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Maryland MedTech


From an idea’s first breath, to your final product improving and saving lives, and every step in between, Maryland means big opportunities for medtech innovators. And 20 of those medtech innovators put their technology, and the power of our booming medtech community, on display for the world to see at the MedTech Conference (October 24-26). Get to know some of those companies, and learn more about Maryland's medtech sector, below.

Companies at Medtech  

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From surgical robots to healthcare software. From wearables to disease detection technology. Maryland companies attending medtech Conference are innovating for the future of medical technology.

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Astek developed an automated instrument that confirms the presence of infection and identifies the most appropriate antibiotic to treat the infection, all accomplished in less than 1 hour.

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CarrTech is revolutionizing the filter needle industry by simplifying the process, improving safety and compliance with an innovative all-in-one package solution.

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IGITech delivers faster, more effective cancer treatments through image guided needle-based procedures.

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Galen Robotics is making surgeons' lives easier through assistive technology in the operating room.

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Haystack Oncology is based on 20+ years of liquid biopsy technology and clinical development.

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Lasarrus Clinic and Research Center offers device-enabled remote monitoring of COPD that is reliable, accurate, and easy to use.

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LaunchPort is a MedTech venture center and manufacturing site.

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Linshom is first to deliver an OR-quality respiratory profile to the patient bedside (or home) for continuous, predictive respiratory monitoring.

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Lo Bio is building the first point-of-care test to immediately detect HIV/HCV infection from a few drops of blood.

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NeurTx is developing an integrated (“all-in-one”) system capable of delivering in a single-sitting magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and magnetoencephalography (MEG).

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NextStep Robotics is developing a portfolio of rehabilitation robotics to address neurological recovery through plasticity. Flagship product AMBLE is a first of its kind device designed to treat foot drop in stroke.

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PerSoN was born in NIH to bring proven best patient care practices into our care space and revolutionize the silo, unmeasured, and expensive care system.

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Sisu Global offers simplified autotransfusion with a novel, patented device: Hemafuse. This simple, handheld surgical device can salvage, filter, and re-transfuse blood lost during a trauma or planned surgery when the blood is pooled internally.

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Sonavi Labs harnesses the most advanced acoustic technology available coupled with clinically proven diagnostic AI software.

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Sonogen Medical is working to commercialize a next-generation ultrasonic bone fracture healing device, with built-in diagnostic fracture healing capability.

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Sonosa was founded to reinvent the outdated and ineffective technologies used to manage Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

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STEP Fusion's technology is aimed at simplifying caregiving tasks for staff and family members caring for a senior, as well as directly assisting the senior with daily tasks.

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StetPulse has developed an automatic, wall-mountable UVC lightbox to optimize the disinfection process for medical equipment such as stethoscopes.

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TechSlice builds custom software for entrepreneurs commercializing medical devices, diagnostics and next gen neuro technologies.

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Theradaptive is developing a therapeutic delivery platform for multiple orthopedic clinical indications including spinal fusion, trauma repair, dental repair, and complex cartilage repair.

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Astek developed an automated instrument that confirms the presence of infection and identifies the most appropriate antibiotic to treat the infection, all accomplished in less than 1 hour.

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CarrTech is revolutionizing the filter needle industry by simplifying the process, improving safety and compliance with an innovative all-in-one package solution.

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IGITech delivers faster, more effective cancer treatments through image guided needle-based procedures.

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Galen Robotics is making surgeons' lives easier through assistive technology in the operating room.

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Haystack Oncology is based on 20+ years of liquid biopsy technology and clinical development.

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Lasarrus Clinic and Research Center offers device-enabled remote monitoring of COPD that is reliable, accurate, and easy to use.

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LaunchPort is a MedTech venture center and manufacturing site.

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Linshom is first to deliver an OR-quality respiratory profile to the patient bedside (or home) for continuous, predictive respiratory monitoring.

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Lo Bio is building the first point-of-care test to immediately detect HIV/HCV infection from a few drops of blood.

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NeurTx is developing an integrated (“all-in-one”) system capable of delivering in a single-sitting magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and magnetoencephalography (MEG).

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NextStep Robotics is developing a portfolio of rehabilitation robotics to address neurological recovery through plasticity. Flagship product AMBLE is a first of its kind device designed to treat foot drop in stroke.

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PerSoN was born in NIH to bring proven best patient care practices into our care space and revolutionize the silo, unmeasured, and expensive care system.

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Sisu Global offers simplified autotransfusion with a novel, patented device: Hemafuse. This simple, handheld surgical device can salvage, filter, and re-transfuse blood lost during a trauma or planned surgery when the blood is pooled internally.

