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StethAid by Ascultech Dx

Medtech startup wants to make it easier to detect a harmless heart murmur

Consider this scenario: During a routine physical, a pediatrician hears a heart murmur. Naturally, the child is referred to a cardiologist and an appointment is scheduled for a few days (or weeks) later. The parents are terrified, but put on their brave faces. When the appointment finally arrives, the cardiologist listens and soon diagnoses a Still’s murmur – completely harmless. The parents finally exhale, and a potentially life-changing problem simply evaporates.

Cardiologist Dr. Robin Doroshow and her colleague Raj Shekhar, principal investigator at the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, founded AusculTech Dx and began working on a device that could be used by pediatricians to quickly diagnose Still’s murmurs.

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New Spinal Fusion Rod Developed by ZIAN receives FDA Approval

New Sinu-Lok Spinal Fusion Rod Developed by MUSC Neuroscience Institute Receives FDA Approval

A uniquely curved titanium rod developed by Zucker Institute for Applied Neurosciences (ZIAN) at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) to improve lumbar spinal fusion can be used in surgery after receiving approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Upstream Partners was instrumental in the creation and funding of ZIAN, writing the business plan, raising the funding and devising the unique relationship between a not-for-profit entity, ZIAN, and a for-profit technology accelerator.

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MUSC ZIAN Concussion Detection Device

Invention offers game plan for concussions

A device being developed at the Zucker Institute for Applied Neurosciences at the Medical University of South Carolina will provide trainers with the ability to measure the way an athlete blinks after a head injury to see if he or she has a concussion. “We think it may be a good way to check neurological function that can be really useful to a trainer trying to make a call on the sidelines.”Upstream Partners was instrumental in the creation and funding of ZIAN, writing the business plan, raising the funding and devising the unique relationship between a not-for-profit entity, ZIAN, and a for-profit technology accelerator.

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