Happyr Health and Medwise at North-South MedTech Summit
Two Cambridge-based companies, Happyr Health and Medwise, will attend the inaugural North-South MedTech Summit, a free-of-charge virtual event to promote and encourage new collaborations between medtech startups, scale-ups, SMEs, academics and clinicians across the UK.
The upcoming conference is supported by HealthTech World and the Leeds Academic Health Partnership, who will join more than 40 speakers across eight roundtables including Innovate UK, IQ Capital, the Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network, the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), the University of Leeds and Brandon Medical Company.
The summit includes a startup and scale-up showcase of companies across the UK, Ireland and Europe selected by the NIHR Surgical MedTech Co-operative from the Super Connect for Good 2021 Competition.
They include Medwise.ai, based at St John’s Innovation Centre, which uses natural language processing technology to help clinicians find immediate answers. The artificial intelligence platform aggregates information from academic journal articles and national guidelines to provide healthcare professionals with the latest information on topics including Covid-19 in a fast and concise format.
Dr Keith Tsui, Medwise.ai’s CEO and co-founder, will be a ‘Healthcare’ roundtable speaker at the virtual event which runs from 9.30am to 2pm on November 26. The roundtable will cover six healthcare topics including the rise of AI, robotics, big data, AR/VR, and cloud infrastructure.
“I’ll be speaking about the importance of supporting healthcare workers in the current healthcare landscape as demands are increasing yet the number of clinicians is decreasing,” Dr Tsui told the Cambridge Independent. “Our product Medwise.ai can save clinicians 2.6 minutes per 10-minute consultation by providing a better search experience.
“I look forward to interacting with like-minded innovators and engaging with a clinical audience to see how we could collaborate and deliver value to the NHS at these trying times.”
Dr Tsui added: “The platform is free at the point of care for clinicians to use. We work with healthcare organisations to provide integration with their local content and data analytics for them to understand unmet information and educational needs of their clincinans so they can drive adoption of best practice care. We charge organisations a B2B SaaS fee.”
Speaking for Happyr Health, co-founder and chief product officer Nicola Filzmoser said: “As an innovation showcase at the MedTech Summit, we are able to present Happyr Health’s efforts in supporting teens with chronic pain through personalised, digital tools.
“Chronic pain is a major health concern in teenagers. One in four teens experience chronic pain and more than 60 per cent of them develop mental health disorders.
“At the MedTech Summit, we cannot only highlight this unmet need and present how we designed our novel approach to solve it. We will also get in touch with clinicians and academics for further evaluations of our innovation.
“Following our first pilot project currently under way with NHS Leeds, we aim to form collaborations for future clinical studies and further expert involvement in the product design process.”
The occasion will also provide an opportunity for attendees to take part in one-to-one video speed networking with other attendees.
The North-South MedTech Summit is led by the NIHR Surgical MedTech Co-operative and Bournemouth University, in partnership with the OVHcloud Startup Program and powered by Empact Ventures.
Philip Marais, UK-Northern Europe lead of the OVHcloud Startup Program, said: “We are very pleased to be a partner of the North-South Medtech Summit. It is exciting to see the level of innovation in healthtech and medtech in the UK.
“This event will certainly bring together key players from the medtech ecosystem and also create opportunities for those attending.”
Kosta Mavroulakis, founder and CEO of Empact Ventures & Super Connect for Good, added: “We are delighted to be introducing our third medtech initiative of 2021 following the success of our previous two with the NIHR Surgical MedTech Co-operative. We look forward to bringing together a local to an international audience from across the medtech ecosystem to share insights and explore collaborations that will benefit society in years to come.”
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