GE HEALTHCARE ACQUIRES SWEDISH STARTUP PRISMATIC SENSORS
GE Healthcare is buying Swedish medical X-ray imaging startup, Prismatic Sensors to spice up its medical imaging enterprise.
In keeping with GE, the startups expertise provides fewer doses of radiation to sufferers and extra correct X-ray imaging, and has the potential to be a “substantial step ahead” in detecting most cancers, coronary heart issues and different illnesses.
The acquisition aligns with GE’s mission to assist medical staff ship extra exact diagnoses and detect illnesses earlier.
GE Healthcare expects to shut the acquisition by January.
LEVA CLINIC TO LAUNCH FIRST ONLINE PAIN CLINIC
Leva Clinic, a gaggle of healthcare professionals inside the NHS, will probably be launching the UK’s first Care High quality Fee (CQC) registered on-line clinic for sufferers dwelling with persistent ache.
As a part of a three-month trial with a London-based NHS belief, anticipated to start out later this 12 months, the multi-disciplinary group of scientific psychologists, medical doctors, nurses and physiotherapists will probably be treating sufferers by way of on-line consultations, relieving ready record pressures confronted from COVID-19.
If the mannequin is profitable, it will likely be rolled-out to different NHS trusts and personal corporations, as commissioned.
The clinic has been designed with the enter from individuals who have skilled continual ache permitting for a tailor-made care plan. Sufferers will be capable to guide an appointment with the ache specialist group by way of the Leva Clinic web site www.levaclinic.com.
KENT CARE HOMES ADOPTS LOCKDOWN TECH TO STAY CONNECTED
Two Kent care houses are integrating sensible expertise to maintain their residents mentally stimulated and linked with family members all through the UK’s second lockdown.
Workers at Woodstock Residential Care Centre in Sittingbourne and St Winifreds Care Centre in Deal are noticing a rise in resident engagement following the implementation of the InteractiveMe handheld sensible units of their respective houses.
Each houses, that are a part of the Nellsar Care Group, have additionally been in a position to immediate households through SMS to remain linked with their residents by way of video and picture sharing.
Woodstock has additionally simply obtained the Nationwide Centre of Excellence Award from InteractiveMe for its excellent and inventive use of the expertise throughout lockdown.
GENERALI HELLAS LAUNCHES DIGITAL HEALTH APP
Greek insurance coverage firm, Generali Hellas has launched a brand new well being engagement platform, My Well being IQ to enhance the wellbeing of their clients and to encourage the adoption of a more healthy way of life.
Utilizing the expertise supplied by Swiss-based expertise firm dacadoo, Generali Hellas is now providing its clients a service that encourages strategies to watch and enhance their bodily and psychological well being, based mostly on a scientifically validated methodology.
Panos Dimitriou, CEO of Generali Hellas, stated: “The usage of digital expertise and telematics within the insurance coverage sector is an modern and obligatory step, because it successfully shifts the narrative from a risk-based strategy to 1 centered on the premise of prevention and the promotion of excellent well being.”
PHARMACY CHOSEN TO TRIAL DRIVERLESS VAN DELIVERY
Hounslow East Pharmacy in West London trialed a driverless supply van earlier this month as a part of a UK Analysis and innovation-funded trial into autonomous automobile deliveries.
Kar-go, an autonomous supply automobile designed and constructed by UK tech agency, Academy of Robotics, collects medicines from the pharmacy and delivers them to a neighborhood care dwelling.
Kar-go will proceed medicines deliveries for a number of months and if profitable, will broaden to different suburban areas.
The at the moment semi-autonomous automobile has a security driver on board who can take management of the automobile at any time.
DATALOGIC LAUNCHES WEARABLE HEADSCANNER
Datalogic, an computerized information seize and manufacturing unit automation firm, has introduced the launch of the brand new HandScanner, a hands-free scanner designed to streamline staff’ every day operations.
The HandScanner wearable machine permits staff to be sooner, extra environment friendly and enhance the standard of their work, saving 4 seconds per scan and chopping studying errors by as much as 33%.
The ergonomic design of the HandScanner delivers 1D and 2D barcode scanning accuracy and sooner scanning instances, whereas decreasing errors. Employees can work together with objects whereas sporting the HandScanner, because it adapts to the operators’ pure motion.
BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM AND INMATION SOFTWARE ENHANCE COLLABORATION
Boehringer Ingelheim, and inmation Software program, a expertise chief in real-time data administration for large-scale industries, have introduced the strategic enlargement of their collaboration.
The joint improvement settlement, initially set for the subsequent 5 years, will deal with the additional improvement of the “enterprise:inmation” software program.
