Technologies and Areas of Clinical Focus for 2014 Medtech Startups

Since January 1 of this year, we have identified 42 medical technology startups and added them to the Medtech Startups Database. As is the case with all of the companies in this database, these recently added companies represent a wide range of focus in clinical practice and technology:

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(Note: Multiple categories possible per company, such as minimally invasive and surgery)
Source: MedMarket Diligence, LLC

Below is a list of the technologies under development by these startups:

  • Ophthalmology prescreening technology for detection of diabetic retinopathy, cataract, glaucoma, cornea problems and refractive errors
  • Tissue engineered scaffolds to generate synthetic tracheas
  • Embolectomy devices
  • Resorbable embolization material for use in interventional radiology and drug delivery.
  • Time-varying electromagnetic fields for the treatment of inflammatory, autoimmune and degenerative diseases
  • Tissue attachment technology
  • Devices and procedures to improve nasal breathing
  • Devices for minimally invasive, augmentative or reconstructive mastopexy
  • Ocular stent for treating age-based vision changes
  • Ophthalmic device company focusing on age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinitis pigmentosa, hemianopia, and glaucoma
  • Neuroscience-based technology (neuromodulation) for enhancing performance on cognitive tasks, for the healthy and impaired
  • Portable, ultrasound-based device non-invasive, transcranial diagnosis of stroke
  • Temporary cardiac pacing as treatment for reversible symptomatic bradycardia
  • Product to improve treatment of kidney stones and product to reduce pneumonia in intubated patient and ventilated patients in the ICU
  • Biometric medical device for orthopedic and other diagnostic applications
  • Technologies for treating urological conditions and disorders
  • Use of biomaterials in aesthetics for non-surgical temporary & permanent breast and buttock enhancement, facial rejuvenation solutions and adipose tissue engineering related therapies
  • Custom surgical implants including using 3D printing
  • Targeted, localized drug delivery
  • Protein-free tissue sealants in surgery, initially targeted to vascular applications
  • Hemostatic dressing for non-compressible hemorrhage
  • High resolution imaging in cancer
  • Image-guided surgery
  • Cardiac assist device for patients otherwise needing transplant
  • Implant to restore some sight for patients with retinitis pigmentosa
  • Device to harvest bone grafts
  • Device and method for self-collection of samples to screen for HPV, chlamydia, and gonorrhea
  • Implantable neuromodulation device for the treatment of chronic pain and overactive bladder
  • Encapsulated pancreatic cells for treatment of type 1 diabetes
  • Embolization device
  • Deep brain stimulation for Alzheimer’s and other cognitive disorders.
  • Magnetoencephalography and magnetocardiography
  • Technologies to manage core temperature in critical care and post-surgical patients
  • New method to use pulse wave velocity to measure arterial stiffness as indicator of heart attack risk
  • Autologous cell therapy delivered at the intraoperative point of care
  • Minimally invasive hip implants and other orthopedic implants
  • Orthopaedic implants
  • Tactile stimulator to work with fMRI, a dermatome for skin grafts and other technologies
  • Carbon nanotube fiber material to treat ventricular arrhythmia
  • Devices for cardiac and vascular procedures designed for easier use and lower cost
  • Knotless suture technology

For a historical list of technologies at medtech startups in the full database, see link.