Innovators 2016: Companies
December 21, 2016
PM360’s Innovations Issue, established five years ago, serves as a comprehensive guide to our readers, providing a glimpse at the year’s most cutting-edge: Companies, Divisions, Startups, Products, Services, and Strategies.
NIR and Optoacoustic Spectroscopy Cerebral Oximeters Aim to Save Preemies
September 6, 2016
Cerebral near-infrared spectroscopy oximeters can alert physicians to premature infants’ exposure to hypoxia. As European researchers push to make this technology a standard clinical tool in neonatal intensive care units, an optoacoustic alternative is emerging.
Top 10 Finalists Chosen in the Interface Health Challenge X 2016
August 15, 2016
The Top 10 finishers in the 2016 INTERFACE Health Challenge X have been selected. INTERFACE Health Challenge X is the world’s only annual competition to discover the world’s best digital health innovators.
Health Innovation Pitch Winner Makes Monitoring Blood Sugar Painless
May 25, 2016
A Dallas startup that created a noninvasive blood glucose monitor landed the top prize at the Health Innovation Pitch Competition as part of the 2016 Healthcare Dealmakers Conference.
Socrates Health Solutions Wins Pitch Competition in Dallas
May 25, 2016
Socrates Health Solutions snagged the grand prize at the inaugural Innovation Pitch Competition Wednesday at this year’s two-day Healthcare Dealmakers Conference at the Adolphus Hotel in downtown Dallas.
REEcycle wins 2016 Texas A&M New Ventures Competition
May 20, 2016
An innovative approach to recycling consumer electronics to reclaim the essential elements inside of them is a step closer to reality after startup company REEcycle was awarded $50,000 in funding as the top company at the 2016 Texas A&M New Ventures Competition (TNVC) at Texas A&M University.
Biomedical Strategy Expert Brett Giroir Joins Noninvasix Scientific Advisory Board
April 13, 2016
Medical device firm Noninvasix, Inc., developers of a patient monitoring system that accurately and noninvasively measures the amount of brain oxygenation in preterm infants, announced today that life science strategy expert Brett Giroir, M.D. has been appointed to the company’s Scientific Advisory Board.
American Ventures TV | Graham Randall
March 28, 2016
President & CEO Graham Randall appeared as a guest on the show today to discuss the innovating technologies happening at Noninvasix, Inc. Using patented optoacoustic technology, his experienced team of life science innovators and medical engineers have developed an elegant solution for the safe, accurate and non-invasive monitoring of fetal welfare during labor and delivery.
Noninvasix Develop Accurate Noninvasive Fetal Health Monitoring System
March 28, 2016
Fetal heart rate monitoring measure the fetus’ heart rate and rhythm, letting the healthcare provider see how the fetus is doing. Abnormal fetal heart rate may indicate that the fetus is not getting enough oxygen, or that there are other problems. However, with a false-positive rate of 89 percent for predicting fetal distress, questions are raised regarding its efficacy and outcomes. Fetal heart rate is not a direct measure of fetal brain oxygenation, and cannot accurately and reliably predict the risk of fetal asphyxia.
South By Southwest Is Over. Did Dallas Healthcare Innovators Find It Worth The Trip?
March 23, 2016
For all the handwringing over corporate influence and overcrowding and prohibitive expenses, the annual South by Southwest festival still draws thousands of attendees to the state capital each year. This year’s conference, which wrapped up on Sunday, was dotted with more than a few Dallas-area healthcare entrepreneurs who fled south for a few days in the hopes of getting word out about their companies to folks who would’ve never heard it otherwise.
SXSW Recap: Harassment Summit Fizzles, Houston Biotech Booms, & More
March 18, 2016
Another South By Southwest Interactive has come and gone. This year brought an Obama two-fer with both the president and first lady headlining keynote addresses for both the Interactive and Music programming.
New biotech incubator gives fledgling companies a boost
March 17, 2016
Medical entrepreneurship can be "cool and hip and sexy," center's leader says
Digital health takes a back seat to medical devices in pediatric pitch event at SXSW
March 14, 2016
Start-Ups To Watch – Noninvasix: Noninvasive High Resolution Monitoring of Venous Oxygenation in the Brain
February 29, 2016
A noninvasive, high-resolution optoacoustic technique is a promising alternative to currently used invasive methods of brain oxygenation monitoring.
Noninvasix Secures Finalist Slot in Healthcare Innovation Challenges
February 4, 2016
CEO Graham Randall to present patient monitoring device at SPIE Startup Challenge, Pediatric Device Innovation Competition.
Biophotonics innovators are semi-finalists in SPIE Startup Challenge 2016
January 20, 2016
SPIE has selected the semi-finalists for its 2016 SPIE Startup Challenge, which allows innovators seeking support for their product proposals to pitch their ideas to business development and venture capitalists. The contest is held annually at SPIE Photonics West.
