Giant

2020

July

Jul 15, 2020

"GIANT Health annouced today the 2020 event on the 1-2nd Decmeber will be a virtual gathering! Bayer G4A is in search of digital health startups who are driving change in the digital health and care industry. If you are passionate about healthcare technology and innovation and would like to advertise an opportunity on our website check out GIANT's Talent Network. The GIANT Health Inbound Trade Mission: delivering opportunities for foreign health-tech businesses to enter the UK market will be held as planned, virtually. Christophe Jauquet from Healthusiasm has produced a document which uncovers opportunities to do good for the planet, society and more importantly our own health and happiness. Read more here. Check out the shows at Giant section on the GIANT website if you want to get involved in this years event and do not forget to join the discussion on digital health at https://twitter.com/gianthealthevnt "
July

Jul 10, 2020

One of the main issues coming out of the US is the interoperability between various Electronic Health Records, which we now can see a shift in post covid -19. Read more here. In funding news Truepill has secured $25 million series B funding, to help them build API connected healthcare infrastructure. Co-founder and CEO Umar Afridi built a B-2-B model to create a direct to patient experience across the whole healthcare ecosystem. Kindbody a fertility and gynaecology based company has raised $32 million in series B funding and Mission Therapeutics, a Cambridge based, English drug discovery and development company has raised £12 million. Bayer is looking to partner with digital health companies developing novel approaches to the unique needs of women’s health. Sound interesting? Read more here. GIANT Health is very excited to introduce our new Job Board Network. Exciting developments from engineers and researchers at MIT, who have made headway in designing a "brain-on-a-chip". Read more here. GIANT Health event 1-2nd of Decemeber 2020!!!
July

Jul 3, 2020

"Digital Social Care have set up a helpline to support the adult social sector with harnessing technology during the COVID-19 pandemic. They have covered issues including: NHSmail, MSTeams, remote care monitoring software and general support understanding digital tools. If you are a digital health start up or a company with traction in the didgital health and care industry already, join Bayer G4A, and read about the opportunity here. Amateur (ham) radio use in the UK has seen a ""significant"" rise during the coronavirus lockdown as people seek new ways of staying connected. If you want to get involved check out the website here. Join the GIANT Health discussion on twitter - Tweet us: @gianthealthevnt. Covid-19 Test Kits available at the National Health and Medical Service. Become a ""5000 Women"" Campaign Champion! If you are interested in becoming a Champion for the campaign sign up to our newsletter and email us here. We look forward to hearing your innovative ideas. "
June

Jun 12, 2020

Bayer G4A Partnerships 2020 Open for Applications! Be part of the diverse and vibrant ecosystem of digital health companies. Closing date June 30th, click here for more information. Our partners at Vinehealth have been announced as winners of DigitalAgenda's Impact Award 2020, for health. Do as ISLA did and reape the rewards of having your company and products showcased on the GIANT weekly newsletter. If you are creating health technology products and services for the future and want to be featured in the GIANT newsletter... click here! International Collaborative Grand Rounds Summit on Sunday the 28th of June, will be a virtual event. Head over to their website for more information: www.icgrx.online. Head over to twitter to follow @gianthealthevnt and join in the discussion with leaders in health technology innovation! GIANT Health has partnered with National Health and Medical Service (NHMS) to give you access to the Covid-19 swab test for a new price of £139. This is the lowest test price in the whole of the UK. Reason to be cheerful - Staff at Central Middlesex Hospital completed their 250th procedure using robotic surgery for knee replacements. Read more here. Become a "5000 Women" Campaign Champion! If you are interested in becoming a Champion for the campaign sign up to our newsletter and email us here. We look forward to hearing your innovative ideas. GIANT Health is passionate about encouraging diversity in health and technology. For a limited period of time we are offering discounted tickets for our "5000 women".
June

Jun 12, 2020

The latest in health tech news, individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF) who are at a higher risk from coronavirus are being given spirometers to measure their lung capacity. VIRTI is mobilising an immersive training platform to rapidly upskill the NHS workforce to tackle COVID-19. The company has been awarded funding as part of the NHSX's TechForce 19 challenge. Read more here. The 4th International VR Awards is taking place on 27th October 2020. More information and registration can be found here: https://vrawards.aixr.org/. In funding news, Bio Strand raises €2M, the funds will be used to help commercialise their platform. Read more here. The Israeli medical imaging company Nano-X has received €20 million in funding in addition to an initial €5 million investment that was made a year ago. Read more here. A new test to help identify people more at risk from liver cancer has been developed by researchers at the National Cancer Institute, to find out more click here. GIANT Health is passionate about encouraging diversity in health and technology. For a limited period of time we are offering discounted tickets for our "5000 women".
June

