Alva Health stroke monitor wins MedTech Innovator startup prize

Alva Health’s stroke monitor [Photo courtesy of Alva Health]

MedTech Innovator has awarded its $350,000 global startup competition grand prize to Alva Health.

Alva Health has developed a wearable, real-time stroke monitor. The New Haven, Connecticut-based startup won the medical device accelerator competition after a Wednesday vote by attendees of The MedTech Conference, organized by AdvaMed.

“Alva Health’s mission is to develop, commercialize and make accessible a first-in-class medical device that accurately detects strokes using patient-worn wearables,” Alva Health co-founder and CEO Sandra Saldana said in a news release. “This award represents a recognition of the tremendous clinical unmet need for patients, and an important milestone in Alva Health’s journey. We are grateful to the MedTech Innovator community for their support and for the opportunity to receive mentorship fro…

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