Podlaskie Voivodeship is a place where life sciences - branches of science focused on living organisms - develop dynamically.
Developments in the MedTech sector, where new technology, including augmented reality, is used to save lives, prevent and treat diseases, are implemented by Holo4Med, a member of the TenderHut group. Holo4Med’s solutions have multiple applications, from patients' homes to hospitals and clinics, both in the public and private sector, medical universities, or military hospitals.
The Medical University of Białystok is among the most cutting-edge academic centres in Poland using artificial intelligence in medicine. The university's goal is to utilise artificial intelligence for a better understanding disease biology, creating predictive models, developing personalised prognosis and therapy. The Centre for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine is one of the few institutions in the world creating unique datasets in the area of cancer and civilisation diseases. Algorithms developed on the basis of collected data allow forming optimal diagnosis and proposing the right form of therapy for individual patients.
A number of projects carried out by researchers at regional universities, such as the Bialystok University of Technology and the Medical University, may soon result in the implementation of new forms of therapy and medicine. Examples of such projects include research into the biological activity of tree fungi in the Białowieża Forest, which has resulted in a patent application describing the anticancer effects of Heterobasidion annosum, a fungus that can inhibit the growth of cancerous cells and support the treatment of colorectal cancer in particular.