Jun 5, 2020

This week we farewelled a dear friend and leading member of the global health-tech innovation community, Michael Seres. Farewell Michael; and thanks for your enormous legacy: patient-centered healthcare. 11 Health is the organisation and community founded by Michael. His family will continue to carry out his inspiring work. The latest in healthtech news a new survey says that 6 in 10 would download NHS contact tracing app. Read more here. NHS Highland have commissioned Skysports to partner with them and use their drones to deliver essentials required to fight the pandemic. The initial two week trial will include delivery of PPE and test kits to the beautiful, yet remote, Isle of Mull. Read more here. GIANT Health has partnered with National Health and Medical Service (NHMS) to give you access to the Covid-19 swab test for a new price of £139. This is the lowest test price in the whole of the UK. The global, crowdfunded, venture-investment platform (headquartered in Israel) will create an innovation fund. The fund will invest in new startups and pre-exisitng companies tackling the pandemic. Read more here. The Irish Pharma company raised $8.3 million in series A funding for women's and paediatric cancer. The round was led by Seroba life sciences and funding will support the advancement of the product pipeline. Read more here. The 'digital divide' has become increasingly prominent in light of the recent pandemic, especially in countries with significant ageing populations. A child has been given the worlds first drone-delivered vaccine in Vanuatu. A registered nurse, Miriam Nampil vaccinates the child with a BCG vaccine to prevent tuberculosis and Hepatitis B. For a limited period of time we are offering discounted tickets for our "5000 women".
June

Jun 1, 2020

"Mental health not only affects individuals’ quality of life, poor mental health exacts a significant economic toll: by some estimates depression alone costs the British economy in the region of £100 billion a year through lost productivity and the cost of treatment. An example of a product in digital health fighting mental health issues which has attracted significant funding and attention is PReDicT, click here for more information. If you would like advice on protecting your digital health innovation or developing your branding strategy, please get in touch with an attorney from our MedTech or Trade Marks teams via gje@gje.com. In this paper thought leaders and researchers touch on how COVID-19 has escalated the mental health crisis on a global scale. GIANT Health has partnered with National Health and Medical Service (NHMS) to give you access to the Covid-19 swab test for a new price of £139. This is the lowest test price in the whole of the UK. In mental health funding news: MindTech have received an engagement award to research how digital technology can help young people with mental health problems. Read more here. Scottish government providing £3.8 million to expand support This funding will be for digital mental health services to help services cope with the increase in demand as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here. Digital Metnal health company Meru Health secured $8.1 million in Series A funding. Read more here. SilverCloud Health, used by 70% of the NHS mental health services, secures ~ £13 million in Series B funding. Read more here. All the mental health related mobile apps available on the NHS website: here. If you are developing a mental health tech application or service we would love to hear from you: Drop us a line. Thrive GULU is a mental health support system in Uganda who have started innovative radio and tele-counselling initiatives in Uganda, during Covid-19. Come and join us on the 1st and 2nd December at GIANT Health's main event! "
May

May 22, 2020

Health coaching, while still a nascent market globally & young in its scientific outcomes, is gaining incredible momentum. @YourCoachHealth has released a new report that sheds light on the current market. To gain access and key industry insights subscribe and download here. Founder shareholders of fast fashion retail giant BOOHOO.COM are to launch a COVID-19 testing company. Read more here. In order to ease the burden on frontline staff against an increase in calls by frontline staff and patients anxiously awaiting COVID-19 test results; the Scottish NHS board launched a proactive messaging solution. The solution is triggered by the patient's results being uploaded to their Netcall Patient Hub module. Read more here. GIANT Health has partnered with National Health and Medical Service (NHMS) to give you access to the Covid-19 swab test for a new price of £139. This is the lowest test price in the whole of the UK. In funding news, Detact Diagnostics a UK-Dutch biotech, based in Ipswich and the Netherlands, has secured up to £10 million in funding to accelerate their pre-clinical trials.The system involves a reaction occurring with the coronavirus enzyme and the detection of the reaction with a portable near infrared light detector. The company states that the test occurs surfacing results within 30 seconds. Read more here. Amwell, a Boston MA-based, telemedicine company, raises $194 million. The company intends on using a large part of the funds to expand and invest in its technology and telehealth services. Read more here. GIANT Health is passionate about encouraging diversity in health and technology. For a limited period of time we are offering discounted tickets for our "5000 women". The UK's first Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre will open a year early to tackle COVID-19. The centre is a state-of-the-art facility which will eventually expand to manufacturing other UK vaccines. More here.
May

May 15, 2020

RemindMeCare is a digital care platform to aid carers and families. At this time more than ever, we need to better know the person that we’re caring for. Click here to get ReMe. Non-acute health providers will be supported with technology and resources from eBay to enable PPE requests. eBay will work with the NHS Supply Chain, the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) and the Army and Ministry of Defence (MoD) to create an online portal to help ease the pressure of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) distribution. Click here to read eBay's partnership with NHS announcement. The Government of Jersey set the challenge for a new portal to be created to help with PPE distribution. An online technology provider, TSG, managed to create one in 48 hours. Read more here. In funding news, Joint initiative between the UK and European space agencies has resulted in a drone delivering £2.6 Million in PPE. Read more here. Azul 3D, a Skokie based, 3D company in USA recently raised $8 million from an undisclosed set of investors. Read more here. In episode 88 of Dr James Somauroo's health-tech podcast we hear tips on how to get your innovation in front of the NHS to aid the battle against COVID-19. GIANT Health is passionate about encouraging diversity in health and technology. For a limited period of time we are offering discounted tickets for our "5000 women". An online platform has been developed that enables multidisciplinary research scientists to collaborate more effectively. Co-founders of SynSapien are hoping it will be used to help solve other global challenges live the Coronavirus Pandemic. Read more here.
May

