At Dell Medical School’s Texas Health Catalyst Demo Day.
It was great to participate in this round of Pitch-A-Kid. Many familiar faces amongst the competitors and cogent questioning from the judges, all high school students.
Our pre-pilot study of brain-shift monitoring using 3D scanning with Dr. Anant Patel was approved by the IRB at St David’s Healthcare.
Our machine vision platform will used to monitor brain-shift during open-brain surgery as patients are being treated for epilepsy, brain cancer, and stroke.
According to a 12/2017 FDA warning, patients are being killed or injured every year because of an error in the navigation systems used by surgeons to guide surgical instruments during open brain surgery.
We are building a 3D optical computer vision platform that will update whatever navigation system the surgeon uses with an updated model to correct this error.
Solving this problem will save U.S. hospitals $600,000,000/year, plus the costs of aborted procedures and extended recovery periods, and reduce uncompensated readmissions. Payers will be spared the costs of lifetime care, and the patients lives and life’s are spared.
If you’ve ever seen a rocket launch, flown on an airplane, driven a car, used a computer, touched a mobile device, crossed a bridge, or put on wearable technology, chances are you’ve used a product where ANSYS software played a critical role in its creation. ANSYS is the global leader in engineering simulation.
We are thankful for the support and proud to be associated with the world leader in engineering simulations.
They have made available a huge swath of their software and extensive support to help us quickly with product development for solving the problem of brain shift. The software includes mechanical and electrical simulation tools for robust design, as well as a license to implement massive parallel computations for simulating a large variety of scenarios. This will reduce technical risk by streamlining design and build iterations, improving performance in the operating room.
Advanced Scanners has been offered a place in the Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs Fall 2018 Accelerator cohort!
This provides us with an opportunity to leverage UT Austin resources and talent by matching us with a cross-functional student team from across UT’s graduate schools, culminating with an end of semester Expo showcase.
We are proud to announce the we’ve been selected to join their accelerator program and are now a Capital Factory portfolio company.
I have been mentoring for a few years and am looking forward to also being on the receiving end. We have already gone on a couple of roadshows, met with many of their mentors and attended workshops to continuously improve our business model.
Excited to work with the team!
Out of >1000 company entries we were among 11 to be flown to California for a full pitch. We did not get into the final round, but the judges went "off script to support our mission and gave us a year of free office space at the WeWork of our choice.
Thank you to WeWork for all your support of entrepreneurship worldwide, and to our judges:
Ben Davis, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer, Illuminate @IlluminatedArts
Jana Lee, BlueRun Ventures @bluerunventures
Ethan Eyler, Entrepreneur & Rider Experience, Lyft @EthanEyler
We won $10,000 for 5th and a $10,000 sponsor prize from Ramey Schwaller Law Firm.
Accelerating the translation of innovations to health products
Advanced Scanners has been selected to participate in the MassChallenge Texas 2018 Startup Accelerator program.
MassChallenge Texas is the second domestic and sixth international location in MassChallenge’s global network. Launched in 2018, we are accelerating 84 companies from 5 continents, 11 countries, 12 states, and the five major Texas cities. With the support of corporate partners, innovation leaders, and local government, we are delivering on our promise to help Lone Star State startups win.
Advanced Scanners took home the Judges 1st Place award for $75,000 AND the audience favorite - another $75,000
We got to take our scanner out for a test drive! Supported by our friends at MedtoMarket and Dell Children's Hospital we tested our 3D optical scanner on a cadaver. Over a 4 hour period we were able to simulate many procedures typical to epilepsy surgery. The prototype worked perfectly, and accurately measured brain shift!
Advanced Scanners has been awarded a $25,000 grant to pursue commercialization of our 3D Optical inter-operative brain scanner.
Since we moved in, the THBD (Tami and company) has been very supportive, also helping us find our first hire (Master of Biomedical Engineering - Lars Kuslich) and interns, connecting us with collaborators, and more...