The doctor's tireless third eye. Pilulka Lab invests in Czech healthcare startup Carebot



The doctor's tireless third eye. Pilulka Lab invests in Czech healthcare startup Carebot

It's been a couple of months since Pill and StartupYard announced the launch of Pilulka Lab with the aim of accelerating startups in the digital health space. The first acquisition is Carebota project that helps doctors make better diagnoses from more than just X-rays using artificial intelligence. 

Carebot can recommend to the doctor in seconds with machine precision what findings are present on chest X-rays and also mark the foci of disease. The app thus significantly improves the quality of diagnoses, can detect findings that a doctor might not notice in a hospital practice, and can help save lives as well, says Carebot CEO and co-founder Daniel Kvak. 

Pilulka Lab focuses on supporting healthcare startups from Central and Eastern Europe working in the areas of artificial intelligence, blockchain, medical data, healthcare and active living support. That's why Pilulka, through its accelerator, decided to join Carebot, which will now go through its three-month accelerator program.

"Pilulka is synonymous with innovation in healthcare. That's why we want to support projects that transform the segment and bring better care to people in the region. We have analysed over 50 companies from 14 countries over the past few months and are in closer discussions with several. We are delighted that Carebot is the first among the projects to join the accelerator. For us, it meets all the parameters to be extremely successful and to says Martin Kasa, Co-founder Pilulka.cz a Pilulka Lab. 

"Joining Pilulka Lab is a major milestone for us in recent months. Their experience in the healthcare segment and expertise in the business is unquestionable and we are delighted that they will help us in our rapid growth and expansion. Carebot will be able to start helping in hospitals and clinics not only in the Czech Republic, but also around the world," confirms Matěj Misař, co-founder of Carebot.

Carebot is being developed with doctors for doctors. Patients and the entire healthcare system will benefit from better diagnoses, company officials say. Improving the quality of diagnoses can mean catching diseases at an earlier stage and a higher chance of a patient's recovery. Once certified, the Carebot app will be able to be implemented in any hospital and practice locally and globally


The company's ambitions go even further. "The analysis of the chest images is just the beginning. We already know that we can scale our solution to almost any screening that is done, not just static ones. One day, Carebot will also help with diagnoses from CT scans, MRIs or colonoscopy," says Daniel Kvak.

12/06/2021

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