PatchAi Startup has Arrived in the Market to Support Patients and Clinical Research

PatchAiPatchAi - a startup that offers, thanks to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, an empathic virtual assistant to patients participating in clinical trials - announced that it has closed two rounds of fundraising for about 900 thousand euros in 2019. The startup's service provision has been active since December 2019 and among the first PatchAi® clients is Novartis Italia, thus confirming its position as one of the fastest rising startups in the health sector.

In the last 15 months, the Padua based startup, led by CEO Alessandro Monterosso, has emerged victorious in 10 national and international competitions for over 300 thousand euros in prize money and services. The company has been accelerated by Unicredit Startup Lab and the European Institute of Technology (EIT Health) and now collaborates with international players such as IBM and HIT - University of Padua.

The ability to deliver: PatchAi's forte

In an era of transition to value-based healthcare, where patient centricity and real-time data generation (RWE) play a key role, the implementation of innovative digital solutions can provide double the value in improving patient care and collecting valuable healthcare data, reducing not only distance and time but also the costs of innovative drug trials.

In this scenario, PatchAi presents itself as the first cognitive platform offering an empathic virtual assistant for the collection and predictive analysis of patient reported data in Clinical Trials, opening the doors to a new frontier in patient engagement through the adoption of conversational ePRO(1) (Co-PROTM)(2).

The idea was born in the hospital wards across different countries where the 4 founders - Alessandro Monterosso, Filip Ivancic, Kumara Palanivel and Daniele Farro - worked in clinical research covering different roles (doctors, nurses, pharmacologists) and were able to experience first-hand the unexpressed needs of patients, communication barriers and often obsolete data collection practices. The team then convened at SDA Bocconi School of Management and, thanks to their participation in the Cariplo Factory's BioUpper acceleration program, they began working on the implementation of the idea, acquainting themselves with the main stakeholders in the sector.

Commitment, energy and, above all, great execution capacity were essential in enabling PatchAi® to become a real company where today, in addition to the team of four founders, more than 12 professionals are active collaborators. "Our next goal - says CEO Alessandro Monterosso - is to invest further in research and product development, continuing to focus on the internationalization of the market outreach and expansion into the B2C segment. All this so that "patient centricity" does not remain merely a concept but is translated into active patient involvement and improvement of their quality of life during clinical trials."

Investors and growth objectives

Believing in the PatchAi® team and project are important players and investors in the healthcare and digital health sector including UVCAP, Healthware Ventures, Padda Health and Avalanche Investments. In 2019 the startup was able to close two rounds, thus entering the market 12 months earlier than anticipated.

"I am very happy with our investment in an Italian digital health startup" - says Roberto Ascione, CEO of Healthware Group and President of Healthware Ventures. "PatchAi® comprises a team with high growth potential that strongly believes in its objectives. A factor that, as an entrepreneur and investor, I appreciate very much and that I am sure will be decisive in their future growth. PatchAi® also demonstrates the importance of working with patients in scientific research to develop innovative solutions."

For the next few years, management expects the business to experience strong growth with the goal of reaching more than 40,000 patients within the next 5 years and continue acheiveing their growth targets in the corporate and consumer sectors, both in Italy and globally.

For further information, please visit:
https://patchai.io/en/

About PatchAi®

It is an innovative start-up that has developed the first cognitive platform for collection and predictive analysis of data reported by patients in Clinical Trials, which opens the doors to a new frontier in patient engagement, thanks to the adoption of conversational ePRO (Co-PROTM). It is a Class I medical device, pending authorization, that uses technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and integrates an empathic virtual assistant built on IBM® Watson. This technological integration makes it possible to assess patient needs, implement personalized strategies to achieve and maintain patient engagement, and collect valuable real world data on symptomatology, adverse events, therapy adherence and quality of life.

1. Per ePRO - Electronic Patient-Reported Outcomes: any report of the status of a patient's health condition that comes directly from the patient.
2. PatchAi ha registrato la tecnologia Co-PROTM (Conversational Patient-Reported Outcomes)

Most Popular Now

Researchers Capture First Images of Oxyg…

Oxygen in cancer tumors is known to be a major factor that helps radiation therapy be successful. Hypoxia, or starvation of oxygen, in solid tumors is also thought to be...

A New Method of Artificial Intelligence …

Despite the immense progress in the field of AI in recent years, we are still very far from human intelligence. Indeed, if current AI techniques allow to train computer agents...

PatchAi Startup has Arrived in the Marke…

PatchAi - a startup that offers, thanks to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, an empathic virtual assistant to patients participating in clinical trials - announced that it has closed two...

FDA Authorizes Marketing of First Cardia…

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized marketing of software to assist medical professionals in the acquisition of cardiac ultrasound, or echocardiography, images. The software, called Caption Guidance, is...

Digital Health App Medicus AI Earns CE C…

Medicus AI, the Vienna-based health tech company, has received a ​Class I Medical Device CE Mark for its mobile application. The CE certification mark confirms that Medicus AI conforms to...

Portable Lab You Plug into Your Phone ca…

Engineers with the University of Cincinnati have created a tiny portable lab that plugs into your phone, connecting it automatically to a doctor's office through a custom app UC developed...

Helping Patients with Binge Eating Disor…

Behavioral therapy assisted by a smartphone app, delivered via telemedicine by a health coach, was an effective treatment for several symptoms of binge eating disorders, according to a study conducted...

SCCE's 8th Annual ECEI - European Compli…

16 - 18 March 2019, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The European Compliance & Ethics Institute is the place to discuss compliance challenges and strategies with your peers from healthcare and across industry...

InterSystems Releases Novel Coronavirus …

InterSystems is releasing global functionality for its TrakCare® unified healthcare information system to screen and support patients with 2019-nCoV, the novel coronavirus infection that originated in Wuhan in China.

Telehealth Interventions Associated with…

Telehealth interventions are associated with improved obstetric outcomes, according to a review published from physician-researchers at the George Washington University. The article, published in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology, presents...

CompuGroup Medical to Acquire Certain Ce…

CompuGroup Medical SE (CGM) and Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ: CERN), a global health care technology company, have entered into an agreement regarding the acquisition by CompuGroup Medical of a part of...