BioBots has created a desktop 3D bioprinter that builds 3D living tissues out of human cells. It is a beautifully designed, precision manufactured robot that prints cells and bioinks, bringing a new dimension to biology, see http://www.biobots.io/
BioMeme is a smartphone-based DNA detection platform. Their end-to-end mobile platform enables users to isolate DNA, analyze it using gold-standard lab technology and manage results in the cloud, see http://www.biomeme.com/
Sonomotion offers a non-invasive ultrasound solution that fragments large kidney stones faster, safer and more effectively than existing options and clears the fragments within 15 minutes in an office setting without general anesthesia or x-ray radiation, see http://www.sonomotion.com/
The National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) seeks solutions to health concerns facing astronauts on long missions. While solving space health issues, the Institute is transferring the solutions to patients suffering from similar conditions, including osteoporosis, muscle wasting, shift-related sleep disorders, balance disorders and cardiovascular system problems. The NSBRI offers funding opportunities for qualifying companies through the Space Medical and Related Technologies Commercialization Assistance Program.
The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) provides a unique opportunity for qualifying companies to conduct scientific research and commercial development projects in the microgravity environment offered by the International Space Station. By carefully selecting research and funding projects, by connecting investors looking for opportunity to scientists with great ideas, and by making access to the station faster and easier, CASIS drives scientific inquiry toward developing groundbreaking new technologies and products that tangibly affect our lives.
Announcement of the Launch Health Challenge at SpaceCom in Houston, TX, and interested innovators can sign up to be a part of the program.
Webinar schedule for the first half of 2016. This will include an academic schedule that reflect the opportunities for entrepreneurs to innovate in the unique environs of space and how those innovations have terrestrial benefit.
A listing of healthcare “pain points” will be published for entrepreneurs interested in competing in the Launch Health Challenge, and individuals, teams, and companies will be invited to sign up to compete in the competition.
Applications to participate in the challenge will close, and participants will be given a schedule for the SpaceCom 2016 onsite collaboration.
Participants will work together in Houston to hone their ideas, work with other entrepreneurs, and prepare to present their innovations for judging and the final award at SpaceCom.