Mealplanner and MediSapiens receive EU grant for joint project to prevent the onset of diabetes

The Mealplanner partners with MediaSapiens in EU funded program to develop an app that helps users prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes

Online PR News – 04-January-2018 – Finland, Helsinki – The Mealplanner™ Europe Oy, a Finnish medtech company creating software that plans and organizes nutrition for users, and MediSapiens, a leading developer and provider of genomic, biomedical and health data solutions, have partnered to develop an application for helping users in the prevention of onset of type 2 diabetes. The development is funded by an EU grant from the PERMIDES (Personalised Medicine Innovation through Digital Enterprise Solutions) project.

The joint project aims at developing a novel application which help users to assess the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and plan their nutrition in order to prevent the onset of diabetes. The application will be built to utilize novel AI based methods for risk assessment. The projected launch of the application is during the second quarter of 2018.

“We’re thrilled to engage in this development with a solid, science-backed company working in the emerging field of personalized nutrition”, says Marko Kuisma, CCO of MediSapiens.

Type 2 diabetes has reached epidemic levels in the world population, including an alarming proportion of children. Indicative is that nearly 28% of women aged 30-45 globally are diabetic. The focus of primary health care concentrates on treating the symptoms of the disease rather than prevention even though Type 2 diabetes can be reversed through proper diet, exercise and medication. The technology being developed by The Mealplanner with the support of MediSapiens promises to prevent Type 2 diabetes rather than treat it after it has occurred.
“This highlights our commitment to work for better future health through better and more efficient use of data. Type 2 diabetes is a global threat with rising incidence, and the potential healthcare cost savings of prevention of type 2 diabetes are substantial,” says Mari Lahti, CSO of The Mealplanner.

About The Mealplanner
The Mealplanner Oy is a Finnish medtech company. We create a coherent software that can plan and organize the perfect nutrition for its customers. Our mission is to bring back nutrition as part of medicine, in fact many diet related diseases can be cured and prevented by healthy nutrition. Also we provide corporate wellness services for companies and keep and help employees feel better.

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Contact The Mealplanner:
Stefan Repin, CMO

About MediSapiens
MediSapiens Ltd. is a bioinformatics company specialized in pharmaceutical research and translational genomics, providing pharmaceutical and biomedical research organizations with tools that help them design more effective personalized drugs against life-threatening diseases. Established in 2009 and based in Helsinki, Finland and Cambridge, Massachusetts, MediSapiens creates intuitive software platforms to manage, integrate, and visualize complex multi-dimensional datasets, such as genomic sequencing data. The company's goal is to drive medicine forward by developing tools that provide scientists with a way to quickly analyze and visualize vast amounts of data and turn it into knowledge that fuels innovation.

Contact MediSapiens:
Marko Kuisma, CCO