The software program resolution permits course of and manufacturing information to be acquired on a world foundation in real-time, involving techniques and elements unbiased of producer.
This permits the combination of all techniques with a digital interface akin to ERP, MES, PIMS, SCADA, LIMS, DCS or PLC into a world real-time information spine. This enables the info from heterogeneous techniques to be pulled right into a database that allows customers to entry the related data required from wherever with any machine.
INDUSTRY RESPONSE TO COVID-19 PROVIDES BOOST TO WELSH ECONOMY
New figures reveal that Welsh business’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has generated tens of millions of kilos for the Welsh economic system and supported the creation and safeguarding of a whole lot of jobs throughout the nation.
Life Sciences Hub Wales, who had been appointed by Welsh Authorities to assist business engagement with NHS Wales all through the pandemic, reveal that Welsh companies have contributed greater than £34 million to the economic system in addition to supporting over 620 jobs.
Darren Hughes, director of the Welsh NHS Confederation stated: “Our partnerships with organisations like Life Sciences Hub Wales have been important to supporting NHS Wales organisations and devoted workers by way of the pandemic.
“Their assist has been invaluable and has demonstrated the significance of collaborations between business and healthcare companies to ship change at tempo and scale. We sit up for persevering with to construct on this relationship which will probably be key to not solely bettering the longer term well being and wellbeing of individuals in Wales, but in addition to supporting a wholesome and sustainable economic system.”
PILL CONNECT COMPLETES FUNDING ROUND FOR SMART PILL BOTTLE
Capsule Join, previously often called Elucid mHealth, has accomplished a £510K funding spherical with the assist of entrepreneur Jonathan Milner from Catapult Ventures and Shallcross Companions.
The capital raised will allow Capsule Join to finish improvement of the design, electronics and software program for submission to the regulatory authorities in each Europe and the US.
Capsule Join, was developed to immediate sufferers to take their medicines on time and to ship a report again to the physician to advise them of their affected person’s adherence file. The immediate comes from an app on their cell phone which when acknowledged dispenses a capsule or capsule from the bottle by way of the dishing out cap.
The Capsule Join system offers an adherence file and permits for intervention by automated notifications or cellphone name ought to the app not be activated.
VANTAGE HEALTH SELECTED FOR DIGITALHEALTH.LONDON PROGRAMME
Healthcare expertise firm, Vantage Well being, has been chosen for the 2020-21 DigitalHealth.London Accelerator programme.
The 12-month programme goals to hurry up the adoption of expertise in London’s NHS, relieving excessive strain on companies and empowering sufferers to handle their well being.
Every SME is assigned an NHS Navigator, an skilled skilled from the NHS with the experience to share recommendation on merchandise in improvement, NHS navigation and enterprise fashions. Help focuses on areas particular to particular person corporations’ wants and will embrace serving to to refine merchandise to satisfy NHS want, showcasing improvements in well being services and market entry and navigation.
The businesses profitable in getting onto the Accelerator programme have been chosen by way of a aggressive choice course of, involving skilled NHS and business panel assessments, interviews, and due diligence checks.
SPHERE OFFERS FREE ACCESS DURING LOCKDOWN
SPHERE by Stress Level Well being, the digital remedy app designed to tackle the response to emphasize, anxiousness or PTSD, has introduced that it’s going to provide all customers free entry to the app through the second lockdown.
The app digitises Neurofeedback and provides entry to this remedy by way of smartphone expertise and claims to supply reduction in a single, 20-minute session.
SPHERE’s Beta launch noticed virtually 200 customers downloading the app over the interval of the previous 8 months. The outcomes highlighted the effectiveness of digitised neurofeedback as a way to deal with psychological well being from the privateness of their dwelling.
The app has additionally moved from public Beta to full launch and is now additionally accessible for iOS.
BRAIN IN HAND WINS SBRI GRANT TO AID AUTISM SUPPORT
UK digital healthcare firm, Mind in Hand, has received a Small Enterprise Analysis Initiative (SBRI) Healthcare award.
Funded by NHS England & NHS Enchancment, the £800K award is a recognition of Mind in Hand’s digital self-management strategy to assist companies for autistic individuals, each pre- and post-diagnosis.
The award additionally indicators confidence in Mind in Hand as an efficient resolution in assembly the wants in autism companies, supporting the NHS Lengthy Time period plan and well being and social care technique.
Following a first-phase feasibility fund awarded in 2019, this section two funding will assist to extend entry to its mixed digital and human based mostly self-directed assist companies. It would permit Mind in Hand to proceed to advance the product’s capabilities and the total expertise to customers and repair suppliers.