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Sonavi Labs harnesses the most advanced acoustic technology available coupled with clinically proven diagnostic AI software.

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Sonogen Medical is working to commercialize a next-generation ultrasonic bone fracture healing device, with built-in diagnostic fracture healing capability.

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Sonosa was founded to reinvent the outdated and ineffective technologies used to manage Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

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STEP Fusion's technology is aimed at simplifying caregiving tasks for staff and family members caring for a senior, as well as directly assisting the senior with daily tasks.

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StetPulse has developed an automatic, wall-mountable UVC lightbox to optimize the disinfection process for medical equipment such as stethoscopes.

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TechSlice builds custom software for entrepreneurs commercializing medical devices, diagnostics and next gen neuro technologies.

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Theradaptive is developing a therapeutic delivery platform for multiple orthopedic clinical indications including spinal fusion, trauma repair, dental repair, and complex cartilage repair.

Maryland's Medtech Leaders

Astek Diagnostics

Astek Diagnostics  developed an automated instrument that confirms the presence of bacterial infections in blood. This tool identifies the most appropriate antibiotic to treat the infection all accomplished in less than 1 hour.

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Meet Astek Diagnostics at MedTech:

Mustafa Al-Adhami, CEO

mustafa@astekdx.com

CEO of Astek Diagnostics Mustafa Al-Adhami

CarrTech

CarrTech  is a medical device company that is revolutionizing the filter needle industry by simplifying the process, improving safety and compliance with an innovative all-in-one package solution called FROG, (Filter Removal of Glass). The company anticipates FDA approval within the next year, penetrating a multi-billion-dollar industry with licensing partners.

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Meet CarrTech at MedTech

John Nowell, CEO

john.nowell@carrtechcorp.com

John Nowell, CEO of CarrTech

Galen Robotics

Galen Robotics  is on a mission to make surgeon’s lives easier through assistive technology in the operating room. Galen has developed a surgical robotic platform intended to fill unserved needs in the current surgical robotics market, including neurosurgery, otolaryngology, tissue reconstruction, intrauterine brain, and spine surgery. The Galen platform is designed to work with standard surgical instruments, improving stability and ergonomics in a variety of narrow corridor and minimally invasive procedures. Galen Robotics recently filed for clearance with the FDA for the first of many anticipated indications for the platform. Upon clearance, the company expects to be the first to launch a surgical robotic platform “as a service.”

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Meet Galen Robotics at MedTech:

Bruce W. Lichorowic, President & CEO
bwl@galenrobotics.com

Bruce Lichorowic

Haystack Oncology

Haystack Oncology  is based on over 20 years of liquid biopsy technology and clinical development led by the scientists specialized in cancer genomics who first envisioned non-invasive cancer screening, MRD detection, and advanced disease therapy monitoring. The company's discoveries have positively affected millions of lives, and companies that employ their technology have generated billions of dollars in enterprise value.

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Meet Haystack Oncology at MedTech:

Dan Edelstein, CEO

d.edelstein@haystackoncology.com

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IGI Medical Technologies

IGI Medical Technologies ' Image-guided, needle-based procedures performed by interventional radiologists are an ideal, cost effective way of treating the rising number of worldwide cancers. They provide fewer complications and significantly reduced recovery times compared to surgery and could be expanded to many more cancers with improved targeting. The company improves targeting with advanced visualization by revealing invisible lesions through the automatic fusion of a preprocedural image that shows cancerous lesions and a procedural CT which shows the needle.

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Meet IGI Medical Technologies at MedTech:

Will Plishker, CEO
will@igitechnologies.com

LASARRUS Clinic and Research Center

The financial burden of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is too high. Patients have a 30-day readmission rate of 24 percent. The LASARRUS  solution is the world's first wearable multimodal physiological sensing system. Its technology addresses the data gap to reduce hospitalization cost and readmission rates, and creates a portfolio of physiological parameters that allow for a comprehensive cardiopulmonary assessment to be used for early symptom identification and treatment.

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Meet LASARRUS Clinic and Research Center at MedTech:

Lloyd Emokpae, CEO
lloyd.emokpae@lasarrus.com

Lloyd Emokpae, CEO of LASARRUS

The LaunchPort

The LaunchPort  is a MedTech manufacturing accelerator located in Baltimore’s Port Covington. The combined manufacturing and Medtech acceleration center allows medical device start-ups and emerging technology developers the ability to co-locate at an experienced, regulated medical device manufacturing center.

