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May 15, 2022 | Tom Ballard

Three Tennessee companies among 35 pitching at this month’s “AdvanSE Life Sciences Conference”

Three Tennessee companies are among 35 selected to pitch in a few weeks at the “AdvanSE Life Sciences Conference” just outside Atlanta.

The event, scheduled for May 25-27, is organized by Southeast Life Sciences and billed as the “Southeast’s premier, must-attend event for the biopharma, medtech, diagnostic, digital health, and agriculture biotechnology industries wishing to do business in the Southeast region.”

Seventeen of the 35 selected companies come from two states – Georgia and North Carolina. Those from Tennessee are:

  • Diatech Diabetes of Memphis has developed SmartFusion™, an algorithm designed specifically for insulin pumps to detect different types of infusion failures not currently detected by insulin pumps on the market. Those failures include; leaks, kinks/partial occlusions, infusion into damaged sites, and dislodgements. The technology combines real time data analysis with machine learning to detect and characterize failures in real time. SmartFusion™ can also predict the likelihood of a site failing based on historical data and provides a user friendly Site MapTM which will help pick an optimal infusion site.
  • SOMAVAC®, also from Memphis, is an early revenue stage medtech company developing solutions to improve post-operative care from the operating room to the clinic. The flagship product, SOMAVAC® SVS, is focused on effective removal, compassionate collection/disposal, and analysis of fluids that naturally develop and accumulate after general and plastic surgery flaps while delivering negative pressure therapy within the surgical site. Early clinical evidence shows a five-day reduction in time to drain removal in mastectomy patients with SOMAVAC®. The company is launching its technology to Southeastern U.S. and continuing to grow its pipeline of products.
  • Yaya Scientific LLC of Nashville which develops innovative diagnostic and therapeutic integrated hardware solutions in the area of real-time surgical imaging, leading to more precise procedures with better outcomes for patients. It is a minority-owned company formed in 2019 that has formed a close partnership with investigators at Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. “We are uniquely positioned to engage with physicians who encounter clinical challenges in the operating room that require technical solutions and are able to leverage our R&D resources and partnership with investigators in the school of engineering to develop novel solutions,” the company says.

Click here to see the full list of companies pitching.

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