January 27th, 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.  

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Click here for some just-released footage of The GIANT Health Event 2016.
Multimillion pound investment into composite manufacturing hub
Nottingham and Bristol Universities have recently formed a partnership for a new £10.3m composite manufacturing hub. The hub will potentially provide advanced polymer composite materials for automated manufacturing.

Jo Johnson MP, Universities and Science Minister, said: "Developing new innovative manufacturing techniques will help UK industry create new products." 
Robotic assistance for a better life

The robotics industry inside healthcare is much more than drawing blood. With a remote controlled robot, such as the ones developed by Anybots Inc caretakers can interact with their patients, check on their living conditions and the need for further appointments. This would help by eliminating time consuming home visits. With the proper safeguards in place these robots can greatly improve the lives of caretakers, doctors and patients alike.


Novartis chases rivals with next wave of cancer immunotherapy
cancer, drugs
Novartis hopes to catch up with its rivals by focusing on the next wave of immune system-boosting medicines.
The genomics intelligence revolution

WGS, DNA, health
"We've entered a new phase in the history of whole genome sequencing (WGS)."
Healthcare IT News
Healthcare execs worry about IoT and mobile hacking, but aren't prepared for attacks
IOT, mobile hacking
"Lack of regulation and visibility of hacks to the public allow organizations to put IoT and mobile security on the back burner"
Researchers propose a way to use your heartbeat as a password

Security, Healthcare IT, Emerging Technology
"Researchers at Binghamton State University in New York think your heart could be the key to your personal data."


WIRED Health 2017
9th March, 2017 | London, United Kingdom
"Join hundreds of healthcare, pharmaceutical and technology influencers and leaders at the fifth annual WIRED Health event"

VR uses in the NHS - Master Class (book ticket at IMT)

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: 

Virtual Reality Platform VRinOR

See Anthony Karydis talk about VRinOR, a virtual reality platform which he believes will transform medical education on a global scale.

Using personas and new technologies to visualise the future of health education

Alison Potter of Health Education England, discusses her talk on 'Imagining the world in 2021'.


CardioSecur - $5.36m / £4.24m
KPN Ventures, Sino-German High-Tech Fund and others

Inivata - $38.9m / £30.8m
Capital Trust Inc, Imperial Innovations, Johnson & Johnson Innovation and others

Centauri Therapeutics - $3.79m / £3m
Animatrix Capital LLP and others

Veryan Holdings Limited - $22.7m / £18m
Invesco Asset Management, Seroba Kernel and Seven Mile
Imperial Innovations

Grail - $100m / £79.2m
Illumina, ARCH Venture Partners, Sutter Hill Ventures and Besoz Expeditions

Health-Tech Community

Heroes of Health-Tech Innovation
Iona Inglesby, Founder of and BioTech Design Consultant

Iona Inglesby is a product designer by training but a science and data geek at heart. She graduated from the RCA in 2014 during which time she started combining design with a fascination for the human genome.

Dot One produces DNA personalised products with the aim bridging the disconnect between academia and the general public by introducing genetics in a fun and positive way. Dot One works on a variety of communication projects with partners varying from biotechnology companies to hospitals.

Twitter: @DotOne_DNA


Medic Footprints is promoting:
'Head of Content and Marketing' in London, England.

"An ideal role for medics seeking a non-clinical role & wishing to get creative in the health tech space. The current post holder is a doctor who has been highly successful in the role. Therefore, this London based Health Tech Startup has specifically requested a similar candidate!"

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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