mHUB, one of the partners of the University of Tennessee’s (UT) Spark Innovation Center in the “Midwest Regional Innovation Partnership” (MRIP), has announced the nine start-up teams that will participate in the inaugural cohort of its six-month, hands-on accelerator for high-potential medical device businesses.
Supported by Baxter and Edward-Elmhurst Health Venture Capital, the program’s industry partners will engage with the start-ups over the course of the program, providing mentorship and guidance for strategic connections within industry and clinical access. The selected cohort (click here for a list of participants) features early stage ventures focused on commercializing disruptive medical device solutions such as: (1) a needle-free platform to deliver biologics; and (2) wearables for reducing tremors, detecting and treating vestibular disruptions, and capturing wellness markers in elderly patients as well as monitoring solutions for fetal care, cancer patients, diagnosing sepsis, and tracking IV drug delivery through sensors.
MRIP is comprised of the Clean Energy Trust, Centrepolis Accelerator at Lawrence Technological University, mHUB, and the Spark Innovation Center. As detailed in this teknovation.biz article from June, a portion of the funding will enable the Spark Center, housed at and managed by the UT Research Park, to offer an annual “Spark Cleantech Accelerator” beginning in June 2022.