May 11, 2020

Digital Health startup ISLA have closed a pre-seed funding round of £250k to develop a ‘visual patient record’. The Isla platform is free to support with Covid-19 responses, if you are a health professional and would like more information, email hello@islacare.co.uk. With countries beginning to emerge from lockdown, governments have been introducing ways to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. One of the most abundant is the introduction of smartphone contact tracing apps. Read more here. Helium Health is one of the first Lagos based, Nigerian health technology ventures. They digitises data, formalises monetisation and enables telemedicine. This is all for healthcare systems in Nigeria, Liberia and Ghana. Read more here. GDPQ is a London-based, UK multi-channel doctor-on-demand service. The company led by Paul Roberts, CEO, and Dr Anshumen Bhagat, CMO, GDPQ is delivering primary healthcare services that are CQC-qualified. Read more here. Become a "5000 Women" Campaign Champion! If so, sign up to our newsletter and email us here. Apple and Google are joining forces to create contact tracing technology that is interoperable on iOS and Android. They have collaborated and released joint APIs in the first step of their partnership. More here.
May

May 5, 2020

This week we would love you to take part in one of our partner's twitter polls around Covid-19 testing in the UK, here. The Royal Air Force (RAF) is joining the NHS at the forefront of testing via the NHS smartphone app which could help minimise the spread of Covid-19. The software is being trialed by personnel at RAF Leeming in North Yorkshire. Click here for more info. The National Health and Medical Service (NHMS) can provide immediately the medically valid Covid-19 swab test. Available to anyone in the UK. Use the coupon code GIANT to save £10. In funding news, UK Research and Innovation emergency fund £UNK M has been rolled out and will be used to promote business led innovation and accelerated R&D in a direct response to Covid-19. Read more here. Robocath a Rouen, French company that design and commercialises cardiovascular robotics has raised €40 million. The funding will enable the company to expand its sales and marketing efforts for the first robotic-assisted platform. With the aim of developing and starting their first procedures. Read more here. TestChest® a physiologically accurate lung simulator is being used to monitor, manage and train health-care professionals in the battle against Covid-19. The simulator can replicate the evolution of Covid-19 as well as the recovery process. More here.
April

Apr 17, 2020

Do you know of someone who needs to know, if they have the Covid-19 virus? If anyone in your network is self-isolating, and needs a proper, medically valid answer to their concerns, there is a Covid-19 swab test now available immediately to everyone in the UK. National Health and Medical Service (NMHS). Laparoscopic surgery simulator specialists Inovus Medical has converted its manufacturing lines to develop parts for ventilators and personal protection equipment (PPE) as part of two new projects to help battle Coronavirus. Read more here. How are start-ups tackling issues related to Covid-19? From wearables that urge users not to touch their faces, to remote conferencing tech for events, here are some of the start-up solutions helping to deal with the Covid-19 outbreak. More info here. The National Health and Medical Service (NHMS) can provide immediately the medically valid Covid-19 swab test. Available to anyone in the UK. In funding news, Digital health continues to captivate venture capitalists around the world. 2019 was the second largest ever year for funding in this sector, totalling $7.5bn globally – a fraction below the 2018 record of $8.1bn. More info here. The UK government today announced that it will issue £20 million ($24.5 million) in grants of up to £50,000 each to startups and other businesses that are developing tools to improve resilience for critical industries. More info here. GIANT Health is passionate about encouraging and supporting diversity. To encourage more women to attend The GIANT Health Event 2020, we're offering a special event ticket (FULL price ticket £895) to women for only £39. In Italian hospitals, patients are receiving respirators produced by hacked scuba gear. Big hugs to Isinnova and their team, Massimo Temporelli, Fablab Milano and all the people involved in this! More here.
March

Mar 20, 2020

Healthcare enterprises around the world are turning to telemedicine to facilitate remote diagnosis and patient monitoring as the disease spreads. “Much like it has done for doctors assessing and treating patients for influenza – where its use has hit an all-time high – televisits can help doctors combat a coronavirus outbreak, even reaching patients in remote locations who have limited access to care,” explained by Dr. Samat Virk of MediSprout. Read more here. The European Commission put out a call Friday for startups and small businesses which are developing technologies that could help combat the COVID-19 outbreak to apply for fast-track EU funding. More info here. AI vs. Coronavirus: How artificial intelligence is now helping in the fight against COVID-19. The COVID-19 Open Research Dataset initiative uses natural language processing to analyze scientific papers about coronavirus. The goal is to help researchers better analyze and understand a growing set of scholarly articles about coronavirus. Read more here. Africa’s largest innovation incubator, CcHub, will offer funding and engineering support to tech projects aimed at curbing COVID-19 and its social and economic impact. Read more here. Announcing a new module at GIANT Health 2020, looking at technology innovation regarding viruses and their threat to humanity. Please see here for more info. In funding news, The European Investment Bank (EIB) will use its InnovFin Infectious Disease Finance Facility, to finance research on halting the spread of COVID-19, but also on cures and vaccine development. More here. €30 million has been allocated by the Spanish government to research projects on coronavirus, with €24 million going to the Carlos III Health Institute (ISCIII). The institute will develop an urgent aid programme for projects that aim to generate knowledge about the infection. More info here. Are you a student, analyst, or researcher in academia and want to get into health technology communications? Or, are you carrying out exciting health technology research that you want the community to hear about? If so, we would love to hear from you. Contact us here. Medical workers in Wuhan reveal smiles behind their masks after the city closes its last temporary hospital that was built to accommodate overflow coronavirus patients. More here.
March

