Cam Med LLC is one of 20 medtech startups chosen as finalists in the 7th annual M2D2 $200K Challenge. Co-founder Larry Alberts tells us about their idea and the story behind it.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
University of Massachusetts Lowell
University Crossing, Moloney Hall,
220 Pawtucket Street, 2nd FL, Lowell MA 01854
The M2D2 New Venture Showcase event is sponsored by
Sallop Insurance & Silicon Valley Bank
The Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2) will be hosting the 2015 New Venture Competition Showcase Event on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Novel medical device technologies will be presented, followed by a poster and networking session.
This event will feature presentations and posters by medical device start-up companies and inventors, featuring new medical device design inventions that have been submitted to the 2015 M2D2 New Venture Competition. The presenting finalists will compete for a chance to win a total of $100,000 in services which include: Product Development, Business Development, Medical Development and laboratory space from M2D2, legal services from Mintz Levin, and services from Smith & Nephew, Boston Scientific and Omni Components.
Podium Presenting Companies
ADMETSYS – Automated Glucose Control
BioPact – Drug Stabilization in Carbon Nanotubes
Cognition Medical – Rapid Positioning Intubation
Fusologics – Accelerated Bone Formation
Gel4Med – Antimicrobial Synthetic Skin
IGI Technologies – Visual Anatomy on Surgical Field
LCO – Ultrasound Bone Stimulator
LumaMed – Evaluation of Cancer Tissue
Nido Surgical – CardioPort
Novopyxis – Droplette Transdermal
PixelEXX – Small Endoscopy Imaging
Resorbium – Biocomposite Orthopedics
Soft Robotics – Limb Stabilization Device
Visium Medical – Catheter Based Ultrasound
Wellumina – Mobile Health Test with Smartphone
Poster Presenting Companies
Disease Diagnostic Group
MayLy Life Sciences
New England Breath Tech
You also will be able to speak with current M2D2 member companies and M2D2 Innovation Hub Clients already taking advantage of M2D2’s benefits. The Showcase Event is for inventors, entrepreneurs, small businesses, future applicants as well as investors in the medical device industry.
Come see the new medical device ventures that will be showcased!
Your registration fee includes Hors d’oeuvres, Beer & Wine!
Registration fee until March 25, 2015: $30
Registration fee after March 25, 2015: $40
April 1, 2015: $50
Arrow Electronics, Sallop Insurance and Silicon Valley Bank
$100K Medical Device Challenge!
Sponsored by Boston Scientific, Mintz Levin, Omni Components, Smith & Nephew and Massachusetts Life Science Center.
Boston Scientific has identified specific areas of interest:
- Additive Manufacturing for Implantable Devices
- Use of Flexible Electronics to Provide Innovative Implantable Devices
- Small Form-factor Imaging (65K+ pixels) and Single Pixel Cameras
Smith & Nephew has identified specific areas of interest:
- Tools which enable procedure simplification
- Tissue Sparing Procedures
- Stabilization of and Integration/Fixation to bone
- Novel Soft Tissue Repair
- Joint Preservation Solutions
Last year, this event was attended by more than 200 representatives from local venture capital firms, angel investors and service firms, allowing attendees to network and receive informal feedback and develop relationships with key supports for early stage companies.
Entry Fee – Apply early to receive discounted application fees:
First (20) Applications – Free / By Jan 16, 2015: $25 / By Jan 30, 2015: $50
Note: Please remember to register and pay the application fee once your application has been submitted!
Please join us for Part 3 of the 2014 M2D2 Educational Series Program. The featured presentation will be “Lean Product Development for Medical Devices”. This will be held on Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 6-8pm at the M2D2 Innovation Hub, 600 Suffolk Street, Lowell MA. Moderator for this program will be Brian Scrivens, Director of Product Consulting, MPR Products. The featured panel includes Mark Boden, Director Y Senior Research Fellow, Boston Scientific; Lee Burnes, Vice President of Research & Development, Covidien and Craig Mauch, Director of Product Design, MPR Products. Registration fee until April 17: $10.00 and Registration Fee after April 17: $20.00. Light refreshments will be served to register for this event now! REGISTER HERE!
This event is sponsored by Nutter McClennen and Fish LLP.
By Dan O’Brien, email@example.com
Updated: 04/11/2014 07:00:21 AM EDT
LOWELL — A medical-device startup developed within UMass Lowell’s M2D2 community said this week that it has landed $17 million in equity funding.
InfoBionic Inc., a startup that provides patient monitoring for chronic-disease management, intends to use the funds to pay for the commercialization of its flagship product, the MoMe System, according to CEO Nancy Briefs.
Sponsored by Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP and Smith & Nephew, Inc.
in partnership with their sponsors Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP and
Smith & Nephew is hosting a medical device startup competition that
will find Massachusetts’ best new medical device ventures – and award
thousands of dollars worth of services.
M2D2 is pleased to
announce the M2D2 New Venture Competition 2014 to showcase the
innovative developments of early-stage medical device companies.
Companies will compete for $50,000 of services from M2D2, Nutter
McClennen & Fish LLP, and Smith & Nephew, Inc. See below for
description of services.
Who is Eligible
The Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center – M2D2 New Venture Competition is open to medical device technology-based startup businesses. Companies developing devices which could impact Orthopedic Reconstruction, Sports Medicine, and Trauma are particularly encouraged to apply. The venture must involve the development of a new medical device. Companies need not be based in Massachusetts to be eligible.
Competition Details and Deadlines
A total of $25,000 in M2D2 Services will be awarded, including:
Product Development (prototyping, etc.)
Business Development (business plans, market development, etc.)
Medical Development (clinician consultation, animal trials, etc.)
