Hello GIANT community member!

This week we share with you opportunities in the ecosystem and healthtech innovation news to round up the year. 

From everyone at the GIANT Health team we would like to wish you and yours a great holiday period and a happy new year! Please do look after yourselves.  

GIANT Health is a global community of nearly 200,000 people working passionately to improve the health and well-being of people around the world.  We would love for you to join us. 

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


We want to know what connections you made at GIANT Health 2020. Let us know 

HealthTech News - Summary

Some key headlines and healthtech trends over the past year. 

1. Roche is investing millions into the Israeli healthtech startup ecosystem to accelerate development of diagnostic technology. The first time the Swiss company has taken part in a venture of this scale. Roche will partner with aMoon to launch an early stage accelerator. 

2. Sunderland Royal Hospital in the U.K. now in the highest international standard category for use of technology. With the trust using Meditech Electronic Patient Record which integrates with several other systems to support information sharing across North East and North Cumbria, read more

3. More than 2,000 pregnant women in the U.K. will be issued with a Continuous Glucose monitor which they will have access to for twelve months. They will join at least 75,000 people with Type 1 diabetes who joined the roll out last year. The monitor automatically alerts users if there are spikes in their sugar levels. This roll-out is being supported by the NHS

4. For an overview of the European healthtech industry in numbers head over to Sifted. Whilst the U.K. shows substantial growth, this year saw two of the biggest series A rounds come from Infermedica, Poland and Siilo, Netherlands, see more infographics here


New Vacancy @ GIANT Health 

New job vacancy: Head of Sales @GIANT 
2020 has been the most successful year in the history of GIANT's business and we would like you to join on us working as apart of Event Exhibition and Sponsorship sales workstream. 

If you want more information and how to apply; head over to the job post. 

An interview with Hilla Shaviv 

Wen Ling Choong and Catherine Cheang recently had the pleasure of discussing women's health and wellbeing with Hilla Shaviv, founder of Gals Bio Ltd

Hilla is the CEO and Founder of Gals Bio Ltd. She is a Caltech and Tel Aviv Univ. graduate with a background in biomedical engineering. She is an inventor and serial entrepreneur in the field of women’s health and quality of life. She researched and published the first scientific work that relates between dysmenorrhea and menses viscosity and is the author of several pending and accepted patents. She is part of the Israeli Springboard Women Entrepreneur Society and functioned as an elected council member of Mevasseret Zion (where she lives), Israel. She believes that women empowerment should be done through education as well as the development, promotion and protection of their health and wellbeing. 
Please read the full interview here

"Reasons to be cheerful, Part 3:"

Volunteers have come together to set up for doctors, nurses and NHS staff to be able to access counselling services online. Whilst we think this is a great initiative, we know the NHS and other global services are looking at long-term frameworks for looking after mental health and well-being, Read more. 

GIANT Health is the global Healthcare innovation community of nearly 200,000 people passionately committed to improving health outcomes by way of tech innovation.

Get in touch to discuss partnership opportunities. 

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

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