Imagine accessing the internet by just thinking about it. In fact, imagine what it would be like if I could write this article all in my head instead of typing anything. Well, that is what Neuralink is capable of. Neuralink is a neurotechnological company run by Elon Musk that is working on creating chips that can be implanted into a person’s skull to track brain activity and potentially even stimulate it.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, accounting for the loss of 10 million lives in 2020. To prevent these deaths, cancer needs to be detected at an early stage. But detection remains a challenge, particularly in lower-income countries, where there is a dearth of diagnostic tools.
Those of our readers who love tech and sci-fi must be familiar with the show Black Mirror. For those who aren’t, it is a show that quite literally holds up a “mirror” to society, discussing the intersections of technology and personal lives and the horrifying results of that.
Lawyers defending the founder and former CEO of blood-testing company Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, want you to know that she was just a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed young girl who tried and failed. She was trying to change the world—one drop of blood at a time.
The pandemic has shined a light on the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle. Lockdowns and gym closures have made it impossible for many to head out and continue their everyday workout routines. For some, that meant resorting to equipment-free home workouts; for others, it meant giving up exercising altogether.
Biotech startup Mammoth Biosciences officially achieved “unicorn” status in September 2021. After securing US$195 million in funding, it now has a total valuation of more than US$1 billion.
The financing for the California-based company comprises a US$150 million in its Series D round, following a $45 million in Series C funding in late 2020 led by venture capitals and investment firms.
Founded in San Diego in 2010, Cue Health is the latest med-tech startup to become a publicly listed company after a sharp term to profitability this year. Having found success in developing a portable COVID-19 test kit that provides lab-quality results in just a few minutes, it now hopes to expand its influence beyond the pandemic and into every corner of healthcare.
To say that Covid has been a biological nightmare for the world is an understatement. In a bid to wake up from it, companies and investors have turned their attention to science, medicine and innovation—or simply, biotechnology. With vaccines and cures becoming the need of the hour, BioTech rose like never before.
Silicon Valley entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes’s journey shows that not all Ivy League-dropout stories are those of success. At 19, Holmes dropped out of Stanford to start Theranos, a health-tech company that set out to revolutionize healthcare by detecting diseases with a single drop of blood. The idea was innovative and promising, so much so that Vice President Joe Biden called it “the future of laboratory science”. Seeing its potential, investors poured over US$400 million into the business.
By Relena Sei The pandemic has upended lives and affected work, leisure, and personal health. Of the three, perhaps health took the worst hit. And
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India is in the midst of a health tech boom. Alekhya Boora talks to Jumpstart about how she, along with her co-founder, built their healthtech
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PHASE Scientific International has built rapid antigen tests based on the easy-to-use home pregnancy testing mechanism. The device is designed to enable mass rapid testing