We previously reported on the MedTech Idol Dublin event taking place on April 9th. All medtech startups were invited to apply to win added exposure based on their market viability, and 10 semi-finalists were recently selected by a panel of investor judges. All of the semi-finalists have very intriguing products and we have listed them below.
AventaMed Ltd.: A noninvasive deviced designed for in-office tympanostomy tube placement. Currently children need to be scheduled for a more costly outpatient operating room procedure.
HeadSense Medical: A noninvasive solution to measure intracranial pressure using acoustic technology. Currently this usually requires placing a device within the skull, sometimes through the brain.
Neurotronik: A catheter based device stimulates nerves that can improve cardiac output and decrease symptoms in heart failure patients.
Produral: A device designed for trainees performing epidurals. The device consists of a balloon that rapidly deflates once the epidural space is entered which can help prevent unintentional dural space entry.
coramaze technologies GmbH: A catheter based solution for mitral valve repair.
Incereb: A specially designed EEG (electroencephalogram) array for infants that can be rapidly applied with minimal training.
LensGen, Inc.: Self-described as the “holy grail” of ophthalmology, this is a potential cure for age-related near vision loss (presbyobia). The lens of the eye stiffens with age, making it harder to focus on nearby objects. The LensGen technology is an implantable lens that can replace the native stiffening lens. The new implant replicates a healthy lens’ function and can stretch and focus on near objects. This could potentially make reading glasses unnecessary for many.
Miracor Medical Systems: This is a catheter based system that occludes the coronary sinus which can be used to control perfusion and toxic metabolite buildup for heart attack patients.
Mitraplug: A transcatheter mitral valve repair system.
Shape Memory Therapeutics: An injectable foam that can be used to treat cerebral aneurysms.
The companies will all appear on stage at IN3 Medical Device 360° in Dublin on April 9th. Judges will select 4 finalists from these 10 and the winner will be chosen by a live audience. Best of luck to all the contestants, and let us know who you think will be the Medtech Idol!