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nq medical, inc.
nQ Medical, Inc.
nQ is a computational biotechnology company with experience in digital phenotyping through AI-aided analysis of personal device interactions. We have developed digital biomarkers for Parkinson's disease in early and newly diagnosed/untreated stages of disease. In addition to PD, we are currently conducting a number of separate clinical trials to develop digital biomarkers individually relevant to Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, Alzheimer's disease, and mTBI with industry partners and academic centers including Cleveland Clinic and Massachusetts General Hospital. Our AD trial has advanced to yield early and promising results measuring cognitive decline and delineating PD and AD symptomatology. In prodromal stages of neurodegenerative diseases such as PD, digital biomarkers offer possibility of detecting actual subclinical symptoms known to predict phenoconversion better than biochemical markers which often predict disease risk but not timing. Some key advantages of our digital biomarkers include: -Continuous, longitudinal, remote, real world quantification of psychomotor symptoms; -Patients are not burdened with completing structured tasks or clinic visits for data collection. Patients use their personal devices as they normally would and data is collected passively and transparently, often 24/7; -Patient privacy and security is ensured at each step of algorithm. Biomarkers perform even though content of what patients type on their personal devices kept confidential and secure. Specific to Parkinson's Disease: -Five peer reviewed publications reflecting 4 clinical trials demonstrating technical validation and clinical validation in PD patients (attached); -Performance in correlating to UPDRS-III and differentiating healthy controls from from Parkinson's disease with AUC>0.90 in early PD patients thus far published. -Follow-up work from our group and academic research by others have demonstrated continued increase in accuracy with increased data and refinement; -Performance in longitudinal symptom monitoring, distinguishing medication responders from non-responders. Use cases in multiple phases of clinical trial and in the clinic post-approval: Trial: -Cohort enrichment - pre-screening of patients to undergo more expensive or detailed diagnostic testing; -Symptom Fluctuation/Disease Progression Monitoring - characterize subpopulations of patient cohorts: responders, early progressors etc; -Outcome measure - Smartphone interaction is inherently relevant to daily function. Precise quantification can detect treatment responses missed by cruder metrics. Post-approval: -Disease screening for diagnostic referral; -Symptom monitoring as an independent or companion software to aid treatment titration, monitor compliance; -Generate real world data and evidence (RWE); -Supporting telehealth visits, access to patients in under-served/remote areas, via telemetry.
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Perfectore Corp leads the way as the premiere creators in wearable elastic resistance support and strength building devices. Our devices are designed to instantly transform, support and strengthen the body during regular activities of daily living and do so very successfully and effectively. We feel we have a strong first to market position that is responding to a serious and expanding health concern, a sedentary lifestyle. Long hours sitting at computers and slouching over smart phones has exacerbated an already serious health issue that is costing corporations, insurance companies and individuals in wellness, productivity and millions of dollars. Our modern tech lifestyle is responsible for the rapid deterioration and chronic pain, regardless of age or gender. In a short period of time improper posture can to lead to strain, pain and injury. Employer costs are further increased by back pain’s contribution to disability and worker compensation claims. Lower back pain is the leading cause of work related disability in the USA. This has led to considerable direct costs and seriously affects the bottom line. If posture is not corrected, in sitting or standing eventually the muscles and ligaments will shorten and become tighter, and rapid loss of flexibility in the neck and back. A loss of flexibility is also a cause of back and neck problems. The problem has spread to the young and old equally. From early age to old age now everyone is at risk. Our premier product, the ERGO Posture Transformer is a revolutionary new product uniquely designed to support the mid back vertebrae holding the spine in the proper alignment achieving the four points of proper posture; head balanced on shoulders, shoulders retracted back and down in a relaxed position, abdominal muscles engaged and chest expanded. Unlike a brace, the ERGO patented design allows for full range of movement and creates passive strength building as well as improve flexibility and circulation while sitting or standing for long periods of time. The ERGO is an overgarment and and has been developed to supply a demand for occupational support gear. The ERGO Posture Transformer was a huge crowdfunding success selling in excess of over $1 million dollars in 2 months of marketing proving a demand in a global market for a new approach to an age old problem. The ERGO Posture Transformer is our most basic posture correcting system and continues to sell well through regular e marketing campaigns and referrals. This basic introductory device currently sells for $149.00 usd allowing us a healthy 10 to 1 margin. We have partnered with leading American suppliers who specialize in manufacturing our custom designed parts so that the quality, effectiveness and durability of the ERGO is of the highest quality. The product has also been reviewed by the FDA as a medical device and granted an insurance code as a orthopedic device. We have built relationships with the chiropractic market having sold wholesale to practitioners with lots of room for growth in this market sector. With the success of this first product and our current patent position we have developed a whole product line based on our wearable strength concept expanding into the occupational, rehabilitative and athletic arenas. This development will allow us to market b2c as well as b2b in the near future. A Lucrative and Important Mission Posture and back pain are correlated and are estimated to cost American corporations over $100 billion annually, two-thirds is due to lost wages and lost productivity. Now that we have proven success and demand for our concept our plan is to incorporate the ERGO into Occupational Strength Wear. Uniforms that increase strength and decrease injury. We hope to disrupt a multi billion dollar industry, the uniform market by allowing every employee, either sitting or standing, passive or manual labor, to have additional back support and increased posture health while working on the job. This business to business opportunity paves the way for corporations large and small to offer a immediate solution to a costly and concerning problem. We are excited to rapidly expand our operations as we are perfectly positioned for growth. The size of market is vast and growing everyday as is our customer base. Investment will allow us to meet this demand quickly and secure our first to market and market ready position. Our product line and catalog is in a mature stage of development protected by patent and patent pending status. We are ready for execution of our mass market plan.
