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The Health-Tech Podcast covers the latest in health and technology through interviews with disruptive health-tech startups and leaders. Whether you’re a patient, founder, investor or simply interested in health-tech, The Health-Tech Podcast has it covered.

🌍 Listeners in 100+ countries.
🎙 2 new episodes every week.
🗣 Hosted by Dr James Somauroo.

www.jamessomauroo.com | www.somx.co.uk

The Health-Tech Podcast Dr. James Somauroo

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The Health-Tech Podcast covers the latest in health and technology through interviews with disruptive health-tech startups and leaders. Whether you’re a patient, founder, investor or simply interested in health-tech, The Health-Tech Podcast has it covered.

🌍 Listeners in 100+ countries.
🎙 2 new episodes every week.
🗣 Hosted by Dr James Somauroo.

www.jamessomauroo.com | www.somx.co.uk

    #112: Healthtech Reports From McKinsey and Octopus Ventures 📒

    #112: Healthtech Reports From McKinsey and Octopus Ventures 📒

    James has read the reports from the McKinsey Global Institute and Octopus Ventures so you don't have to... but they're also linked below. McKinsey's "Prioritizing health: A prescription for prosperity" concludes that by improving health globally, we can save lives and inject trillions into the global economy and they lay out some key findings in the exec summary which gives you the best overview. And Octopus Ventures have pinpointed huge innovation opportunities in fertility treatment, with global investment over the last five-year period topping $2.2bn (rising to $750m last year).

    Check out the reports here:

    1. https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/healthcare-systems-and-services/our-insights/prioritizing-health-a-prescription-for-prosperity

    2. https://octopusgroup.com/newsroom/latest-news/octopus-ventures-pinpoints-innovation-opportunities-in-fertility/

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    • 11 min
    #111: The Story of Unlearn.ai with Charles Fisher

    #111: The Story of Unlearn.ai with Charles Fisher

    Charles is a scientist with interests at the intersection of physics, machine learning, and computational biology and is the founder of Unlearn.ai . Previously, Charles worked as a machine learning engineer at Leap Motion and a computational biologist at Pfizer. He was a Philippe Meyer Fellow in theoretical physics at École Normale Supérieure in Paris, France, and a postdoctoral scientist in biophysics at Boston University. Charles holds a Ph.D. in biophysics from Harvard University and a B.S. in biophysics from the University of Michigan.

    Unlearn creates Digital Twins to populate Intelligent Control Arms in clinical studies. While others leverage existing data, Unlearn generates a new type of data, for any type of patient. A Digital Twin is a longitudinal, computationally generated clinical record that describes what would have happened if a specific patient received a placebo.
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/drckf/ | www.unlearn.ai

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    • 58 min
    #110: VR in anaesthesia

    #110: VR in anaesthesia

    This week, James is joined by an old friend and colleague, Dr. Kevin Rafferty. James and Kevin did anaesthetics together and Kevin still practices today. He uses his own VR headset design when anaesthetising his paediatric patients and tells us all about that and his vision for VR right across the patient-journey when it comes to anaesthetics and surgery.

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevin-rafferty-7a1082138/ | https://www.raffertydistractionheadset.com/

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    www.jamessomauroo.com | www.somx.co.uk

    • 39 min
    #109: The Story of NCL Technology Ventures with Jerry Biggs 💰

    #109: The Story of NCL Technology Ventures with Jerry Biggs 💰

    This week, James is joined by Jeremy (Jerry) Biggs, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at NCL, a specialist investment management firm focusing on high growth technology companies, predominantly in the medical and energy sectors. Jerry has over 15 years of investment and corporate finance experience and sits on the board of a number of high growth businesses. Previously, Jeremy worked for Northern Trust Global Investments, HSBC Investment Bank and BoS Investments and has been the Investment Director for a UK based family office.

    NCL invest in Seed and Series A rounds where they can deploy their expertise and capital to help  companies achieve an early inflection point in valuation. They consciously choose investments that create an impact on the lives of patients as well as financial return for their investors.

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    • 52 min
    #108: An Uncomfortable Truth (Part 2), with Sam Shah

    #108: An Uncomfortable Truth (Part 2), with Sam Shah

    This week James is again joined by Sam Shah to talk about being BAME in healthcare and technology. Sam is a clinical lead with an interest in healthcare technology, digital experience, translational research and supporting behaviour change. He is an NHS Consultant with experience in clinical commissioning, service redesign, public health, workforce planning and health economics. He is also a Digital Health Tech Advisor, the FT's 4th most influential BAME tech leader 2019, a Finalist 2019 Digital Leaders 100 and BIMA 100 #BLM

    Ideas form: https://js470961.typeform.com/to/OYbQY2lR

    Sam's Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sam-shah-nhs/ | https://twitter.com/healthyopinion

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    • 17 min
    #107: The Story of Qure.ai with Prashant Warier

    #107: The Story of Qure.ai with Prashant Warier

    This week, James is joined by Prashant, an expert in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Deep learning. He has architected and commercialized several data science solutions in his 15 year career. He is also a prolific researcher, author, and speaker on topics related to data science and machine learning. He is passionate about using deep learning to make healthcare affordable and accessible.

    Qure.ai uses deep learning to diagnose disease from CT Scans, X-Rays and MRIs and create automated diagnostic reports. This will help radiologists make faster and more accurate decisions in the developed countries and provide automated radiology support to physicians in rural areas, where radiologists are typically not available.

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    • 54 min

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