Emmanuel Blin named Chairman of the Board at Noona Healthcare

Noona Healthcare has appointed Emmanuel Blin to the position of Chairman of the Board as of 18.10.2017. He will work closely with Noona management and board members to implement the company’s growth strategy and internationalization plans.

Emmanuel Blin has an extensive background in the pharmaceutical industry that spans multiple positions across the globe. After a global career in BMS that included roles in CEE, France, Japan, and the US, he became SVP of BMS and co headed its commercial organization. Emmanuel Blin has also subsequently been appointed Chief Strategy Officer for the company. He became deeply involved in oncology over the last 4 years as BMS began gearing up its Immuno oncology franchise.

“I have always strongly felt the importance of working in cancer treatment development. Medicine has evolved considerably in recent years, however the use of patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in cancer research and treatment decisions has not developed in-step. Relatively few cancer clinics use technology to assist in systematic follow ups on patient wellbeing between treatments. The ASCO conference in Chicago last summer was a tipping point, as research published during the conference demonstrated the potential for PROs technologies to improve patient survival rates by many months. Professor Ethan Basch, the researcher from the University of North Carolina who presented his findings at the conference is a pioneer on the subject and is a key Noona advisor,” says Emmanuel Blin.

”Our vision is now to define new standards for PROs in Oncology. Noona is the first modern PROs service that places patient needs first. Hundreds of patients from different countries have contributed to its development over the past 4 years. Noona has helped cancer patients receive treatments more quickly and has helped care teams identify potentially dangerous side effects and relapses at much earlier dates. Personalized patient wellbeing reporting can assist doctors in prescribing optimal medication dosages and planning supporting care, which all serve to improve the effectiveness of treatments. From the perspective of researchers, the pharmaceutical industry, health authorities, and customers, Noona offers unique insights into the effectiveness of different treatments and potential associated side effects. In addition, preventive care helps reduce emergency room visits and hospitalization days, further lowering the cost of healthcare,” continues Emmanuel Blin.

“We have created a great product with the help of patients and our customers over the past 4 years. We are extremely fortunate to welcome Emmanuel onto the Noona team. With his help, we will work with partners and develop a business strategy that will position Noona at the fulcrum of the global Oncology ecosystem. We additionally have three venture capital firms on our board with extensive track records of bringing health and technology innovations to market. Our aim is for one million of cancer patients to be using Noona globally by 2021,” says Jani Ahonala, Noona CEO.

August 31st 2017

Noona hosted IxDA designer network event

We had the honor to host the designer network IxDA Helsinki’s monthly meet-up in August (http://ixda.fi/). We had a full house of designers listening talks and discussing around the subject...

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September 08th 2017

Meet Noona at ESMO 2017

We are joining ESMO 2017 in Madrid. Please to come to visit us if you happen to join the conference. You can find our location from the map below.

Our bar is serving fresh smoothies, Finnish chocol...

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December 12th 2016

Noona as one of the world’s most promising start-ups by Accenture

Noona was accepted to take part Accenture’s HealthTech Innovation Challenge Finals. Noona was chosen from among almost 600 start-up applicants from around the world.

”Many have...

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November 23rd 2016

Noona Healthcare Raises €1,5 Million in Seed Funding – Brings Finnish Cancer Care Expertise to the Global Market in Digital Format

HELSINKI, November 22nd 2016 – Noona Healthcare, a cloud-based oncology platform for patient-reported outcomes, announced the completion of a €1.5 million seed funding round led b...

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June 14th 2016

Noona among the 20 most promising European digital health companies

Noona was chosen as one of the 20 most promising digital health companies in Europe, out of 320 hand-picked candidates evaluated by the Healthtech...

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June 14th 2016

Noona attracts attention in India

Noona has attracted wide interest among Indian cancer hospitals. We will participate the TechEmergeevent in Delhi in June, to evaluate collaboration opp...

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