BestHealth4U

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Big Idea

BH4U is developing the next generation of solutions for medical devices that interact with the skin, which improve the health and quality of life of patients, keeping their skin healthy, using biomaterials, therefore with a low ecological footprint. The company’s founder, Sónia Ferreira, has had an ostomy from a very young age, and has been dealing with ostomy-related issues throughout her life. Her uncomfortable experiences associated with skin lesions related to the use of medical adhesives (MARSI), led her to seek solutions from several international medical device companies, and suppliers specializing in ostomy products and medical adhesives. With no answer to her problems, she decided to gather a highly qualified team and create BH4U.

Activity Highlights

Portuguese Programmes:

  • NETT,  2016;
  • SpinUM, 2016;
  • StartupNano, 2016;
  • COHiTEC, 2017;
  • RESOLVE, 2017;
  • ReStartup, 2017;
  • GovTech, 2018;
  • Nanotech Awards, 2018;
  • Nourish, 2019;
  •  “Inovação Produtiva” COVID-19, 2020;
  • Portugal 2020 Research & Innovation COVID-19, 2020;
  • Portugal 2020 Entrepreneurship R&D “I&D Empresarial: Sistemas de Incentivos à Investi-gação e Desenvolvimento Tecnológico”, 2021).

European Programs:

  • CODIGO, 2017;
  • NanomedTAB, 2017;
  • ACTTiVAte project, 2018;
  • EIT Health, 2018;
  • Headstart 2019;
  • Start-up Meet Pharma 2019;
  • Living Labs & Test Beds 2019;
  • Bridgehead Europe 2020;
  • AdMaCom, 2019;
  • Horizon 2020 – SME Instruments Phase I, 2019;
  • MedTech Deep Dive Week, 2019;
  • Web Summit 2019;
  • Entrepreneur Award: Health Solution of Reuters Pharma Awards Europe 2020;
  • Health Venture Lab, 2020;
  • Start at Best, 2020;
  • X-Europe, 2020;
  • Horizon 2020 – EIC Accelerator, 2020;
  • UAE TIP Summit 2020;
  • USA MedTech Innovator 2020.

Team

Sónia Ferreira – CEO.

Portugal Ventures’ Investment Team

Helena Maio