HealthTech: DARVIS moves to Nashville; BioGenerator Labs; $10.7M for Alzheimer’s research
June 2, 2021
DARVIS, Inc. is moving from San Francisco to its new home in Nashville, TN. The move follows DARVIS’ participation in the Nashville Entrepreneur Center’s Project Healthcare program, a year-long accelerator that gives health care entrepreneurs access to experts and resources within the industry.
Things are rockin’ at universities in flyover country. A group of students at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, while seeking to improve the rehabilitation process for stroke victims, invented a treadmill with self-pacing features. The Omaha Medical Technology Pipeline used the students’ notes and implemented a new algorithm for the treadmills.
OsteoDx, Inc., a company spun out of Ohio University, will receive a $2M grant from the NIH to further validate the efficacy of the company’s proprietary Bone Mechanics Technology. The tech addresses fragility fractures, which cost the U.S. healthcare system $2.3 million every year.
The National Institute of Aging of the National Institutes of Health has awarded a $10.7 million grant to Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Pittsburgh. The funding will address the schools’ Alzheimer’s disease research.