25 make Startup Challenge 2016 semi-final list
January 12, 2016
Organizers of the increasingly popular SPIE Startup Challenge event held at Photonics West have short-listed 25 entries for this year’s prizes. The semi-final line-up, which includes a seasoned optics and photonics executive alongside novice entrepreneurs from Europe, Asia and North America, again features a large number of biomedical applications.
Lasers: The Next Generation of Fetal Monitoring
January 1, 2016
Researchers have developed a novel monitoring system using optoacoustic technology to provide accurate, real-time measurement of cerebral venous blood oxygen saturation in fetuses during late-stage labor. This pre-clinical patient monitoring system from Noninvasix, Inc., Galveston, TX, enables obstetricians to promptly recognize if a fetus is in distress and take immediate, corrective action.
5 apps That May Transform Healthcare
December 21, 2015
HITLAB, a healthcare innovation technology and teaching lab based in New York, just sponsored its second annual World Cup event at Columbia University for aspiring healthcare technology entrepreneurs and start-ups.
In DFW, A Digital Health Ecosystem Emerges With Health Wildcatters As The Guide
December 18, 2015
About a month ago, somewhere around 600 people crowded into the lower bowl of the Majestic Theater in downtown Dallas for Health Wildcatters’ annual Pitch Day. It was the culmination of a 90-day program for these 10 startups, and now they were pitching their products to a room peppered with men and women who may choose to sink a significant amount of capital into them.
HITLAB selects five finalists for HITLAB World Cup
November 17, 2015
HITLAB® has selected five finalists for its HITLAB World CupSM, an international competition that promotes original solutions to pressing healthcare challenges. The best and brightest in healthcare innovation, the finalists, will present their ideas at the HITLAB Innovators SummitSM on December 4, 2015, at Columbia University's Alfred Lerner Hall.
Health Wildcatters: Five highlights from the accelerator’s 2015 pitch day
November 13, 2015
Health Wildcatters' third accelerator class culminated with Pitch Day on Thursday, when the 10 startups announced big milestones and sought their next rounds of funding to help them reach the next stage of growth.
Regional patent office to open in Dallas
November 8, 2015
Noninvasix, a health technology company, has six patents and a half dozen pending for technology to measure fetal welfare during labor and delivery and in premature babies.
Interview with Noninvasix’s CEO Graham Randall, Ph.D.
October 10, 2015
Noninvasix is developing a solution for the safe, accurate and non-invasive monitoring of fetal welfare during labor and delivery.
Texas Medical Center Launches 21 Medical and Biotech Startups
September 14, 2015
The first round of medical and biotech companies has finished TCMx, a six-month business accelerator in Houston.
Health IT Startups Make Their Pitch at TMCx’s Inaugural Demo Day
September 14, 2015
TMCx, the health IT accelerator hosted by Houston’s Texas Medical Center, held its first demo day last week, an important milestone for the Houston institution as it aims to help boost the city’s life sciences ecosystem.
The Pitch: Health Wildcatters company Noninvasive aiming to cut number of C-sections
September 9, 2015
A Health Wildcatters company that has spurred out of Houston has created a noninvasive way for doctors to monitor babies’ oxygen levels during delivery, aiming to decrease the number of unnecessary caesarean sections.
Health Wildcatters picks 10 for third class
September 5, 2015
Dallas startup accelerator Health Wildcatters has selected 10 companies to make up the third class to participate in its program. This year’s class includes startup teams from across the country in health care areas ranging from digital health to medical devices.
Texas Health Startup Accelerator Gaining Ground
September 4, 2015
Two years ago, Health Wildcatters, a leading healthcare startup accelerator program located in Dallas, Texas debuted in an effort to nurture health entrepreneurism in the region. Last week, the accelerator announced its third startup class including companies focused on telemedicine, medical devices and healthcare software. Half of the ten startup companies are led by women entrepreneurs.
Dallas’s Health Wildcatters Accelerator Announces Third Class of Startups
August 26, 2015
The Health Wildcatters accelerator in Dallas announced its third class of startups Wednesday, including companies in digital health, medical devices, and telemedicine.
Health Wildcatters announces 10 startups selected for 2015 class
August 26, 2015
Health Wildcatters announced the 10 companies that have been selected for the 2015 accelerator program.
Health Wildcatters Unveils Third Class of 10 Health Tech Startups
August 26, 2015
Health Wildcatters, a mentorship-driven healthcare seed accelerator has unveiled 10 new health IT companies selected to participate in the 2015 accelerator program. With the addition of these 10 healthcare startups, which comprise Health Wildcatters’ third class, the program’s portfolio totals 32 companies spanning the healthcare spectrum.
