June 29, 2016 - July 10, 2016



The Commission on Life Science - The Winners



The Commission on Life Science met on June 28, 2016 to decide the winning startup proposal for the sector.


Composed of senior executives from leading Italian companies such as Accenture Strategy, Dompè, Mittel, Rottapharm Biotech, Sapio and Zambon, the commission chose among ten finalists pre-selected by UniCredit Start Lab Team.


After some debate, winning Life Science startup proposal was Valuebiotech with the project  MILANO ROBOT: an innovative robot that doctors can use to perform operations in the abdomen through a single 2.5 centimeter incision.


The commission awarded second place to D-HEART: an innovative electrocardiograph the size of a yo-yo that can connect to smartphones via Bluetooth; it enables users to generate a high-quality electrocardiogram by deploying a patented system for positioning the electrodes with their smartphone camera.


Third place went to DIANAX: a device that works with a smartphone to analyze a drop of a user's blood, detecting whether he or she has diabetes and determining whether the origin of a disease is viral or bacterial.



Additionally, the commission decided to award a special mention to MEMIO: a text and vocal message service that remind the elderly when to take their medication.



To read more about all ten of the 2016 UniCredit Start Lab finalists in the Life Science category, please click  here.