Mar 6, 2020

Startups and Founders urged to prepare for virus-related disruption. There has been a significant number of articles, facts and infographics distributed regarding COVID-19 and coronavirus. What measures are you taking to minimise and manage the impact that COVID-19 may have on your colleagues, staff and/or business? Let us know here. We are announcing a new module at GIANT Health 2020, looking at technology innovation regarding viruses and their threat to humanity. Please click here for more details. In funding news, Cera Care, an assisted home care provider has raised $70 million. The company uses digital services and artificial intelligence to improve the care of the elderly. More about the company here. Inovio Pharmaceuticals, is a biotechnology company based in Pennsylvania, who has won a grant of $9 million. Inovio concentrates on discovery and development of synthetic DNA products for the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases. Read more here. For a reason to be chearful, We found an interesting and heartwarming blog from the couple that were stuck on a ship affected by Coronovirus. This post is on their first day, finally, back at home. Read the post here.
February

Feb 28, 2020

"Matt Gould, NHSX CEO, recently convened CEOs and 12 heads of regulatory bodies to determine a list of priorities that could encourage innovation whilst maintaining compliance in the UK. It was highlighted that the NHS AI Lab would aim to play a crucial role in this journey. The summary of the session can be found in Matt Gould's blog post here. Unmind, a London-based workplace mental health platform, was founded in 2016 by Dr. NickTaylor. The company has raised € 9.1M. The platform provides small to large companies with a way to help manage and measure employees mental wellbeing through assessments that are scientifically-backed. Oxford VR, a company based in Oxford closes £10M in series A funding. The company was founded in 2017, as a spin out from Oxford University’s department of Psychiatry. They provide automated VR therapy that translates cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) through virtual reality to provide evidence based treatment. Giant is excited to announce an amazing Leadership Team for the GIANT Health's ""5000 Women"" campaign. Find out the list here. Are you someone that works at Google Health? If so, we would love to get in touch with you regarding an exciting opportunity. Drop us a line here. Surgeons have successfully treated a brain aneurysm using a robot! A robot was used to treat a brain aneurysm for the first time which could lead to remote brain surgery. Read more here. "
February

Feb 21, 2020

A reminder, Super Early Bird tickets for GIANT Health 2020 are now on sale. If you don't want to miss out, please head over to our website and save over £800. The NHS 111 Directory of Services (DoS) and the e-Referral Service (e-RS) are migrating to the cloud. This has come in a move to save public money, whilst ensuring the services are more secure and efficient. Read more at HealthTech Digital. In funding news, Inato, raises $14 million in series A funding. The Paris-based platform, helps biopharmaceutical companies increase their pool of available patients in clinical trials. OncoDNA secures €19 million in Series B funding. OncoDNA, a Gosselies-based health-technology company, focusses on precision medicine. To all the amazing women in healthcare, what would you like to see in our GIANT "5000 Women" Campaign 2020? Email us at: info@giant.health. Dogs could really be a person's best friend! Researchers have discovered that using existing treatments to cure glioma in dogs could lead to advances in treating the cancer-related condition in humans. Read more.
February

Feb 14, 2020

"Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered chatbots have been used to screen people for coronavirus. Currently, the chatbots have revealed a large number of people with the flu. In line with this the parent company Bespoke has launched an AI powered chatbot advisor Bebot to keep passengers informed about the coronavirus outbreak. Read more. Ancestry recently followed in the footsteps of 23andMe and decided to cut 6% of their workforce. With sales of consumer DNA tests slowing down it is thought that consumer privacy is one of the main driving factors. Read more. Iora Health, a Boston-based, primary care provider that serves U.S. patients with a relationship-based care model has raised $100 million in Series E Financing. Nurvv secures $9 million in Series A funding. Nurvv, is a London based, biomechanics and wearables startup. The company is led by husband and wife Jason and Ulrica Roberts who founded this startup and Tech21. To all the amazing women in healthcare, what would you like to see in our GIANT ""5000 Women"" Campaign 2020? Email us at info@giant.health. Gill Jennings & Every (GJE) - is a leading intellectual property firm based in London and Munich. GJE has specialist patent, design and trademark attorneys who are able to advise across the full range of intellectual property rights. Want to know more about GJE's services contact them here. World Cancer day was just last week on the 4th February. If you head over to worldcancerday.org you can read some of the most inspiring global stories. "
February

Feb 14, 2020

New innovative ways to combat coronavirus, DNA tests and the current market and taking part in our AI healthcare outcomes poll on twitter
February

Feb 07, 2020

The battle over U.S. patient medical records, NHS Trusts using digital e-observation tools and a podcast about digital health
January

Jan 31, 2020

A summary of the latest health-technology and funding news, upcoming Health-Tech events and more
January

Jan 24, 2020

A summary of the latest health-technology and funding news, upcoming Health-Tech events and more.

