Healthtech

Australian tech measuring vital signs remotely is now the cornerstone of US covidsafe workplaces

- February 27, 2021 3 MIN READ

Technology developed in South Australia to remotely measure vital signs is being used at universities and workplaces in the United States to help detect COVID-19 cases. The University of South Australia (UniSA) technology uses algorithms and artificial intelligence to measures heart rate, breathing rate, temperature, movement and blood oxygen saturation. It was developed to be… Read more »

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Swoop Aero is trialling chemist prescription deliveries in outback Queensland by drone

- February 22, 2021 2 MIN READ

Medicine delivery service Swoop Aero has come home after proving the success of its idea in Africa and Pacific to begin delivering medicine by drone in outback Queensland Former air force pilot Eric Peck and mechatronics engineer Josh Tepper founded the Melbourne-based startup in 2017 to deliver on-demand healthcare by autonomous air vehicles in challenging… Read more »

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Brisbane biotech Ellume Health signs $305 million deal with the US government for Covid-19 home testing kits

- February 2, 2021 2 MIN READ

Brisbane-based digital diagnostics startup Ellume Health has signed US$231.8 million (AU$305m) deal with the US Department of Defense to build a US factory producing up to 19 million of its rapid Covid-19 home testing kits in a major expansion for the business. Under the agreement with the new Biden administration, supported by the US Department… Read more »

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Patient monitoring startup Digitology Healthtech raises $900,000 after the CEO used the medtech to save his own life

- January 14, 2021 2 MIN READ

When Michael Koss landed in India last year to work on developing his joint venture Australian-Indian startup, Digitology Healthtech, little did he realise the important role the technology would play in his own health and saving his life.  Koss is CEO of Health and Patient Services (HPS), which is developing the startup with Indian healthcare… Read more »

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Meet Edna: the chatbot that helps patients make a difficult medical decision

- January 4, 2021 4 MIN READ

Allow us to introduce Edna — Australia’s first “genomics chatbot”. The opening dialogue of Edna the chatbot. Edna (short for “electronic-DNA”) helps patients make informed decisions about seeking “additional findings” testing. Additional findings testing looks for variants in patients’ genes that aren’t relevant to their current health, but may be later on. For example, it… Read more »

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Health-tech startup MedAdvisor is looking to raise $45 million as it buys a US medication venture for $49 million

- November 2, 2020 2 MIN READ

Shares in ASX-listed MedAdvisor have been placed in a trading halt today with the health-tech venture announcing plans to acquire US-based medication adherence company Adheris for US$34.5 million (AU$49m), while also raising AU$45 million to fund the acquisition. The company’s seeking a minimum of AU$35m in funds through an institutional placement at $0.45 per share,… Read more »

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Queensland biotech Microbio has developed a rapid Covid-19 test that can also tell if you are infectious

- October 26, 2020 2 MIN READ

Australian biotech venture Microbio announced this week that it has developed a new type of COVID-19 test with the potential to both determine if someone has the virus and also indicate whether they are infectious. The Brisbane-based startup says its InfectID-COVID-19-R test has been independently validated to identify the presence of the virus when still… Read more »

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The ability to save millions from dying of heart failure could be just a lick of spit away, thanks to Melbourne medtech ESN Cleer

- September 23, 2020 2 MIN READ

Melbourne-based ESN Cleer is set to deliver a major medical breakthrough in the next 12 months as it releases the world’s first early risk detection screening for heart disease. The medtech startup has developed a simple saliva test that can be used by GPs to detect early risk for developing heart failure, which kills 10… Read more »

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Science says wearing a mask can dramatically reduce your risk of catching Covid-19

- September 22, 2020 2 MIN READ

Tests of commonly available fabric masks by scientists at Flinders University has concluded that they significantly reduce the number of aerosolised viruses a wearer could be exposed to. The study, published in Pathogens, found even the poorest performing mask filtered at least 50% of viruses. The viral filtration (VFE) was calculated for two sizes of… Read more »