2021 ICT Startup Grand Award
Gense Technologies Limited
Gense Technologies – Portable and self-administrable medical imaging for remote diagnostic screening and chronic disease monitoring
Description of Entry:
Gense offers an affordable and portable self-help medical imaging device for in-depth health monitoring and diagnostic screening at home and clinics. The device targets some of the costliest diseases’ early detection and monitoring, specifically in preventive care and chronic disease management.
Developed as a home-based medical imaging modality to assist telemedicine, the imaging scan can be self-administrable by users without any substantive operative training. It is also powered by cloud-based machine learning algorithms to monitor liver, lungs and more.
The award-winning startup is built by a team of 15 PhDs and researchers from Stanford, Cambridge, and Hong Kong. The team is also coordinating over 8 partnerships with professors on clinical trials, machine learning, biomedical imaging, and mathematical modelling. They are also running a Hong Kong government sponsored trial in COVID recovery remote monitoring for discharged patients.
Gense has raised USD 2.5mil from grants and investment to date, and has developed capacity to mass manufacture with medical device certification.
The startup has also been approached by healthcare distributors from over 20 markets globally to set up local deployment pipeline, including private hospital network, clinic chains, health insurers, and multinational conglomerates.
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Comments from Judging Panel:
This solution provides a favourable alternative to clinics and households to perform an early diagnostic screening in a remote and self-administrable fashion which helps to enhance personal health by flagging health concerns in the early stage before the rapid deterioration. This user-friendly health solution also provides easy-to-follow in-app instructions which allow users to conduct the self-diagnosis in minutes. The online medical report also gives the opportunity to the users to trace and track their health condition and share with the user-specified healthcare provider(s) via a secured cloud platform.
Website of Entry: http://www.gensetechnologies.com/