2019

December

Dec 13, 2019

Hiring for Giants "5000 women Campaign", GP patients being offered whole-genome screening in UK and Amazon launching Transcribe Medical to US audience. Also includes funding news.
December

Dec 05, 2019

Hiring for Giants "5000 women Campaign", Novartis taps Amazon Web Services to beef up manufacturing efficiency, Germany's new law about digital health applications and funding news
November

Nov 28, 2019

Hiring for Giants "5000 women Campaign", healthcare news such as First European installation of Alphenix interventional imaging system for cardiac arrives at Bedford Hospital in UK as well as funding news
November

Nov 21, 2019

Promotion code regarding ticket prices. Also includes healthcare news such as Amazon buys Health Navigator, founded by Chicago ER Doctor David Thompson and a podcast "Will Novoheart Make Animal Testing Obsolete?".
November

Nov 14, 2019

Ticket attendee offer. Also includes healthcare news such as AI technology improves skin cancer diagnosis and Thermo Fisher aims to make next-gen sequencing more accessible to community hospitals.
November

Nov 06, 2019

Brandcast Health interviewed some of the speakers and curators and their is a selection to watch. Ticket price information. Healthtech news : Google adds Suki as it's first clinical digital voice assistant and NHSX Artificial Intelligence report. As well as "My Online Therapy - Crowdfunding campaign" and "ReMeLife launch at Malta Blockchain Summit".
November

Nov 05, 2019

A short survery with a chance to win £3000 and a list of Giant sponsors
November

Nov 05, 2019

A short survery with a chance to win £3000 and a list of Giant sponsors
November

Nov 01, 2019

GIANT Health 2019 exhibitor survey and be in with a chance of winning a £3000 prize and a list of Giant sponsors.
November

Nov 01, 2019

GIANT Health 2019 delegates survey and be in with a chance of winning a £3000 prize and a list of Giant sponsors.
October

Oct 30, 2019

A summary of the Giant Health 2019 Event. Healthtech news such as Tackling Taboo subjects with technology and AI to identify infection more than 48 hours before symptoms. Beanstalks HealthTech competition 2019 winners.
October

Oct 28, 2019

SGIANT Health 2019 exhibitor survey and be in with a chance of winning a £3000 prize and a list of Giant sponsors.
October

Oct 28, 2019

SGIANT Health 2019 delegates survey and be in with a chance of winning a £3000 prize and a list of Giant sponsors.
October

Oct 14, 2019

Information for attendees, GIANT 2019 event app, sneak peek at the 2019 event magazine and directions on how to get to the event
October

Oct 13, 2019

Information for attendees, ticket prices, GIANT Health 2019 Event App, Conference Track at GIANT Keeping up with Consumer Tech Curated by Catrin Sohrabi & Naiomi Rambarack
October

Oct 09, 2019

Half-day conference Track Personalising the Care Journey Curated by Simon Hooper, Full-day conference Track Wearables and Beyond Curated by Dr Jacob Skinner, Half-day conference Track The potential of AI in Health Curated by Erica Mitchell Beanstalks HealthTech start-up competition 2019 and a list of sponsors
October

Oct 03, 2019

Ticket offers, different tracks. Also includes healthcare news such as Depression treatment chatbot & headset launches in the UK and Virtual Reality is a painkiller, study finds. Bean stalk information
September

Sep 28, 2019

Information for attendees,Tips to get the most out of the event, speakers at the event. How to get to and where to stay at the event.
September

Sep 27, 2019

Speaker information, different conference tracks
September

Sep 27, 2019

Ticket offers, HealthTech News such as Medtronic unveils its robot-assisted surgery system and BBC launches AI digital wellbeing app for children. Beanstalk competition and Conference Track at GIANT Health Information Systems 4.0: New Business Models.
September

Sep 20, 2019

Free ticket registration and event features. Conference track information
September

Sep 20, 2019

Ticket offers. HealthTech News such as AI detects skin conditions as accurately as dermatologists and Data research centres to enable cutting-edge research and innovation to benefit UK patients. Act for Cancer Foundation - Tessa's story.
September

Sep 13, 2019

Free ticket registration and a list of speakers.
September

Sep 12, 2019

GIANT's latest update includes a summary of the latest health-tech and funding news, an exclusive ticket discount for our newsletter readers, information on how to access a free IP clinic with GJE, opportunities, announcements and more!
September

Sep 05, 2019

Information on why they should attend Giant 2019. HealthTech News such as 'Band-aid' like wireless sensor tracks your health and FitBit launch premium service to unite your health data. Beanstalks2019 HealthTech start-up competition.
August

Aug 29, 2019

Information on why they should attend Giant 2019. HealthTech News such as Swedish telemedicine app secures NHS deal and AI system can yield more accurate breast cancer diagnosis. Beanstalks2019 HealthTech start-up competition.
August

Aug 07, 2019

ticket information,details on Revolutionising Healthcare with Immersive Technology. Funding and healthtech news. Beanstalk startup competiton
June

Jul 31, 2019

Ticket information. Funding and healthtech news. Beanstalk startup competiton
June

Jun 19, 2019

Ticket information. Funding and healthtech news. Beanstalk startup competiton. GIANT's Healthy Innovators Live TV.
June

Jul 24, 2019

Ticket information, Funding and healthtech news. Beanstalk startup competiton. Upcoming events and list of sponsors
June

Jun 19, 2019

Ticket information, Funding and healthtech news. Beanstalk startup competiton. Conference track information
June

