Solution Overview & Team Lead Details

Our Organization


What is the name of your solution?


Provide a one-line summary of your solution.

Radiolife is developing a non-invasive, affordable, fast, and accurate diagnostic technology that can detect multiple diseases.

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What specific problem are you solving?

The world needs better diagnostic solutions. We've seen a reduction in life expectancy due to the pandemic and a bigger impact on Black and Latino communities.

There’s no readily available test for a new disease and current solutions are heavily reliant on reagents making them slow, expensive, and susceptible to supply chain bottlenecks, ultimately leading to a bad patient experience.

Radiolife is focused on solving the problem of accurate and efficient diagnosis of infectious diseases, like Tuberculosis, using a non-invasive and cost-effective approach.

We believe our technology is the ultimate solution for changing how diagnostics are done, and by removing the reagents we can provide fast and accessible tests for millions of people anywhere in the world.

We decided to begin with Tuberculosis because we know that many countries and communities are struggling with the Tb epidemic. So much so that one of the World Health Organization's goals is to end the Tb epidemic by 2030.

We are confident that with the success of our first milestone, Radiolife will be recognized as the startup that helped end the Tb epidemic.

What is your solution?

Our technology combines radiofrequency and AI to provide a highly accurate and rapid diagnosis, enabling early intervention and better patient outcomes. In addition to addressing an important global health need, Radiolife also aims to disrupt the current diagnostic industry by providing a faster, more affordable, and more accessible solution for healthcare providers and patients.

Radiolife's product is a breakthrough diagnostic platform that provides fast and accurate test results for a variety of diseases and conditions. The platform uses a combination of radiofrequency signatures, artificial intelligence, and machine learning algorithms to analyze a patient's sample and provide rapid, reliable results.

The platform is designed to be versatile and customizable, allowing for a wide range of diagnostic applications. It has the potential to be used for infectious diseases, cancer, and chronic diseases, among others. Radiolife's proprietary technology allows for highly sensitive and specific detection of a variety of targets, enabling earlier diagnosis and better patient outcomes.

Radiolife's platform offers several key advantages over traditional diagnostic tests. It is faster, more accurate, and more cost effective than many existing tests, which often require lengthy processing times and expensive reagents. The platform is also highly scalable, making it an ideal solution for large-scale screening programs and clinical trials.

Radiolife's technology is poised to revolutionize the diagnostic industry, providing faster, more accurate, and more accessible diagnostic solutions for patients and healthcare providers around the world. By harnessing the power of artificial intelligence and machine learning, Radiolife is changing the way we diagnose diseases, offering a new era of improved patient outcomes.

Who does your solution serve, and in what ways will the solution impact their lives?

Radiolife's solution is designed to serve a wide range of people who require accessible, fast, accurate, and non-invasive diagnostic tests. Our target population includes individuals of all ages, genders, and ethnicities who may be experiencing health problems or require routine health monitoring. This includes patients in hospitals, clinics, and other medical settings, as well as individuals seeking convenient and accessible testing options outside of traditional healthcare settings.

One key way in which our solution will impact the lives of these individuals is by providing them with access to more accurate and timely diagnostic information. Traditional diagnostic tests can be invasive, time-consuming, and costly, which can lead to delays in diagnosis and treatment. Our non-invasive and cost-effective solution can help address these issues and enable patients to receive faster and more accurate diagnoses.

In addition to improving the accuracy and speed of diagnostic testing, our solution also has the potential to reduce healthcare costs and improve patient outcomes. By providing healthcare providers with a more efficient and cost-effective diagnostic tool, our solution can help reduce the overall cost of healthcare and improve the quality of care that patients receive.

One population that we believe will benefit greatly from our solution is individuals in underserved and remote communities. These individuals may have limited access to traditional healthcare facilities and diagnostic testing options, which can lead to delayed or inadequate treatment. Our solution can help address this gap in care by providing individuals in these communities with a convenient and accessible diagnostic testing option.

Overall, our goal at Radiolife is to improve the lives of individuals who require diagnostic testing by providing them with a more accurate, efficient, and accessible solution. By addressing the current limitations of traditional diagnostic testing, we hope to improve the quality of care that patients receive and enable more people to live healthy and fulfilling lives.

How are you and your team well-positioned to deliver this solution?

As a team, we are uniquely positioned to deliver this solution because we come from diverse backgrounds and have personal experience with the challenges faced by the communities we are serving. Our founding team is originally from Brazil, a Latin American country that has significant issues with access to healthcare. Through our personal experiences and extensive research, we have gained a deep understanding of the needs and challenges faced by these communities.

We believe that the key to creating an effective and sustainable solution is to engage directly with the communities we are serving. We have taken a community-centered approach, which involves working closely with community members to understand their needs, challenges, and priorities. By involving community members in every stage of the design and implementation process, we can ensure that our solution is truly responsive to their needs and designed with their input.

Our team is composed of individuals with a variety of skills and expertise, including healthcare, engineering, and business. Our Team Lead has extensive experience in healthcare and has worked in both academic and clinical settings. Our team also includes members who have experience working in community health settings, which has been invaluable in helping us to engage with the communities we are serving.

