Moroccan Healthtech Startup, DataPathology, Raises $223k from Witamax

Moroccan Healthtech Startup, DataPathology, Raises $223k from Witamax

Casablanca-based MedTech startup focusing on digital pathology DataPathology has announced it raised $223k from Witamax, an investment firm founded by Southbridge A&I and the Axxam Family Office.

DataPathology was co-founded in 2020 by Hicham El-Attar and Mohammed El Khannoussi to transform the pathological diagnosis system and improve services for practitioners and patients.

Its innovative platform has been able to provide solutions to the lack of and delay in cancer diagnosis in medically destitute countries, particularly in Africa.

“DataPathology has successfully assisted hospitals, multidisciplinary clinics, and pathology centers in dealing with the rising number of cancer cases while also addressing the shortage of pathologists.

This vision has been actualized by providing users with a comprehensive solution that enables them to provide a high-quality pathological diagnosis in a timely and efficient manner.

The startup securely and anonymously transferring the patient’s digital file to the medical team for diagnosis via a web platform.

In a statement released by the startup it said: “Having already forged partnerships with international players in digital health, installed a first digital pathological diagnosis center in the kingdom and started serious discussions in African countries with high potential for cancer diagnosis, the startup today aspires to expand the network of laboratories in Morocco and Africa, then to consolidate the network and logistics necessary to increase the volume of data to be integrated and processed within the platform”.

DataPathology intends to use the investment to quickly deploy more sites, expedite team recruiting, and establish themselves as a prominent leader in Medtech in Morocco and Africa.