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Articles tagged with: health

Startup Profile: Diabdis

Written by Magda Borowik on Friday, 14 November 2014.

Diabetes is one of the fastest growing epidemics of our time. At the moment it affects 382 million people worldwide, and is estimated to reach 592 million in 2035. Most of those people are not under supervision of diabetologists, which may result in multiple complications, such as nephropathy, neuropathy or retinopathy. "We are here to make a change" say Magdalena Dutkiewicz, Tomasz Dąbrowski and Szymon Dziedzic, who have developed the tool.

TechCrunch Disrupt Europe Takes Health-tech Startups Seriously

Written by Ben Heubl on Thursday, 23 October 2014.

This year's TechCrunch Disrupt Europe Conference in London presented the audience with more digital health innovation than ever before. Mike Butcher, Editor At Large at TechCrunch Europe expressed excitement at the increased tech startups emerging from Europe. The conference had a massive health angle, and as always, TechCrunch hackathons stimulated fantastic creativity towards building digital health solutions. Without further ado, behold these great collaborations:


Written by EntrepreneurCountry Global on Thursday, 04 September 2014.

Smartphones and secure cloud allow individuals to take control of their healthcare worldwide

Oxfordshire, 4th September 2014 - Customers with Aviva's International Solutions private medical insurance can now use a new UK- developed membership smartphone app to provide access to: their securely stored personal medical records; details of how to claim wherever they are in the world and to get immediate access to emergency assistance and medical advice.

Health Tech Funding In Europe

Written by Ben Heubl on Thursday, 07 August 2014.

Where are the Hotspots for digital health tech companies in Europe?

Major European investors are showing more interest in backing small healthcare technology innovation companies in Europe; and large corporations are getting ready for an open innovation storm. Eminent technology companies are moving into healthcare, giving investors new insight into the commercial potential of the digital health sector in Europe.

Innovation In The Health Sector: IBM & Apple offer endless opportunities

Written by Andy Horn on Monday, 28 July 2014.

The health sector is a huge space that is facing big challenges surrounding technology, budgets and patient care. Health is getting hot, with headlines across the UK and Europe full of new examples of innovation this week.

Profile: Adam Sherlock, Senior Advisor, Health

Written by EntrepreneurCountry Global on Thursday, 24 July 2014.

For more than twenty years, Adam Sherlock has spent his career in the life science and health science space. He has spent time both in industry and on the solution provider side. He started his career as a micro biologist before realising he wanted to have more of a commercial career. He has worked with Julie Meyer before, when he was a City Leader for First Tuesday, and now he has recently joined Ariadne Capital as a Senior Advisor in the health sector. I spoke to Adam recently to ask his opinion on the future of the health and life sciences space.

Informal Care: Support from your social network (Family, Friends, and the Community)

Written by Dr Mohammad Al-Ubaydli on Monday, 23 June 2014.

It is well known that an increasingly aging population is one of Europe's social and economic challenges. For the health care industry this means that, according to the new report from Nesta Impact Investments, the current health care system will fail to meet the demands of the population, perhaps as soon as in ten years time. The need now is to build a system that will provide for the anticipated care and support needs, whilst delivering improved quality of life.

Online Consultations Can Save Valuable Time For Patients And Doctors

Written by Dr Mohammad Al-Ubaydli on Wednesday, 12 March 2014.

Patients need to be able to consult their doctor online. Having to take half a day off work for a 10-minute consultation is a high price to pay when the technology exists that would allow it to be done online from the patient's home or work. For some patients, the travel involved in getting to an appointment is harmful in itself.

An Interview With Coriell Life Sciences

Written by EntrepreneurCountry Global on Friday, 07 March 2014.

IBM Smart Camp Winners Discuss Genetics and the future of the medical ecosystem

If you are looking for the future of healthcare, Coriell Life Sciences (CLS) should be at the top of your list. Coriell have developed a cutting edge innovation that is focused on personalised medicine. This system reads and analyses a patients genome through genetic testing to determine drug efficiency. Ultimately, it will prevent adverse drug reactions and help patients find the most effective drug to combat their illness. CLS has been in the public eye recently after winning the coveted 'IBM SmartCamp Global Entrepreneur Award'.

SocialDiabetes: The New App Filling in the Gaps

Written by Georgina Tremayne on Friday, 14 February 2014.

“Celebrity Diagnosed With Diabetes!” scream the headlines. But despite constant media coverage of the diabetes pandemic, people who don’t have diabetes can rarely tell the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, (and have little or no idea if the disease can be avoided).

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