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Meet LaunchPort at MedTech:

Bob Storey, Managing Partner
bstorey@mvrco.com

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Linshom Medical

Linshom  (“to breathe”) is first to deliver an Operating Room quality respiratory profile to the patient bedside (or home) for continuous, predictive respiratory monitoring. The company's FDA cleared device provides a predictive (vs. responsive) respiratory profile including Respiratory Rate, Tidal Volume, Minute Ventilation, Inspiratory-Expiratory ratio and Apnea detection that are all delivered continuously and in real time. Current technology is too large, complex and expensive for the patient bedside or home. Linshom is the only device, outside of the OR and ICU, capable of practically delivering Tidal Volume (TV) to the patient bedside. TV is the volume of air moved with each breath or the quality of respiration. Respiratory rate alone is inadequate to predict respiratory decline, but RR plus TV can predict respiratory decline events 12-70 minutes prior to an emergency.

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Meet Linshom Medical at MedTech:

Richard Hughen, CEO
rhughen@LinshomForLife.com

Lo Bio

Lo Bio  is building the first point-of-care test to immediately detect HIV/HCV infection from a few drops of blood. Currently, molecular HIV/HCV is limited to the lab and it can take up to 10 days for patients to get their results, which significantly delays clinical intervention. Lo Bio has developed a proprietary portable sample enrichment technology that amplifies detectable viral load levels in vitro within seconds, making it advantageous to blood or plasma. We paired this technology with LAMP, a robust POC molecular detection platform, to develop a highly accurate HIV/HCV viral load assay that can detect infection within 40 minutes.

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Meet Lo Bio at MedTech:
Sasank Vemulapati, CEO/Founder
sasank@lo-bio.com

Lo Bio CEO

NeurTX

NeurTx is developing an integrated system capable of delivering in a single-sitting magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and magnetoencephalography (MEG). The proprietary system will enable targeted tomographic neuromodulation, regeneration of damaged brain tracts, and focal delivery of drug/gene therapy across the blood-brain-barrier (BBB). The disruptive device will be deployable in mental health clinics and office-based neurology practices, creating a new neuroscience-based paradigm for treating chronic pain, addiction, neurologic diseases and mental health disorders.

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Meet NeurTX at MedTech:

Irving Weinberg, Founder
inweinberg@gmail.com

Irving Weinberg

NextStep Robotics

NextStep Robotics  is developing a portfolio of rehabilitation robotics to address neurological recovery through plasticity. Its flagship product AMBLE is a first-of-its-kind device designed to treat foot drop in stroke. AMBLE works with the patient in the clinic setting to allow neuromotor recovery with the goal to help them discard their assistive devices and regain access to their communities.

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Meet NextStep Robotics at MedTech:

Brad Hennessie, CEO
brad.hennessie@nextsteprobo.com

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PerSoN Clinic

PerSoN  was born out of NIH to bring proven best patient care practices into care spaces. The company is dedicated to revolutionizing the siloed, unmeasured and expensive mental healthcare system. PerSoN Clinic's unique solutions are measurable, holistic, and personalized, including digital client and provider solutions, an innovative global research repository, AI-supported counseling, and more.

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Meet PerSoN at MedTech:

Sarah Iranpour, Founder
Sarah@personclinic.net

Sarah Ironpour

Sisu Global Health

Sisu Global  has simplified autotransfusion with a novel, patented device: Hemafuse. This simple, handheld surgical device can salvage, filter, and re-transfuse blood lost during a trauma or planned surgery when the blood is pooled internally. With Hemafuse, there is no need to wait for blood, no need to test for disease, and the patient gets their own blood back. Sisu Global is scaling the proven, patented Hemafuse and building on success in initial launch markets.

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Meet Sisu Global at MedTech:

Gillian Henker, Co-founder & President
gillian.henker@sisuglobalhealth.com

Gillian Henker

Sonavi Labs

Sonavi Labs  is on a mission to improve patient outcomes globally by harnessing the most advanced acoustic technology available coupled with clinically proven diagnostic AI software. Sonavi Labs was formed to deploy Feelix, a chronic disease management system that features patented hardware embedded with clinically validated diagnostic software designed to support clinicians in detecting and monitoring respiratory diseases. The Feelix system also features supportive apps and an integrated cloud platform to provide remote monitoring solutions for chronic disease patients with asthma, COPD and Cystic Fibrosis, along with being an ideal solution for enhancing telehealth visits. Feelix is the world's first digital stethoscope that can be used by clinicians and patients anywhere.

