Congratulations to the LHI Innovator’s Pitch Challenge Winners!

25 Mar

By Jessica Yang, Senior Research Analyst, Asia Business Development, LSN

Life Science Nation (LSN)’s 2-day Longevity, Health & Innovation (LHI) digital partnering conference took place March 18-19. We are very excited to announce the Top Winners of each Innovator’s Pitch Challenge (IPC) session. As the popularity grows for LHI IPC, we had three sessions featuring Therapeutics, Medical Devices & Diagnostics, and Digital Health companies. Attendees voted for their favorite companies based on materials available on the companies’ dedicated webpages, as well as their live pitch and Q&A.

Thank you to each IPC company for participating and sharing your technology and story with the LHI community. Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to all for voting!

Session 1 (Therapeutics) Tied Winners

APIE-Therapeutics, Inc is a preclinical stage biopharmaceutical company pioneering the endothelium vascular niche repair and regeneration platform. By harnessing activation of the Apelin-APJ receptor, we intend to improve patients’ lives suffering from chronic diseases such as Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), KidneyMembranous Glomerulonephritis (MGN) & Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), Scleroderma (SSc) and others.

Panaceutics Rx uses its patented technologies to enable easy access to affordable personalized medicine and wellness, offering unique combination forms to improve adherence, delivered direct to patients. Our mission is to enable personalized combination products for prevention and chronic therapy, with aids to formulation based on an individual’s digital health profile. Individualized, optimized combinations are enabled to be made on-demand using our robotic platforms and patented processes. Under 503A regulatory rules, Panaceutics automates the compounding of individualized therapies to match physician’s prescriptions. We deliver individualized combination therapies in consumer-friendly forms that promote adherence.

Session 2 (Digital Health) Winner

LifeBio is an age-tech company that captures individuals’ life stories and increases social connectedness— to enhance mental health and to improve Alzheimer’s care.

Session 3 (Medical Devices & Diagnostics) Winner

Eye movements offer a window into brain health. neuroFit licensed a NASA-developed oculometric technology co-invented by one of our founders that delivers eye-movement-based metrics, some well-known from physiology (e.g., latency, acceleration, gain) and other more modern sensorimotor metrics (e.g., direction noise, speed tuning) distilled into a summary metric, nFit. Compared to biomarkers from imaging and EEG, oculometric approaches require only a visual display and a well-designed tracking system to yield noninvasive, low-cost biomarkers that can be scaled on consumer devices.

If you’re interested in the next upcoming Innovator’s Pitch Challenge, you can apply for the Digital RESI IPC taking place June 8-10. Applications close May 14!

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