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Technology February 24, 2020 Health Apps are the next big thing

Healthcare is going through a technological revolution. Everything from managing prescriptions to detecting early-stage cancer is changing fast. Despite this innovation blitz, not enough companies are capitalising on the power of smartphone apps. New sensors, faster chips and excellent app design can unlock better healthcare – without building a new device or bringing someone into …

Business February 23, 2020 The resurrection of Leonard Thompson by way of insulin

And why insulin isn’t a magic wand that makes diabetes disappear. Imagine being a 14-year-old Canadian boy. Your name is Leonard Thompson. You’re unwell.  You received a diagnosis and you heard doctors discreetly tell your parents that the condition you’re living with affords you another year, maybe two. Your hungry teenage body has been put …

Business February 21, 2020 The big diabetes question my startup wants to eliminate

” Are you focused on type 1 or type 2? “ It’s a question I’m often asked in an investor conversation. It’s generally a proxy for: are you focusing on the big market, or the smaller one? But early on in our journey at Quin we decided not to constrain our thinking with types. Our starting …

Business February 13, 2020 What is equity crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is raising finance from a large number of people (aka the ‘crowd’) for a relatively small amount of money each. It is a way to finance companies, projects or ventures and uses online platforms to access thousands of potential funders. There are a few different crowdfunding models, including equity-based, reward-based, donation-based and lending-based.  With …

Business February 13, 2020 Should we accept that 85% of Healthcare apps aren’t safe? 

Confidence and quality through safety and clinical studies How can we prove to you that you’ll be 100% safe using Quin? That’s the question I try to answer every day. Your safety is literally in my job title – Head of User Safety and Compliance. It’s not an easy question. Everyone living with diabetes is …

Technology February 12, 2020 Why technology has the potential to solve diabetes now.

Over the past decade, there’s been a rise in the adoption of technology through phones and wearables. We’re now able to collect our data to help track steps; tune in when we need a reminder to breathe or get better sleep. Bearing this in mind, at Quin we realised we could use the data we …

Design February 11, 2020 Citizen science needs citizen investors

How do you fund a venture that claims it can create breakthroughs in medical science when it’s not based on science? You find believers. People who live with the problem you’re trying to solve and deeply understand the need for a new approach. People who want to be a part of a technology venture that …

Business January 24, 2020 My first Chinese New Year at Quin

This year marks my first Chinese New Year celebration with Quin. To celebrate, here are some fun facts.  To start with: unlike holidays such as Christmas, which follows the Gregorian calendar and therefore always falls on the 25th of every year. The date of Chinese New Year varies between January 21st and February 20th. This …

Inspiration January 19, 2020 Surfing the blood sugar wave

New approaches to dynamic diabetes management When it comes to diabetes, surely few can claim to understand more about living with the condition than Dr Stephen Ponder, author of the new blood sugar bible Sugar Surfing. Endocrinologist Ponder, himself living with insulin-treated diabetes, has spent over 30 years working with adults and children with diabetes, …

Business December 3, 2019 Leading in disruption with McKinsey

Everyday is Diabetes Awareness Day at Quin I joined Quin early last week at a time I thought would be quite exciting as it was in the midst of Diabetes Awareness Month. By day two, I quickly realised that for our team, every day is World Diabetes Day and I don’t say this lightly. You …

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