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Here’s what Google, Apple and Microsoft are up to in healthcare

Tech giants such as Google, Apple and Microsoft are investing heavily in HealthTech. We take a look at what exactly they’re up to.

Over $2bn was poured into the global digital health sector in the first half of 2016, according to Rock Health, a venture fund dedicated to digital health.

Technology aimed at making a difference and saving lives is becoming an increasingly popular and attractive opportunity among tech giants and VCs alike.

From NHS collaborations to diagnostic devices and programmable biological cells, here’s how some of the world’s biggest technology companies are innovating within the healthcare sector.


Google spent £400m acquiring London-based AI firm DeepMind in 2014 and then took a leap into healthcare when DeepMind Health collaborated with the NHS in 2016. The Royal Free London approached DeepMind to develop an app called Streams, which improves the detection of acute kidney injury through blood test results....