AbiliLife is developing a smart brace specifically designed for Parkinson’s patients with balance and postural instability. The brace will detect symptoms that lead to falls while providing comfort and support. AbiliLife is dedicated to improving the quality of life for Parkinson’s patients.
ActivAided Orthotics (acquired by Elizur)
ActivAided Orthotics has developed a line of Postural Training Apparel to eliminate back pain by training self-corrective habits. By using the body’s own natural abilities, this wearable device addresses the root cause of back pain by teaching patients how to correct the harmful behaviors in their everyday activities. ActivAided’s first product RecoveryAid was found to decrease back pain in 90% of users, helping them return to their desired active lifestyles
ALung Technologies, Inc.
ALung has developed the Hemolung™, an extracorporeal artificial lung that will replace or supplement the ventilator in the ICU for acute respiratory failure. The Hemolung will provide 50% of a patient’s respiratory need, allowing the lungs to heal, eliminating the need for intubation, sedation and mechanical ventilation. The Hemolung™ will reduce the incidence of ventilator associated pneumonia and hospital length of stay, resulting in a reduced cost of care for these patients. The Company has completed animal and human trials and expects initiate commercialization in Europe in Q1 2013.
BIOSAFE, Inc. (acquired by Gelest)
BIOSAFE’s technology provides products with microbiological protection. Through a patented and EPA registered antimicrobial technology, products that include BIOSAFE are permanently protected bacteria, mold and mildew, algae, and even certain viruses. BIOSAFE works in close partnership with personnel from design and development and end-user marketing to insure simple integration and communication of strong product advantage.
Circadiance designs, makes and sells medical equipment. The company specializes in respiratory therapy including positive airway pressure, non-invasive ventilation and apnea monitoring. Our clinically proven, innovative solutions address patients ranging from premature newborns to frail elderly. Circadiance products deliver superior patient comfort and effectiveness in the acute care and home care settings, ultimately resulting in reduced cost of care and improved outcomes.
Cohera Medical, Inc.
Cohera Medical, Inc. is a medical device company that is developing a revolutionary line of surgical adhesives and wound management products. Cohera’s lead product under development, TissuGlu®, is an easy-to-use, resorbable adhesive that positions tissues for optimal healing while minimizing fluid accumulation. The unique chemical design of Cohera’s products can be formulated for use in a wide variety of surgical applications including plastic surgery, general surgery and orthopedic surgery.
Stroke is the #1 cause of disability in the world with every 40 seconds someone in the US suffering a stroke. Stroke is devastating as it is a loss of oxygen to the brain, meaning delays in treatment dramatically worsen outcomes. Forest Devices has developed a device that offers faster, earlier identification of stroke in any environment. Currently in clinical trials, this is the team that is going to fundamentally change how the world views stroke.
PECA Labs is a Carnegie Mellon and UPMC spin-off dedicated to bringing better medical devices to orphan populations, with an initial focus on the pediatric cardiovascular system. Our first product, the MASA Valve, is a novel synthetic heart valve for a rare pediatric cardiac reconstructive procedure. The MASA Valve has already received Humanitarian Use Device (HUD) designation from the FDA, and 70 human implantations of the intra-operatively constructed version have shown improved freedom from re-operation compared to any currently available option.
STARR Life Sciences Corp.
STARR Life Sciences’ mission is to improve the efficacy of medical research by creating small-animal versions of human medical diagnostic and monitoring devices. These parallel tools ensure that medical research results, obtained using mice and rats, improve the health of humans. STARR’s cornerstone product, the MouseOx(TM), is the world’s first and only pulse oximeter for mice and rats. The MouseOx is more than just a pulse oximeter. It provides real-time measurements of pulse rate, blood flow, arterial oxygen saturation, breath rate and effort to breath all from one simple, easy to use, non-invasive sensor.