Vancouver’s Curatio Wins $100,000 for Mobile Healthcare App

Published on Thursday, October 31, 2013


Congratulations to Curatio, co-founded by recent UBC graduate Alireza Davoodi. Curatio’s application, “ThaliMe”, is an innovative, personalized support and tracking tool designed especially for people with thalassemia. Thalassemia are forms of inherited autosomal recessive blood disorders that originated in the Mediterranean region. The helpful app provides users with a virtual support group and allows direct interaction with healthcare professionals.

“We are honoured to be the winners of this important Novartis initiative,” said CEO Lynda Brown-Ganzert. “Our work at Curatio is passionately dedicated to using mobile technology in ways that help to support, simplify and inspire patients in managing their health. Using our Curatio platform, we were able to develop a tool that will make a real difference in the lives of millions of people living with thalassemia.”

Cofounders Brown-Ganzert and Alireza Davoodi describe the company as ”a collective of like minded individuals, focused on creating beautiful and functional products for the health industry.”

Davoodi told the Wavefront blog “Thalassemia is a complex and difficult disease to manage. We worked closely with people living with this condition to develop a unique technical approach that eases the daily demands of disease management within a supportive social mobile environment.”

Link to Betakit article.