GIANT Health weekly Update

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Firstly, thanks to everyone who was involved with GIANT Health Event 2019, it was a hugely successful event with over 5000 registered attendees, 200+ exhibitors and over 100 speakers who came together to innovate, collaborate on and accelerate better outcomes in healthcare through technology and innovation.

We hope to see you next year for GIANT Health 2020! Tickets are on sale now at a special price of £49 for a limited time only! 

Barry Shrier, Founder, GIANT Health
+44 7776 132 517

HealthTech News

Tackling Taboo subjects with technology

Innovators are working to dismantle the taboos around women's health, to change the conversation around health, sex, pleasure, and technology. Progress in this area is driven by a stronger focus on education, the caliber of entrepreneurs entering the field, and a changing VC space that is becoming more open to the untapped potential out there. In addition to this, consumers are taking an active interest in taboo subjects.

AI to identify infection more than 48 hours before symptoms

Philips and the US Department of Defense have developed breakthrough technology using AI to identify infection more than 48 hours before observable symptoms. It revealed that using artificial intelligence (AI) to look at certain combinations of vital signs and other biomarkers could strongly predict the likelihood of infection up to 48 hours in advance of clinical suspicion. This could help reduce the time it takes to diagnose and treat patients.

Funding news

Neurovalens, Ireland
  • £0.75 Million
  • Funded by Growth finance fund  

Neurovalens specialises in combining neuroscience and technology to tackle global health challenges such as obesity, diabetes and insomnia. The funding will support the launch of their new sleep product, Modius Sleep, a non-invasive headset that stimulates key sleep neurons in the brain to improve sleep.

Rob Surgical, Spain
  • €5 million
  • Led by Scranton Enterprises
Rob surgical will use the funding to continue developing robotic surgery technology, finish the validation process and bring the product to market. They want to universalise high-precision surgery and have designed a flexible, modular, and open robotic platform that "will improve the effectiveness of today’s robotic surgery and make it accessible to more hospitals around the world".

Beanstalks HealthTech competition 2019 winners

Sometimes, you just need a little magic to help your business to grow. 

We had some great and innovative businesses entering the Beanstalks competition at GIANT this year. The finalists pitched their solutions on stage at GIANT in front of a prestigious panel of judges and a live audience. The winners are listed below - congratulations! 

Reasons to be cheerful, part 3:

Immunization currently prevents 2-3 million deaths every year (WHO)
Health Tech Innovator of the week
Dr. Nestor Inimgba

This week's Innovator of the week is the Team Lead at Infodemics. Infodemics is a risk communication tool developed in Nigeria, West Africa due to recurrent plagues of epidemics and the need for proper real-time communication, advice, and expert opinions during disease outbreaks. Infodemics won the 'Addressing inequalities' Beanstalks award at GIANT this year. Find out more

Meet our partners

EMJ is an independent, open-access eJournal covering several therapeutic areas such as Innovation, Oncology, Gastroenterology, and Cardiology. By combining editorials from key opinion leaders with concise news coverage from the leading congresses within the medical industry, they aim to deliver first-class insight into ground-breaking changes and advances in medicine. Find out more.

Startups Magazine

Startups Magazine champions tech startups. Thee Startups Magazine team works hard to deliver unique content to startups providing valuable insights from industry experts, advice on business fundamentals and most importantly - a platform to introduce tech startups to the world stage. Find out more.

Journal of mHealth

The Journal of mHealth is an international publication bringing the latest developments in health technology innovations to healthcare and industry professionals around the world. Featuring, the Latest Industry News, Articles, Research, Industry Whitepapers, Market Reports, and Service Reviews, The Journal of mHealth is the “Global Voice of the Digital Health Industry”Find out more

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Barry Shrier, Founder, GIANT Health
@Barry_HealthTec | +44 7776 132 517

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