Healthtech start-ups Certific and PocDoc have announced a partnership to tackle cardiovascular disease. The partnership will allow patients to remotely monitor blood pressure, BMI and quantitative lipid levels through the same user experience. This solution will be rolled out through several pilots, in conjunction with the NHS, across the UK, and eventually across Europe and globally.
PocDoc is an NHS Digital Health Accelerator backed healthtech company that recently announced its first in-house test for the 5 marker lipid panel. Backed by investors including MMC Ventures, Forward Partners and the founder of healthtech unicorn Ada Health, PocDoc won the MedTech Breakthrough Award 2022 and has also won multiple Innovate UK awards.
Certific was created by the co-founder of Wise Taavet Hinrikus, alongside Liis Narusk and Dr Jack Kreindler, and recently raised €7.4 million of investment to advance remote medical diagnostics, support product expansion and entry into new markets and has served over 150,000 patients so far. Certific recently partnered with Zapp, the on-demand 24/7 convenience delivery app, enabling customers to order testing kits for Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) and Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) screening and delivering fast results in an industry-first collaboration.
Certific’s platform is test-agnostic and can be used for multiple point-of-care tests including swabs, blood, and urine tests.
Steve Roest, CEO of PocDoc, said: “We are delighted to announce PocDoc’s partnership with Certific – they are a real digital disruptor in healthcare that we admire and have followed their success closely. They bring a wealth of experience, and our combined knowledge will empower patients to improve their heart health, helping prevent future heart attacks or strokes through home-based digital solutions.’’
Liis Narusk, co-founder & CEO of Certific, added: “This collaboration is a strong step forward in Certific’s mission of providing pioneering and scalable technology that enables self-testing for multiple conditions, radically improving the cost and convenience for patients and healthcare providers alike. Adding PocDoc’s expertise in cardiovascular screening enables Certific to expand its portfolio of certified medical diagnostics and tackle a disease that is the leading cause of disability and death in the UK and around the world.’’