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 »
Paul Bassat’s VC fund has doubled down on a medtech startup’s $18 million raise with Malcolm and Lucy Turnbull also backing it
Square Peg Capital has led an $18 million round into a three-year-old medtech startup that’s like Tinder for clinical trials, matching researchers with patients. Paul Bassat’s fund led a $6 million series A into HealthMatch, founded by a UNSW med student, in late 2019 following a five-day crash course into the startup, and then joined… Read more »
The ability to save millions from dying of heart failure could be just a lick of spit away, thanks to Melbourne medtech ESN Cleer
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 »
ASX-listed MedAdvisor has fast-tracked plans to launch an “Uber” for pharmacy delivery services as part of the company’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. MedAdvisor (ASX: MDR) shares have soared more than 25% today on the news to close at 42 cents, with the company’s CEO, Robert Read, saying they’d skip a pilot phase and go… Read more »
Billionaires backed a brand new healthtech startup using AI to predict IVF pregnancies in a $29 million debut raise
Brothers Dr Aengus Tran, and Dimitry Tran (pictured), who only launched Harrison.ai, their artificial intelligence healthcare startup, last year, have landed $29 million on debut in one of 2019’s most impressive capital raises. The round was led by Blackbird Ventures, with Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing’s VC firm Horizons Ventures joining in alongside Skip Capital,… Read more »
One of the oldest tropes in journalism is the miracle cure. Startup Daily is old enough to remember when Filipino faith healers were all the rage in the 1980s – think Penn & Teller meets House. More recently, there was US blood-testing startup Theranos, which attracted US$1.4 billion in funding before collapsing last year. Founder… Read more »
A 25-year-old University of New South Wales medical student who launched a medtech startup to solve the problem of finding patients for clinical trials has just raised $6 million in Series A less than a year after launching. Manuri Gunawardena (pictured) is founder and CEO of HealthMatch, which is a bit like Tinder for… Read more »
Launching Denteric are: Melbourne Dental School Head of School Professor Mike Morgan, CSL Senior Vice President of Research Dr Andrew Nash, University of Melbourne Vice-President (Enterprise) Doron Ben-Meir, COHR CEO & Director of Research Professor Eric Reynolds, Member for Higgins Dr Katie Allen and Brandon Capital Investment Manager Ingmar Wahlqvist A new biotech company Denteric, which… Read more »
Investors who backed medical technology company, Osteopore Ltd (ASX: OSX), which listed today, watched the company’s value go through the roof as the shares jumped by 300% in value and nearly a quarter of the 26.25 million shares issued changed hands. Osteopore 3-D prints “bioresorbable” implants for surgery that dissolve as the bone heals. … Read more »
A medical device startup helping breast cancer patients is off to a prestigious US medtech accelerator
The OncoRes team: chief scientific officer Dr Brendan Kennedy, CEO Dr Katharine Giles and breast cancer surgeon Prof Christobel Saunders Perth-based medical device startup, OncoRes Medical, has been chosen from among more than 800 applications from 35 countries to join the renowned US MedTech Innovator Accelerator program this year. The company has developed a hand-held imaging… Read more »
Access to high quality healthcare in regional Australia is an ongoing challenge, with one enterprising country town, Temora, 420km southwest of Sydney, going so far as to produce a 3-minute music video, “The Great Quack Quest” in a bid to attract GPs. Technology offers one solution, allowing patients in remote locations to consult with medical… Read more »
Organ-on-a-chip technology is being used to develop 3D models that allow researchers in South Australia to investigate the impact of radiotherapy on the body’s tissues.
MyMedKit was founded with the aim of simpiifying healthcare. As founder Joe Zhou put it, “People should be able to access medicines while sick at home with a touch of a button.”
HotDoc has raised $5 million in a Series B funding round led by Right Click Capital, with participation from existing backers including AirTree Ventures.
TALI Health provides engaging software platforms and game-based apps to assess and treat core childhood difficulties, such as inattention, and improve cognitive and academic performance.