On April 1, 2015, M2D2 will hold a live pitch-off event featuring 15 early-stage medical companies vying for $100,000 in prizes. The international competition will showcase ideas from young medical device companies and will provide winners with mentorship and funding. Investors, inventors, start-ups, physicians and business professionals will be in attendance at the event – and so will we!
Before the pitch-off, we thought we’d introduce you to six of the 15 companies fighting for prize money:
To date, glucose control has been difficult and imprecise. But for people at diabetic risk, glucose control is at its most crucial while patients are in the hospital or in surgery. Correcting abnormal glucose levels and keeping them normal can speed recovery, prevent infection, and reduce complications.
Admetsys boasts the development of an artificial pancreas for hospital and surgical care, leveraging adaptive learning algorithms and counterbalancing the treatment of insulin and glucose. The system has undergone 3 successful FDA-approved clinical trials.
Jenni Whalen is the Executive Assistant of Editorial at Upworthy. She was previously MedTech Boston's Managing Editor and has an MS in Journalism from Boston University, as well as a BA in Psychology from Bucknell University. Whalen has written for Greatist, Boston magazine, AZ Central Healthy Living and the New England Journal of Medicine, among other places. She has also worked as a conference planner, ghost writer, researcher and content developer.
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