The battle for ASX-listed ResApp Health Ltd is over with pharmaceutical giant Pfizer acquiring the telehealth startup for $179 million. The deal went through this week, having started back in April this year when Pfizer initially offered $100 million – 11.5 cents a share – before increasing its bid to 20.8 cents. Shareholders approved the… Read more »
Brisbane startup Midnight Health has taken on a $12 million Series A investment from health insurer, nib, which values the 18-month-old healthtech brand builder at $48 million. The latest backing follows on from a $4 million initial investment from nib in November 2021. The fresh capital is earmarked towards technology investment, more staff, new product… Read more »
There are many things we take for granted, simply because they are as they have always been. When we think about innovation, we can broadly say that industries in which consumers have strong opinions innovate faster. For you to have a strong opinion on something, you need to have a base level of understanding to… Read more »
Telehealth venture Coviu has raised $6 million in the wake of the company’s growth during the coronavirus pandemic. The round was backed by Equity Venture Partners, with investment director Daniel Szekely joining the board, alongside the Giant Leap Fund from Impact Investments, the CSIRO’s VC fund, Main Sequence Ventures and the Medical Angels investment group.… Read more »
The medtech and telehealth are sectors that have benefited greatly from the disruption caused by covid-19 as the digital transformation of healthcare escalated dramatically. Among the online ventures riding that wave is Umbo, an online allied health services provider specialising in speech and occupational health. Umbo makes it easier for people to see a… Read more »
Telehealth startup Coviu has Swinburne’s National eTherapy Centre has added text chat to its video functions to help people with mental health issues feel more comfortable when they consult with clinicians. A recent spinout of CSIRO’s digital innovation arm, Data61, Coviu has partnered with Swinburne University’s National eTherapy Centre to offer real-time text chat… 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 »
With a focus on regional areas, telehealth startup Lysn connects people to vetted psychologists for video consultations
Looking to address both the stigma around mental health and the dearth of mental health professionals outside the major cities, Lysn is a telehealth service connecting patients to vetted psychologists.
Between bone repair glue and gene splicing, there is a diverse range of startups working to improve our health or innovate the way the sector operates.
The Regional Australia Institute has opened entries for this year’s Regional Online Heroes competition, aiming to uncover startups innovating online.
Firstcheck allows users to snap pictures of a mole they are concerned about, have a dermatologist review their case, and receive feedback within three days.
NAB Labs launches healthtech platform Medipass Solutions to help streamline doctor bookings and payments
NAB has partnered with healthtech startup Medipass Solutions to develop a new healthtech platform that will integrate the bank’s HICAPS system.