We recognize that designing and delivering a solution that truly meets the needs of these communities will be a complex and ongoing process. As such, we are committed to ongoing engagement with community members, as well as continuous learning and adaptation based on their feedback. Our solution is not something we are imposing on these communities; rather, it is something that we are co-creating with them to ensure that it is truly responsive to their needs and designed with their input.

Which dimension of the Challenge does your solution most closely address?

Increase local capacity and resilience in health systems, including the health workforce, supply chains, and primary care services

In what city, town, or region is your solution team headquartered?

Portland, Maine

In what country is your solution team headquartered?

  • United States

What is your solution’s stage of development?

Prototype: A venture or organization building and testing its product, service, or business model, but which is not yet serving anyone

Please share details about what makes your solution a Prototype rather than a Concept.

As Radiolife founder, I can share that our solution is more than just a concept; it's a prototype that has undergone significant development and testing. We have built a functional prototype of our product, which has been tested in a simulated environment with positive results. The prototype is a physical representation of our solution, which we have designed and engineered to solve a real-world problem.

Our prototype is not just a proof of concept or a mockup; it is a fully functional version of our product. We have invested significant time and resources into the development of the prototype, including conducting user testing and iterating on the design based on feedback from potential customers.

Furthermore, we have conducted extensive research and analysis to ensure that our solution is viable and addresses a real need in the market. We have identified a clear market opportunity and have validated our assumptions through market research, user feedback, and competitive analysis.

In summary, our prototype is more than just an idea or a concept. It is a tangible representation of our solution that has undergone rigorous testing and development. We are confident that our prototype is well-positioned to solve a significant problem in the healthcare industry, and we are excited to continue refining our product as we move towards a full launch.

How many people does your solution currently serve?

At this time, Radiolife's solution is still in the development and testing phase, so we are not currently serving any patients. However, we are excited about the potential impact our solution could have on the global healthcare community, specifically in the area of tuberculosis diagnosis. According to the World Health Organization, approximately 10 million people were diagnosed with tuberculosis in 2019, and it is estimated that there are many more who remain undiagnosed. Our solution has the potential to improve the accuracy and speed of tuberculosis diagnosis, which could have a significant positive impact on the lives of millions of people worldwide.

Why are you applying to Solve?

As the founder of Radiolife, I am excited to apply to Solve because we believe in their mission to support innovative solutions that address the world's most pressing challenges. Specifically, we hope that Solve can help us overcome some of the financial and technical barriers that we face as a startup in the healthcare industry.

One of our biggest challenges is access to funding, and Solve's program offers both grants and investments that can help us scale our solution and make it accessible to more people. We are also excited about the opportunity to join a community of like-minded individuals who are passionate about creating positive social impact and can offer guidance and support as we navigate the challenges of scaling our solution.

Additionally, we believe that Solve's network and resources can help us overcome some of the technical and legal barriers we face in the healthcare industry. For example, access to in-kind resources such as software licenses and legal services can help us streamline our operations and ensure that we are in compliance with relevant regulations.

Finally, we hope that Solve can help us expand our reach and impact by providing us with exposure in the media and at conferences. This can help us attract new partners and customers, and ultimately reach more people who could benefit from our solution.

Overall, we see Solve as a valuable partner in our mission to improve access to healthcare for underserved communities, and we are excited about the opportunity to join their community of Solver teams and partners.

In which of the following areas do you most need partners or support?

  • Product / Service Distribution (e.g. delivery, logistics, expanding client base)

Who is the Team Lead for your solution?

Sergio Schirmer Almenara Ribeiro

More About Your Solution

What makes your solution innovative?

Radiolife's solution to improve the diagnosis of tuberculosis is innovative in several ways. First, our platform combines cutting-edge artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms with radiofrequency signatures to detect the presence of the disease in patients' samples without using any reagent. This non-invasive approach offers a more accessible and less intrusive method of diagnosis, particularly in areas where resources and infrastructure for traditional testing methods are limited.

Second, our platform offers real-time results, reducing wait times for patients and healthcare providers. This innovation can have a significant impact on reducing the spread of tuberculosis by allowing patients to receive faster treatment and reducing the likelihood of transmission.

Third, Radiolife's platform is scalable and adaptable, meaning it can be utilized in a variety of healthcare settings, including remote and low-resource areas, and integrated into existing healthcare systems. This adaptability can help to address disparities in tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment in resource-limited settings and reach underserved populations.

Our solution has the potential to catalyze broader positive impacts by revolutionizing the way tuberculosis is diagnosed and treated globally. By combining radiofrequency and artificial intelligence, we are pushing the boundaries of traditional tuberculosis testing and diagnosis methods. As our platform becomes more widely adopted, we believe it has the potential to change the market by offering a more accessible and cost-effective solution for tuberculosis diagnosis, thus disrupting the current market dominated by traditional laboratory testing methods.

Overall, Radiolife's innovative solution offers a game-changing approach to tuberculosis diagnosis that is scalable, adaptable, and non-invasive, potentially improving millions of lives worldwide.

Solution Team

  • Sergio Ribeiro Founder & CEO, Radiolife
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