Moving Through COVID-19: How MedHealth Innovators are Finding Safe, Effective Solutions for Cross-border Travel

To reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), border crossing between Michigan and Ontario has been limited to essential workers and trade, resulting in crippling impacts on these interwoven economies. Fortunately, innovators on both sides of the border are rising to this challenge. Learn how MedHealth steering committee member and CEO of Audacia Bioscience, Phillip Olla, is supporting a new solution to help open the border while prioritizing residents’ health and safety. Read the full article.

MedTech Color Pitch Competition

Ten healthcare innovation startups founded by Latinx and Black leaders will compete in the inaugural virtual pitch competition for more than $100,000 in cash prizes and services. Learn about the finalists and register.

Join the ArborHive Innovation Network

ArborHive is a nonprofit organization formed by Michigan physicians who believe that cooperation is the key to better healthcare delivery. ArborHive promotes innovation and collaboration between clinicians and healthcare innovators through free networking opportunities. Learn more and consider joining.

Turn the Tables Reverse Pitch Event

On Tuesday, March 30, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine and the Michigan Venture Capital Association will host a reverse pitch event where venture capital firms and angel groups present to entrepreneurs about their focus areas and investment criteria. Learn more about this event and register.

UnDemo Day™

On Tuesday, May 18, Renaissance Venture Capital will bring together some of Michigan’s top innovators and investors from around the country. The virtual program will include panel discussions, brief company presentations, and one-on-one meetings. Learn more about this event and register.

In Case You Missed It: MedTech Crossroads Features Dr. Pottinger

World-renowned virologist Dr. Yen Pottinger has played an active role in the U.S. response to COVID-19. Last week, Dr. Pottinger joined MedTech Crossroads to share more information about what happened last year and what we currently do and don’t know about COVID-19. Watch the episode.

Relief for Innovative Startup Endurance

Aurora Consulting is helping startup businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic. This program offers free provisional U.S. patent application or $5,000 toward a nonprovisional U.S. patent application to a selected company. Learn more and apply.

Siemens Healthineers and Epsilon Imaging Partner to Offer Strain Imaging

Epsilon Imaging and Siemens Healthineers are partnering to offer EchoInsight visualization and analysis with strain imaging. This integration enables clinicians to gain quick and easy access to EchoInsight strain imaging with measurements of cardiac function. Read full press release.