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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 …

Business September 27, 2019 Bye Finsbury Park, Hello Horley: Quin’s 1st away day

Quin turned 5 and we organised our very first company away day. While the team was wondering what was in store for this year’s birthday party, Cyndi, Isabella and I decided the time was right to organise an away day. We have an incredible team delivering at lightning speed to achieve Quin’s mission. It was …

Business September 11, 2019 Building our Marketing Team

I am blessed that I get to put a lot of my more radical thinking about recruitment into action at Quin, and shaping our next two hires, who will take our marketing function to the next level, has been a dream. Vanessa Bolosier, our Head of Marketing, is so committed to hiring for potential, I …

Thoughts September 5, 2019 How we built our medtech startup without marrying a billionaire

Just over five years ago, Isabella and I met for our bi-weekly coffee and mentoring session. This time she surprised me with a very unexpected topic. She was planning to quit her job and set up a business to make technology to help people with diabetes. She wanted my advice on how to get going, …

Guides August 13, 2019 Quin’s diabetes travel checklist

Summer is in full swing and whether you opted for a staycation or decided to fly across the world, packing – especially when living with diabetes – might require extra preparation. So our resident Quinners decided to share their ultimate diabetes travel checklist if you’re a pumper, on injections, staying in the country or going …