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.
3D-printed human body parts with lifelike bone, skin and muscle densities are being developed in South Australia as teaching aids for surgical training.
The program for chronic stroke patients with hand/arm mobility issues has the potential to reduce the cost & physical barriers.
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.
MedCorp Technologies has developed a wearable to bridge a communication gap between doctors and patients
After seeing a close friend’s battle with cancer, Jacqui Savage decided she had the background and skills to try to do something she hopes will save lives.
Hostplus Super, an industry super fund for the hospitality sector, has invested $27.5 million into Oxford Nanopore Technologies, joining investors including Singapore’s and China Construction Bank International in the £100M ($182 million) round.