Startups lead the way in AI for healthcare (with infographic)

Many of the AI-assisted healthcare products developed by startups are now being used in homes, hospitals and clinics, to improve people’s lives. Kolabtree has illustrated how these products use AI to improve healthcare, from drug discovery, to diagnosis, treatment and service provision.

“We hear a lot about the work of big pharma companies, but the important contributions that startups make to the healthcare industry often go under the radar,” commented Ashmita Das, CEO of Kolabtree. “The big corporations often lack the research capabilities to develop AI-assisted products in-house, which is why many have partnered with startups in this sector.

“For example, pharmaceutical giant Merck works with Atomwise, a startup in the US that uses deep learning to shorten the drug discovery process,” Das continued. “Also, GSK has entered into a partnership with a startup called Insilico Medicine, which uses AI to discover new biologic drugs.”

Consulting firm Frost & Sullivan has predicted a compound annual growth rate in the healthcare AI market of 40 per cent through 2021, largely because AI has the potential to improve healthcare outcomes by 30 to 40 per cent while halving treatment costs. Global Market Insights predicted an increase in the healthcare AI market value from $760 million in 2016 to $10 billion in 2024. Startups around the world will be pivotal in bringing these predictions to reality.

Kolabtree is an online platform that puts small businesses and research organizations in touch with freelance scientists. Users can post a project on the platform for free, receive bids from freelancers, interact with candidates and hire a freelancer with the specific skills and experience required for the project.

Over 6,500 freelance scientists are registered with Kolabtree — many with PhDs and extensive experience in healthcare and medical research. They specialize in services such as data analytics, scientific consulting, medical writing and experimental design.

To find out more about AI-assisted products developed by startups, which are making a positive impact to the healthcare industry, view Kolabtree’s infographic here or below.

You can also post a project on Kolabtree, to hire a freelancer with the skills needed for your project


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