Robotic Telepresence
health tech, robotics, spinal cord injury
"An Australia entrepreneur found a way for people with spinal injuries who have limited or no mobility to take trips, attend classes, lectures, and meetings using a game controller."
Living with MS: the innovators working on ways to help millions battle multiple sclerosis
multiple sclerosis, health tech
"The World vs.MS is exposing the daily challenges of living with multiple sclerosis, looking for ideas to solve them"
How infrastructure will help cure healthcare

infrastructure, healthcare
"There is an emerging crop of healthtech entrepreneurs who see the more stage-appropriate opportunity actually lies within the infrastructural layers."


Aging 2.0
24th January, 2017 | London, United Kingdom
"On Jan 24, CEO Ben Allen tells us about the lessons he learned in building a successful start-up focused on improving the quality of life for older people."

Doctors 2.0. & YOU: The International Digital Health Congress
1st - 2nd June, 2017 | Paris, France
View the latest innovations in healthcare at this health tech Congress in Paris.

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: 

Why and how doctors should be involved in startups

See Hiba Saleem from Doctorpreneurs talk about how and why doctors should be involved in start up businesses.

The intersection of wellness, fashion and technology

Christopher Hafner of Newton Enterprise Consulting talks about the intersection of wellness, fashion and technology.


Science Exchange - $25m / £20.3m
Index Ventures

Mission Therapeutics - $85.8m / £69.6m

Capella Bioscience - $15m / £12.1m
Medicxi Ventures
Medicxi Ventures

Autolus Ltd - $49.2m / £40m
Autolus Ltd
Autolus Ltd

Quantum Imaging Ltd - $5.6m / £4.6m
IP Group
IP Group

Health-Tech Community

Heroes of Health-Tech Innovation
Tania Boler, CEO and Founder of Chiaro

Tania Boler is the CEO and Founder of Chiaro, a women's consumer tech company, pioneering smarter technology for women.

She is a passionate advocate for women’s issues, having published extensive research and several books. Tania started Chiaro out of a belief that advances in sensor technology and connected devices can help make women’s lives better.

Elvie is the first product developed by British women’s tech company, Chiaro. Elvie is a small, yet powerful exercise tracker for your pelvic floor muscles.

Chiaro is a women's consumer tech company. They design beautiful and bold products that make women feel happy and confident about their bodies.
Twitter: @helloelvie


Salus Digital has an opening for:
'Head of Marketing & Communications - Wearable Health Technology' in Greater London, England.

"The Head of Marketing and Communications will join an award-winning startup developing wearable products for healthcare. The individual will be responsible for outward communication and marketing, including the creation of newsletters, social media and sales activities, hereunder client segmentation, lead generation and responsibility of our e-commerce site."

Click here to find more about this opportunity.

See and 

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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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