Kiwi AI pharmacy startup Script Sense wins international recognition

Puneet Saini and Kieran Erasmuson (Source: University of Canterbury )

Canterbury start-up Script Sense, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) and other technology to minimize medication errors in pharmacies, has received an international business award.

Script Sense was founded by two University of Canterbury MBA students, Puneet Saini and Kieran Erasmuson, and Rijul Gupta, a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney.

The company received the Start-up of the Year Award 2024 from the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and Business Graduates Association (BGA), which was announced in London on January 19.

Saini, who is also CEO, says the international recognition is “a huge boost”. “It’s amazing to win this award, particularly since we are eagerly anticipating the release of our system later this month.”

Script Sense operates a cloud-based pharmacy management platform designed to prevent approximately 2000 deaths caused by medication errors in New Zealand each year. It uses technology including cloud computing, process automation, machine learning, and AI to boost productivity and provide a safer, more efficient healthcare environment.

According to the brand, by automating non-clinical and manual data entry processes, Script Sense can potentially save over 50 per cent of administrative pharmacy labour hours. This can enhance patient care and free up resources for the primary healthcare system.

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