HealthTech Arkansas is partnering with PwC Singapore to bring HealthTech portfolio companies and startups affiliated with PwC Singapore’s Venture Hub to Arkansas.
As part of this effort, the startups will work 11 Arkansas healthcare providers participating in the HealthTech Arkansas provider coalition. HealthTech Arkansas will also evaluate the startups for the possibility of participating in clinical trials or pilot projects in Arkansas.
According to HealthTech Arkansas director Jeff Stinson, the partnership is designed to bring new healthcare technology and companies into Arkansas in order to provide better care for the state’s citizens.
“Our goal at HealthTech Arkansas is to introduce promising new technologies to our hospitals, which makes our hospitals stronger and increases the quality of care for all Arkansans,” Stinson said in a statement. “Working with the HealthTech team in PwC Singapore’s Venture Hub opens new opportunities to find the best innovations in healthcare, and also provides the opportunity for international companies to develop relationships with U.S. healthcare providers.”
Program officials say that this partnership will allow the participating companies to develop resources and receive access to important trials that will enable greater growth.
“This cooperation will not only provide our HealthTech portfolio companies and startups that successfully complete the tailored programs we run for them with direct access to potential pilot projects and/or clinical trials, but also provides support to bridge the gap between the US and APAC regions. This will enable HealthTech startups to have greater access to the required and experienced support from both a business and clinical perspective,” Dr. Zubin Daruwalla, Health Industries Leader, PwC Singapore said.