There isn't any aspect of healthcare that isn't being transformed by technology. The health-related technologies on display reflected the work that is being done to prevent illness, to deliver more effective treatments, and to reduce the growing cost of healthcare.
The UK government has announced a new National Genomic Healthcare Strategy which sets out how the UK can become the global leader in genomic healthcare.
Genomics England has selected QIAGEN to provide bioinformatic support to the NHS Genomic Medicine Service and its national network of Genomic Laboratory Hubs for 5 million genome project.
The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) together with Fitbit have launched the Bring Your Own Device project, enabling Fitbit users to share data with the NIH 'All of Us' programme.
JPND, the EU's neurodegenerative disease research initiative, has announced a €30 million call for multinational research on personalised medicine for neurodegenerative diseases.
The UK's NHS has today published its Long Term Plan, which sets out a vision to save half a million lives 'with practical action on major killer conditions and investment in world class, cutting edge treatments' over the next decade. At the heart of the plans is the use of technology for a wide range of purposes from telehealth to genomic screening.
SOPHiA GENETICS has closed a $77 million funding round led by Generation Investment Management, with participation from Idinvest Partners, alongside existing investors including Balderton Capital and Alychlo.