Eurekam's smart eye is an eye-catcher for the Pierre Fabre Group and wins the 2017 eHealth Grand Prix Award
July 8, 2017
Before a packed amphitheater at the ISIS School of Engineering, Bertrand Parmentier, Pierre Fabre Group CEO, awarded the Pierre Fabre eHealth Grand Prix Award to the company Eurekam for its innovative Drugcam, a digital control system for chemotherapy.
eHealth awards - digital innovation for health
For the last 11 years, the international eHealth Awards, organized by Castres-Mazamet Technopole and part of the eHealth Summer University, has recognized and rewarded innovative e-health projects every year.
For project developers, this competition is an opportunity to ramp up their innovation, forge commercial partnerships and promote their solution among a wide audience.
The Pierre Fabre Grand Prix Award
In his award ceremony speech, Bertrand Parmentier said that he was […] particularly receptive to this project because it is at the crossroads of four themes that are dear to the Pierre Fabre Group: oncology, in which we have been involved for more than 30 years, patient safety, precision medicine, and finally innovation designed with and for all the stakeholders in the chain: the patient, the pharmacist and the doctor.
Every year, the Pierre Fabre Grand Prix Award is a unique opportunity for the Group to recognize, encourage and reward a particularly innovative project in the health care sector; a project which is also in keeping with the Group’s values.
— Université e-santé (@UnivEsante) 5 juillet 2017
Award-winning “smart digital eye”
What if a “digital eye” with artificial intelligence could assist and control the critical steps in compounding anti-cancer drug solutions in real time? This is the idea behind the Drugcam solution conceived and developed by Eurekam, a company based in La Rochelle, France.
This innovation promises to deliver “the right dose of the right drug at the right time and to the right patient” and is specially tailored for hospitals, clinics and cancer centers. It is currently used by pharmacists and pharmacy assistants in hospitals.
This innovation draws its inspiration partly from technologies used in other industries such as aeronautics and distribution!
For further information and to explain how Drugcam works, the company has produced an educational video:
The 2017 Awards attracted a record number of applications
For this 2017 edition, the organization received 118 applications from all over the world (France, Switzerland, Senegal, Canada, United Kingdom, Côte d'Ivoire, Germany, Spain and Pakistan). After the shortlisting phase, the jury invited 24 finalists from eight categories to defend their project on July 5 at the eHealth Summer University.