MedTech Innovator announces 2022 Grand Prize winner

[Image from MedTech Innovator on LinkedIn]MedTech Innovator, a global medtech accelerator, announced that Phiex Technologies won its 2022 Grand Prize.

The accelerator named Phiex the winner at AdvaMed’s The MedTech Conference in Boston this week. Phiex won a $350,000 prize based on an audience vote. CEO CL Tian accepted the award.

Finalists 52 North Health, Limax Biosciences, LiveMetric and Moon Surgical each received $25,000.

Abigail Hunter-Syed of Olympus, Ranjini Srikantiah of BD, Tonja Curtis Danowski of Johnson & Johnson and Virginia Giddings of Edwards Lifesciences served as on-stage judges.

Boston-based Phiex develops self-sterilizing materials. The company seeks to create a cost-effective and environmentally safe option for manufacturers. The technology uses common packaging materials including plastic film or nonwoven material to sterilize devices.

The Phiex technology’s applications include medtech, food and defense. …

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They said it at DeviceTalks Boston

Proximie CEO Nadine Hachach-Haram [Photo courtesy of Proximie]Medtech insiders convened at DeviceTalks Boston 2022 in May to discuss device design, innovation and trends shaping the industry now and in the years and decades ahead.

Here are some of the most quotable insights from panelists and speakers at our live event.

And make sure to save the date — and save your seat — for DeviceTalks West in Santa Clara, California on Oct. 19 and 20.

Get the full story at our sister site, Medical Design & Outsourcing.

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They said it at DeviceTalks Boston

Proximie CEO Nadine Hachach-Haram [Photo courtesy of Proximie]

Medtech insiders convened at DeviceTalks Boston 2022 in May to discuss device design, innovation and trends shaping the industry now and in the years and decades ahead.

Here are some of the most quotable insights from panelists and speakers at our live event.

And make sure to save the date — and save your seat — for DeviceTalks West in Santa Clara, California on Oct. 19 and 20.

Read on to hear what medtech leaders had to say at DeviceTalks Boston 2022.

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MedTech Innovator names 50 startups in cohort for 2022 accelerator program

MedTech Innovator today announced 50 medical device startups that were chosen to participate in the organization’s accelerator program.

The organization’s flagship, four-month accelerator program supports startups around the world with innovative medical device, diagnostic and digital health technologies. The startups selected for the 2022 cohort will receive visibility and access to leading medtech manufacturers, providers, investors and other industry stakeholders.

According to a news release, at the conclusion of the program, MedTech Innovator will award $500,000 in cash and in-kind prizes in the final competition, which will take place at AdvaMed’s MedTech Conference in Boston in October.

“Over the past nine years, MedTech Innovator has established a unique track record of identifying and supporting leading startups, with 95% of our graduates either still in business or having been acquired,” MedTech Innovator CEO Paul Grand said in the release. “The…

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MedTech Innovator names 50 startups in cohort for 2022 accelerator program

MedTech Innovator today announced 50 medical device startups that were chosen to participate in the organization’s accelerator program.

The organization’s flagship, four-month accelerator program includes medical device, diagnostic and digital health technologies from around the world. The startups selected to the 2022 cohort will receive visibility and access to leading medtech manufacturers, providers, investors and other industry stakeholders.

According to a news release, at the conclusion of the program, MedTech Innovator will award $500,000 in cash and in-kind prizes in the final competition, which will take place at AdvaMed’s MedTech Conference in Boston in October.

“Over the past nine years, MedTech Innovator has established a unique track record of identifying and supporting leading startups, with 95% of our graduates either still in business or having been acquired,” MedTech Innovator CEO Paul Grand said in the release. “The 20…

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DermaSensor wins MedTech Innovator Mid-Stage Companies Pitch Event

DermaSensor can evaluate a skin lesion for skin cancer risk in under 30 seconds, according to the company. [Image courtesy of DermaSensor]DermaSensor — the creator of a handheld, point-and-click device to quickly assess skin lesions for cancer risk — is the winner of the MedTech Innovator Mid-Stage Companies Pitch Event.

The Miami-based mid-stage company beat out 1,000 applicants, more than 20 of which competed on-site May 10–11, 2022 at DeviceTalks Boston. DermaSensor walked away with a cash prize and admission to MedTech Innovator and its host of benefits.

DermaSensor’s device uses optical spectroscopy. A light-emitting tip non-invasively touches the lesion, receiving and analyzing data from below the skin at cellular and subcellular levels. The technology could help general practitioners better spot lesions that are potential problems before forwarding their patients to a dermatologist for further evaluation.

Research involving 57 general practitio…

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DermaSensor wins MedTech Innovator Mid-Stage Companies Pitch Event

DermaSensor can evaluate a skin lesion for skin cancer risk in under 30 seconds, according to the company. [Image courtesy of DermaSensor]

DermaSensor — the creator of a handheld, point-and-click device to quickly assess skin lesions for cancer risk — is the winner of the MedTech Innovator Mid-Stage Companies Pitch Event. 

