Delivering Artificial Intelligence-driven Self Care Solutions to Evaluate and Treat Skin Conditions

Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Asia Pacific, recently announced that it has facilitated a research collaboration between Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health and Hangzhou Yongliu Tech (Yongliu), a China-based startup company, to deliver a digital platform solution that will provide consumers with the ability to manage their fungal infections.

The digital solution is intended to be used by consumers to self-evaluate their fungal infections with an image-based artificial intelligence (AI) screening tool, leverage educational modules to better understand the basic cause of fungal infections, and more proactively manage the treatment of their hand and/or foot fungal infections.

Since early 2020, Yongliu has been able to develop and market digital solutions for skin diseases focused on psoriasis, atopic dermatitis (AD) and lupus erythematosus (LE). Currently, over 10,000 China-based dermatologists are registered on Yongliu’s platform and have collaborations with top tier public hospitals in China such as Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Shanghai Ruijin Hospital and more, demonstrating its value to dermatologists and patients.

Under the agreement, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health will bring insights from a team of self care experts on fungal infection to further develop the fungal infection digital management solution, followed by the implementation of a controlled commercial study with up to 10,000 users. This collaboration underscores Johnson & Johnson Innovation’s commitment to enhance overall health outcomes for consumers through new and engaging digital therapeutics.

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