M2D2 Laboratory Space
A total of $15,000 in Legal Services from Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
A total of $10,000 in services from Smith & Nephew, Inc.
Entry Fees – Apply early to receive discounted application fees:
By January 31, 2014: $25
By February 10, 2014: $50
For full contest details, including application please contact Mary Ann Picard by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 978-934-3465. Check back again or check our website at www.uml.edu/M2D2 as we will be adding further information regarding the M2D2 New Venture Competition in the coming week!
M2D2 is proud to host the first-ever M2D2/Mexico Medical Device
Collaboration to be held Monday, September 23, 2013from 4:00pm – 6:00pm
to be held at he UMass Lowell Elisia & Mark Saab Emerging
Technologies & Innovation Building. Join us for this networking
opportunity in cooperation with the Consulate General of Mexico in
Boston in welcoming a contingent of medical device entrepreneurs from
Mexico while networking with professional industry partners, business
leaders, and dignitaries. Registration fee $10 per person before
09/06/2013 and $20. per person after 09/06/2013. REGISTER HERE!
The Multidisciplinary Assessment of Technology Centre for Healthcare (MATCH) is a well-established research collaboration between four leading UK universities (Birmingham, Brunel, Nottingham and Ulster) which is funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and partner subscriptions.
MATCH aims to transform the medical device sector by making available methods and tools that cut the time and cost from concept to continuous improvement in the market. MATCH seeks to support device users, the medical device industry, regulators, reimbursement agencies and healthcare providers such as the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK.
As part of a widening international outreach program, MATCH is partnering with the Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2) at the University of Massachusetts Lowell to provide two workshops in key areas where the MATCH research has developed tools and methods to support business decisions in the medical device sector.
Participants in the MATCH-M2D2 International workshops will have the opportunity to see how the MATCH Open Business Tool can allow medical device companies to gain a better understanding of their approach to innovation and how an early stage health economic evaluation methodology can assist with critical aspects of business decision making.
April 10, 2013
Little Sparrows, Cellanyx Diagnostics, and BioSignostix today were named the 2013 winners of the Second Annual M2D2 New Venture Competition awards program, which seeks out the most promising new medical device technologies in Massachusetts. The winners were announced at an awards ceremony at the headquarters of Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP in Boston’s Innovation District.
The entrepreneurs developing these new products received the highest scores from independent judges who heard their “pitches” at the M2D2 (Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center) Innovation Hub at UMass Lowell in March. At the awards ceremony held today, all 15 companies that reached the final round of the competition offered a poster session and they again pitched their product ideas.
The first-place-winning product idea addresses neonatal jaundice and will receive $10,000 in M2D2 development services and Nutter legal services. The award will help this start-up advance their product development and business concept toward commercialization. Also, Gweepi Medical, which addresses urinary incontinence management, won the People’s Choice Award and will receive $2,000 in M2D2 services and Nutter services.
“The M2D2 New Venture competition showcased 15 great new medical device ideas this year. They are all worthy of support. We especially congratulate the winners – Little Sparrows, Cellanyx, and BioSignostix — and pledge to help them succeed,” said Stephen McCarthy, co-director of M2D2 and UMass Lowell plastics engineering professor. “Working with these entrepreneurs helps M2D2 fulfill its mission: ensuring that Massachusetts is the best place in the world for medical device startups.”
“The M2D2 new venture competition is becoming a signature event for medical device entrepreneurs,” said William C. Geary III, co-managing partner of Nutter, which was the title sponsor of the competition. “Our lawyers coach the entrants on their pitches and expose them to potential funding sources. It’s exciting to see the innovation taking place, and our participation is a way to contribute to a strong medical device industry with a competitive future.”
The annual M2D2 New Venture Competition is open to Massachusetts-based medical device technology startup businesses and inventors. This year, 15 finalists were chosen and presented their concepts to a panel of judges. The prize money includes services from the UMass schools, coordinated through M2D2, including prototyping from the UMass Lowell College of Engineering, business plan and market development from the UMass Lowell Manning School of Business, and services from the Medical School in Worcester. The competition is sponsored by Nutter, which is also a platinum sponsor of M2D2.
March Madness Spreads to the Medical Device Community!
When: Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Time: 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: M2D2 Innovation Hub, 600 Suffolk Street 2nd Floor, Lowell, MA 01854
The Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2) will be hosting a New Venture Competition Showcase Event on Wednesday, March 27, 2013. Novel medical device technologies will be presented, followed by a poster and networking session.
This event is sponsored by Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDES, HOR D’OEUVRES, BEER & WINE AND OTHER REFRESHMENTS& ALSO INCLUDES ENTRANCE INTO THE M2D2 NEW VENTURE COMPETITION AWARDS ON APRIL 10, 2013 TO BE HELD AT NUTTER, McCLENNEN & FISH LLP
You also will be able to speak with current member companies and M2D2 Tenants already taking advantage of the M2D2’s benefits. This Showcase Event is for Inventors, Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses as well as investors in the medical device industry.
This event will feature presentations and posters by the Medical Device start-up companies and inventors listed below, featuring new medical device design inventions that have been submitted to the M2D2 New Venture Competition. The presenting finalists will compete for a chance to win a total of $20,000 in M2D2 Services including: Engineering Services, Business School Services, Medical School Services and legal services from Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP. Come see the new medical device ventures that will be showcased.
REGISTRATION FEE UNTIL MARCH 15: $20.00
REGISTRATION FEE AFTER MARCH 15: $30.00
For more information on how to register and the presenting companies pleasego toourwebsite at www.uml.edu/M2D2 and navigate the the events page or phone us at 978-934-3465.