The medical sector is one of the leading specialisations of Podlaskie. Regional companies manufacture high quality medical implants, conduct research on anti-cancer drugs, while local universities, led by the Medical University of Białystok and the Białystok University of Technology provide highly specialised personnel.
Years of experience, artificial intelligence, and machine learning
Newest technologies, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, also find their application in medicine. The Centre for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, established in Podlaskie, is one of the few institutions in the world creating unique data sets 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.
Podlaskie houses leaders in the field of medical implants who use innovative solutions on a global scale. These include ChM - the largest Polish manufacturer of implants and instruments used in traumatology and orthopaedics.
Medgal operates in a similar area of business, its speciality being the design, manufacture and sale of implants and equipment used in bone surgery and orthopaedics.The companies are constantly implementing innovations that allow them to maintain a strong position in international markets.
Mindhand – a bionic hand prosthesis – was developed for people with disabilities, especially to meet the needs of people who have lost an upper limb.
The prosthesis constructed by Mindhand sp. z o. o. is expected to be much cheaper than devices currently available on the market and therefore affordable for most people in need.
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.
Representatives of Podlaskie's medical sector
ChM sp. z o.o.
Present on the medical market for many decades, ChM is currently the largest Polish producer of implants for traumatology and orthopaedics. It successfully exports its products to markets all over the world. Applying technical expertise, state-of-the-art technology, and experience in its collaboration with the medical community, ChM’s products are an embodiment of highest quality.
Medgal sp. z o.o.
The company's core business is the design, manufacture and sale of implants and instruments used in bone surgery and orthopaedics. Medgal's products are characterised by high quality, ergonomics, and competitive prices. The company implements innovative solutions, being the only manufacturer in the global medical market of steel and titanium implants with carbon and carbon-silicon coating.
MindHand sp. z o.o.
MindHand is a project aimed at recreating the basic gripping functions of a natural hand. A model of a human hand was created using 3D scanning, applying various modelling techniques and 3D printing to develop the prototype of the prosthesis. The designed prosthesis is controlled using EMG signals from the stump, and the feedback from the muscles will be received and sent to a controller that will analyse them and the operation of the moving parts of the prosthetic hand.