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Fertility tracking bracelet, Ava, closes $30m

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th May 2018
Zurich-based Ava, makers of the first fertility tracking sensor bracelet, closes a $30m Series B funding round and announces 10,000th “Ava” pregnancy. It's fair to say there has been a rise in the FemTech market over the last few years with the sector emerging as the likely next big disruptor in the global health care market. With fertility monitoring still not particularly tech ...
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Go with the Phlo

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th March 2018
Phlo - the innovative app which is providing a real-time NHS pharmacy delivery service, operating across the UK On the surface, it might not seem like a big thing, but waiting in line at the pharmacy for your prescription can become difficult to manage, especially when it comes to repeat prescriptions. It is easy to fall behind in keeping up with them, which then affects adherence to said medicat...
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Echo - innovation in medication

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th November 2017
Every year, the NHS spends close to £18 billion on medication. Anywhere up to half of the medication prescribed for long-term use is not taken as prescribed, however, with people forgetting to take it, putting off taking it, forgetting the correct dosage, or even running out and not getting around to picking up another prescription. This is, obviously, not an ideal state of affairs. Echo is...
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Bupa’s Blue Table accelerator seeks innovative solutions to key customer challenges

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th May 2017
Startups with focus on either insurance, health & care experiences, or well being change, read on -  The Bupa Customer Lab is launching Blue Table, a 10-week programme that gives startups the opportunity to grow their business inside a global health and care company. Bupa’s newly established Customer Lab has this week launched its new Blue Table accelerator programme, inviting star...
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Locate a Locum set for a healthy turnover

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th March 2017
Belfast Startup, Locate a Locum is an online platform, connecting pharmacists with employers across the UK...The National Health Service has been a point of concern for a while, and it only grows more so as time goes on; the high cost of running such a vital system and the cuts it constantly receives do not exactly mesh. So a startup that can save the NHS £105 per temporary pharmacy staff me...
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MedTech Startup Elemental - using Tech to improve community healthcare

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd March 2016
Northern Ireland Startup Co-Founders Leeann Monk and Jennifer Neff of MedTech Startup Elemental are just back from Barcelona after attending last week's Mobile World Congress. Fresh off the plane we took this opportunity to catch up with both ladies to find out more about their digital health startup, their journey over the last 12 months and their experience of the Mobile World Congress itself. ...
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Weight Loss Innovation is NI's Top Startup!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th October 2015
The Propel NI Company of the Year Award has been won by a very interesting technological innovation.   Neurovalens is a local medical device startup that has developed a potentially world changing weight loss technology.   ‘Stimu Slim’, is a unique electronic headset that could become a major player in the fight against the rise in global obesity rates.  It sounds ...
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Navigating the Governance and Regulations of Digital Health

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd September 2015
Startacus is delighted to hear from Former children's nurse, PhD, adventurer, author, and sailor, Elin Haf Davies. Here she shares her experiences of founding a MedTech social enterprise!  Is there anything this woman can't do? "Founding a digital health social enterprise was never a goal or an ambition that I have always aspired towards. To be honest it was more of a chance meeting with co...
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