CRIAM stands for Chemical Reaction and Image Analysis for Mobility. We are a Medtech startup born in January 2016 focused in the Point-of-Care diagnostic segment.
Our mission is to provide fast, affordable and in-situ blood test analysis to empower people with instant information about their well-being and health conditions.
With our device as a platform approach we will be able to monitor, control and contain diseases worldwide.
Compatible transfusions are not always possible, especially in emergency scenarios and in places with lack of equipment;
No other portable solutions;
Short supply of blood, mainly the O-, essential for emergencies which results in higher financial costs;
Not an efficient blood inventory management in blood banks.
This device can be the difference between life and death, where the response time is crucial. Criam will increase medical efficiency of analysis in a blazing temporal space, which will save lives.
Vitor is a healthcare entrepreneur. Strong management skills gathered in multinationals over 18 years spent in the Industry. Last 11 years were at Microsoft and previously at Xerox, Accenture and Bull. He has the Advanced Management Program for Executives from Católica Business School for Business & Economics.
Ana has a PhD in Bioinformatics. CRIAM started as her idea and her achievements were recognized in different entrepreneurial and innovative international competitions.
Expert in Computer Science and Computer Vision. Has been assisting in the R&D process and the submission of additional patents for this project.
João is studying Electrical Engineering and has a strong sense for entrepreneurship.
Fernando has a strong experience in production, industrial design and the process of taking products to the market.
Over 18 years of Marketing, Sales and Business Development experience in fast moving consumer goods and pharmaceutical multinationals (Rx, Generics and OTC), with expertise in general management cross-functional roles, managing teams in complex and competitive market environments, driving turnarounds, innovation & changing programs ensuring double digit business growth).
Associate Professor at IPCA, Portugal & Integrated Researcher at Algoritmi Research Centre, Minho University, Portugal.
Assistant Professor at Mechanical Engineering Department of Minho University;
Integrated Researcher at CT2M Research Centre of Minho University;
Integrated Member of MEtRICs FCT Research Unit;
Member of IEEE, IFAC and APCA.
Dr. Bakri is a serial health care entrepreneur. He was formerly the CEO and co-founder of Kind Consumer, the UK based medical technology company working on building inhalation technology for the smoking cessation market. He has previously worked at Roche and Novartis, and advised numerous companies in the life sciences space. He was also the founder and CEO of Eastern Healthcare Partners. Dr. Bakri has an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is the entrepreneur in residence at Mayo Clinic and a faculty member at Johns Hopkins Carey School of business focused on international entrepreneurship in healthcare. He is also an advisor to the British Government and part of the global entrepreneurs programme in the UK.
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