The Texas Medical Center accelerator (TMCx) program announced its twelve (12) 2016 graduate companies, demonstrating broad innovation born in Houston and ready to be unleashed on the health care industry. TMCx couples the resources of the world’s largest medical center to facilitate the development of early-stage digital health and medical device companies.
The TMCx specifically selects a handful from hundreds of applicants nationwide. Companies with breakthrough innovative ideas, concepts, prototypes, products, and accelerates them toward the market through a detailed, rigorous curriculum, meetings with advisers and introductions to the Texas Medical Center member hospitals.
The curriculum addresses FDA regulation, HIPAA and HITECH compliance, clinical trials, hospital procurement, commercial pilots, intellectual property and licensing, fundraising and more. The program features a network of more than 120 advisors, including clinical experts, medical researchers, executives, and entrepreneurial leaders, all from the front lines of health care delivery.
“The Texas Medical Center accelerator helped us overcome many of the hurdles new companies face in commercializing early stage medical technologies,” said Santosh Varughese, Cognetyx co-founder & President, and one of the 12 startup graduates. “Dr. Erik Halvorsen, director of the TMC Innovation Institute, has put together an exciting, fun & comprehensive program aimed at dramatically increasing the odds of startup success in healthcare. Equally valuable was the stimulating interaction, idea exchange and friendships with my cohorts in this accelerator program. I congratulate each and every one!”
The 12 start-ups include:
Aprenda Systems (Houston, TX) – Aprenda Systems provides organizations with rich, accurate and timely directory data though access to Signature, the world’s first identity convergence platform.
CareSet Systems (Houston, TX) – CareSet Systems builds physician networks.
Cognetyx (Houston, TX) – has developed a patented “Ambient Cognitive Cyber Surveillance” system that empowers the healthcare industry with a solution to predict, detect and mitigate security threats, data breaches & privacy violations in real-time. It uses advanced artificial intelligence to provide cognitive decision support on detection of anomalous users interacting with any application – a virtual defense shield – to shift the odds of success in favor of the defender against cyber security threats.
DocResponse (Houston, TX) – DocResponse is a software company focused on health care diagnostics for clinical decision support.
ePreop (Seal Beach, CA) – ePreop’s SurgicalValet software helps coordinate perioperative care while optimizing patient engagement, billing support, readmission prevention and everything in between.
GreenLight Medical (San Francisco, CA) – GreenLight Medical is a decision-engine to promote cost and quality conscious purchases within hospitals for new medical technology review and approval.
Moving Analytics (Marina Del Rey, CA) – Moving Analytics helps hospitals implement home-based cardiac rehab programs delivered through patients’ mobile devices.
Qidza (San Francisco, CA) – Qidza is a mobile platform that translates developmental science into fun health screening activities throughout human development, starting with babies.
Sense.ly (San Francisco, CA) – Sense.ly is a virtual nurse platform that helps clinicians better manage and communicate with their patients.
The Right Place (Houston, TX) – The Right Place provides hospitals and post-acute providers a more efficient and reliable way to match the right patient to the right place of care.
Valera Health (Williamsburg, NY) – Valera Health is enabling the future of behavioral health care through smartphone-based support for behavioral wellness and care coordination.
Xpress (Santa Fe, NM) – Xpress puts providers and patients in charge of health care, giving them real-time access to unbiased pharmaceutical resources and information.
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SOURCE: Texas Medical Center accelerator, TMCx at http://www.tmcinnovation.org/tmc-x/.