HealthCube Wins the Prestigious “ Startup of the Year” Honour at Smart Bio Awards, Bengaluru Tech Summit 2021

HealthCube, a healthtech and point-of-care diagnostics company, has been named as the Startup of The Year’ at the Smart Bio Awards during the Bengaluru Tech Summit 2021. The event, attended by luminaries and distinguished personalities from 30 countries, was held at Bengaluru on 18 November. Axio Biosolutions, Biocon Academy, Biomoneta and NeoDx Biotech Labs also received recognition in different categories.

Naftali Bennett, the Prime Minister of Israel, and Scott Morrison, the Prime Minister of Australia, were some of the dignitaries who attended the event virtually. Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka Basavaraj Bommai; and Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot were present at the global event. South Africa, Vietnam, and UAE were some of the countries that participated.

Selection for the coveted awards was conducted by an eminent jury chaired by the President of the Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises (ABLE). The Startup of the Year’ award is a distinguished felicitation awarded to the most promising startups in the domain. Introduced by the Department of Electronics, IT, BT, and S&T, Government of Karnataka, the Smart Bio Awards honor path-breaking biotech firms that display dynamic leadership and cutting-edge innovation to make outstanding contributions in their respective biotech verticals.

Speaking about this, Ms Runam Mehta, Chief Executive Officer, HealthCube said, “We, at HealthCube, are solving the problem of access to diagnostics using a combination of our proprietary devices and digital health tools. These integrated point-of-care devices can be used in a range of clinical and non-clinical settings.

This award is an affirmation of our mission to improve health through the early detection of disease.”

Adding further, Dr Radha Rangarajan, Chief Technology Officer, HealthCube said, “We are privileged to receive this award and be counted among the most innovative startups in Karnataka. Our devices enable the easy testing and monitoring of key health parameters. Versatile and easy to operate, our products are positively impacting under-served communities.”

HealthCube’s best-in-class products provide results in 1 to 15 minutes for over 30 tests across various parameters. The results are saved electronically on the cloud with the help of an Android-based application and accessed easily on mobile phones and laptops. The devices can be used in the absence of electricity or internet, so they are ideally suited for remote, far-flung locations which lack access to doctors and diagnostic labs. By providing rapid and accurate results, HealthCube is enabling positive patient-centric interventions, saving time and cost. Over 2.5 million tests have been conducted and more than a million lives have been touched so far

HealthCube has been consistently winning accolades on the national as well as international front since its inception. It was among the final four in the telemedicine segment at the UCSF Health Awards 2019, and was awarded 2nd place in the ‘Innovation’ category at the first edition of the Fair of Ideas, Inventions, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Technology – FIEBaT organized by The Angola Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation during the 6th National Conference on Science and Technology held in 2019.

HealthCube designed and implemented a COVID-19 screening solution that saw its partner, Tech Mahindra receive the ‘Best Technology Solution for COVID19’ felicitation at ET HealthWorld Intelligent Health & Tech Awards 2020. The company also received the SKOCH order of merit in 2021. In collaboration with CDDEP, HealthCube competed for the “Trinity Challenge Award” by MIT Solve where it was among the top 16 out of 380 applications in 2021.