The Miami-based mid-stage company beat out 1,000 applicants, more than 20 of which competed on-site May 10–11, 2022 at DeviceTalks Boston. DermaSensor walked away with a cash prize and admission to MedTech Innovator and its host of benefits.

DermaSensor’s device uses optical spectroscopy. A light-emitting tip non-invasively touches the lesion, receiving and analyzing data from below the skin at cellular and subcellular levels. The promise of the technology is could help general practitioners better spot lesions that are potential problems before forwarding their patients to a der…

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DeviceTalks Boston hosting MedTech Innovator mid-stage pitch competitions on May 10-11

BOSTON – Twenty-six mid-stage medical device startups will pitch their exciting medtech stories at DeviceTalks Boston on May 10-11 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center as part of the MedTech Innovator Mid-Stage Companies Pitch Event. 

The pitch event is thanks to a new partnership between DeviceTalks, organizer of a portfolio of events and podcasts serving the medical device community, and MedTech Innovator, the world’s largest medical technology accelerator. 

“We’re proud to host MedTech Innovator at DeviceTalks Boston,” says Tom Salemi, editorial director of DeviceTalks. “Paul Grand and his team do more than help medical device companies tell their stories. They provide a best-in-class global network of corporate partners, advisors and investors that build strong new device and healthtech companies.”  

DeviceTalks Boston attendees will be invited to watch the presentations as part of the event’s “Innovation & Investment” track on …

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DeviceTalks Boston hosting MedTech Innovator mid-stage pitch competitions on May 10-11

BOSTON – Twenty-six mid-stage medical device startups will pitch their exciting medtech stories at DeviceTalks Boston on May 10-11 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center as part of the MedTech Innovator Mid-Stage Companies Pitch Event. 

The pitch event is thanks to a new partnership between DeviceTalks, organizer of a portfolio of events and podcasts serving the medical device community, and MedTech Innovator, the world’s largest medical technology accelerator. 

“We’re proud to host MedTech Innovator at DeviceTalks Boston,” says Tom Salemi, editorial director of DeviceTalks. “Paul Grand and his team do more than help medical device companies tell their stories. They provide a best-in-class global network of corporate partners, advisors and investors that build strong new device and healthtech companies.”  

DeviceTalks Boston attendees will be invited to watch the presentations as part of the event’s “Innovation & Investment” track on …

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DeviceTalks Boston returns with a unique approach for medtech connections and development

DeviceTalks Boston speakers include Meghan Scanlon, senior vice president at Boston Scientific and president of its urology and pelvic health business. [Photo courtesy of Boston Scientific]

A few months back, I wrote what was best described by a colleague as a “salty” column in which I demanded conference organizers like myself step up our game if we expect to bring back attendees.

“For too long, conference organizers have relied upon a potent cocktail of FOMO and habit,” I wrote in one particularly briny portion. “Sure, organizers try to amp up content, introduce cool partnering apps and a few gimmicks. (One recent healthcare meeting had puppies, actual puppies … gimmicky, but intriguing.)”

Here I am, four months later, and I still agree with me!

We’ve been working harder — and smarter — to assemble the agenda of DeviceTalks Boston, coming up May 10…

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Endiatx’s pill-sized robot sees and swims inside the stomach

Endiatx co-founder and CEO Torrey Smith with PillBot [Photo by Hardy Wilson for MDO]

An unconventional CEO and his team take aim at endoscopies with faster, cheaper stomach imaging — and that’s just the start. Welcome to the era of tiny robots inside the body.

As he prepared to swallow his robot for the first time, Torrey Smith’s doctors warned that the battery was his greatest threat.

If the capsule came apart and the battery burned the tissue lining his stomach, it would only be the beginning of a very bad experience.

“I was just hoping that we would get any kind of a positive signal that we were on the right track,” Smith, co-founder and CEO of Endiatx, said of the June 2020 test. “At that time, our radio bandwidth was so limited. We were pushing 48 pixels square of grayscale, not even color, at just a few frames per second. The worst video quality you could imagine —…

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6 startup trends from Deloitte and MedTech Innovator — and warnings for established medical device companies

The medical device industry is shifting, and startups and established medical device companies alike should prepare for key trends identified in a new report from Deloitte.

Deloitte’s Center for Health Solutions and MedTech Innovator worked together to analyze MTI’s database of approximately 1,000 applicants for MTI’s 2021 startup accelerator program.

The startups that applied had at least developed a prototype, but had not yet progressed beyond a series D round of funding. They come from 48 states in the U.S. and 43 countries.

Alva Health was named as the competition’s winner last week, but they’re not the only promising company. Of this year’s applicants, about three-quarters have raised equity funding, totaling a collective $3.9 billion. More than one-fifth of the applicants already have customers, and 9 percent have won regulatory approval.

As part of its analysis, Deloitte interviewed leaders from startups and medtech companies that could be …

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