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[RESCHEDULED FROM MAR 21] This is a combined networking event at UMass Medical in conjunction with M2D2--for a global competition for early-stage medical device and biotech startups.The goal of the $200K Challenge is to identify the most promising innovations that will move the needle in healthcare.

5/30/2018
When: Wed May 30, 2018
5:00-8:00 PM
Where: UMass Medical School Campus, Amphitheater 3
55 Lake Ave N
Worcester, Massachusetts  01655
United States
Contact: Bill Munger
617-620-4161


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Rescheduled for Wednesday May 30


 
Medical Device Innovation  
Pitch Competition

A global competition for early-stage medical device
and biotech startups. The goal of the $200K Challenge is to identify the most promising innovations that will move the needle in healthcare.

Program Description 
This is a combined networking event at UMass Medical School in conjunction with M2D2.

The UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science (UMCCTS), UMMS Office of Innovation and Business Development (OIBD), and the UMass Lowell Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation (OVCRI) are pleased to sponsor a special UMass track for the $200K challenge. 

This funding opportunity is designed to identify pressing health care problems and partner with cross-campus colleagues with engineering or technology expertise to generate solutions.

Join us on May 30th to hear about some of the great innovations coming out of UMass and network with industry partners, investors, product development experts, regulatory and quality experts, and medical, academic and business experts.

The Agenda 
 
5-6 PM Registration and networking
 
6-7 PM Faculty pitch competition in front of a panel of experts
 
7-8 PM Wrap up and more networking 

   

Now Wed May 30
  
(Originally March 21)
  
Still 5:00 - 8:00 PM
 
This event is coinciding with the M2D2 $200K Challenge pitch event for UMass innovations at:

UMass Medical School Campus
Amphitheater 3 

When people arrive they should park in the South Road GarageDirections to Amphitheater 3 are available at this link.
 
PROGRAM FEES
   MDG Member/Student- $20 
   Non-member - $30
  
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Finalists

Abiche DeWilde, PhD, InVitroMetrix

Whole cell biosensor incorporating QCM technology, which provides real-time characterization of cells

 

Andrzej Przybyszewski, PhD

Biomarkers for neurodegenerative diseases

 

Nicholas Panzarino

Polymer technology to improve the efficacy of chemotherapeutics for cancer

 

Anna Yaroslavsky, PhD

Preoperative skin cancer delineation using noninvasive optical imaging

 

 

Tours of M2D2's lab facility at the UMass Medical School will be available

 
You Should Attend
Presentations will be to a group of experts - industry partners, investors, product development experts, regulatory and quality experts, and medical, and business experts. The applicants whose innovations are deemed best will be awarded with in-kind services to advance their technologies.The $200K Challenge is being sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Innovation, the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, Amgen, Boston Scientific, Mintz Levin, MPR and R&Q.

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