A Passage FROM India: Chennai-based startups compete in 2019 $200K Challenge

Team India at the 2019 M2D2 $200K Challenge Pitch-Off

With support from the Deshpande Foundation, three finalist startups from an incubator in Chennai, India were able to pitch their life sciences innovations in Lowell on March 27.  Not only did they compete, but they were also able to immerse themselves first-hand in the burgeoning biotech ecosystem that’s making Boston and environs the talk of the innovation economy.

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Meet a 2019 M2D2 Challenge Finalist: Dynocardia

Mohan Thanikachalam, CEO of Dynocardia

Dynocardia is 1 of 19 finalists chosen to pitch at the $200K Challenge Pitch-Off last Wednesday. Dynocardia’s ViTrack™ is the first-of-its-kind, standalone, cuff-less, wearable device for continuous non-invasive blood pressure monitoring.

Mohan Thanikachalam, CEO of Dynocardia, offers us an exclusive inside look behind the development of the ViTrackTM!

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Meet a 2019 M2D2 Challenge Finalist: Buzzark Simulations

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Top Row, Left to Right: Ragul Puhazhendi, Suha Sudharsanan, and Shiva Prakash of BuzzArk; Bottom Row, Left to Right: Vasanth Raghava, Prof S P Thyagarajan, Dr. T Mohanapriya, and Dr. Ramesh Sadasivan of BuzzArk

 

 

 

BuzzArk Simulations, chosen for their development of a VR simulation for natural orifice surgery procedures, is 1 of 20 MedTech startup finalists in the 8th annual M2D2 $200K Challenge.

Ragul Puhazhendi, Founder of Buzzark, offers us an exclusive inside look at the ups and downs behind the development of their simulation technology.

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Meet a 2019 M2D2 Challenge Finalist: UroMonitor

Margot Damaser, Full Staff and Professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering for The Cleveland Clinic

Margot Damaser, Full Staff and Professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering for The Cleveland Clinic

 

 

The UroMonitor, a device to simplify and improve the diagnosis and treatment of stress urinary incontinence, was chosen as 1 of 20 finalists in the 8th annual M2D2 $200K Challenge. 

Margot Damaser of Cleveland Clinic leads a team in the development of the UroMonitor. In this article, Margot offers some insight into the background of the innovative device and what it’s taken her team to get it this far!

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Meet a 2019 M2D2 Challenge Finalist: Medisim VR

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From left to right, Sabarish RC, Dr. Adith Chinnaswami, and Jeno Manickam of Medisim VR.

From left to right, Sabarish RC, Dr. Adith Chinnaswami, and Jeno Manickam of MediSim VR.

 

 

MediSim VR, one of 21 MedTech startup finalists in the 8th annual M2D2 $200K Challenge, was chosen to compete for their development of a Haptic enabled VR (virtual reality) surgery simulator.

Co-founder, Dr. Adith Chinnaswami, offers an exclusive inside look about this team’s innovation, background, and future plans.

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Meet a 2019 M2D2 Challenge Finalist: Nuclease Probe Technologies

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James McNamara, Scientific Founder and CEO

James McNamara, Scientific Founder and CEO of Nuclease Probe Technologies

 

 

 

 

Nuclease Probe Technologies, one of 21 MedTech startup finalists in the 8th annual M2D2 $200K Challenge, was chosen for their development of a novel diagnostic for accurate and early detection of bloodstream infections (BSI’s). 

We spoke with Scientific Founder and CEO, James McNamara, who shared the story of their innovation with us.

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Meet a 2019 M2D2 Challenge Finalist: CardioCorX

Randy Werneth of CardioCorX

Randy Werneth, CEO and President of CardioCorX

 

 

Introducing CardioCorX, one of 21 MedTech startups chosen as finalists in the 8th annual M2D2 $200K Challenge. We spoke with CEO and President, Randy Werneth, who shared the story of their innovation.

CardioCorX was chosen for their development of a simple integrative medical approach for patients suffering from atrial fibrillation with or without heart failure.

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