Critical care obstetrics expert tapped for Noninvasive Scientific Advisory Board
August 5, 2015
Clinical-stage medical device company Noninvasix, Inc., developers of a fetal welfare monitoring system using patented optoacoustic technology, today established the company’s Scientific Advisory Board. Noninvasix co-founder and technology co-inventor Dr. Donald S. Prough will lead the advisory board in providing objective, external perspective as the company enters human trials and prepares for FDA approval.
California and Texas Collaborate to Develop Pediatric Devices
July 31, 2015
It has been four years since California’s Consortium for Technology and Innovation in Pediatrics (CTIP) was established at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in collaboration with the University of Southern California. Further expanding its reach, the consortium broke through state lines in 2014 with expansion to Houston, Texas to include pediatric experts at Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine.
Medical device co. aims to raise funds for clinical trials
June 1, 2015
Noninvasix Inc., a medical device company building a monitoring system for fetal wellness, took home $100,000 in cash at the Texas New Ventures Competition at Texas A&M University, and now it plans to put that money to good use.
Medical device delivers sound insight
June 1, 2015
Laser optics measure acoustic patterns, generating an accurate snapshot of oxygenation levels, size, and location of blood vessels for reliable fetal welfare monitoring during labor.
Texas New Ventures Competition pits startups against one another to battle for seed money
May 29, 2015
Seed funding is crucial for startups, but for Texas companies vying for the top cash prize at the Texas New Ventures Competition, the chance to network is just as valuable.
C-Sections and Medical Information Overload: Thursday's Show
April 23, 2015
Dr. Donald Prough, Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at UTMB Health, is currently testing a new technology he hopes will cut down on the number of Caesarean section deliveries being performed today. Since 1985, the World Health Organization has recommended no more than 10 to 15 percent of live births be performed via C-section. But the average rate of first-time Caesarean section deliveries in Texas is 23.8 percent.
PHOTOACOUSTICS: Optoacoustic method aims to improve fetal monitoring during delivery
March 23, 2015
Fetal heart rate monitoring during labor and delivery was introduced into practice in the 1970s without clinical trials. The method continues to be the only form of fetal monitoring used during late-stage labor—despite its inefficiency and continuing controversy. With an 89%+ false-positive prediction of fetal distress and prone to inconsistent interpretations, fetal heart rate monitoring has not produced better outcomes.
Noninvasix Fetal Welfare Monitoring System Showcased at SXSW Event
March 23, 2015
Galveston, Texas-based medtech startup Noninvasix, Inc. showcased its novel optoacoustic fetal monitoring technology at the South By Southwest Discover UT Future Finders held last Saturday, March 14 in Austin for companies spun out from University of Texas System campuses.
Twenty-two companies from around the world begin accelerator program
March 9, 2015
Texas Medical Center (TMC) today announced the inaugural class of TMC|X, its accelerator program and one of the core components of the TMC's Innovation Institute. TMC|X, housed in a 100,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility, is designed to catapult the development of early-stage companies. Following a strenuous application and interview process, 22 TMC|X companies hailing from across the globe, including Germany, Israel and throughout the United States, have been selected from a pool of over 260 applicants to begin the program today.
Noninvasix Presents Novel Fetal Welfare Monitoring System at Discover University of Texas System Future Finders, a SXSW Interactive Event
March 10, 2015
Noninvasix, Inc., a medical device company using patented optoacoustic technology for the safe, accurate and noninvasive monitoring of fetal welfare during labor and delivery, will be among the innovative start-up companies spun out from the campuses of the University of Texas System on display at Discover UT Future Finders, a SXSW Interactive Event. The free event will take place Saturday, March 14 from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Ashbel Smith Hall located at 201 West 7th Street in Austin, Texas.
Medical Center's TMCx launches first startup program
March 9, 2015
The Texas Medical Center Monday introduced the inaugural class of TMCx, its early-stage business accelerator program created last year to position Houston as a leader in turning research into a pharmaceutical, medical device and digital health engine on par with that of the city's oil and gas industry.
Texas Medical Center accelerator names first class of companies
March 9, 2015
Texas Medical Center's TMC|X, its new life science accelerator, has announced its first class of companies and will start its program this week.
22 Startups Join First Class of Texas Medical Center's TMCx Accelerator
March 9, 2015
The Texas Medical Center's accelerator TMCx unveiled the members of its inaugural class: 22 healthIT companies in informatics, medical devices, and biomaterials.
Noninvasix Transvaginal Fetal Cerebral Venous Oxygenation Monitor
March 4, 2015
Blood oxygenation monitoring is easy in typical patients, but a cerebral oxygenation in a fetus in the womb is much harder to assess. Noninvasix, a company based in Galveston, Texas, has developed a new device that, though not yet cleared, may turn out to offer an easy way to accurately measure cerebral venous oxygenation.