Certific has teamed up with a healthtech start-up to launch a number of remote monitoring pilot schemes for cardiovascular disease which will be carried out in conjunction with the NHS.

The combination of PocDoc’s technology which allows smartphone users to carry out at-home blood tests with accuracy, and Certific’s certified remote medical diagnostics technology, will see patients across the UK able to confidently monitor for cardiovascular disease through a number of indicators.

The trials will initially run in the UK and will be run in conjunction with the NHS. If successful, the scheme would bre expanded to Europe and other international countries.

The at-home screening allows patients to remotely monitor their blood pressure, BMI and importantly their quantitative lipid levels all through the same user experience.

Identifying those patients who are at the highest risk of developing cardiovascular disease early will ensure they can seek early treatment; improving their outcomes and reducing the pressure on the healthcare system.

Liis Narusk, co-founder and CEO of Certific, said: “This collaboration is a strong step forward in Certific’s mission of providing pioneering and scalable technology that enables self-testing for multiple conditions, radically improving the cost and convenience for patients and healthcare providers alike.

“Adding PocDoc’s expertise in cardiovascular screening enables Certific to expand its portfolio of certified medical diagnostics and tackle a disease that is a leading cause of disability and death in the UK and around the world.’’

Earlier this year, PocDoc launched the world’s first personal diagnostic technology for cardiovascular disease, for the gold-standard 5 marker lipid panel.

Steve Roest, CEO of PocDoc, added: “We are delighted to announce PocDoc’s partnership with Certific – they are a real digital disruptor in healthcare that we admire and have followed their success closely. They bring a wealth of experience and our combined knowledge will empower patients to improve their heart health, helping prevent future heart attacks or strokes through home-based digital solutions.’’