Bill Gates made a call to action to get ready for the next epidemic - what are the top startups helping to deal with infectious disease?
Although the density of cities make us more vulnerable to the spread of infectious disease, tech has the potential to make it easier than ever to coordinate a response. Google uses search terms to predict the flu, the WHO is leading the way on surveillance and observation. But what can startups do in response?
1. Startup Innovation for Faster Diagnosis
Theranos is a needle-less blood tests for faster, cheaper and better diagnosis. Founded by Elizabeth Holmes in 2003, now the youngest female billionaire in the USA.
2. Startup Innovation for Rapid Testing for Infectious Diseases
Scanogen is developing rapid and easy-to-use tests based on Single Molecule Scanning, a proprietary technology capable of detecting single nucleic acid molecules, capable of detecting single nucleic acid molecules.
3. Startup Innovation around HIV vaccine
Immunity Project is a scientific research non profit accepted onto Y Combinator that is developing an HIV vaccine.
4. Startup Innovation to Supports in Data Exchange
5. Startup Innovation for Clinical Tests
Cliniops is simplifying clinical trials by digitalisation with a comprehensive solutions in eSourcing, monitoring and patient engagement.
6. Startup Innovation Around the Communication with the Public
Healthmap communicates a unified and comprehensive picture of the current global state of infectious diseases.