Osso VR, a startup looking to disrupt the surgical device training space with virtual reality, has raised $2 million in seed funding in a round led by Signalfire, with participation from Anorak Ventures. The company provides software that creates a virtual operating room on VR platforms like Oculus Rift/Touch or the HTC Vive.
Abreos Biosciences, a San Diego-based biotech company and a leader in the precision dosing of biological therapeutics, is pleased to announce that it has completed a new investment round. The funding came from existing investors as well as new investor TLP Investment Partners LLC and its affiliates.
Back in 2015, I ran an article about 10 innovative Israeli startups to watch, compiled from my discussions with Hillel Fuld and others who follow the Israeli startup scene. It is now 2017, and I have assembled a new list of Israeli firms to watch. (Please note that I have specifically avoided including any information-security related businesses in this list as I cover cybersecurity firms in other pieces.)
Everybody has their favourite app, gadget or new technology that can make life easier, work more productive, and the future that much more exciting, and entrepreneurs are no different. For Virgin founder and disruptive technology fan Richard Branson, it’s graphene, the world’s thinnest material, set to revolutionise life as we know it, that he’s buzzing about.
If we think of our bodies as walking, talking ecosystems, it stands to reason that microbial collections may change in response to the foods we eat and places we live. Similarly, disease-related shifts in the human environment are expected to influence our resident microbes, even if those microbes themselves don’t cause the changes.
A Houston-based medical device company took the top prize Thursday at the third annual Texas A&M New Ventures Competition. The all-day event concluded in the Robert Gates Ballroom of the Memorial Student Center, where Intuitap Medical Inc. was named the 2017 winner — taking home the grand prize of $50,000. The competition featured 16 startups from across Texas competing for a combined total of $250,000 in prizes.
INBRACE (http://myinbrace.com), the most advanced technology ever used to straighten teeth and perfect a patient’s smile, was publicly displayed for the first time during the American Association of Orthodontists Conference in front of a capacity crowd at EvoNexus (http://evonexus.org) in San Diego, California. INBRACE has received more than $6M in funding to date, is FDA registered, and currently available to orthodontists and patients.