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Wait! There is Still Time to Apply to RESI Innovation Challenge. Deadline Tomorrow…Go for It!

6 Dec

By Claire Jeong, Senior Research Analyst, LSN

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There are several important dates related to RESI San Francisco 2019 this week. With yesterday’s RESI partnering system launch, there is no doubt that our largest event of the year is closely approaching. Another date to keep in mind is tomorrow, Friday, December 7th, as Friday is the last date we are accepting applications for the RESI SF Innovation Challenge.

As usual, we will be selecting 30 finalists who are working on innovative technologies with high potential to scale in global markets. The Innovation Challenge is open to all early-stage companies in the therapeutics, medical devices, diagnostics, and digital health sectors who are actively fundraising. We will also be selecting several tech hub constituents to participate in the West Coast Innovators’ Pitch Challenge from 1:00 – 2:30 pm, where companies will be able to pitch in front of a panel of established investor judges and receive constructive feedback.

We encourage all applicants to read our article on how to be successful in the RESI Innovation Challenge. There is not much time left to apply – interested applicants, please complete your online application through our application portal here or submit your PDF application and supplementary materials by sending them to RESI@lifesciencenation.com. We look forward to receiving your submissions!

 

Innovation Challenge Application Portal Open for RESI San Francisco 2019

15 Nov

By Claire Jeong, Senior Research Analyst, LSN

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After finishing off another successful RESI event in New York City just last week, the LSN team is excitedly preparing for RESI San Francisco during JPM week on Tuesday, January 8th, 2019, our largest event of the year! We are now accepting applications for the RESI SF 2019 Innovation Challenge through our online portal, and companies can also submit a completed PDF application and supplementary materials to RESI@lifesciencenation.com. Our deadline is Friday, December 7th, 2018.

As usual, we will select 30 finalists from a pool of over 100 applicants across the globe and provide these finalists with the opportunity to present a posterboard showcasing their technologies at our exhibition hall for the entire day. The Innovation Challenge is open to early-stage companies in all sectors, from therapeutics, medical devices, diagnostics, and digital health.

Since RESI Boston in September 2018, we have been working with many regional tech hubs to bring the earliest stage technologies in front of our global network of investors. We will be selecting several companies to participate in the West Coast Innovators’ Pitch Challenge, to pitch in front of a panel of investor judges.

Last week, we announced the Top 3 Winners of the RESI NYC 2018 Innovation Challenge and showcased a wide range of innovative technologies (complete list can be found here). We look forward to receiving your applications for RESI SF 2019!

 

RESI NYC 2018 Innovation Challenge – Check Out the Winners

8 Nov

By Karen Deyo, Investor Research Analyst, LSN

This past Monday, November 5th, at RESI NYC, all attendees, including scientist-entrepreneurs, investors and service providers, walked through the exhibit hall at the Midtown Hilton where the Innovation Challenge was taking place. The 30 finalists participating displayed their technologies, spanning from therapeutics to medical devices, diagnostics and digital health. These finalists were selected based on how investable they are, with criteria evaluating both innovation and commercial viability. We wish success to all of the finalists, but we offer congratulations to the 3 winning companies.

First Prize: Promaxo

Promaxo is a medical technology company that develops and commercializes office-based modular MRI and MRI based technologies. The Company is currently focused on advancing the solutions for prostate disease management and other urology and pelvic conditions.

Lucy Parkinson, VP of Investor Research, Life Science Nation | Amit Vohra, CEO & President, Promaxo | Dinesh Kumar, Chief Operations Officer, Promaxo | Dennis Ford, Founder & CEO, Life Science Nation

Second Prize: Keriton

Keriton Kare is a NICU feeding management, lactation analytics and patient engagement platform with end-to-end automation to improve process efficiency, reduce risk of erroneous feeds and enhance breastfeeding outcomes through a suite of mobile applications – Kare Mom and Kare Nurse.

Lucy Parkinson, VP of Investor Research, Life Science Nation | Rich Mager, CEO, Keriton | Dennis Ford, Founder & CEO, Life Science Nation

Third Prize: Thermaquil

Thermaquil discovered a completely new way of managing pain. We are first addressing the heart of the opioid crisis by treating post-surgical pain. Our minimally invasive device will be inserted at the time of surgery by the surgeon or anesthesiologist and later pulled out by the patient’s physician when recovery is complete. Thermaquil’s system creates a virtual filter across any nerve that allows patients to dial-in 0-100% how much of the nerve’s firing gets through by gently warming and cooling a short section of the nerve. Reversible thermal nerve blocks are a new mechanism of pain treatment distinct from drugs and electric stimulation. Thermaquil seeks to reduce or eliminate the need for opioids through non-addictive thermal nerve blocks.

Lucy Parkinson, VP of Investor Research, Life Science Nation | Stephen Popielarski, CEO & Co-founder, Thermaquil | Dennis Ford, Founder & CEO, Life Science Nation

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