When the University City Science Center put out a call for the second iteration of its Digital Health Accelerator (DHA) program, 69 startups signed up for a spot.
Only six companies from that pool made the cut, and next week, you’ll have a chance to see what they were up to during the 12-month program at the second DHA Showcase — to be held next Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Quorum (3711 Market St.). Tickets for the free showcase quickly “sold” out, but organizers expect to open up to additional spots as the date nears. People interested in attending can email Lynette Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s the lineup of mostly Philly-based companies. Many of them are venture-backed and more than half of them are DreamIt Health grads.
Grand Round Table: The makers of an online platform that emails primary care providers a daily summary about their scheduled patient followups so they can better manage high-risk patients.
Graphwear Technologies: The developers of the first graphene patch that detects dehydration, glucose and lactic acid levels based on sweat.
InvisAlert Solutions: The Warminster, Pa.-based company developed a wearable device to help care providers monitor patients in institutional settings, improving compliance.
Oncora Medical: The developers of a tool for planning personalized cancer radiotherapy that reduces the incidence of toxic radiation side effects in patients and improves cancer center efficiency (oh, and they recently raised $1.2 million with help from the Philly community).
The One Health Company: This company helps to enroll ill pets in trials of advanced therapies, improving their wellness and helping to develop new therapies for human medicine.
Tissue Analytics: This Baltimore-based company transforms the smartphone into a platform for evaluating and measuring things like chronic wounds, burns, and skin conditions.
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