|John O Sullivan - CEO Biomnis Ireland, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D, Dr. Ann Shortt - Co Founder & Medical Director Full Health.|
Full Health Medical is a Galway-based start-up that has developed new health technology which decodes complex medical data and creates simple medical reports that can empower people to improve their health. The ‘Full Health’ technology is now being introduced by Biomnis Ireland as part of its workplace health screening programme, HealthWatch, which will benefit both employees and their employers.
The announcement of the commercial licence agreement between Full Health Medical, the Enterprise Ireland supported high potential star-up and Biomnis, leading provider of medical laboratory testing services, was recently celebrated by An Taoiseach.
Speaking at the Biomnis Ireland Laboratories in Sandyford, Mr Kenny described Full Health as an empowering solution which puts employees firmly in control of their own personal health.
“This is a wonderful example of an innovative start-up company, Full Health, responding to a market opportunity and then commercialising its offering in conjunction with Biomnis Ireland. It is especially gratifying to see this level of collaboration happening in an Irish business setting and I wish the venture every success.”
Dr. Ann Shortt of Full Health Medical predicted Full Health would be a valuable tool in detecting and offsetting chronic illnesses and disease in the workplace. “The cost of just one chronic illness can be huge to a national economy, for example, type 2 diabetes which affects 5% of the Irish population.
“When the largest cost to business is wages and salaries, it makes sound business sense to invest in understanding employee health. Full Health can really help employers in a practical and meaningful way to anticipate and mitigate against future financial loss”.
John O’Sullivan, CEO Biomnis Ireland said: “We are delighted to collaborate with Full Health on this partnership which we see as a unique medical reporting solution, which will form a key part of our growing HealthWatch brand. The HealthWatch screening service delivers health checks to approximately 10,000 employees every year. The Full Health initiative will provide employees with the important information in an easy-to-understand format as well as recommendations on how to stay healthy. We also see it as having a wider application across the Biomnis group for our laboratory testing service as a premium content offering for clinicians and their patients”.