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Smart Lollipop closes a round of 320,000 euros to diagnose diseases with saliva

Smart Lollipop closes a round of 320,000 euros to diagnose diseases with saliva

Smart Lollipop Closes A Round Of 320,000 Euros To Diagnose Diseases With Saliva

Smart Lollipop raises capital. The Spanish company, which diagnoses diseases with saliva, has closed a 320,000 euro funding round to begin clinical studies in hospitals and the regulatory procedures needed to fully test and develop its smart candy prototype. have make.

Investment led by Ship2B Ventureshas also partnered with the Economistsbahn (Network of) business angels The Impact Investor Network of the College of Economists of Catalonia), Lavanda Ventures (the venture capital investment arm of the Puig family), Ship2B Foundation and Business Angels Girona (BAGI). In addition, the company will supplement the injection of capital with a 210,000 euro loan from Anissa.

Acció also to Smart Lollipop. has the support ofThe Agency for the Competitiveness of the Company of the Department d’Empress i Treball, with the help of Technospring Industrie, which funded 75,000 euros from the line by hiring a researcher for two years to promote research in the field of saliva Is. Startup capital for the development of your technology at an early stage.

Smart Lollipop has created an intelligent candy that allows children to detect and diagnose diseases such as hypercholesterolemia. or celiac disease through a saliva sample. In this way, the blood test is replaced by the ingestion of a sweet, which provides the result in digital form on an online platform in ten minutes.

For Diana Ballert, CEO and Co-Founder of start up“With Smart Candy, replacing invasive testing such as blood tests not only improves the experience for users, patients and doctors, but it also promotes disease prevention, simplification of procedures, and digitization of medicine”.

Ballart highlights the importance of the caramel manufacturing process, which has been developed internally “to ensure that it does not affect the biosensor”. Plus, he says, it’s a candy “free of sugars and proteins that we’ve already tested in various flavors.”

Smart lollipops, which originated in the winning idea of ​​the innovation competition iFest Dream Big Challenge of Catalunya Emprende and Imagine Creativity Center (2017). was incorporated as a company in 2020, Throughout his career he has received numerous awards, such as the first I4KIDS award from Sant Joan de Deu Hospital for creative projects focused on pediatric or maternal innovation. Smart Lollipop has a team six people And more recently it is located in the Science and Technology Park of the University of Girona (UDG).

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