UK strength in genomics offset by weakness across life sciences

Statistics published today in the UK by the Department of Health, the Office of Life Sciences and the Department for Business, reveal a mixed picture with an overall modest increase in life sciences economic activity in the ten years from 2009 to 2018.

Sonde Health raises $16 million Series A for vocal diagnostics

Sonde Health, which is developing a voice-based diagnostics platform, has secured $16 million in a Series A financing round led by M Ventures, with MP Healthcare Venture Management, Neoteny 4, LP, Canepa Healthcare, and founder PureTech Health

Signum Surgical wins €3.6 million grants for colorectal disease therapy

Signum Surgical, which is developing minimally invasive technologies to treat colorectal diseases, has secured two grants totalling €3.6 million:  €2.3 million from the EU Horizon 2020 SME Instrument, and €1.3 million from Ireland’s Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund.