Nell Zhoie August 21, 2018

Healthcare startups are redefining the way that pharmaceutical research and development unfolds. Using state-of-the-art technologies such as artificial intelligence, neural networks, and deep learning algorithms, specialized startups are fleshing out parts of the medical field that were previously overlooked and underdeveloped.

Though there are numerous startups worth keeping an eye on, the following seven startups have made especially impressive strides:


Healx is offering hope for those suffering from rare, previously-incurable conditions. Using artificial intelligence, this healthcare startup is finding ways of repurposing existing treatments to attack rare illnesses.


By creating a blockchain network that’s also HIPAA compliant, Embleema is making it possible for patients to both share their information with providers, and put it up for sale to researchers.


This healthcare startup is leveraging antibody technology to attack treatment-resistant conditions such as Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative conditions.


With the assistance of artificial intelligence, BenevolentAI is increasing the scientific establishment’s understanding of how diseases unfold at the molecular level. Using this information, they’re able to create better pairings of patients and drugs, and create more effective plans of action against challenging conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease and motor neuron disorders.

K Health

K Health puts artificial intelligence to work on helping patients better manage their conditions, as well as generate diagnoses based upon listed symptoms.


Gone are the glory days of the proverbial middleman when it comes to selling healthcare information. Thanks to the work of healthcare startup, Humanity.Co, patients can market their information directly to research institutions without having to dole out a slice of the pie to a broker.


The impressive algorithm employed by Prognos is able to aggregate patient information, normalize it, and provide interpretations of diagnostic data. Moreover, this healthcare app serves users by helping them predict imminent conditions before the onset of detectable symptoms.

The Bottom Line

While the healthcare startup landscape evolves daily, these seven companies will be creating massive changes in both healthcare delivery and patient service. Their contemporary approaches to age-old problems are making headway in areas that the medical establishment has long-considered to be outside the pay grade of available technologies and treatments.

Undoubtedly, we’ll be seeing more from them in years to come, and the accomplishments listed here are only the beginning. We cannot wait to see how digital transformation in healthcare will unfold in the years to come.