PCH Announce Hardware For Health Programme

PCH have launched a collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Innovation to identify, support and encourage the growth of HealthTech startups.

The programme will be jointly overseen by PCH Access, the division of PCH that helps startups move from advanced prototype to mass manufacturable consumer offering, and Johnson & Johnson Innovation.

PCH Founder and CEO Liam Casey said, “We are seeing an amazing variety of innovative product ideas coming from startups focused on improving personal health and wellbeing through technology. With this unique partnership, we will be encouraging even more innovation in the healthcare market, and helping more great products get made.”

The programme will be based in the San Francisco Bay Area and target exceptional consumer health hardware startups within a broad range of company lifestages, spanning from companies with an early prototype to companies with a product already on the market that are in need of distribution and regulatory support. Participating companies will receive a comprehensive and customised support programme, which may include office space, funding, product design, distribution, marketing and assistance navigating regulatory and clinical channels.

Irish companies in the digital health hardware sphere are being actively encouraged to apply.

“Hardware and healthcare are converging as consumers increasingly interact with health-related devices,” said David Austin, vice president of PCH Access. “We will help take hardware health companies to market with a one-stop programme to assist with product design, manufacturing and distribution, while navigating the complex regulatory framework surrounding healthcare.”

Find out more about the programme HERE.

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