Catching up with $200K Challenge Winner UroMonitor

UroMonitor, developed by Prof. Margot Damaser of Cleveland Clinic's Lerner Research Institute, was a first-prize winner at the 2019 M2D2 $200K Challenge.

Last April, UroMonitor, a wireless, insertable pressure sensor to assist in the diagnosis of urinary incontinence, was named a first-place winner at the 8th annual M2D2 $200K Challenge. Led by device creator Professor Margot Damser, Ph.D., of the Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute, UroMonitor won the first Hologic Award as well. With the 2020 Challenge right around the corner, we checked in with Margot to see what’s happened with her innovation over the last year.

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CAPCaT Offering $100K Grant Awards for Point-of-Care Tech

The Center for Advancing Point of Care Technologies (CAPCaT) is actively searching for point-of-care technologies that can be applied to heart, lung, blood or sleep disorders. Entrepreneurs (from anywhere in the world) whose inventions are approaching the clinical testing phase are encouraged to apply for point-of-care grant awards of up to $100,000. The Expression of Interest deadline is Monday, March 2 at 4:59 pm EST.

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Recap & Takeaways: Venture Funding Happy Hour at M2D2

We were delighted to see an SRO crowd of approximately 100 people at our Venture Funding Happy Hour on February 4. This event provided a way for local life science business financing experts to share their expertise with startups. While they offered countless pieces of important advice, the four speakers continued to hammer on one very key piece of information: You need both the science AND someone with the business smarts.

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