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Meet the finalists: The start-ups transforming healthcare

When we launched Pfizer Healthcare Hub: London in 2017, we set out to find the UK’s most innovative healthtech start-ups ready to transform healthcare. We weren’t disappointed.  

In fact, we were blown away by the passion and ingenuity of the UK’s digital healthcare start-up scene, and their enthusiasm to tap into Pfizer’s growing global network of innovation hubs.  In just a few weeks, an incredible number of inspiring start-up organisations applied for a share of a £56k competitive grant and a year-long programme of support. Today, we are very excited to reveal the 10 finalists that will be invited to pitch to the judges at Pfizer UK HQ, and wish them all the very best of luck going forward.

In no particular order, the organisations shortlisted include:

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  • Now Healthcare Group Ltd - Transforming primary care delivery through a comprehensive healthcare platform. Services provide on-demand smartphone, tablet and PC-based video consultations, diagnosis and prescriptions, as well as the delivery of medicines.
  • MyMed- Online and mobile GP access, free at the point of need.
  • Molecular Warehouse - Synthetic biology technology capable of performing a wide range of molecular diagnostics through smartphones, rapidly and inexpensively, with seamless patient-clinician communication.
  • Cera – A technology enabled home care provider. Cera works to provide consistent, transparent and comprehensive care. Using automatic matching, online care reports, competitive pay and strategic partnerships.
  • Echo - A simple, free and secure app that lets you order NHS prescriptions and get medication delivered to your door.
  • medCrowd - Compliant messaging for health and care teams all over the world to work together more effectively and give the best care.
  • Cievert – A suite of applications to improve clinical process in oncology referrals and pathology, patient check-in, patient feedback including outcomes and electronic consent.
  • Breaking Free Group - Evidence-based digital psychological intervention programme targeting the underlying psychological and lifestyle factors that drive addictive behaviours.
  • Helicon - Digital platform developed to improve health outcomes and reduce costs through identification, screening, prevention, communication and management of stroke prevention and chronic diseases.
  • GiveVision - SightPlus is a wearable headset developed to give the visually impaired improved vision.

These shortlisted finalists will now compete for one of up to three places on the Pfizer Healthcare Hub: London programme and a share of the competitive grant. We will announce the winners in June on the blog along with more content for digital healthcare start-ups.

Date of publication: 
May, 2017
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