Over the past decade, the Peruvian economy has risen to become one of the fastest moving in the region—boasting an average growth rate of 5.9 percent. Much of this is due to activity from its bustling tech startup ecosystem; indeed, Peru’s startups are among some of the world’s most innovative, especially when it comes to healthcare and medical startups.
From organ and tissue 3D printing to diabetes management platforms, check out these 11 Peruvian healthcare and medical tech startups you need to know about in 2017 and beyond.
Thanitec has developed an app that provides detailed information regarding available physicians and healthcare providers: career histories, qualifications, specialties, locations, and more. The solution is available exclusively for Android devices.
BioFab is a 3D printing company like no other: the firm specializes in printing human body tissue and organs. The company’s bioprinter uses stem cells as a biological ink to construct the different structures of a given organ or limb.
Sanitas has developed a medical app that provides users with a variety of resources: high-quality 3D interactive models, advice from specialists, appointment planning tools, and more. The company aims to streamline medical visits for both patients and doctors.
Doktuz is a portal that helps users connect with qualified healthcare professionals. The offering is available for both iOS and Android devices, as well as on the desktop.
Medical Innovation & Technology develops advanced healthcare solutions in tele-diagnostics, tele-ultrasound, e-learning, medical imaging, and more. The company’s goal is to improve patients’ access to health services through the development of telemedicine technology.
Doctoralia is the world’s leading platform for connecting healthcare professionals to patients. The web portal and iOS/Android app allows users to easily find and select a doctor, receive advice, and book appointments.
iDoctus is an app that offers up-to-date diagnosis and treatment information for doctors, as well as latest scientific research and documentation, drug/medication databases, and more. The solution is available for both iOS and Android devices.
Maizapps is a developer of learning solutions for children with disabilities. The company is perhaps best-known for Ablah, an iOS/Android app that aims to enhance the communication skills of autism patients and users with speech impediments.
Social Diabetes is an offering that helps users control both diabetes types I and II, helping them regulate their intakes and doses of carbohydrates and insulin. The app keeps patients connected to medical staff and allows them to be continuously monitored remotely.
Löfte has developed a device that helps patients with locomotor difficulties achieve autonomy, stability, and strength in their walking. The company combines human physiology, robotics, and industrial design in its product development efforts.
Drop has developed a device for people with hyperhidrosis, a medical condition that causes excessive sweating. The solution is capable of re-channeling extra body heat to recharge portable devices, as well as notifying a doctor if excessive heat is detected from the user’s sweat glands.
As you can see, Peru’s medical and healthcare startups are on par to go head-to-head with the best and brightest from Silicon Valley. Be sure to keep these 11 innovators on your radar in 2017 and beyond.