Over the past 20 years, Martin has been a serial start-up entrepreneur (co-) founding a number of businesses in B2B, financial services, data annotation for machine learning and a medical CRO. Martin always believed that a strict corporate governance framework is a prerequisite to creating a company value. This is even more true in today’s complex international environment with ever increasing IP and data security requirements. Following four successful exits, Martin founded medDARE, responding to the rapidly increasing need for original high-quality raw and annotated medical data to support organizations around the world to meet their research and development objectives.

Company

medDARE is a Dutch company incorporated
in Amsterdam with collaborators in The Netherlands, Switzerland, and Ukraine.

Our History

The Company’s business has a double origin of, on the one hand the collection, processing, and shipping of biospecimen mostly for companies active in diagnostics research and, on the other hand, data image annotation for companies active in medical diagnostics machine learning research.

This rather unique and highly specialised background made us aware of the increasing need of the rapidly growing AI- assisted medical diagnostics industry for medical data of the right quality and with the appropriate metadata. Annotation of such data is also increasingly required.

The founders created a biospecimen CRO in Ukraine in 2009 that specialized in originating and processing a wide range of bio-specimen for international pharmaceutical and medical diagnostics research companies. Bio-specimen could include base clinical data from the patient case, along with a redacted pathology reports and additional data generated by genomic, and histopathology services. Initially, most of the biospecimen originated from Ukrainian clinics but more recently, biospecimen were collected more widely. The company was acquired in 2020 by a leading life sciences company in the USA.

In 2015, the founders also created a data annotation company that initially worked mostly for the automotive industry (self-driving cars), but rapidly grew to service a range of other industries including the medical, automotive, retail, agribusiness and FMCG industries. Medical annotation includes, amongst others, box annotation, polygons, semantic segmentation, etc. for X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, tomography, and videos.

Our Values

We use only
anonymized
datasets

We store
our datasets
on EU-based
servers

We work
according to
GDPR and HIPAA
regulations

We provide
representative
datasets of various
modalities

Our Mission

We understand the needs of research teams in terms of quality and the absolute need to ensure the highest levels of data security and corporate governance. At medDARE, we strive to combine the highest levels of quality and safety of our data. Full compliance with data privacy regulations is obvious to us.

Last but not least, we seek to provide exceptional efficiency and first-class client service at competitive rates to our clients. Our small but highly experienced team of medical and data professionals has a track record of getting things done and we are enthusiastic to be part of the rapidly evolving international medical AI and machine-learning sector.

Our Vision

To empower Healthcare AI companies of all sizes to get high-quality anonymized unique medical datasets securely and according to established data transfer procedures.

To positively impact the patients so they get treated more quickly and more accurately.