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Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Top Startups tackling Medical Waste out of 160
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The Global Startup Heat Map below reveals the distribution of the 160 exemplary startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. Further, it highlights 5 healthcare startups that we hand-picked based on criteria such as founding year, location, funding raised, and more. You get to explore the solutions of these 5 startups & scaleups in this report. For insights on the other 155 solutions tackling medical waste, get in touch.
Trilogy Medwaste provides a Medical Waste Disposal Service
Many different types of medical waste are generated by hospitals, clinics, and laboratories, with different kinds of wastes requiring a separate set of disposal protocols. To achieve maximum sustainability, each type of waste generated is managed based on the most efficient recycling or upcycling process. However, this level of micro-management or compliance isn’t always possible as small and medium-scale medical facilities and institutions generally do not have the resources. This is why startups are creating compliant waste disposal services for healthcare waste.
US-based startup Trilogy MedWaste provides services for the management of healthcare waste and its compliance. The startup’s products, services, and programs focus on medical waste regulation, sharps disposal, hazardous or pharma waste, unused medicine collection, and more. This reduces the burden of sustainability practices from hospitals, private practices as well as other care facilities and achieves a higher level of waste management within the medical industry.
Polycarbin develops a Waste-to-Plastic Management Platform
Laboratory plastic waste is often discarded together with other waste types and dumped in landfills without recycling. However, certain types of plastics are reusable while others require separate disposal for recycling purposes. When healthcare systems are overburdened, medical laboratories use more plastics but are also unlikely to ensure correct recycling. To alleviate these problems, startups are developing end-to-end management solutions to monitor and track the recycling process.
US-based startup Polycarbin develops a resource management platform to recycle plastic waste generated from laboratories. Carbin enables medical and life science laboratories to sort rigid plastics into a clear stream and non-clear stream. The accompanying mobile app allows users to request a pick-up, and track and measure the recycling process. Polycarbin’s solution reduces the amount of medical waste generated by recycling plastics and quantifies the carbon footprint reduction for laboratories.
Vara develops e-Disposal Technology for Protective Medical Waste Disposal
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks and gloves. Because of this, the entire medical industry is experiencing a surge of infectious medical waste generated from discarded protective equipment. Moreover, the proper management of their disposal is vital due to the high possibility of them containing traces of pathogenic viruses or bacteria. This is why startups are developing PPE waste disposal solutions to prevent contamination.
Indian startup Vara provides hospitals and other medical institutions with an e-disposal solution to manage infectious waste. It collects potentially infectious waste such as bed linens and personal protective equipment. The weight of the waste is measured during collection as well as later at the incineration site to ensure no waste was lost during transit. The solution lets medical institutions monitor the entire process and greatly reduces risks to the people and environment.
re3CUBE manufactures a Sanitary Waste Sterilizer
A lot of medical waste such as vials, needles, etc. generated by healthcare institutions is not recycled due to the hazardous nature of the waste. Traditional recycling methods do not apply to medical waste unless it has been treated to remove any biological hazards that they may contain. To achieve this, startups are developing solutions that sterilize medical waste and preprocess them for waste collection.
Italian startup re3CUBE manufactures CRUMBLE, a line of Internet of Things (IoT) waste management devices with built-in sanitary waste sterilizers. The devices work by automatically shredding and sterilizing waste such as gauze, cotton, gloves, vials, scalpels, needles, biological material, glasses, and paper. Their devices reduce the overall cost of waste management for healthcare institutions. Moreover, it provides safety assurance for waste collection and disposal operators by issuing sterilization certificates.
Evreka develops Medical Waste Management Software
The management of waste in the medical industry is more complex due to the high number of regulations and protocols. This is due to the hazardous nature of medical waste types which could easily have adverse effects on people and the surrounding environment. To help the medical industry achieve higher levels of sustainability, startups combine hardware and software to develop comprehensive waste management solutions.
Turkish startup Evreka develops a medical waste management platform. Evreka’s solution contains a suite of hardware solutions including Evreka Sense, Evreka RFID, Evreka Track, Evreka Locate, and Evreka Workforce that together provides enhanced visibility and tracking into medical waste management. The platform ensures safety and compliance with the regulations while providing end-to-end transparency over the recycling process.
Discover more Healthcare Startups
Healthcare startups such as the examples highlighted in this report focus on mobile health, genomics, immersive technology as well as telemedicine. While all of these technologies play a major role in advancing the healthcare industry, they only represent the tip of the iceberg. To explore more healthcare technologies, simply get in touch to let us look into your areas of interest. For a more general overview, you can download our free Healthcare Innovation Report to save your time and improve strategic decision-making.