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  • 2016 09 14

    10 Startups Selected to Pitch at LSB 2016

    Ten life sciences startups were selected to pitch on the Life Sciences Baltics 2016 forum stage after two-day long enterpreneurship masterclasses that took place earlier this week.

    23 life sciences startups took part in the masterclasses before the forum that covered topics such as business development, funding and fundraising, IP and law, Horizon 2020 framework, product commercialization, and pitch training. Then, a jury voted for 10 participants that will present their products and projects at the LSB Pitch Challenge on Thursday at 13:15 in front of a judge panel consisting of professors, investors and other life sciences professionals.

    The following 10 startups were selected to pitch on Thursday:

    • BabyMoon Project (Moldova). It is a biomonitoring system, based on a baby carrier, specially designed for premature babies, that uses sensor technology for biomonitoring the vital signs and development of the baby, and sends the collected data to a mobile app for parents, to web interface for medical personnel and to its API for data analysis.
    • CheeksUp (Latvia). A startup building a virtual mirror game that interacts with patients through visual biofeedback used for orofacial rehabilitation (facial nerve paralysis) and articulation improvement for children.
    • Violet Cell (Lithuania). They develop technologies for interfacing therapeutic cells with human body. Their technologies allow cells to survive in environments where they usually do not - this enables advancing synthetic biology and cell therapies towards clinical applications, as currently this is limited by the issue of therapeutic cell rejection.
    • Fidens (Lithuania). A company creating devices for treatment of blood circulatory disorders and hands shake stabilizer for Parkinson’s disease.
    • Antimicrobial silicone coatings and antimicrobial catheters (Lithuania). A team that created antibacterial catheters and silicone coatings with strong antibacterial effect to gram positive and gram negative bacterial strains using multifunction, unique nanocomposites. These new, cheap silicone-nanocomposites material could be used as catheters materials and in other medical fields.
    • Fractomus (Lithuania).  A company that develops innovative tools for biotechnology industry based on direct, as well as indirect application of proprietary type of electromagnetic fields, which stimulate and control biochemical and biological processes across a full range of scale - from atomic to cellular to inter-cellular. The novelty of indirect application involves various mediums which can absorb, maintain and transfer the effect of electromagnetic fields.
    • Breathcount (Lithuania). A device and an app monitoring lung functionality and helping to prevent asthma attacks.
    • Aresi Labs (UK). A multidisciplinary startup focusing on the areas of innovation and digital development, and providing services in 3 major areas: Intelligence & Consulting, Research and Software Development.
    • Koatum (Latvia). A med-tech startup, working on development of hybrid bioactive medical implant coatings. The method allows creating multiple bioactive layers on one implant, where both isolative and bioactive features are present. As a result, no metal-to-tissue contact is guaranteed, providing for rejection-free faster healing with no complications. Patients, suffering from intolerance of implants, are also able to rehabilitate.
    • Conelum (Latvia). A startup developing rapid microbiological diagnostic tests for food and drink industry companies.
    This year, the winner of the LSB Pitch Challenge will be awarded with an exclusive opportunity to visit the The Acron BioMedical corridor, a unique collaboration of companies and organizations, leading in the fields of biomedicine and biomaterials. The winners will get full access to their network and a tailored program.

    Come and see these startups pitching on Thursday, from 13:15 to 16:45 at the plenary hall!