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Digital healthtech firms among selected Kickstart startups

Six healthtech startups are part of 48 growth companies who have been selected to participate in this year’s edition of the Kickstart program in Switzerland. From September to November, the selected growth ventures will work for several weeks in Zurich, where they will seek innovation partnerships with corporations and organisations The selected companies are: Braive (Sweden), which…

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Medical device firm raises $1.5m investment for mental health challenges

Medical device company Flow, creators of a medically approved treatment for depression has raised $1.5 million in an investment round led by Khosla Ventures to tackle mental health challenges. The investment will be used to support Flow’s European rollout, introduce Flow to healthcare clinics, and fund clinical studies. Flow is a physical and behavioural, at-home…

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Device and app depression treatment launches in UK

Medical device company Flow has launched a medication-free treatment for depression in the UK. The treatment comprises a brain stimulation headset and a therapy app. In a Q&A with Digital Health Age in November, its co-founder and CEO Daniel Månssonsaid: “The headset uses transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), a form of neurostimulation that delivers a gentle electrical…

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Brain training apps could help depression patients, study finds

Brain-training apps could help alleviate the symptoms of depression, according to a study at Queens College, City University of New York. The study, published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, involved 46 young adults who showed mild to moderate depressive symptoms, including depressed mood, loss of interest, concentration and energy, and difficulty sleeping. These participants…

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