BusinessCloud can reveal its HealthTech 50 and MedTech 50 innovation rankings for 2022.
Readers of the online technology publication and an independent judging panel have together decided the 100 companies blazing a trail with original technology for the healthcare and medical sectors.
The HealthTech 50 focuses on companies creating tech for personal and preventative healthcare, as well as GP practice management and messaging platforms.
It was led by Lantum, a platform which enables health workers to find locum shifts, ahead of fellow London firms Accurx and ImproveWell, with the latter a new entry for 2022.
Fourth was Leeds-based Dietary Assessment Ltd, which specialises in providing high-quality nutritional analysis software – myfood24 – to researchers, educators and healthcare professionals.
Another West Yorkshire company, Bradford’s Doc Abode, completed the top 5.
Health app evaluation and advisor organisation ORCHA made the top 10 alongside Careology, Feebris and – new entries for 2022 – Lifelight and WellGiving.
Among the other new entries in the top 50 were MyMynd and CareLineLive, based in Shrivenham and Slinfold respectively in the South East of England.
MyMynd is a digital platform which proactively identifies employees at risk of poor mental health and provides targeted support to improve resilience and wellbeing.
CareLineLive is a cloud-based home care management software platform which allows providers to digitise their workflows and automate processes such as rostering and payroll.
The MedTech 50 celebrates businesses helping to diagnose and treat conditions, mainly in a clinical setting such as a hospital, and other biotechnology companies.
Cambridge firm Inotec, creators of the Natrox device which heals wounds with humidified oxygen, tops the ranking ahead of Xploro and C the Signs.
Manchester’s Xploro is an augmented reality app helping children on their cancer treatment journey, while London’s C the Signs – a new entry for 2022 – has developed a digital tool combining AI and evidence to help GPs identify cancer early.
SleepCogni and Panakeia, based in Sheffield and London respectively, complete the top 5 ahead of GripAble, a startup digitising rehabilitation from hospital to home.
In eighth is Isansys Lifecare, which has developed the Patient Status Engine (PSE) – an advanced remote patient monitoring platform combining wearable sensors, wireless connectivity, predictive AI analytics, dashboards and alerting for hospital, home and community settings.
Another company to feature is Gendius, based in Alderley Edge in the North West, a health data and insights business focused on metabolic disease.
Gendius develops algorithms that enable earlier identification of metabolic diseases and earlier interventions that transform the outcomes for patients, save lives and save money for global healthcare systems.
BusinessCloud called on its readers to vote for companies from the 108-strong (HealthTech 50) and 124-strong (MedTech 50) shortlists and saw a total of 2,400 votes pour in.
A combination of these votes and choices from an independent judging panel determined the top 50s.
The judging panel was comprised of:
- Avi Mehra, co-founder and MD, Doctorpreneurs
- Leontina Postelnicu, head of health and social care, techUK
- Abeyna Bubbers-Jones, CEO, Medic Footprints
- Jonathan Symcox, editor, BusinessCloud