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Pilloxa puts patients first

The team behind Pilloxa wanted to help patients who felt confused and anxious following medical treatments. They met at a Clinical Innovation Fellowship program in May 2014, and saw that their combined background in technology, medicine, and entrepreneurship could make an impact.

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The team behind Pilloxa wanted to help patients who felt confused and anxious following medical treatments. They met at a Clinical Innovation Fellowship program in May 2014, and saw that their combined background in technology, medicine, and entrepreneurship could make an impact.

After spending a few months studying the problem, they had an idea. Their first solution was a smart pillbox that would help patients take their medication correctly.

With the help of their business coach at KTH Innovation, they learned about the world of sales, grant applications and raising funds. The main challenge, however, proved to be finding the right customer, and they soon shifted from individual patients to businesses. In the following years, they added new solutions to their portfolio, but always kept the well-being of the patient at the core.

Today, Pilloxa is a platform where healthcare and pharma companies can engage their patients and learn from them. The mission: making people healthier through technology.

Milestones

February 2015

First meeting with KTH Innovation. The team will get started with looking for market feedback, constructing a prototype, and applying for funding.

April 2015

Pilloxa receives funding within the VFT-1 program , which is managed by KTH Innovation.

May 2015

Pilloxa conducts an Innovation Panel , a web-based market research tool developed by KTH Innovation. They get feedback on their idea from over 1300 respondents.

July 2015

The team gets support with drafting agreements for consultants who can help with technology development.

August 2015

The team starts the company Pilloxa AB. They discuss a potential patent application with KTH Innovation's patent engineer and get help to produce material for a news review.

December 2015

The team receives additional funding from KTH Innovation within the VFT program. During the fall, they continued working on their prototype and held discussions with potential partners.

November 2016

Pilloxa is starting to get ready to seek investment. They present to KTH Innovation's investor network Early Bird.

December 2016

KTH Innovation's support ends. Pilloxa now has several employees, interest from investors, and is planning a launch.

Visit Pilloxa's room at Teknikringen 1

At Teknikringen 1, KTH Innovation's home on KTH Campus, you can find a room named after Pilloxa. There you can see this illustration, inspired by Pilloxa's story, in full size. The illustration was created by Jens Magnusson.

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Last changed: Dec 08, 2021