BERLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today Janssen Healthcare Innovation, a team within Janssen Research & Development, LLC (Janssen), announced the winners of the Janssen Connected Health Challenge Europe 2012 in partnership with Health 2.0. This crowd-sourcing inspired challenge is part of Janssen's overall strategy to continuously spur early stage healthcare innovation both internally and externally. Entrepreneurs and start-ups were invited to pitch technology solutions to improve care in three distinct areas including: 1) Enabling personal health management through technology; 2) Delivering quality care in patient homes and residential environments; and 3) Maintaining adherence to prescribed medication. Janssen Healthcare Innovation awarded a total of €32,500 to the Challenge winners to stimulate further development of the best ideas selected from each of these areas.
A panel of judges selected the following winners for the Janssen Connected Health Challenge:
|Category: Enabling personal health management through technology|
|First||DuoFertility is telemedicine for infertility using body temperature to detect ovulation|
UK Preventive Medicine,
|Second (joint)||UK Preventive Medicine provides next generation population health management from primary prevention to chronic condition management|
Medisana Space Technologies,
|Second (joint)||Medisana Space Technologies develops medically-certified apps for smart phones that work with app-connected medical devices|
|Category: Delivering quality care in patient homes and residential environments|
Patients Know Best,
|First||Patients Know Best provides a patient-controlled medical record designed to help patients securely share data and communicate with relevant stakeholders|
|Second||RemoteA is a solution to diagnose patients promptly and optimize specialist care resources in routine diagnostics|
|Category: Maintaining adherence to prescribed medication|
Handle My Health,
|First||Handle My Health is a user-centric remote data intelligence system that connects to patients though smart devices to scan medication|
|Second||The Mood Institute was created by patients to help empower patients suffering from psychiatric chronic disease to improve outcomes|
First prize winners in each category will receive €7,500 and the opportunity today to make a public presentation of their technology during the Health 2.0 Europe Conference in Berlin, Germany. Second prize winners will each receive €2,500. The winners were selected after a rigorous screening and 21 selected finalists presented product demonstrations yesterday to a panel of venture capitalists and industry experts during the Health 2.0 Europe conference. The winners and contestants retain all rights to their ideas and solutions.
“We were impressed with the large number of high-quality solutions submitted and congratulate each finalist for their entrepreneurial initiatives,” said Marco Mohwinckel, Partner, Janssen Healthcare Innovation, Europe. “We selected those that we think have the best chance of addressing the challenges in healthcare management, and look forward to supporting the winners as they advance development of their products and pursue commercialization.”
The judges for the challenge represent a diverse group of professionals who collectively have extensive knowledge of the difficulties associated with healthcare management, as well as the complexities of transforming an innovative healthcare business idea into a reality. The Janssen Connected Health Challenge judges include:
- Marco Mohwinckel, Partner, Janssen Healthcare Innovation, Europe
- Martin Murphy, CEO, Wellcome Trust's Syncona Fund
- Brian O’Connor, Chair, European Connected Health Alliance
- Kimberly Park, Partner, Janssen Healthcare Innovation U.S.
- Rowan Rittweger, M.D. Founder, Roman Rittweger Advisors in Healthcare
- Jan Rutherford, Partner, Scottish Equity Partners
The Janssen Connected Health Challenge is part of Janssen’s ongoing commitment to enhancing both quality and access to care through continuous improvements and transformational innovation across the world.
About Janssen Healthcare Innovation
Janssen Healthcare Innovation is an entrepreneurial team within Janssen Research & Development, LLC (Janssen), one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies. Through collaborations, Janssen Healthcare Innovation is developing products and services to deliver high-quality, cost-effective healthcare to all. The team’s current initiatives include solutions to address three emerging markets of healthcare: optimizing healthcare delivery, the maintenance of health, and innovative financing of healthcare. It also has projects that will enhance health outcomes by improving patient adherence to treatment regimens, applying personal genomics to drug development, and modernising clinical trials. For more information about the team, go to www.janssenhealthcareinnovation.com.