Lazarus 3D, Inc.
Currently, Doctors learn surgical skills by operating on real patients, where a single mistake could have life changing consequences. This is because, until now, there was no way for doctors to realistically rehearse a surgery ahead of time on a copy of their patient. Lazarus 3D helps doctors operate with confidence by allowing them to rehearse upcoming surgeries on realistic models, built from their own patient's data overnight. Lazarus 3D models are so realistic that they can be cut, sutured, distended, reconstructed, subjected to MRI and CT scan, and can even bleed, allowing for unparalleled medical training on rapidly prototyped, custom patient models. This technology has been validated by >$700,000 in sales, endorsement from NASA, and an ever growing list of users that includes some of the top hospitals and medical device companies in the world.
At Vitls we have built a platform that enables healthcare providers to continuously and remotely monitor a patient’s vital signs, reliably and undisturbed. We collect the data with an innovative, wearable device that monitors body temperature, heart rate, heart rate variability, respiration rate and SpO2. Think of it as an incredibly clever band-aid that is thin, unobtrusive, flexible, waterproof, has a 6-day battery life and is disposable.. The collected data is sent via our cloud infrastructure to a screen at the nurse’s station. Custom alerts notify care providers as soon as any deterioration occurs. Our data gives Care Providers a complete picture of a patient’s status and we’re the only company that measures this combination of vital signs in such a small, unobtrusive form factor. We’re also the only wearable, continuous monitoring platform for pediatric patients. Early detection of deterioration leads to reductions in length of stay, treatment costs and re-admissions. We are currently in FDA review and expect 510(k) clearance towards the end of April. --- - Development of our software platform (app and database) has been completed. - We’ve completed final engineering design of our device and we’re ready to start our next round of manufacturing. - We have ran multiple successful clinical trials with multiple US hospital systems.
Our Mission is to create diagnostic medical imaging devices that make physicians jobs simpler while making it cost-efficient to all patients. We work hard with physicians to engineer technology to solve current challenges in the medical field and design them with the patient in mind. We are building a device that uses Raman Spectroscopy that can scan tissue, bone, and detect cancer (oral and skin for now) without any radiation ant at 1/20th the cost of an MRI. This will change the entire diagnostic process for cancer as it will allow dentists, dermatologists and general practitioners to scan a growth and within 5 minutes let you know not only whether it's cancer or not, but if it's a malignant or benign tumor without the need for a biopsy. This enables preventative scanning which prompts early detection of cancer and lowers the overall cost of treatment.
VRtuMind is a software company developing a virtual reality application that seeks to aid mental health via mindfulness meditation and exercises. Our content is developed in conjunction with mental health professionals and this allows us to construct an evidence-based experience that trains the brain to challenge negative emotions and create positive mental health habits outside of a clinical setting. Traditionally, pricing has been the greatest roadblock for success in the VR sphere, so we’ve developed our application to work with mobile VR headsets such as Google’s open-sourced “Google Cardboard” (under $15). By offering our platform on mobile, our business also enables our users to interact with their mind from the convenience and security of their home. Ultimately, this creates a judgment and stigma free environment that empowers individuals to think introspectively and explore their mental health. Perhaps the most significant feature of our product is our data-driven approach. We develop modules designed to successfully address the daily stressors of varying populations. Automatically-tracked analytics and our user-driven virtual reality journal allows users to document and track their mood states, allowing us to recommend content to the user based on data collected through each experience. We recognize that various lifestyles can be the cause of various stressors and thus we’ve ensured that our platform is flexible and molds to fit individual needs based on occupation, age, etc. Due to the success of VR exposure-therapy startups and studies done by one of our co founders last year, virtual reality-based interventions show immense promise in their efficacy to reduce negative mood states. Additionally, by including visual stimulation in our mindfulness exercises, we create a product that can be utilized by deaf individuals. This means our product will be the most accessible on the market and is capable of reaching untapped markets. By utilizing virtual reality to open up the mind to exploration, we can enhance lives across the globe.