Ten healthcare startups compete for a ticket to the Silicon Valley


The registration phase for the first edition of the SHS Smarter Healthcare Booster program has closed. The organising committee has nominated ten finalists that will further compete for one of the two tickets to the Silicon Valley.


Last year, Swiss Healthcare Startups (SHS) with the support of Engagement Migros launched the first Smarter Healthcare Booster program to offer startups with an opportunity to explore the Bay Area’s vibrant health tech innovation ecosystem, meet with a network of mentors and partners and gain visibility as well as financial support to bring their company's to the next level.

The jury has now selected the first ten finalists that will attend the pitch event on March 10, 2020, at Biopole in Epalinges and on  March 30, 2020, at Technopark Winterthur. Each startup will participate in one pitch event where the SHS Board, together with the audience, will select one winner that will get a ticket to travel to the Silicon Valley in October 2020.

The finalists are:

Pitch event 1 in Epalinges

GenomSys - provides a Software Suite for secure storing and transfer of individual DNA (genomic data) on personal devices.

Lymphatica Medtech - the medtech startup designed and patented LymphoDrain, the first implantable system for chronic lymphedema treatment.

Neurosoft Bioelectronics - developed SOFT ECoG, which are soft implantable electrodes that conform to the human brain to record and stimulate the brain surface.

Scailyte - is developing AI-based data analytics to boost research, drug discovery and precision diagnostics.

Swiss Vault - is building sustainable data storage hardware and software that uses 10X less power with 20X more space-efficient.

Pitch event 2 in Winterthur

Mobile Health - built CONSILIUM Care, an app designed to facilitate the patient-doctor-communication.

Nala - developed an app to help patients with atopic dermatitis to track their skin condition as well as gather information to provide their doctors.

Online Doctor - is an online dermatology platform on which a patient can simply send photos of a skin problem to an independent dermatologist from Switzerland.

Topadur - is developing innovative drug therapies to treat severe wounds in diabetic patients.

Xatena - developed a digital platform powered by blockchain technology to support hospitals and suppliers in their procurement process.

The SHS Smarter Healthcare Booster Program in San Francisco will take place in October 2020 and is supported by swissnex San Francisco.(RAN)Photo by Tyler Casey on Unsplash