10 health startups among World Economic Forum's 'Technology Pioneers'

The World Economic Forum included 10 early-stage health tech companies on its annual list of Technology Pioneers, a group of global startups developing innovations that will benefit not only their industries but also society at large.

The 2019 list comprises a total of 56 startups that are "truly innovative," helmed by "visionary leadership" and poised to have significant impact, and are independent companies with annual revenues below $500 million. For the next two years, they will join the World Economic Forum to bring their insights and perspective to global discussions of technology.

Here are the 10 health startups named Technology Pioneers by the World Economic Forum, beginning with those based in the U.S.:

  • 7 Cups (San Clemente, Calif.): provides free, anonymous web- and smartphone-based mental health support powered by adaptive machine learning, licensed professionals and 340,000 trained volunteers around the world.
  • LunaPBC (La Jolla, Calif.): gives individuals a platform to share and maintain ownerships of their DNA and other health data to contribute to disease and wellness research.
  • Openwater (San Francisco): produces portable medical imaging devices at lower costs than traditional MRI, CT and PET scanners to make accurate diagnoses and effective treatments more accessible.
  • Spring Health (New York City): combines its digital platform and vetted provider network to simplify employer-backed mental healthcare offerings.
  • Vineti (San Francisco): provides software to biotech and pharmaceutical companies to accelerate the development of personalized therapies.
  • Coeo Labs (Bangalore, India): develops medical devices to solve unmet clinical needs in emergency and critical care, such as the Saans breathing support device for premature babies in low-resource settings.
  • DabaDoc (Casablanca, Morocco): connects patients with physicians in Africa, using telehealth, machine learning technology and partnerships in the private and public sectors to improve care access, productivity and outcomes.
  • Holmusk (Singapore): utilizes data to inform mental health treatment via its real-world evidence platform, powered by machine and deep learning and other digital tools.
  • MeMed Diagnostics (Haifa, Israel): translates immune system signals into diagnostic insights to inform the treatment of infectious diseases.
  • Sky Labs (Seongnam-si, South Korea): produces the CART tracking device, worn as a ring, to identify atrial fibrillation with greater than 98 percent accuracy.

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