Advancing Ideas In Health-Tech

The 2015 HealthTech Venture Network Conference (HTVNC) was an enormous success! On September 19th exhibitors, speakers, ELEVATE participants and attendees gathered in downtown Boston for a memorable event. From the connected operating room, to stem cell research, to a robot that helps make vaccinations less stressful for children, HTVNC was a reflection of health-tech’s enriching diversity. For a recap of the event, read more below, or for background on HealthTech Venture Network Conference’s mission, read the fuller story here.

2015 Featured Speakers

“KICVentures & The Health-Tech Landscape” Dr. Chin described the growing market for health-tech and how the KICVentures’ ecosystem is poised to invest in disruptive healthcare technologies.

Kingsley R. Chin, M.D.

Harvard-Trained Orthopedic

“The Boom of Health-Tech Investments” Aaron Miller brought a wealth management perspective to the health-tech market, providing an analysis of recent trends and an outline for strategic investment.

Aaron Miller

Wealth Management Advisor,
Northwestern Mutual

“The Birth of CoCreateX” Nick Powley spoke about the ingredients necessary for improving the climate for innovation in CoCreateX – a community devoted to supporting new entrepreneurs.

Nick Powley

MIT-Trained HealthTech

"The C-Ray Device: The Future of Pedicle Cannulation" Dr. Chang presented the C-ray technology – a small, portable device that combines the X-ray and drill components for surgeons to place pedicle screws in a faster, more accurate way.

David Chang, M.D.

John’s Hopkins Trained

“The Future of the Connected Car” Michael Amaru presented the SenseHUD technology – a head-up display that enables safe, connected driving.

Michael Amaru

Chief Business Development
Officer, SenseDriver

“Freedom® Lumbar and Cervical Total Disc Replacement Technology” Kari Zimmers provided an overview of AxioMed’s technologies and promising clinical studies, explaining the strengths of the Freedom discs in the landscape of total disc replacement.

Kari Zimmers

Senior Vice President,
AxioMed LLC

“Outpatient Spine Surgery” Fabio Pencle presented on the eligibility of outpatient spine surgery candidates with trends in outpatient and inpatient anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF).

Fabio Pencle

M.B.B.S, Research Fellow,
LESS Institute

“Stem Cells in Orthopaedics: Real Deal, Voodoo, or Somewhere in Between…” Dr. Techy, the Director of Research at the Orthopaedic Stem Cell Institute, presented on the exciting possibilities of orthopaedic stem cell research and what’s currently being done in the field.

Fernando Techy, M.D.

Cleveland Clinic Trained

SenseHUD’s Exclusive launch at HTVNC

SenseDriver Technologies exhibited their safe driving heads up display, SenseHUD, and received a warm reception. Attendees experienced the technology by interacting with SenseHUD and the Hudson app. To learn more about SenseHUD read the full story here.

ELEVATE Pitch Competition

Congratulations to ELEVATE winners Chris Cabell of AppWorx and Samantha Simmons of Curative Orthopaedics! Spark Health-Tech News will be featuring their products in next month’s issue. For more background on HTVNC’s ELEVATE competition, click here.

Attendees on HTVNC

“This is the right conference to come and present at in order to expand our network, find investment opportunities and of course to get feedback from experts and key figures in this field.”

- Aziz Kaddan, ELEVATE Participant at the 2014
HTVN Conference in Boston

Attendees on HTVNC

“The HealthTech Venture Network Conference an outstanding opportunity to visit Boston to meet people who are making a difference in the healthcare industry.”

- Nick Powley, CoCreateX Catalyst
HTVN Conference in Boston

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