Jun 27, 2019

Conference track information, ticket information as well as upcoming events.
June

Jun 19, 2019

Ticket price information, Reasons to be grateful for Health-Tech, Healthtech and funding news. Update from our partners and collaborators and Financial Times Digital Health Summit 2019.
June

Jun 12, 2019

Ticket price information, Reasons to be grateful for Health-Tech, Healthtech and funding news. Update from our partners and collaborators and Financial Times Digital Health Summit 2019.
June

Jun 05, 2019

Apple launches new app designed to track and monitor women's health. Prosthetic limbs are now easily made through 3D printing in cheap and remote areas. Closed Loop Medicine drug tailoring company receives £2.1 million Pre series A funding dedicated to have insights into patients response to treatment.
May

May 29, 2019

GIANT Health 2019 themes announced: beyond the plug, agents of change, and augmented clinician. Five Speakers announced for GIANT Health 2019. Moorfields and Dem Dx collaborate for clinical decision support.
May

May 22, 2019

Google AI algorithm outperforms 6 professional radiologists in lung cancer diagnosis. Medical device and cybersecurity company MedCrypt secures series A $5.3 million financing. Bayer introduces Grant 4 Apps challenge where successful digital health companies can receive EUR 50K - 100K
April

Apr 29, 2019

GIANT is curating an event on Tech Innovation for Women’s Health (and Inclusion more broadly) on 2 May (11am - 7pm), at Simmons & Simmons in Moorgate. Feminvestors and Femtech founders come together to explore the implications and the biases reflected in tech assisted solutions. The event will also run workshops focusing on "Women’s Health in Developing Economies" and "How might we improve HealthTech literacy, confidence and evangelism in female-dominated healthcare roles?”
April

Apr 26, 2019

University of Oxford shows effective assessment of non invasive diagnosis of liver disease using MRI imaging. New drone network by Nana Akufo Addo to deliver medical supplies to remote areas of Ghana. Colorectal treating company Signum surgical secures two grants totalling €3.6 million to develop invasive technologies to treat colorectal cancer.
April

Apr 23, 2019

GIANT Health Event proudly hosts a one special one day event honouring tech innovation in women’s health. We will be exploring how to tailor and implement technologies to improve women’s health. A diverse range of topic will be explored from funding , solutions and personalised health and driving inclusivity in healthech solutions.
April

Apr 09, 2019

Law firm Simmons and Simmons are hosting a full one day programme Tech innovation for Women’s health. Events agenda include discussion implementation technologies to improve health, with inspiration keynote speakers and workshops.
March

Mar 22, 2019

NHS shortage in staffing, limits training in innovative technology solutions in the healthcare settings, undermining NHS long term plan. Stanford University presented Apple heart study to determine accuracy of the Apple Watch in identifying atrial fibrillation. Liva healthcare gets € 8 million investment, enabling to expand geographically to prevent major chronic diseases.
March

Mar 15, 2019

First meditation app called Headspace, is now available in German, enabling the app to reach 90 million German speakers in Europe in the hopes of reducing consumers stress and improving focus. French AI start-up Iktos is to collaborate with Merck, for AI technology that facilitates speed and efficiency in drug discovery. DigitalHealth accelerator programme works annually with 20-30 start-ups every year that are developing solutions for current NHS challenges, apply by 5th April.
March

Mar 08, 2019

WHO today said that 70% of healthcare workforce worldwide are women, GIANT health supports women in health tech, through 1000 women campaign. The Gustave Roussy Institute is partnering with Embleema to build a blockchain data-sharing platform, which will give each patient full control over the use of their data. WHO has developed a new department dedicated in innovations related to digital health, improving the health of millions.
March

Mar 01, 2019

GIANT Health 1000 women of health tech returns in 2019. GIANT Health welcomes inspiring women who are leading in the advancement of health. GIANT Health has previous guests include Rose Acton co-founder for Adia Health, Sharadi Nahavandi CEO for Uniq Health and many more.
Febraury

Feb 18, 2019

Women’s health. GIANT health dedicates to improving benefits and opportunities of the fmeal perspective around health tech innovation.
Febraury

Feb 15, 2019

NHS funds £70 million into 10 projects dedicated to cancer detection screening. Burning Roch get $125.5 million funding primarily used to develop early cancer detection product development and marketing expansion. innovate UK opens up completion to develop new digital health solutions.
Febraury

Feb 08, 2019

Thailand Board of Investment is now offering incentives for the medical robotics industry, as it looks to build its reputation in medical services and devices. EU Recommend extending electronic health record for emergency reasons. Guys St Thomas hospital are using DemX clinical training tool to aid learning for students, nurses and doctors.
February

Feb 01, 2019

Novartis full year earning were up to 6% to $51.9bn, the Swedish pharmaceutical company aims for FDA approval on 60 new drugs by 2021. Eagle genomics receive $3.5 million investments to accelerate the development of software platform to meet growing demands from enterprise companies in the consumer goods AgriTech and healthcare industries. MVision software analysis X ray images based on critical tissue structures is now implemented in two Finnish hospitals.
January

Jan 28, 2019

GIANT Health winter sale now on. First eprescriptions have been approved by the EU. Further clinical studies are in the works after Kaia health have a $10 million investment
January

Jan 18, 2019

Three brand new wearables launched by Withings to monitor blood pressure, atrial fibrillation and valvular heart disease. Tyto Care gets $9 million investment dedicated to develop mobile system for remote medical testing and diagnosis allowing accurate long distance interaction between doctor and patients. Belgian young and innovative company Active84Health uses their memorise technology to allow consumers to virtually travel anywhere in the comfort of their own home.
January

Jan 11, 2019

Flint Rehab designed The MiGo to help recovering patients who have suffered a stroke. SOPHIA GENETICS enables healthcare professionals to understand complex genomic data in order to better diagnose and treat patients both oncology and hereditary disorders. €30 million dedicated to neurodegenerative research.

