Our Innovation Analysts recently looked into emerging technologies and up-and-coming startups in the healthcare industry. As there is a large number of startups working on a wide variety of solutions, we decided to share our insights with you. So, let’s take a look at promising implantable sensors solutions.
Heat Map: 5 Top Implantable Sensor Startups
For our 5 picks of implantable sensors startups, we used a data-driven startup scouting approach to identify the most relevant solutions globally. The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights 5 interesting examples out of 402 relevant solutions. Depending on your specific needs, your top picks might look entirely different.
BioTeq – RFID/NFC Reading Technologies
Implantable devices with RFID/NFC reading technology are used as a store for a range of personal data (from patients’ medical data to bank account details & passwords). This enables rapid retrieval of vital data even if the person is unconscious or unresponsive during medical surgery. The technology is used as a part of other implantable medical devices such as breast implants, vascular ports, artificial joints, and dental implants to ensure rapid and accurate access to device data (device manufacturer, serial number, lot number, batch number, etc). BioTeq, a startup from the UK, provides implantable technology solutions, from RFID and NFC implants to complete bespoke systems and hardware installations. A NFC microchip, embedded in a hand, keeps basic medical data and other personal info encrypted for quick and secure access.
Novela – Biomedical Prostheses Software
Common purposes of modern brain implants are biomedical prostheses for areas in the brain that have become dysfunctional after a stroke or other head injuries, and treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders by remotely sending electrical impulses to stimulate specific parts of the grey matter and advance the neuroscientific research. Californian Novela is a medical technology company developing hardware and software solutions focused on improving electrotherapeutic treatments and outcomes for patients suffering from nervous system disorders. The startup offers biocompatible neural implants that monitor, recognize and intervene in neurological disorders such as epilepsy and Parkinson’s.
D&P Bioinnovations – Implantable Systems For Organ Regrowth
Multiple medicine companies focus on repairing damaged organs with biomaterials and immunomodulatory stem cell factors, or on their replacement with artificially grown patients’ stem cell-based organs, 3D printing techniques, and computing technologies methods. D&P Bioinnovations, a startup from California, is a regenerative medicine company that specializes in repairing damaged organs with unique biomaterials and stem cells. The company has developed an immunomodulatory, implantable, bioresorbable medical device that regenerates a damaged esophagus.
MediWiSe – Monitoring Sensors
Due to the latest technologies in thin-film batteries and inductive coupling, implantable devices are combined with a large variety of sensors (temperature, radiation, vibration, etc.) or with drug delivery capsules to provide integrated implantable medical solutions. London-based MediWiSe designs miniaturized healthcare devices that can be safely implanted and provide real-time, in-vivo diagnostics. They are wirelessly controlled using radio frequency waves.
Bioretec – Biodegradable Implants
Bioimplants are currently used for monitoring, medical treatment or maintenance in healthcare. Some of them (biodegradable bioceramics, polymers, bioresorbable metal alloys and others) are designed to degrade or to be resorbed inside the body rather than be removed from the body after their function has been performed. Bioretec, a startup from Finland, provides bioabsorbable, bioactive and drug-releasing surgical implants (pins, nails and various types of screws, including interference screws and antibiotic-releasing screws) for orthopedic, trauma and sport medicine surgeries.
What About The Other 397 Implantable Sensor Solutions?
While we believe data is key to creating insights it can be easy to be overwhelmed by it. Our ambition is to create a comprehensive overview and provide actionable innovation intelligence for your Proof of Concept (PoC), partnership, or investment targets. The 5 implantable technology startups showcased above are promising examples out of 402 we analyzed for this article. To identify the most relevant solutions based on your specific criteria and collaboration strategy, get in touch.