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Registration is Open for the Midwest COVID-19 Innovation Showcase

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – gener8tor announced the launch of the Midwest COVID-19 Innovation Showcase through the gBETA Medtech program at the end of May, receiving a total of 113 applications to pitch at the showcase. After careful review, the selection committee has selected 14 teams to pitch at the Midwest COVID-19 Innovations Showcase. The Midwest COVID-19 […]

In the Know: Healthcare News for June 8, 2020

The George Floyd case has rocked a major U.S. medtech hub: Here’s what industry leaders think Upholding our social contract UnitedHealth to donate $10M to George Floyd family, rebuilding causes Medtronic turns to Titan Medical as it makes robot-assisted surgery play Pace Analytical® Acquires Aerobiology Laboratory Associates, Inc. Central Logic Announces Strategic Investment from Rubicon […]

For The Record with Jackie Mejia, Director, gBETA Medtech

Jackie came to gener8tor after working for several years as a research scientist and lab manager. Her research focused on developing novel technologies to solve environmental challenges and protect public health. During this time, Jackie learned to balance multiple projects, work with various collaborators, become a successful mentor, and communicate her scientific results effectively to […]

Up & Running with Joe Connolly of Visana Health

Joe Connolly spent nearly a decade in medical devices R&D and strategy, most recently with 6 years at Boston Scientific. At Boston Scientific, he led a strategy & innovation team that mapped disease states, patient pathways, and health system barriers that hindered optimal patient care, and partnered with top-tier health systems to implement a digital […]

Up & Running with Patrick Walsh and Vincent Truong of Anatomi Corp

Patrick Walsh, M.S. CEO/CTO is a serial inventor with 10 years’ experience innovating in stem cell biology. Patrick led both academic and industrial research teams in manufacture of stem cell products and provided technical proof-of-concept to secure $16M in federal contracting work for Lonza, Inc. Patrick earned his Masters of Science in Stem Cell Biology […]

Up & Running with Matthew Smyth, CEO of StimSherpa

Matthew Smyth has two decades of professional experience in business, strategy, engineering, law and intellectual property. He started his engineering career in the telecommunications space; obtained a law degree and then spent four years as an associate and patent attorney at Fish & Richardson; moved to an in-house legal position at Honeywell, where he provided […]

Up & Running with Ramji Iyer, CEO of Laplace Interventional

Ramji Iyer is the founder and CEO of Laplace Interventional, which is developing a unique solution to tricuspid regurgitation. In his last role, Ramji was the Senior Director of R&D at LivaNova (Caisson Interventional) and led their transcatheter mitral valve program. Ramji has over 10+ years of heart valve development experience with over 20 patents […]

Up & Running with Greg Sommer, Co-Founder of Sandstone Diagnostics

Greg Sommer is a PhD-level engineer, entrepreneur, and executive in consumer healthcare and clinical diagnostics. In 2012, Dr. Sommer co-founded Sandstone Diagnostics, a Bay Area medical technology and tools company enabling lab testing anywhere, anytime by bringing the centrifuge to the patient. Dr. Sommer was recognized as a 2015 Bay Area “40 Under 40” by […]

BARDA Industry Days

By Diane Rucker (UEL) Kate Evinger (gener8tor) and I joined BARDA Industry Days last week in Washington, DC.  In September, University Enterprise Labs (UEL) and gener8tor announced a partnership to support startups in health security, funded by a federal grant.  (The federal government loves acronyms.  I’ll include translations in the article.) But first, some fun […]

HHS Expands Network of Innovation Accelerators

Five accelerators will join a unique innovation accelerator network that provides small and start-up biotechnology innovators with technical and entrepreneurial support they need to accelerate the development of products that could transform the nation’s approach to health security threats. The network was established by the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the […]

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