Privately-held BC Platforms is one of the networked groups leading the way in clinical genomics data management. Its CEO tells Scrip how the company's foundational start in Finland 21 years ago allowed it to create a critical mass from which it is now expanding globally in the quest to better understand the pathogenic mechanism of diseases.
Cardiovascular diseases are responsible for 30% of worldwide deaths, and about 25% of the global population experiences mental illness each year. The negative impact of these conditions on society remain substantial. Development of digital tools to provide support to high-risk groups and patients, healthcare providers, and communities in general, is an area of significant opportunity.
While digital healthcare start-ups are increasingly being established in South Korea, strict regulations and a limited market environment are keeping them from adopting innovative ideas and technologies to rapidly catch up with global competitors. A recent report on digital healthcare suggests what issues need to be resolved to improve the situation.
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