Winning the Startup Rally 2020 innovation contest
Our project “ERAS — Expert System for Risk Assessment of Cardiac Surgery” took first place in the startup competition within the framework of the BIOTECHMED 2020 forum.
The main event of the year in the field of biotechnology in Russia — the 5th annual BIOTECHMED forum — was held in Gelendzhik On October 15-16, 2020.
The key topic of the forum was Russian healthcare in the post-COVID era.
The participants discussed issues of immunization and vaccine production, the main trends in the biotechnology, global cooperation of the EAEU member states in industrial medicine. The conference was attended by heads of federal and regional departments, representatives of large and medium-sized businesses, state development institutions and scientific community, private investors, entrepreneurs.
In 2020, the program included plenary sessions, round-table talks, thematic sessions, and closed meetings. The conference was attended by the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov, Minister of Health of the Russian Federation Mikhail Murashko, General Director of the State Corporation Rostec Sergey Chemezov, Governor of the Krasnodar Region Veniamin Kondratyev, Head of FMBA of Russia Veronika Skvortsova.
The competition held within the framework of the BIOTECHMED forum was attended by developers of new drugs, medical equipment, diagnostic test systems and medical software. Almost half of the participants are commercial companies, more than forty applications were submitted by universities, eight projects were prepared by research institutes. In total, 133 applications were received for the Startup Rally 2020 competition for innovative pharmaceutical and medical developments. According to the results of the preliminary selection, 108 projects were handed over to the jury consisting of 16 experts.
The final of the Startup Rally competition for innovative developments in the field of new drugs and medical devices was held on October 16, 2020. Pitch sessions were held for each of three section of the competition: “Innovative Medicines”, “Digital Medicine” and “Medical Products”. 22 projects from seven regions of Russia describing new biotechnological preparations, genetic engineering products, nanotechnologies, medical equipment and software were presented during the sessions.
Our project “ERAS — Expert System for Risk Assessment of Cardiac Surgery”, developed by Deep Patterns in cooperation with Dmitry Kurapeev, (Deputy General Director for Information Technology and Project Management of Almazov National Medical Research Center. Candidate of Medical Sciences, Associate Professor), became the winner of the live final session of the competition in “Medical devices” section, which was attended by 6 companies-finalists out of 48 submitted projects.
There are two factors that determined this success. On the one hand, a unique extensive database of clinical and experimental data was collected (2236 patients operated on for coronary artery disease at the Almazov National Medical Research Center, assessed by 127 indicators). On the other hand, an unparalleled technology for constructing predictive models based on the SRMD method of structural resonance in multidimensional data (developed by Deep Patterns LLC) was used for the analysis of the collected data. Previously, SRMD technology was recognized as the best innovative product in the competition of the government of St. Petersburg 2015, it also won the Open Innovations Startup Tour 2019 in the “Biotechnology in medicine and agriculture” track.