The Most Innovative Companies in Healthcare, Biotech and More, According to Fast Company

fast company on Tuesday released its 2022 edition of the “World’s Most Innovative Companies” list, which recognizes hundreds of organizations across 52 industries, including healthcare, biotech, medicine/therapeutics, medical devices and consumer goods. -to be. For each sector, the publication included a list of the 10 most innovative companies. Besides, fast company recognized the 50 most innovative companies overall.


fast companyThe global Top 50 list includes four companies that fall into the publication’s “healthcare”, “medicine/therapeutics” or “medical devices” categories:

  • GlaxoSmithKline (#31) for developing Mosquirix, the world’s first malaria vaccine and the first vaccine against a parasitic disease
  • Walgreens (#33) for its Walgreens Health initiative, which will expand the company’s partnership with VillageMD open Medical Village primary care clinics at Walgreens sites, with a goal of opening 200 clinics by the end of 2022
  • Biotricity (n°44) for the development of Bioflux, a portable electrocardiogram that continuously collects and transmits cardiac data
  • Light line (#47) to provide teletherapy to children and families to treat anxiety, depression, ADHD, disruptive behaviors and speech disorders

In the “health” sector, the 10 most innovative companies, according to fast companyare:

  1. Walgreens
  2. Light line
  3. Northwell Health to put Amazon Echo devices in patient rooms so doctors can quickly and easily communicate with patients remotely, limiting transmission of Covid-19
  4. olive to develop artificial intelligence technology to improve hospital operations and patient care
  5. Illuminated for developing Covid-19 genetic sequencing tests to help track coronavirus variants
  6. Natera for the development of Signatera, a blood test that detects circulating tumor DNA to determine if a cancer patient is responding to immunotherapies
  7. Color for developing a Covid-19 test that provided over 20 million results nationwide and delivered 1.7 million Covid-19 vaccines in California and Massachusetts
  8. Fox Health to provide telehealth services to the transgender community
  9. Johnson & Johnson MedTech to expand online surgeon training, including a library of over 30,000 videos in which 350 surgeons teach new surgical techniques
  10. Health K for launching a pediatric program allowing parents to text with a doctor any time of the day. Doctors are then able to diagnose and prescribe medication to the manager of a pharmacy, allowing parents to avoid a visit to the doctor’s office in person.

In the “biotech” sector, the 10 most innovative companies, according to fast companyare:

  1. TMRW Life Sciences for the development of the first automated platform for the storage, management and maintenance of frozen eggs and embryos used in the IVF process
  2. Strata oncology for the launch of the StrataNGS 429 gene test, which profiles solid tumors to determine which therapies would be most effective for patients
  3. DNA script for the development of enzymatic DNA synthesis, an alternative to traditional chemical DNA synthesis, which allows the creation of longer DNA strands than other methods
  4. Imitate for the development of the Colon Intestine-Chip, which allows researchers to study inflammatory bowel disease, and the Emulate Brain-Chip, which provides a realistic model of cell types in the brain, allowing researchers to study the functioning of neuroinflammation and to determine the efficacy of drug candidates aimed at breaking through the blood-brain barrier
  5. LightDeck Diagnosis for developing a cartridge-based test system to test samples almost anywhere, quickly, with lab-grade accuracy
  6. Benchmarking for the development of a cloud-based life science research and development platform, enabling researchers to collaboratively design, analyze and develop RNA-based therapies
  7. A myriad of genetics for developing the first test to detect mutations in the BRCA gene, which can increase the risk of developing breast cancer
  8. Biome Makers to analyze the soil microbiome of agricultural land using DNA sequencing, bioinformatics and smart computing
  9. Safetraces for the development of a DNA-based test for airborne diseases
  10. BridgeBio Pharma for the use of a “portfolio model” for drug development

In the “medicine/therapeutics” sector, the 10 most innovative companies, according to fast companyare:

  1. GlaxoSmithKline
  2. Viatris for the development of Semglee, the first interchangeable insulin biosimilar approved by FDA
  3. Mithra Pharmaceuticals for the development of Nextstellis, a herbal birth control pill with fewer side effects
  4. ViiV Health to develop Cabenuva, a once every two months infection for the treatment of HIV
  5. Astra Zeneca for the development of Evusheld, a pre-exposure prophylactic treatment intended to serve as an alternative to the Covid-19 vaccine for immunocompromised people who may or have already had adverse side effects from Covid-19 vaccines
  6. Great Health for developing a sleep aid app with a 70% effectiveness rate used by the UK National Health Service and the Scottish National Health Service
  7. Scynexis for having developed Brexafemme, the first non-azole treatment for vaginal mycosis
  8. Hinge Health for the development of an online platform that uses exercise therapy and digital coaching for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain
  9. Amgen for the development of Lumakras, the first treatment for a specific type of lung cancer tumor that accounts for 25% of all non-small cell lung cancers
  10. Akili Interactive for developing EndeavorRx, the first digital treatment for ADHD

In the “medical devices” sector, the 10 most innovative companies, according to fast companyare:

  1. Biotricity
  2. medical shock wave for its intravascular lithotripsy device that uses sonic technology to break up kidney stones and safely remove calcified plaque from arteries
  3. Eko for its AI-powered digital stethoscope/electrocardiogram that allows doctors to better detect cardiac irregularities
  4. Clean Space technology for its CleanSpace HALO respirator which is 40 times more efficient in filtration than an N95 mask
  5. More daring surgery, which was acquired by Hological in 2021, for the creation of a microsurgical Swiss army knife that allows surgeons to perform laparoscopic surgery in a safer and more efficient way
  6. Virtusense Technologies for its AI-powered VSTOne predictive platform that helps prevent falls in hospital
  7. Ambu for its range of single-use endoscopes that allow a safer approach to endoscopy
  8. Xandar Kardian for its ultra-wideband pulse radar that allows patients to be continuously monitored without a portable device
  9. Vivos therapeutics for its FDA-approved device that enables doctors, dentists and patients to collaboratively treat sleep apnea
  10. Echonous to extend the reach of point-of-care ultrasound with Lexsa, a 128-channel linear transducer

In the “wellness” sector, the 10 most innovative companies, according to fast companyare:

  1. Genexa to clean medicine cabinets with artificial filler ingredients through its line of over-the-counter pain, allergy relief, cold and flu medications
  2. Eight Sleep to help people maximize their rest and recovery with their high-tech “Pod” bed and AI-powered SleepOS
  3. Obe Fitness to make exercising more entertaining and enjoyable by combining streaming services with live and on-demand exercise classes
  4. rhythm to reward healthy lifestyle choices by offering users rewards and discounts on some of their favorite brands
  5. Therabody to allow amateur athletes to rest and recover like professionals with its Theragun percussion massage tool and the RecoveryAir Pro, a medical-grade pneumatic compression system
  6. Clmbr to allow adventurous fitness junkies to experience the heights of climbing from the comfort of their own home
  7. Travel to make psychedelic therapy more accessible through its immersive meditation sessions powered by virtual reality and augmented reality
  8. Attention: Grace to redefine what it means to age gracefully through its designs of personal care items such as liners, towels, performance briefs and more.
  9. Bandaged to recreate the “studio shop [exercise] experience” across a new virtual landscape, allowing people to connect with other fitness enthusiasts, even at home
  10. Rose Los Angeles for elevating cannabis to “absurd gastronomic heights for the sophisticated palette of discerning connoisseurs”. (fast company“The World’s Most Innovative Companies”, Accessed 3/9)

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