Medical device competition winners make their pitch Dec. 11 at CNYBAC

Five winners of Upstate Medical University’s 2018 Medical Device Innovation Challenge (MDIC) will pitch their products to a panel of experts Tuesday, Dec. 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Central New York Biotech Accelerator, 841 E. Fayette St.

Judges for the product pitches are Scott Hancock of Binghamton University, David Mankiewicz of the CenterState CEO, Jay Reeder of EndGlow, James Shomar of StartFast Venture Accelerator and Winthrop Thurlow of MedTech. Moderator is Esther Vargas of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

The five companies making the pitch are:

—Avant Medical Systems Inc. is a medical device development company that has designed and patented a device that will help medical professionals deliver better care, by reducing medical errors and thereby malpractice liability, while improving the quality of patient comfort and care.

—Celltomics is a pathology cell processing start-up designed to address the problem of diminutive specimens and the ever-increasing amount of tests that are being required of them. Celltomics’s technology has the capacity to revolutionize personalized medicine laboratory methods.

—ANDRO Computational Services is developing an innovative spinal medical device to support a self-learning, smart-assist stabilizer leveraging ANDRO’s AXLForce C4 AI software and machine-learning technologies.

—Hive Refrigeration is a design firm creating technological solutions to decrease the energy expenditure and monitor mobile medical refrigeration capabilities. Its line of products is being created to solve issues around energy dependent, immobile and unmonitored temperature systems in current medical refrigeration units.

—In-Spire aims to provide an easy, stylish way to access medications while on-the-go for more convenience or use in an emergency. In-Spire is a customizable sleek band integrated with a small inhaler. The bracelet can be refilled after each use. To access the medication, individuals use their teeth—Bite Actuation Method—to activate the flow of medication. This patent-pending product is entering the market at a time when interest in wearable technology is growing.

The MDIC is sponsored by Central New York Biotech Accelerator (CNYBAC) at Upstate Medical University.

Central New York Biotech Accelerator (CNYBAC) at Upstate is a 52,300 square foot facility offering wet and dry labs, services, coordinated resources, targeted mentorship and education to individuals and startup companies involved in the commercialization of biotech innovation.

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