2018

December

Dec 20, 2018

OPEN Health communications acquired by Amulet Capital partners merging with Peloton Advantage. Milestone reached for leading intraoperative molecular imaging and sensing company, securing $5 million in finance. Annual HealthTech predictions for whats anticipated in the new year.
November

Nov 30, 2018

GIANT health brings another successful conference filled with speakers discussing the challenges of innovations of today, tomorrow and the future. The event will be viewing the behavioural, biological ,genomic and clinical data. As well as artificial intelligence impact in drug discovery , blockchain, women’s health, wearables and AR/VR.
October

Oct 19, 2018

Blockchain has been increasingly become, a key component in healthcare. GIANT one day track will present the views and regulations of blockchain solutions in areas of records, security, supply chain, pharma and consumer engagement. GIANT health event will be featuring speakers from AWS, Cisco and IBM to present their views on blockchain impact in healthcare.
October

Oct 07, 2018

Innovate UK five winners of digital health catalyst to share £17m grant funding Satalia will use AI to scheduled operating theatre used to liked to downstream bed availability on ICU and wards. Orchard therapeutics raises $150 million in series C round, the company specialises in supply chain management, providing efficiencies for healthcare systems around the world.
September

Sep 13, 2018

Beanstalks Health Start-up competition has 6 new categories, GIANT Health prize, Diabetes, Ageing, Healthcare system optimisation, Pharmacy/pharamceutics and women in health. George Frodsman from Medisieve won the Beanstalks category for 2017 Healthcare Start-up of the Year, and since through GIANT they went on to raise £1.75M. Medisieve have developed an innovative medical blood-filtration device that magnetically filters particles from the bloodstream
August

Aug 30, 2018

Announcement of GIANT Health Event 2018 will be at Stamford Bridge, the home of premiership team Chelsea FC, on 21 - 22 November 2018. Caroline Goately CEO for Cereno says attending GIANT Health had an impact in entering the healthcare industry.
August

Aug 07, 2018

GIANT Health fundraising on Crowdcube throughout August 2018, investing in health tech innovation. Previous attendee of GIANT Health event can invest £100 or more, in turn GIANT provides an exclusive offer code for the next GIANT event.

2017

October

Oct 26, 2017

Reasons to attend GIANT Health, Selection of speakers including Agather Acchirado head of Future Foundation, Colin Edwards founder of Merlin consulting and Mary Matthews founder of Memric. Exhibitors including Orcha , Cleveland Scott York and Hamamatsu photon.
August

Aug 10, 2017

GIANT 3 day business and academic programme. Includes over 300 expert speakers, one-on-one coaching and mentoring for start ups. GIANT brand new Demo stage. BEANSTALKS a global healthcare start-up competition for prizes. Last year over 100 applies from around the world. This year themes include future technologies, leading health issues and wearable tech and health apps.
July

Jul 18, 2017

NHS trusts and IBM discuss voice activated bedside speakers to improve patients experience and having a greater control of their surroundings. Pioneering NHS specialists bring facial paralysis patients Virtual reality to carry out facial exercise needed to regain muscle function. GIANT health sales delegate won the imperial college HealthHack 2017 for developing virtual reality game for 4-18 year olds which incorporated the physiotherapy people with cystic fibrosis.
July

Jul 13, 2017

Winner of GIANT 2016 Admetsys has developed artificial pancreas improving diabetic and gycemic control. Cupris turns smartphones into medical devices using pate t pending clip on attachments to improve lives and healthcare. Visunano is developing a drug eluting intraocular lens implant for patients undergoing cataract surgery, eliminating the need for eye drops and laser treatment post surgery.
July

Jul 11, 2017

Pfizer shares their expertise to three health tech start ups through their new accelerator programme to get their technologies into the NHS. A new app prevents suicide by providing quick access to UK national crisis, support helplines and a mini safety plan that can be filled out by a person thinking about suicide. Push doctor app that enables consumers to have video consultation with doctors have raised £26.1M series B round.
July

Jul 07, 2017

GIANT announces one of its speakers. Dr Anish Patel a investment manager of Mercia technologies. Dr Patel focuses on investing in early-stage UK life sciences firms and is responsible for sourcing and executing deals in early stage life sciences, healthcare and biotech companies.
June

Jun 25, 2017

Google-owned AI DeepMind Health that’s applying machine learning to medical data in the hopes of profiting from diagnostic gain, has gained another services agreement with the U.K.’s National Health Service. Healthunlocked health social networking app is now globally available bring more people with the same health condition together so they can share information and support. Thriva raised £1.5M in seed round , a company connecting people with their body through their finger prick blood test you take at home with results within 48 hours.
May

