Start-Ups

S2E5: 'Meet the Innovators' - Mehran Talebinejad, PhD, Co-founder and CEO, NeuroQore Inc.

S2E5: 'Meet the Innovators' - Mehran Talebinejad, PhD, Co-founder and CEO, NeuroQore Inc.

“NeuroQore’s Electromagnetics: A New Way to Treat Depression & Neurobehavioral Disorders” Silicon Valley medical device start-up, NeuroQore Inc., has developed a novel platform technology that it believes can be applied to many neurobehavioral disorders and could provide rapid treatment for major depressive disorder (MDD). The team is striving to put an end to the most devastating of all endings: suicide. In this interview, co-founder and CEO Mehran Talebinejad talks about his experiences in co-founding the company and what’s next for NeuroQore.

S2E4: 'Meet the Innovators' - Sahil Diwan, Co-founder and CEO, SafKan Inc.

S2E4: 'Meet the Innovators' - Sahil Diwan, Co-founder and CEO, SafKan Inc.

“OtoSet: Sonicare for the Ears” An Arizona-based medical device start-up SafKan Inc is pursuing an alternative to the current standard-of-care for excess or impacted earwax— unchallenged for nearly two centuries—with the world’s first automated ear cleaning device for clinical use, the OtoSet. In this interview, co-founder and CEO Sahil Diwan talks about his experiences in co-founding the company and what’s next for SafKan.

S2E3: 'Meet the Innovators' - Eric Wells, Founder and CEO, Telluride Medical Partners

S2E3: 'Meet the Innovators' - Eric Wells, Founder and CEO, Telluride Medical Partners

“When One Door Closes Another Door Opens: The Story of Telluride Medical Partners.” Emerging Arizona-based medical device accelerator Telluride Medical Partners LLC (TMP) is comprised of business entrepreneurs, medical device start-up experts, and medtech engineers who are committed to bringing disruptive technologies to market. In this candid interview, Founder and CEO Eric Wells talks about his early career, his experiences in founding the company, and what’s next for TMP.

S2E2: 'Meet the Innovators' - Richard Hanbury, Founder and CEO, Sana Health

S2E2: 'Meet the Innovators' - Richard Hanbury, Founder and CEO, Sana Health

“Sana’s Wearable Solution for Chronic Pain” Boulder, CO-based start-up Sana Health is taking on one of the biggest health crises in the world today: opioid use, as part of a larger mission to redefine the way pain is treated. Sana’s novel FlowState technology induces deep relaxation, promotes neuroplasticity, reduces pain, and triggers sleep in as little as 10 minutes. In this interview, Founder Richard Hanbury talks about his experiences in founding the company and what’s next for Sana Health.

*Special Edition* 'Meet the Innovators' - Billy Cohn, MD, VP, Johnson & Johnson's Medical Devices Companies, Director, CDI @ TMC

*Special Edition* 'Meet the Innovators' - Billy Cohn, MD, VP, Johnson & Johnson's Medical Devices Companies, Director, CDI @ TMC

“Billy Cohn, MD: Making Medtech Makers at Johnson & Johnson’s CDI @TMC” In this candid video interview onsite at the Center for Device Innovation in Houston, TX, Billy Cohn, MD, VP of Johnson & Johnson’s Medical Device Companies and Director, CDI @ TMC reflects on his extensive device patent journey and shares the keys to overcoming the never-ending challenges that plague device innovation.

'Meet the Innovators' - Arnaud Mascarell, Co-founder & CEO, FineHeart SA

'Meet the Innovators' - Arnaud Mascarell, Co-founder & CEO, FineHeart SA

“FineHeart: A Disruptively Simple Solution for Advanced Heart Failure” France-based FineHeart SA aims to make an impact on the second leading cause of death in the US and in Europe: heart failure (HF) with its first patented product ICOMS. The ICOMS is a hybrid system composed of a pulsatile smart pump, an electrical synchronization module, a control board, and an energy module powered by a TET system. In this interview, CEO Arnaud Mascarell talks about his early inspiration, his experiences in co-founding the company and what’s next for FineHeart.

'Meet the Innovators' - Jong Lee, Co-founder & CEO, Day Zero Diagnostics

'Meet the Innovators' - Jong Lee, Co-founder & CEO, Day Zero Diagnostics

“Day Zero Diagnostics: Modernizing Infectious Disease Diagnosis” Boston-based start-up Day Zero Diagnostics is developing a sequencing-based rapid diagnostic that identifies both the species and the antibiotic resistance profile of a bacterial pathogen in only hours, not days, which for patients could mean the difference between life or death. In this interview, CEO and Co-founder Jong Lee, MBA talks about his early inspiration and his experiences in co-founding the company, his current priorities, and what’s next for Day Zero.

'Meet the Innovators' - Dr. Jonathan Gunn, Co-founder & CEO, Briteseed LLC

'Meet the Innovators' - Dr. Jonathan Gunn, Co-founder & CEO, Briteseed LLC

“Briteseed’s Burgeoning Smart Surgical Tools Stop Unsafe Bleeding.” Chicago-based Briteseed LLC is developing the next generation of smart surgical tools that can provide visual, anatomical information to surgeons in real-time. In addition to improving patient outcomes, Jonathan believes Briteseed could offer significant cost savings for payors and providers impacted by non-reimbursable costs. In this interview, CEO Jonathan Gunn, Phd, JD, talks about his early inspiration and his experiences in co-founding the company, his current priorities, and what’s next for Briteseed.

gBETA Medtech Accelerator – Filling a Critical Gap for Start-Ups

gBETA Medtech Accelerator – Filling a Critical Gap for Start-Ups

gBETA Medtech Accelerator, launched this past March, is the first accelerator of its kind to tap into the rich medical device, digital healthcare, diagnostics and biotech ecosystem that exists in the Midwest Medical Alley region. Its goal is community building, and fostering innovation among the most promising of today’s early-stage start-ups. The program is funded by Boston Scientific, with additional support from Mayo Clinic, University of Minnesota, and Medical Alley Association.

