HTN 100

HTN 100: NHS Digital, LabGenius, X-on and Kaia Health

NHS Digital Webinar: Digital Medicines Interoperability

NHS Digital is hosting a webinar at 12:30PM, Friday 13 December 2019.

The webinar will focus on their work on an interoperable medication standard that has now been underway for a year. The session will include:

  • FHIR terminology server and how you can gain access
  • highlights and learning from the recent INTEROPen event
  • how you can get involved in First of Type (FOT) or other medication projects
  • opportunities to influence and shape our approach to the structure of medication messages across different care settings

The webinar will be introduced by Ann Slee, Associate CCIO of Medicines at NHSX.

Register here


LabGenius raises £7 million

London-based drug discovery company, LabGenius has raised over over £7 million in its Series A financing round.

LabGenius is a drug discovery company that is using artificial intelligence (AI), robotic automation, and synthetic biology to discover novel protein therapeutics.

The company has developed EVA, a robot scientist capable of designing, conducting, and learning from its own experiments.

LabGenius Founder and CEO, Dr. James Field, says Protein therapeutics have an unparalleled potential to both treat disease and alleviate human suffering. By transforming how these drugs are discovered, we have a shot at improving the lives of countless people. Being able to robustly engineer novel therapeutic proteins has immense commercial and societal value. The discovery of protein therapeutics has historically been highly artisanal, relying heavily on humans for both experimental design and execution. This dependence has proved limiting because, as a species, we’re cognitively incapable of fully grasping the complexity of biological systems.


X-on wins in the General Practice Awards

Telephony supplier X-on has won the Technology/ Digital Solution Provider of the Year at the General Practice Awards.

The company provides Surgery Connect to over 500 GP practices. Paul Bensley, CEO, X-on said “It is a real privilege to work with the GP surgeries, federations and clinical commissioning groups that are the foundation of our NHS.  With our modern, adaptable communication tools, we are helping them manage demand, and deliver a better patient experience. We look forward to working with practices for many years to come.”

James Harley, IT Lead, Worcestershire CCG “Surgery Connect is providing a platform for a more collaborative way of working between practices and other healthcare providers, as they look to form the new Primary Care Networks that have been set up under the NHS Long Term Plan. It gives us a great opportunity for more joined up working.”


Kaia Health announces $8 million in funding

Kaia Health, a digital therapeutics company, has announced an $8 million funding round led by Optum Ventures.

Kaia Health has developed a smartphone-based approach for managing a range of chronic conditions, with its product focused on musculoskeletal disorders (MSK) such as chronic back pain. The investment by Optum Ventures helps Kaia Health address the rising costs of treating MSK-related conditions, the difficulty patients have in accessing the best treatment, and the need for innovative, scalable and cost-effective technology solutions to confront this issue.

Kaia Health’s 2D motion tracking technology enables users to get real-time feedback on their exercise performance using their smartphone’s camera.



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