Welcome to the inaugural UNMC Startup Company Demonstration Day, hosted by UNeMed — the technology development and commercialization arm of the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
UNMC Startup Company Demonstration Day will showcase at least six of the latest new companies formed around recent innovations developed at UNMC, one of the premiere academic medical centers in the nation.
The event is an opportunity for new biomedical companies to meet the public — the community, investors, colleagues and media — and show off the cutting edge biomedical technologies and homegrown businesses that could create a positive local economic impact.
Tickets are free, so please register now to reserve your seat.
A short reception will follow the presentations, where audience members will have the chance to mix and mingle with the inventors, company executives, investors and entrepreneurs.
Complimentary refreshments will be available.
UNMC Startup Company Demonstration Day is a part of UNeMed's annual Innovation Week, a series of events celebrating the research and innovation developed at UNMC. Innovation Week culminates with the Innovation Awards on Thursday, Oct. 10.
The following companies will deliver short (10 minutes) presentations, followed by a brief Q&A session with audience members:
CardioSys: Combines advanced mathematical modeling and predictive analytics with data visualization in order to provide helpful insights into the health of individuals. Using fluid algorithms, our platform allows health insurers, third-party administrators, and brokers to forecast preventable life events and mitigate risk.
Elegant Instruments, LLC: A development company that creates and commercializes innovative biomedical technologies to advance healthcare and biomedical research. It's mission is to make life better through the simple and effective solutions it provides. Two University of Nebraska students, Anna Brynskikh Boyum and Tom Frederick, founded the Omaha-based startup.
Motometrix: An early stage company formed around technology developed by a biomechanics researcher at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. The technology uses high level mathematics to measure nearly imperceptible changes in a person’s posture and accurately diagnose the early onset of several brain disorders well before a patient presents symptoms. One application of the technology could be used on football sidelines to detect concussions within minutes after a violent collision.
Prommune Inc.: Early stage biotechnology company focused on the human and veterinary medicine applications of a novel therapeutic strategy for fighting infections by awakening the body's own natural immune defenses. Host-directed immunotherapy, or HDI, is induced by a structurally engineered peptide known as EP67. Prommune's EP67 selectively engages and activates the cell population responsible for innate immunity — the body's first line of defense against bacterial, viral and fungal infections.
ProTransit Nanotherapy, LLC: A seed stage company focused on delivering medication with unique nanoparticles that are nontoxic and biodegradable. The nanoparticles stabilize the drug, have a slow-release profile and can penetrate cell membranes to deliver powerful medications where they can be most effective. The first of several applications of this technology will be delivering antioxidant enzymes in sunscreens and cosmetics to deep layers of skin where it can help prevent premature wrinkles, age spots and even cancer.
Radux Devices, LLC: Created in 2012 to develop two UNMC inventions that improve radiation protection and decrease orthopedic stress for physicians. The devices also improve workflow and operating table management in endovascular/fluoroscopy suites.
Trak Surgical, Inc.: A surgical tool company built around an innovative software and bone saw package that could change the way joint replacement surgeries are performed. The device is a next generation handheld surgical tool that uses software and a guidance system that may completely eliminate the need for expensive jigs and the specialized staff needed for current orthopedic surgeries.
Virtual Incision, Corp.: Founded in 2006, Virtual Incision Corp. is a start-up company developing miniature robotic devices that are placed inside the body during laparoscopic surgery. VI surgical robots are introduced through laparoscopic ports using a special insertion device. Once inside, the robots are controlled by the surgeon and enable complex procedures to be performed with minimally invasive techniques.
UNeMed Corporation is the technology transfer and commercialization office for the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
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