May 08, 2017

Chinese insurance firm Ping An, launches $1bn fund to invest in financial and healthcare technology to expand the businesses brand. CogX 2017 event spans across two days focusing on the impact that AI will have across industry, government and society as a whole. Lamellar Biomedical specialised in developing a range of medical and pharmaceutical products with 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.
April

Apr 12, 2017

Athleas deep learning techniques enables classfification of white blood cells in an accurate way, lowering costs and better patient outcomes. Research shows light environment in intensive care unit affects patients behaviour. Focus Games launces a new interactive way to communicate health information between doctors and children,
Febraury

Feb 27, 2017

Dr Carsten Marr Algorithm deep learning predicts the development of hematopoietic stem cell development. Shafi Ahmed podcast 'connecting a billion minds' discuses on AR and VR technology in transforming the future of medical education. 23andMe a company that process health tests and ancestry report to consumers has raised a substantial $115 million in series E round.
Febraury

Feb 22, 2017

GIANT delegates who loved GIANT 2016. Director of business development of Qualocomm Life Europe, Laurent Vanderbrouck enjoyed the discussions with several companies after his presentation. Laurent Morelet from Johnson and Johnson innovation centre the event was informative and highlighted the importance of tax breaks and makes investing in startups not that risky. Speaker Eric Kihlstrom from Agin 2.0 pleased with the business model line up.
Febraury

Feb 19, 2017

SoftComply offer tools for medical device developers that support regulatory compliance and help innovations reach market faster. Forth founder and CEO Sarah Bolt explains how people can track their health and wellbeing with 50 different types of biomarkers. Board of director Ben Fehnert of cognition kit explains how a software platform measuring cognitive tests on smart devices without the need for expert supervision.
Febraury

Feb 15, 2017

Computer learning machine uses bone marrow and previous blood data to accurately predicts remission in patients diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia. Healthcrowd a mobile messaging health messaging company, has raised $2.1 million improving healthcare communications. Israeli start up uses AI software to identify patients risks of colorectal cancer by analysing previous electronic medical data, helping providers plan personalized care for each patients.
Febraury

Feb 09, 2017

More than 50% of purchasers spent money on technologies aimed at improving compliance with prescriptions, but fewer than 20% of doctors deemed this a high priority. As innovative technology increasing demand. Deepmind AI is focused on getting treatment to patients in a faster and effective way. UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is expected to open in April 2018, funding will include drone technology and 3D printing which can be utilised in the biotech industry.
Febraury

Feb 03, 2017

Xenex unique robot prevents hospital infection through eliminating microorganisms through UV rays, disinfecting healthcare facilities. Intrexon has launched a platform dedicated in research into adenovirus vectors for gene delivery for therapeutics and vaccines.
January

Jan 27, 2017

Collaboration between universities of Nottingham and Bristol lead a new £10.3m research into manufacturing in aerospace, transportation , construction and energy sectors. Anybots Inc a innovative company that has designed robots to interact with patients and monitor their living conditions. Novaratis have funded in generation for immune system booster drugs. The new phase in the whole genome sequencing (WGS) for personalized medicine, focusing on areas like probiotics and microbiome profile.
January

Jan 20, 2017

Axiogenesis (now NCardia) share their cardiomyocytes and neuronal stem cells with Metrion bioscience a company focused channel drug discovery to improve treatment for neurological diseases. Researchers at MIT have created a tiny origami robot that unfolds itself from a capsule and stirred by eternal magnetic fields, crawl across the stomach wall to remove a swallowed button battery or patch a wound.
January

Jan 13, 2017

A biotech startup called Twist Bioscience by creating synthetic DNA tools using a silicon based DNA synthesis platform. Stem cell research in mice has shown to restore vision in retinal cells through IPS Stem cells within a month. Research conducted in UCL found medication for indigestion is associated wiht increased risk of bacterial gastroenteritis.

2016

December

Dec 23, 2016

Researchers have created exact 3-D models of patients' heart valves. An NIHR grant has been received for the testing of cancer diagnostic tools. Damaged genes located in the brain could be repaired by delaying ageing through DNA editing.
December

Dec 15, 2016

Oxford Nanopore technologies have raised £100m. The Podcast featuring CEO and founder of SEN group discusses how to Microsoft is contributing in improving digital technolgy for health and wellness.
December

Dec 09, 2016

AstraZeneca are collaborating with Microsoft for creating a cloud basedmodel programme BioModel Analyzer (BMA), which could improve personalized cancer treatments for patients. The programme is able to analyze signalling process. The programme can predict effects of signal blocking and drug intervention on the oncogenic cells.
December

Dec 02, 2016

Study conducted by UC San Diego-Led found rare mutations in the human genome are strongly linked to a high risk of schizophrenia.
September

Sep 29, 2016

Programme is now live. Babylon health CEO Ali Parsa discusses the rise of robot doctors and AI. GE healthcare Nuno Godinho lead a session in new thinking in the digital health ecosystem. NHS innovation Accelerator leader Ben Maruthappu will discuss demand NHS wellcare.
September

Sep 19, 2016

Announcement John Nosta Google health advisor and Shafi Ahmed a global surgeon co-charing GIANT Event. The three day programme consists on covering current big healthcare challenges, technology solutions and consumer driven innovation.