Together with our friends from Harvard, MassBio and the Life Science community we recently attended the Digital Health Impact 2019 in Boston. The importance, challenges and opportunities within Digital Health were discussed. This emerging sector and platforms such as Stardots’ AI-TRUST, reflect combined advances in the Life Sciences, Digital Technology and Medical Devices industries. All bringing to light the question….How do we apply all this data to really impact outcomes and reduce costs?
We discussed digital health and Software-as-a-Drug in general and Stardots´ platform for Parkinson’s Disease “AI-TRUST” with the attendees including the Governor of Massachusetts Charlie Baker, CBO of MassBio John Hallinan, Harvard lecturer Luba Greenwood and co-founder of Flare Capital Bill Geary. We really learned a lot from the event. The future for digital health platforms such as ours is bright.
A reoccurring issue was the realization and real-world benefits of digital health platforms. We believe that such a platform should be developed in strong collaboration with the life science and health care sector. AI-TRUST is a joint venture between Stardots, Uppsala University and Uppsala University Hospital and we are working closely with neurological clinics and professionals in EU and the U.S.
Stardots was invited to Umeå university in Sweden to present our company, vision and the application platform. The group focuses in neuroimaging and uses MATLAB extensively to acquire data, control outputs and for post-analysis. We were totally blown away about the quality of their research, the results they generated and the level of code they produce.
Many programmers face the problem of commercialization and distribution of their code and solutions, and so did this group. Our application platform is built to solve these shortcomings and provide a portal for scientists and programmers to meet, exchange ideas and offer applications. We at Stardots are so honored to be collaborating with the best in the industry in order to improve the efforts of R&D and society at large.
Stardots attended Jefferies global health care conference in NYC to seek funding for our digital health platform for our Parkinson’s disease “AI-TRUST”. World leading health care companies presented cutting edge technologies, biotech innovations and pharmaceuticals in this investment focused conference. Stardots is currently seeking funding for our AI-TRUST platform in order to quantify symptoms and offer AI-optimized treatment to Parkinson’s in order to improve quality of life, reduce cost to society and to aid in clinical trials. It aims to provide progressive markers for Parkinson’s.
AI-TRUST is a cloud based, digital health platform and a joint-venture with Uppsala University and Uppsala University Hospital. The algorithms used for mathematical modelling are based on years of research by Prof. Alexander Medvedev and clinical trials by MD PhD Dag Nyholm.
Chris Kennedy (to the left in the photo) is our newly hired Business Development U.S and is in charge of raising funds in the Boston area.
For more information regarding investing in AI-TRUST please visit the following link: For investors
Chris Kennedy is Stardots Business Development U.S. since May 2019. He had deep involvement in the Tech and Life Science sectors, previously Co-Chair of the MassBIO Finance Committee & Forum Advisory Board Member.
Chris remains actively involved in the venture and start up community. Stardots is very pleased that Chris decided to join the team and his vision and experience will be a great asset to the company.
We won the “Game Changer” award at Venture Cup Region East finals for our application platform! The jurys motivation was:
“By making research and findings from researchers more available and cost effective, this highly competent team uses programming-skills to build bridges between science and a huge market of customers”
Venture Cup have supported tens of thousands of entrepreneurs and helped nearly 15 000 ideas to blossom since the start in 1998. It is Sweden’s no. 1 competition and the competition where ideas become businesses. See more info here: www.venturecup.com
We are extremely honored to be competing in the nationals final in September, and besides the honor and recognition a chance to win 500 000 SEK in price money.
Stardots has currently three products in our app store; they are all developed in MATLAB from MathWorks inc and compiled to an executable via MATLAB COMPILER.
We are very pleased to announce that Vinnova – Sweden’s innovation agency – has awarded Stardots a prestigious “Innovative Startup” grant for »QUEST« – a sub component in Stardots medical platform »EKLIPS«.
»EKLIPS« estimates symptoms and offer AI-powered treatment suggestions for patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). The effects of PD are severe; the cost is estimated to be ~14 B€ per year in EU alone in addition to the human suffering. Around 1% of all people above 60 years will be affected by PD. »EKLIPS« will lower the cost of PD treatment for society and significantly increase quality of life for the patient.
One key component to »EKLIPS« is to estimate Parkinson’s symptoms quantitively using mathematical modelling. »QUEST« is a novel idea to estimate the associated tremor of a PD patient using the cloud, a mobile phone and advanced algorithms developed under many years by Prof. Alexander Medvedevs research group at Uppsala university. The algorithms have been tested clinically at Uppsala university Hospital (Akademiska sjukhuset) with Assoc. Prof. MD Dag Nyholm research Group and the results are impressive and encouraging. We estimate that »QUEST« will be available for Android and iOS within a year.
»EKLIPS« is a joint venture between Stardots AB, Uppsala university and Uppsala university Hospital, and collaborates with various organizations and companies in Europe and USA. The platform is expected to be ready for launch within a few years. For more info please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Swedish Child Diabetes Foundation’s Johnny Ludvigsson-prize for excellent research in childhood and adolescent diabetes, has this year been given its Young Researcher prize to: Associate Professor Joey Lau Börjesson at the Department of Medical Cell Biology, Uppsala University.
Motivation for the award “Joey Lau Börjesson is awarded the prize for her work with advanced experimental
studies to provide enhanced understanding of how transplanted insulin-producing cells
are transformed by their new environment in the transplants, and how the
survival and function rate of the transplanted cells can be improved, including stem cell modification.
The findings can lead to improved results in clinical island transplantations and provide a basis for how stem cell-derived insulin-producing cells can be developed as
Stardots has jointly with Joey developed software that can increase correctness and rapidity in Joey’s diabetes research.
Read more about Pancreas Image Detection (PID).
Stardots is thrilled to announce another MedTech project and this time we are teaming up with two of the best scientists in their respective fields to deliver the next generation Deep-Brain Stimulation (DBS) techniques, useful in the treatment of e.g., Parkinson’s disease.
Together with research groups of neurologist PhD Dag Nyholm from Uppsala university hospital and professor of control engineering and director of automatic control Alexander Medvedev from Uppsala university, we are building a cloud-based, AI-driven, platform for improving the DBS treatment.
DBS is considered one of the best and reliable techniques for e.g., Parkinson treatment. Combining Stardots cloud, application and computation technology, with Uppsala university newly developed AI algorithms, and the experience and knowledge in neuro-science and neuro-surgery, the project will develop a system that will aid doctors in their optimization of DBS for patients. The system will further enhance the effects of the DBS-treatment using smart and self-learning algorithms, adjusting the DBS-parameters using various inputs and models in one easy and intuitive interface.
We just released Evolved Horizon v. 1.20 for PC, and it is packed with new features and hardware support. Evolved Horizon now features support for the excellent Sparkfun HX711 Loadcell amplifier, updated the launcher GUI, database performance, analytical plot upgrades support for zoom, pan and data cursor, as well as a better utilization of the screen size. See the release notes for a complete list.