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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.