Waardenburg, The Netherlands (PRESS RELEASE – <Tuesday, May 29, 2012>) –
Dutch company wins award as best eHealth Start-Up of the Year 2012
The Dutch app developer Synappz Medical Apps ended first in the race for best eHealth Start-Up 2012 during the ‘Doctors 2.0 & You’ Congress in Paris last week. The annual event (on May 23/24) attracted around 150 doctors and leading experts in the field of innovation in healthcare. During 2 days, they exchanged findings and experience relating to the use of digital technology in improving healthcare practices in Europe and other parts of the world.
This year, 11 start-ups from all over Europe reached the final of the race for this prestigious title. Synappz Medical Apps came out as overall winner after a tie-decision by the jury and an overwhelming first place from the public voting. Synappz won the prize based on the recently launched app ‘iP Voiding Diary’, that allows consumers and patients to make a digital voiding diary on their iPhone. A voiding diary captures relevant information around someone’s fluid management (drinks, pees, loss of urine) and is an important diagnostic tool for people with bladder problems.
Part of the award is that Synappz is invited to participate in the Medicine X congress at the Stanford University in California later this year, right in the heart of Silicon Valley. At this state-of-the-art congress, Synappz will present itself to the growing number of American eHealth specialists.
Denise Silber, organizer of the Doctors 2.0 & You event in Paris explained the main criteria that the jury considered in deciding who was the most promising eHealth start-up:
“I think that Synappz with iP Voiding Diary absolutely qualifies on these criteria and this award is an important acknowledgement for their achievement”, says Erich Taubert, urologist and medical expert during the development of iP Voiding Diary. Also Erik van der Zijden, co-founder of Synappz, is happy with this recognition. “I am especially proud of the fact that we achieved this success through the joint effort of a team of qualified people with each their own specific competences. This award encourages us to keep extending our range of value-adding medical apps”, he said.