Startups to pitch at Central New York Biotech Accelerator
Startups will participate in the annual Medical Device Innovation Challenge’s pitch event at Upstate Medical University’s Central New York Biotech Accelerator. Five teams, including one from Rochester, will talk about their businesses in December.
The pitches will be judged by Winthrop Thurlow, executive director of MedTech; James Shomar, program director at StartFast Venture Accelerator
David Mankiewicz, senior vice president of policy and planning at CenterState CEO; Scott Hancock, director of IP management and licensing at Binghamton University, and Jay Reeder, president and chief operating officer of EndoGlow, a 2017 MDIC participant.
The 2018 MDIC pitching teams include:
Avant Medical Systems is a medical device development company that has designed and patented a medical device that it plans to manufacture and market. The medical device will help medical professionals deliver better care that will reduce the number of medical errors and malpractice liability, while improving the quality of patient comfort and care. Avant Medical has been accepted in both Syracuse University and Queen’s University, Engineering Capstone Design Project.
Company Location: Alaska
Celltomic is pathology cell processing start-up designed to address the problem of diminutive specimens and the ever-increasing number of tests being required of them. Celltomic’s disruptive technology has the capacity to revolutionize personalized medicine laboratory methods. CelltOmics was selected as a finalist for the FuzeHub Commercialization Competition.
A subset team from ANDRO Computational Services is developing an innovative spinal medical device to support a self-learning, smart-assist stabilizer leveraging ANDRO’s AXLForce C4 AI software and machine learning technologies.
Location: Rome and Syracuse, NY
Hive Refrigeration is a design firm creating technological solutions able to decrease the energy expenditure and monitor your mobile medical refrigeration capabilities. Their line of products is being created to solve issues around energy dependent, immobile and unmonitored temperature systems in current medical refrigeration units.
Location: Rochester, NY
In-Spire is a customizable sleek band that has a small inhaler integrated into it. The bracelet can be re-opened and refilled after each use. Accessing the medication inside is as simple as opening the band and using the Bite Actuation Method, which is a novel process where the user uses their teeth to activate the flow of medication, rather than their hand. The In-Spire team has recently incorporated as an LLC, has won $30,000 in business plan competitions, and is focusing on product development in compliance with FDA standards to move towards commercialization.
Location: Syracuse, NY
The event is slated for Dec. 11 in Syracuse. For more details email the organizers.