The latest in health technology innovation, jobs, fundraising and highlights from the GIANT Health Event.

Industry Update
Innovation In Healthcare Technology

11th July, 2017

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The IMT Academy for Digital Health
11th and 14th July 2017 | London, UK

The IMT Academy has launched with the Startup Bootcamp, a 2-day course for individuals and startups to learn about the digital health market, discuss your business plan, and engage in small group sessions with a digital health VC and a life science IP lawyer. Also, you can bring your partner or co-founder for free!

Health Tech UK-France partnerships & business opportunities - BBQ
12 July 2017 | London, UK

MedTech.London, in partnership with Provence Promotion will be hosting this barbecue networking event. It will highlight testimonials, opportunities and offers for partnerships from entrepreneurs, investors, business leaders, both from London and the South of France.

GIANT Health Event 2017
28th - 30th November, 2017 | London, UK

Here are some highlights from GIANT 2016: 

Aubrey De Grey, MA, PhD, Chief Science Officer and co-founder of SENS Research foundation, discussed with us the fact that many diseases including chronic cancer, are the result of ageing. He believes that by tackling ageing of cells, we can address many of the issues associated with poor health. Click here to watch this short video.

Ben Hwang, MA, PhD, Chairman and CEO of Profusa, a company innovating in diagnostics and real-time disease monitoring, talks to us about how continuous data sensors could transform the way we monitor patients’ disease progression and treatment efficacy. Ben shows us the device that Profusa have developed, which can be placed inside the body to monitor molecular changes in the blood over a year or more. Click here to watch this short video.
Partners last year included: 
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The three UK healthtech start-ups joining Pifzer's UK accelerator

The three businesses will now have access to Pfizer’s expertise and leverage contacts to help get their technology solutions adopted by the NHS. Cera is a digital homecare platform that helps users pick the right carer for loved ones with illnesses. App-based platform Echo allows users to manage their medication and ensure their repeat prescriptions are delivered straight to their door by first class Royal Mail. GiveVision offers the visually impaired a wearable headset called SightPlus – which aims to improve their sight.

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Suicide prevention help and support app in Gloucestershire and Herefordshire

The Stay Alive app, which is the UK’s first suicide prevention app, was created by the charity Grassroots Suicide Prevention. The app was launched last week and includes quick access to UK national crisis support helplines, A mini-safety plan that can be filled out by a person thinking about suicide and How to help a person who may be thinking about ending their life.

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Fun Fact

Farting helps reduce high blood pressure and is good for your health.


Your.MD, an AI-driven health information service delivered via a bot.
Raised: $10 million 
Funding type: Venture
Investors: Orkla Ventures and Smedvig Capital.
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Push Doctor, a U.K.-based startup that lets you book a video consultation with a doctor and manage other aspects of your health digitally.
Raised: $26.1 million
Round: Series B
Investors: Accelerated Digital Ventures, Draper Esprit Seventure Partners, Partech Ventures, Oxford Capital Partners. 
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This week's 'Hero of health-tech innovation':

Clive Benny

Clive Bonny has judged NHS health innovations and has a history developing successful healthy products in the UK as an innovation advisor to Brighton University’s 750 Green Growth Platform businesses. The online platform www.SlimRoast.Ltd provides a wide range of clinical studies on botanical ingredients, advice on diet and exercise, and support for employers to improve wellbeing at work and reduce illness and absence.

Amazing students doing fantastic health tech innovation

Nathan Walker - University of Bristol 

Nathan is a Current 5th year medical student who is passionate about surgery, digital healthcare and health-tech innovation/entrepreneurship.


Product Manager - Babylon Health

Babylon is a personal health service aiming to make healthcare more accessible and affordable to people around the world.
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Clinical Consultant Population Health - Cerner Corporation

The team is focused on enabling clients to better understand, manage and engage populations to deliver a higher quality of care at a lower cost. By developing innovative solutions that work with the data from the Electronic Health & Care Record/s (EHR), this organisation helps build healthier communities, one person at a time.
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Senior Product Manager - Cera

Cera is a digital homecare platform that helps users pick the right carer for loved ones with illnesses. With 10 NHS partnerships, a 99% client satisfaction rate, and 40% month-on-month growth they are the UK's fastest growing care company.
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Best wishes,

Barry Shrier
Founder - The GIANT Health Event
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