Based out of Zurich, Bloom Diagnostics develop devices that help users to keep a track, maintain, and improve their health. Recently, the company launched it’s testing device – ‘Blood System’, post-closing funding of €10 million Series B round back this May.
Secure personal medical data
The company is on a mission to receive and secure personal medical data in a fast, affordable, and understandable way. The ‘Bloom System’ is designed specifically for patient use. The Bloom Test strips (pin-prick blood samples) are captured in a test strip and analysed in Bloom Lab. As per the company claims, it is maintenance-free by design and can be easily cleaned and updated when necessary.
Cloud solution developed over many years
The Bloom App explains the meaning of test results in a personalised, detailed report with actionable information. When a user performs a measurement, Bloom Analytics calibrates the raw measurement data on production-based calibration curves to deliver maximum accuracy. It then connects the results with self-reported symptoms to generate the medical analysis, which the Bloom App presents to the user, fully anonymously.
It’s worth mentioning that Bloom Analytics is Bloom Diagnostics’ custom cloud solution developed over many years in close co-operation between medical experts, biotech specialists, cryptography enthusiasts, and production professionals.
“There is a need for a tertiary layer of diagnostic devices between individuals and the traditional healthcare system. This layer has seen its inception with products like the first LFA-based pregnancy tests in the 1970s,” explains co-founder and Chief Product Officer Thomas Kupper. “We think it’s overdue that this layer develops into something much more elaborate, helping individuals gain insights into their health in a wide range of situations. Combining those insights, globally, anonymized and in real time, will generate improvements that benefit the public.”
Dr. Angelica Kohlmann and Thomas Kupper founded Bloom Diagnostics with its headquarters in Zurich in Switzerland and offices in Vienna and New York.
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