In 2013, Px HealthCare launched its OWise breast cancer app in the Netherlands. The company had always intended to grow its business abroad. Having been selected for participation in the NHS Innovation Accelerator, and attracted by the appeal of the golden triangle of Cambridge, London and Oxford, it decided to relocate its centre of business operations to the UK from July 2015.
The NHS Innovation Accelerator has been a fantastic experience for Px HealthCare and given OWise a launch pad to making this accessible to patients in the UK. Px are delighted with the help they have received from UCLPartners (AHSN) who have helped open doors for them in the NHS, and have some fantastic ongoing work with UCL Hospital.
I like the vibe that we have in London, the environment, the creativity that is around. It is a very small place in a way, with lots of very talented people together, with diverse talents, smart legal and financial brains rubbing together with creative tech and media people."
Dr Anne Bruinvels, Founder, pX Healthcare
Report: A Digital Health Hub
We spoke to experts from industry, academia and the UK National Health Service (NHS) about the thriving digital health ecosystem.
Read the report to learn about the opportunities for you in the golden triangle of Cambridge, London and Oxford.
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Discover Cambridge Cognition, the company that translates gold standard neuroscience research into usable tools for doctors, researchers and patients. These tools make the drug development process more efficient, through their development of software based on new neuroscience insights from Cambridge University. The company are interested in not only helping to develop new drugs but also in how mobile health can: help to make drugs more effective and enable patients to better manage their health.
Discover Oxford company, Isansys Lifecare who with support from the Oxford Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) are creating a new class of data-driven biomarkers. Take the work they are doing with hepatologists at the Royal Free Hospital in London: the data from just one wireless wearable sensor patch taken over a 20-minute period is equivalent to the data and information content traditionally obtained from a blood test which takes hours of lab time and requires the patient to attend the hospital. This is a major shift towards data-driven methods.