Innovation In Spotlight at RESI

20 Aug

By Shaoyu Chang, MD, MPH,  Senior Research Analyst, LSN

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Life Science Nation unveiled the finalists that were hand-picked to enter the RESI Boston Innovation Challenge: an exciting group of innovative life science companies in therapeutics, diagnostics, medical devices, and healthcare information technology (HC IT).

As RESI returns to the Boston-Cambridge life science hub, the Innovation Challenge has received unprecedented amount of interest. The RESI scientific team has gone through rigorous review and independently hand-picked top companies, who will showcase their innovations in the RESI exhibition hall.

Many of the selected companies emerged from top-tier universities, have obtained initial validation through government grants or nonprofit organizations, have established external collaborations, and are on the path to commercializing their research and technology. “The RESI Challenge is shaping up to be one of the best group of innovators with the latest technology across the health care domain,” says Dennis Ford, LSN’s CEO.

RESI Boston Innovation Challenge features a diverse mix of technology sectors. Biopharmaceutical startups make up the largest sector. These companies leverage advanced cell therapy, novel molecules, and untapped pathways to combat cancer, immune disorders and infectious diseases. The competition also features advanced diagnostic, medical device and HC IT technologies, from novel molecular tracers that monitor T cells in immunotherapy, to analytical software that improves magnetic resonance imaging.

“RESI has become a beacon that attracts scientist entrepreneurs to showcase their latest products and services to global early stage life science investors,” says Dennis. LSN expects over 200 investors at RESI Boston. “Investors use this vehicle to keep abreast of the latest technology and teams that are surfacing in the life science arena.”

The companies will be given a presentation space in the RESI exhibition hall, where they will be able to engage in in-depth, face-to-face conversation with investors and strategic partners throughout the one-day event. All conference attendees will be given “RESI Cash” to invest in the most attractive companies in their mind. At the end of the conference, the top three companies receiving the most RESI Cash will be announced winners of RESI Innovation Challenge.

The full list of RESI Innovation Challenge companies can be found below.

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