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September 24, 2015 | Tom Ballard

Four start-ups to pitch in next week’s Life Science TN Venture Forum

LifeSciTN 2015 ConferenceFour start-ups will compete in next week’s “Venture Forum” being held as part of the Life Science Tennessee annual conference in Nashville. They will be vying for a $5,000 prize. The companies are:

  • FIRST Diagnostics, which has made a fluorescent dye called Corafix that enables health care providers to improve early detection of colorectal cancer during an endoscopy.
  • VenoStent, which is working with promising technology to create a new type of stent that can improve treatment for patients suffering from renal failure.
  • SeqTech, which has developed a novel technology for detecting biomarkers.
  • Stony Creek Colors, which is developing the complete agricultural supply chain to replace synthetic dyes with cleaner and safer bio-based dyes, allowing fashion brands to meet their goals of reducing hazardous chemical use.

The conference begins Monday, September 28, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Downtown Nashville. For more information about the meeting and registration, click here.

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