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Sanovation AG

Over 100 million people suffer from chronic pain. CatchMyPain allows you and your care provider to learn from similar patients around the world.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Healthcare Services
  • Location Opfikon, Switzerland
  • Currency CHF
  • Founded November 2011
  • Employees 5
  • Website

Company Summary

19% of adults suffer from chronic pain. Our CatchMyPain app provides a structured and visual way to describe pain (e.g. by using drawings). Machine learning algorithms identify clusters of similar patients based on the pain diaries. This allows patients to learn from others who have the same problem and gain insights about the most probable diagnoses and the most promising treatments for each specific pain pattern. Growth rate: 1k patients/week.


  • Daniel has been suffering from chronic pain for a number of years and he had to go through an odyssey of doctor visits and treatments. It was at this time that the idea for CatchMyPain was born. He developed an initial prototype of the system in the course of his master thesis at the Department of Informatics at the University of Zurich. Right after having finished his studies at the end of 2010, he started working full-time on CatchMyPain.

  • Roman has a MSc degree in Computer Science and he worked as a professional software engineer and system manager in an eLearning start-up for over 4 years. He has experience in areas such as software architecture, development, continuous integration and Linux system administration. He took his first entrepreneurial steps implementing various IT projects as a part-time employee at a private bank and as a self-employed person.


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