'Meet the Innovators' - Dr. Brian Courtney, Co-founder & CEO, Conavi Medical

'Meet the Innovators' - Dr. Brian Courtney, Co-founder & CEO, Conavi Medical

“Conavi: Completing the Picture for Intravascular Imaging.” Toronto-based commercial-stage medical device company Conavi Medical is developing image guidance technologies for use in minimally invasive cardiovascular procedures and is on a mission “to make procedures that are established or emerging safer, faster, and with better outcomes.” In this interview, Brian talks about his inspiration and early experiences in founding the company, his current priorities, and what’s next for Conavi.

'Meet the Innovators' - Aritz Lazkoz and Juan Arregui Altuna, Co-founders, Deneb Medical

'Meet the Innovators' - Aritz Lazkoz and Juan Arregui Altuna, Co-founders, Deneb Medical

“From Railroads to Robots: The Story Behind Deneb Medical.” Spain-based start-up Deneb Medical is developing a surgical robot for selective tissue ablation called CoBot, which the Co-founders believe will directly reduce the risk of unintended damage to critical anatomical structures. In this candid interview, the Co-founders talk about their inspiration and early experiences in founding the company, their current priorities, and what’s next.

'Meet the Innovators' - Dr. Liberty Foreman, co-Founder & CEO, DynamX Medical

'Meet the Innovators' - Dr. Liberty Foreman, co-Founder & CEO, DynamX Medical

London-based oncology diagnostics start-up BeamLine Diagnostics is developing a point-of-care (POC) biopsy triaging and stratification system, called Solas. Solas is estimated to reduce the total number of samples within pathology by approximately 50%, alleviating current system stress. In this candid interview, co-Founder & CEO Dr. Liberty Foreman talks about her inspiration and early experiences in founding the company, her current priorities, and what’s next for BeamLine.

'Meet the Innovators' - Colm McGarvey, Co-founder & CEO, Selio Medical

'Meet the Innovators' - Colm McGarvey, Co-founder & CEO, Selio Medical

Dublin-based start-up, Selio Medical is developing a novel technology to prevent pneumothorax, a common, costly, and sometimes deadly complication of lung biopsy impacting one in three patients. In this candid interview filmed onsite at MedTech Strategist’s Innovation Summit Dublin, Ireland with Analyst Kayleen Brown, Co-founder & CEO Colm McGarvey talks about his inspiration and early experiences in founding the company, his current priorities, and the lessons he has learned.

TheraNova and UCSF Surgical Innovations: Partnership with a Brain

TheraNova and UCSF Surgical Innovations: Partnership with a Brain

San Francisco-based medtech incubator TheraNova and UCSF Surgical Innovations, an initiative launched by the University’s Department of Surgery along with the Department of Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences, are partnering to co-develop device technologies that address unmet patient needs. The team’s first project, being developed with Mitchel Berger, MD, Chair of Neurological Surgery and Director of the Brain Tumor Research Center at UCSF, is a device for use in optimizing brain surgery.

'Meet the Innovators' - Anne Osdoit, CEO and Marion Gasperment, COO, AblaCare

'Meet the Innovators' - Anne Osdoit, CEO and Marion Gasperment, COO, AblaCare

Paris-based start-up AblaCare is developing an innovative device and minimally-invasive procedure for the treatment of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) related infertility which they believe would be less risky, less invasive, and less costly than current solutions. In this candid interview filmed onsite at MedTech Strategist’s Innovation Summit Dublin, Ireland with Analyst Kayleen Brown, CEO Anne Osdoit and COO Marion Gasperment talk about their current priorities and their experiences so far on their start-up journey.

'Meet the Innovators' - James Roberts, CEO, mOm Incubators

'Meet the Innovators' - James Roberts, CEO, mOm Incubators

London-based start-up mOm Incubators is looking to make its mark on the global neonatal market with a low-cost, inflatable infant incubator designed to decrease the number of premature child deaths. In this candid interview filmed onsite at MedTech Strategist’s Innovation Summit Dublin with Analyst Kayleen Brown, Co-Founder and CEO James Roberts talks about his inspiration and early experiences in founding the company, his current priorities, and the lessons he has learned so far in his start-up journey.

'In MedTech History' - Neurostimulation

'In MedTech History' - Neurostimulation

In this week’s installment of our “MedTech History” series, we take a look at implantable neurostimulation/neuromodulation devices, which have their technical roots in cardiac pacing in the 1950s, but today are helping to restore function and improve quality of life for a growing list of serious neurological diseases and disorders. There have been a number of significant “firsts” in the space recently, including Cala Health’s FDA clearance for its Cala ONE neuromodulation therapy for transient relief of hand tremors in adults with essential tremor, and NeuroPace’s launch of its Next Gen RNS System, a brain-computer interface for the treatment of refractory epilepsy.