Changing the way healthcare is delivered

Three Amsterdam-based companies – Castor, Siilo and SkinVision – were included in the 2020 Global Digital Health 100, an award programme organised by The Journal of mHealth. Aiming to support health tech companies that show the most potential to change the way healthcare is delivered, the programme is currently in its sixth year. 

According to The Journal of mHealth, the awards provide “valuable insight on emerging technology trends from across the healthcare continuum” and have a history of identifying companies that have become some of the most successful leaders in their field. 

Disrupting the healthcare industry while producing social value

Companies that were recognised this year were judged against ten quantitative and qualitative evaluation metrics, including their social value, disruptive impact and effectiveness. Here are the three Amsterdam startups that made the cut:

Castor: A cloud-based data solution, Castor allows researchers to capture and integrate data from any source and is used by thousands of professionals working in academia, biotech and medical devices. 

Siilo: A free and secure medical messenger platform, Siilo is used by healthcare professionals and allows them to coordinate patient care through group chats and discuss cases with colleagues.

SkinVision: An app that allows users to check potentially dangerous skin spots, SkinVision helps with the detection of melanoma and can be used to have moles analysed and tracked over time.

These companies are part of Amsterdam’s life sciences and health community as well as its thriving startup ecosystem, which is supported by a number of accelerators that help young businesses grow and scale. 

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