Featured Member: Mark Plaskow

Microscope uses AI for better health care

A zWORKS startup is using modern technology to create more responsive health care.

Mark Plaskow started PAEAN (pronounced ‘payin’) Clinical in January of this year after he sold American Health Technology. PAEAN has created an automated portable microscope to enable more points of care to do better medical testing using imaging, artificial intelligence, and telemedicine.

Plaskow previously worked in Africa where he worked with malaria and childhood cancerous diseases. A small team of entrepreneurs were inspired by his medical imaging technology and this ultimately led to the PAEAN.

“The most rewarding part of PAEAN is definitely that the mission is to make a permanent change for the better,” Plaskow said.

He added that they learn new things with technology and medicine every day.

“I am getting to work with creative people and brilliant medical professionals,” he said.

The company has grown to eight people and is rapidly expanding. Plaskow said he is a big fan of Zionsville.

“zWORKS enables a professional working space for our company when we are here.”

If you’re interested in contacting Mark, email mp@paeanclinical.com or call (614) 582-4184.


Getting to know Mark…

Behind the Scenes

Mark used to be a DJ and knows all the words to almost every 80’s song.


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