Honeybee

Toronto, Canada
Catherine Chan, CEO, Cofounder
Which of the following best describes your company?
Small- or medium-sized company

Type of company (check all applicable)
  • Health Tech

If other, please specify

Area of Specialization
  • Digital Health
  • Mobile

If other, please specify

Do you have a need for / interest in hiring a coop/intern student?
Yes, in the Fall

Describe your company's current technology and solutions
Honeybee bridges the gap between researchers and participants while incorporating a social aspect to research participation.

Core - www.honeybeehub.io
- Increases research participant recruitment and fill-rates
- Provides the convenience of research participation for participants to encourage higher enrollment
- Simplifies communication with anonymized, real-time chat and HIPAA compliant participant management features
- Streamlines data collection and remote participation

COVID-19 Clinical trial portal https://covid19.honeybeehub.io
- Provides public education and awareness about drug & vaccine research progress
- Consolidates reputable information about global COVID-19 clinical trials in an easy to use trial finder to connect interested participants with researchers

Are you aware of any current government challenges or opportunities that would be addressed by using your technology solution? Or a future need you can identify?
- 12 million people needed worldwide for clinical trials
- 200,000 people needed in Canada for clinical trials
- Clinical trial recruitment slow and expensive
- Low clinical trials fill rate is a bottleneck for the development of drugs and vaccines
- Low diversity and inclusion in research causing biased results
- Recruitment methods don't reach diverse populations
- Limited public access to enrollment options
- Participant engagement & retention
- Inconvenience of trial enrollment for participants
- Participant follow-up challenges lead to incomplete data sets


As the COVID crisis continues, please describe specific opportunities where your technology might support Canadian needs / government needs
- Awareness for research participation
- Clinical trial recruitment
- Participant engagement and retention software
- Streamlined follow-up tools
- Mobile application creates another point of access

Do you have any final reflections or comments?