The Award of the most Innovative Start-up goes to:
AVATAR MEDICAL

AVATAR MEDICAL, a French start-up represented by Elodie Brient-Litzler, Chief Operating Officer, is the winner of this year’s edition of the Start-up Slams, from the Imaging category.

“We applied to the MedFIT Start-up Slams soon after AVATAR MEDICAL’s incorporation in July 2020 and we were honoured to be selected to pitch. This gave us a great visibility among members of the MedTech ecosystem and led to a number of interesting meetings and opportunities that we will explore in the coming months. We are proud to have been awarded the title of “MedFIT 2020 Most Innovative Start-up” which acknowledges the potential of our virtual reality technology and our approach to deliver it to surgeons. Thank you MedFIT!”
Elodie Brient-Litzler, PhD, Chief Operating Officer AVATAR MEDICAL

AVATAR MEDICAL, a ground-breaking spin-off from the Institut Pasteur and Institut Curie, leverages virtual reality and standard medical images (e.g. CT-scan, MRI) to instantly create realistic to-scale patient avatars for surgeons to use in pre-operative planning. Developed hand-in-hand with leading surgery departments, AVATAR MEDICAL radically changes how surgeons access, interpret and act upon the valuable clinical information contained in medical images. Benefitting from three years of advanced computer vision & AI research, AVATAR MEDICAL was incorporated in Paris in July 2020 by an experienced team of French and American founders, and also operates in the USA. The company currently focuses on improving the preparation of breast cancer surgeries and will explore further applications in oncology in 2021 in several pilot sites. The full commercial deployment of the regulatory approved (FDA and CE) version of the software platform is expected in 2022.

Discover below the start-up projects that were presented
during MedFIT Digital 2020:

E-HEALTH

MedVC 
Telemedicine | Interactive | 3D e-learning

VirtualiSurg
Education | Surgery | VR

Ensweet
Tele rehabilitation | Cardiac rehabilitation | Pulmonary rehabilitation

NeuroPath
Empowerment | Interdisciplinary | Holistic

Axomove
Tele rehabilitation | Tele prevention | Physical and functional rehabilitation

IMPLANTABLE DEVICES

BEFC (Linksium)
Sustainability | Environment | Energy

Aortyx
Aorta | Endovascular | Biodegradable

OSS
Transcatheter mitral valve replacement | Mitral regurgitation | Medical device

Vectorious
Remote Monitoring | Heart Failure | Medical Device

Oncodisc
Connected devices | Vascular access | Artificial intelligence

D&P Bioinnovations
Regenerative medicine | Absorbable implant | Esophagus

TOOLS (research | delivery | clinical development)

PatchAi SRL
Patient engagement | Conversational PRO | AI Virtual Assistant

Pelican Health
Microbiome | In-situ sampling | Simple to administer

Spartha Medical
Personalisation | Coatings | Antimicrobial

MONITORING

Chronolife
Telemedicine | Artificial Intelligence | Remote Patient Monitoring

Implicity
Remote Monitoring | Data-driven medicine | Artificial Intelligence

Braindex
Anesthesia | Complication | Monitoring

WEARABLE DEVICE

Mowoot
Innovation | Medical Device | Healthcare

Azalea Vision
Smart Contact-Lens | Light Sensitivity | Iris Disorders

IVD

Universal DX
Early detection of Cancer | Liquid Biopsy | Prevention & diagnostics

Traaser
Digital | Genomic | Diagnostics

CorDial-IT
Biosensors | Viral detection | Nanobodies

BioEclosion
Rapid Diagnostics | IVD | Point-of-care

Droplite
Diagnostics | Point-of-care | Immunoassays

IMAGING

Doitplenoptic
3D Imaging | Microscopy | Deep Learning

Caressoma
Imaging Technology | Rheumatic Diseases | Ultrasound

Avatar Medical
Medical Imaging | Virtual Reality | Surgery Planning

Mag4Health
Neuro-imagery | Neurological disorders | Quantum sensor

SURGICAL TOOLS

Wave Implant
Dental implant | Osseointegration | Decision support system

SpiderMass
Per operatory diagnosis | Mass Spectrometry | Solid Cancers

The Award of the most Promising Technology goes to:
University of Greenwich

The University of Greenwich, represented by Prof. Dennis Douroumis, received the “Most Promising Technology” award.

“The University of Greenwich is very proud and honoured for receiving the Award for the most promising technology after our pitch presentation at MedFIT 2020. The award gives strength to continue our work with our collaborators from the IMODE project (INTERREG 2seas) for further development of our 3D printed bioresorbable drug eluting scaffolds.”
Prof. Dennis Douroumis, University of Greenwich

The University of Greenwich has developed a 3D additive manufacturing process for printing polymeric bioresorbable drug eluting scaffolds (stents). The technology can be applied to patients suffering from coronary artery diseases and presents the following advantages such as the fabrication of personalized 3D printed stents with novel designs. The stents present excellent mechanical properties and can deliver more than one drug substances (e.g. antiproliferative, antiplatelet actives). The stents will disappear from the patient’s body 12 – 24 months after implantation. In the future 3D printed stents will be possible to be fabricated just before the surgery by taking into account the clinical needs of the patients.

Discover below the technologies that were presented
during MedFIT Digital 2020:

IMPLANTABLE DEVICES | WOUNDCARE

Cohesives
Bioinspiration | Biomaterials | Wound healing

University of Greenwich
Bioabsorbable stents | 3D printing | Coronary diseases

DRUG DELIVERY

UK UEA SQ
Controlled drug delivery | Glaucoma | Drug eluting contact lens

TADA Medical
Disruptive | Mass-producible | Licensing-deal

IVD

EFS Santé
Young platelets | Thrombocytopenia | HLA-I

Zetaquantor (Linksium)
ZEBRA biomarker | Serological test | Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD)

SMART TECHNOLOGY

Plextek
Wearable | Auditory | Detection

Motion
Exoskeleton | Smart garment | Cerebral palsy