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HealthTech Arkansas, along with 11 of the state’s health care providers, announced Tuesday the five early-stage companies selected for the 2020 HealthTech Arkansas accelerator.
- Astarte Medical of Yardly, Pennsylvania, a nutrition company that aims to use software and predictive analytics to improve outcomes during the first 1,000 days of life. The company provides neonatal intensive care units with a suite of digital tools and diagnostics designed to standardize feeding, optimize nutrition and quantify gut health.
- nView Medical of Salt Lake City, Utah. Its nView_s1 imaging system provides instant 3D images in the operating room with minimal radiation. While the nView_s1 images from a stationary single position, novel artificial intelligence reconstruction techniques allow it to provide the 3D images.
- Raydiant Oximetry of San Ramon, California, which has developed a non-invasive fetal pulse oximeter to directly monitor a fetus’s blood oxygen saturation during labor and delivery.
- Vena Vitals of Irvine, California, which provides soft stretchable sensors that can conform to the body and accurately measure arterial pulse, taking continuous, beat-to-beat blood pressure measurements, but in a non-invasive way.
- Zeto of Santa Clara, California, which provides the first and only dry electrode EEG headset and cloud platform cleared by the FDA for clinical use.
Representatives from each of the health care providers interviewed applicants and selected companies with technologies that have the potential to advance innovation at their respective organizations.
Those providers are Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Arkansas Heart Hospital, Arkansas Urology, Baptist Health, CHI St. Vincent, Conway Regional Health System, Mercy, OrthoArkansas, St. Bernards Healthcare, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Washington Regional Medical Center.
The selected companies will pilot their product or service with these providers.
Hundreds of companies in 14 different countries and are headquartered across the United States applied for the accelerator.
“We’ve expanded the applicant pool and the number of providers in our coalition in each of the three years at HealthTech Arkansas,” Jeff Stinson, director of HealthTech Arkansas, said in a news release. “The guaranteed pilot projects and clinical studies from our providers around the state are what differentiates us from any other program in the country.”