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Meet Sonavi Labs at MedTech:
Brandon Dottin-Haley, Chief Business Development Officer
brandon@sonavilabs.com

Brandon Dottin-Haley

Sonogen

Sonogen Medical  is working to commercialize a next-generation ultrasonic bone fracture healing device, with built-in diagnostic fracture healing capability. Sonogen demonstrated in a recent animal trial that its low-intensity pulsed ultrasound signal heals 30% faster than the FDA-approved device currently available for sale in the U.S.

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Meet Sonogen Medical at MedTech:

Jason Winder, CEO
jason.winder@sonogenmed.com

Jason Winder

Sonosa Medical Inc

Sonosa Medical, Inc  - Actionable, Scalable, Wearable Diagnostic imaging for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) - Sonosa was founded to reinvent the outdated and ineffective technologies used to manage OSA. Sonosa is merging home sleep testing with innovations in wearable ultrasound and image processing to identify the anatomical cause of an individual’s OSA. The convenience of current sleep tests provides limited information accessible only through invasive endoscopy. Sonosa's technology uniquely enables personalized, phenotype-driven OSA management. Building from a $300M niche market, Sonosa can couple unique capabilities into a diagnostic platform to reach an $8B market in the U.S. alone.

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Meet Sonosa Medical Inc at MedTech:

Stephen Restaino, CEO
stephen@sonosamedical.com

Steven Restiano

STEP Fusion Solutions

STEP Fusion Solutions  is improving the lives of seniors by harnessing the power of today's latest technologies, and providing simple, user-friendly interfaces. The technology is aimed at simplifying caregiving tasks for staff and family members caring for the senior, as well as directly assisting the senior with daily tasks. The company offers products to address independence, safety, cognitive concerns, and social, emotional, and physical wellbeing.

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Meet STEP Fusion Solutions at MedTech:

Bruce DeShong, Founder
Bruce.DeShong@stepfusionsolutions.com

Bruce DeShong

StetPulse

StetPulse has developed an automatic, wall-mountable UVC lightbox to optimize the disinfection process for medical equipment such as stethoscopes. It's lightbox sanitizes the entire body of a medical grade stethoscope in just 60 seconds.

Currently, clinicians are relying on one shared sub-standard disposable stethoscope per patient room due to the risks of contaminating high quality medical equipment. These disposable stethoscopes fail to provide reliable sound quality, increase the transmission of infectious disease amongst clinicians, and contribute to hospitals’ environmental impact.

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Meet StetPulse at MedTech:

Selena Shirkin, CEO
sshirki1@jh.edu

Selena Shirkin

TechSlice

TechSlice  builds custom software for entrepreneurs commercializing medical devices, diagnostics and next gen neuro technologies.

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Meet TechSlice at MedTech:
Juliana Buonanno, CEO
juliana@techslice.com

Juliana Buonanno

Theradaptive

Theradaptive  is developing a therapeutic delivery platform for multiple orthopedic clinical indications including spinal fusion, trauma repair, dental repair, and complex cartilage repair.

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Meet Theradaptive at MedTech:
Jeffrey Harvey, Advisor
jeffrey.harvey@theradaptive.com

Jeffrey Harvey

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Do it all in Maryland

Maryland is your one stop shop for medtech innovation and implementation. Let us show you how in five easy steps.

Some of the greatest minds in the medical fields make Maryland home, and it’s no mystery why. Powerhouse innovation hubs like the Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design, the #1 US Biomedical Engineering program; the University of Maryland Fischell Department of Bioengineering; and Maryland’s federal research facilities are at the bleeding edge of the MedTech revolution generating ideas and talent.

With over 50 life sciences innovation incubators including medtech-centric facilities, serious entrepreneurial resources, our world-class university system, and thriving private sector, in Maryland you will find fertile ground for your ideas to grow.

What do the NIH, FDA and CMS have in common? They’re all headquartered here in Maryland. With agency access in your backyard and experienced consultants on the ground to guide you through regulatory compliance and insurance reimbursement, Maryland gives you a running start at the medtech market.

Time to make the leap from idea to reality? Maryland has nationally competitive manufacturing incentives to get you started; the deep, flexible, future-facing, ISO-certified industry base you need; and a world-class medtech workforce to get your product to the finish line.

Build it here and Maryland will get your product to the world. Our central location on the Eastern Seaboard means easy rail, road and air access to the entire U.S.; and with the Port of Baltimore in your backyard and innovative programs like ExportMD here to help kick down the door to overseas markets, getting your product where you want it is a breeze!

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