Industry Update
Innovation In Healthcare Technology

May 08, 2017

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GIANT Health 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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CogX 2017
19th - 21st June, 2017 | London, UK

A two day event, specifically focused on the impact that AI will have across industry, government and society as a whole. The event will include a Trade Expo, two days of discussions, debates and breakout sessions, as well as the inaugural CogX Awards. We will explore the most topical AI trends, the first and second order effects of the AI revolution, and the challenges, opportunities and recommendations for how we should navigate the new landscape which is rapidly reshaping the world around us.
Use code 00857G!ANT%50 to get 50% of tickets 

GIANT Health Event 2017

28th - 30th November, 2017 | London, UK

Here are some highlights from GIANT 2016: 

Vishaal Virani, MBBS, Co-Founder of Doctorpreneurs, talks to us about why and how doctors can get involved in startups. Doctorpreneurs is a global community for medical entrepreneurs. 

Click here to see more highlights from GIANT 2017

Ping An to launch $1bn fintech and healthcare fund

Ping An is launching a $1bn fund to invest in financial and healthcare technology globally in a sign of the Chinese insurance group’s desire to expand its brand and business outside its home market.
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Digital disrupters take big pharma ‘beyond the pill’

“Rather than buying a pill, [insurers or employers] might buy an overall solution for diabetes,” says Tom Main, a partner in 7wire Ventures, a venture capital fund that led the first round of investment in Livongo. “And that’s a very different framework for pharma.”
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Fun Fact

The first person to perform a cardiac catheterization was not allowed to perform the procedure on a patient, so he decided to perform it on himself and then walk all the way to the X-ray room with the catheter still in his arm to prove that the tube had reached his heart.


Lamellar Biomedical, a biotechnology company developing a range of patent-protected medical and pharmaceutical products, based on LAMELLASOME™ technology, has raised £5.75 million in a Series C equity funding round. Click here to read more. 

Vivet Therapeutics, a developer of novel gene therapies for rare, inherited metabolic diseases, has raised 37.5 million euros in Series A financing. The investors included Novartis Venture Fund, Columbus Venture Partners, Roche Venture Fund, HealthCap, Kurma Partners and Ysios Capital. Click here to read more. 

This week's 'Hero of health-tech innovation':

“On several occasions I’ve had the great pleasure to meet Dr Michael Hemmo-Iotem. She’s the perfect embodiment of the passion, intelligence, and focussed commitment that makes her truly a hero of healthcare technology innovation”. 

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.


NHS Doctor and Founder - MyMed

MyMed is an NHS doctor founded startup providing online consultations free to those who need them.
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Managing Director – Startupbootcamp Berlin Digital Health

Startupbootcamp is a global family of vertical focussed accelerators, with 17 programs across 3 continents. 
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Founder of a science driven start-up

Twice a year - January and July - Deep Science Ventures recruit up to 40 talented STEM background Founders (full-time) and Executive Fellows (part-time) with outstanding technical or commercial expertise in their fields.
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Best wishes,

Barry Shrier
Founder - The GIANT Health Event
+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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