Nutrix, a MedTech startup based in Basel, Switzerland, was named the winner of Web Summit’s 2019 PITCH competition. Out of the 2,100 startups exhibiting at the conference, 900 participated in the competition, which spanned over three days.
Nutrix has developed a high-tech nanosensor that is placed on the tooth to detect glucose levels in the saliva and transmit the information to an external app. The sensor is invisible, non-invasive, and patient-friendly. It also tracks food intake and provides valuable information for the patient and artificial pancreas algorithms.
The founders of Nutrix, Maria Hahn and Nikjil Singh, came up with the idea during the MIT Technology and Innovation Bootcamp in March 2019. The startup is currently being incubated at Basel Children’s Hospital in collaboration with the University of Helsinki.
Nutrix aims to disrupt the way health is monitored by expanding beyond glucose monitoring and into tracking the reaction of the immune system. They believe that individuals should have the opportunity to monitor their health data proactively rather than only receiving information when they are unwell.
Watch Maria Hahn, the founder and CEO of Nutrix, present her pitch at the Web Summit’s PITCH competition in the video below.