Advanced Surgical Retractor Systems, Inc.
Shavano Park, Texas
Advanced Surgical Retractor Systems, Inc. d/b/a ASR Systems is dedicated to the design, development, and commercialization of innovative surgical retractor systems. Our mission is to advance the way surgeons operate and help improve patient outcomes.
Aerial Vehicle Automaton – Alternate
San Antonio, Texas
Aerial Vehicle Automation creates large fixed pitch multirotor drone platforms to autonomously carry payloads 200 lbs+ distances up to 300 miles. Applications include transport of parts & supplies to remote areas, military and lifesaving missions. These vertical takeoff aircraft require no road or runway & are 20x cheaper/hr versus helicopters.
Code Walker LLC
CodeWalker visually images source code functionality with 2D and 3D maps that reveal the program’s logic flow, potential security vulnerabilities, performance issues, hidden bugs, and unintended processing outcomes. CodeWalker saves significant developer time, accelerates project time-to-market, and provides an unparalleled understanding how software functions.
DrillDocs Company – Alternate
DrillDocs’ computer vision system, CleanSight™, will revolutionize rig shale shaker monitoring and reduce Operators’ drilling costs. We install robust, surface-based autonomous and non-intrusive sensors, that provide new data about the size, shape, and quantity of drilled rocks that will alert the drilling team to downhole events and anamolies.
EmGenisys provides a digital, non-invasive, embryo assessment platform for livestock. Combining computer vision and machine learning, we created the world’s most comprehensive embryo evaluation system measuring embryo cellular activity in real time. This improves pregnancy outcomes up to 20% to contribute to the sustainability of animal production.
HelioWave Technologies LLC – Alternate
College Station, Texas
HelioWAVE Technologies, LLC is leveraging innovative microfluidic-based systems to revolutionize the way in which the sterility of biopharmaceutical products are evaluated. Its flagship HelioSAFE product line will drastically reduce the cost, timeline, and efficiency of sterility testing, and thereby promoting the delivery of life saving medicines.
HERO Medical Technologies
A Nurse Practitioner from Texas and an Australian Naval Lieutenant teamed up to tackle the gap in emergency care of Traumatic Head Injuries. HERO Medical Technologies is developing a cap-shaped rapidly applied hemorrhage-control HERO “Smart” Bandage and mobile app that leverages artificial intelligence to automate vital sign and patient monitoring.
Icii Technologies LLC
College Station, Texas
Icii is changing AI by making it possible for AI to be Everywhere! Every sensor, every device, and every location. Today, AI is limited to powerful and expensive computing equipment. Icii is revolutionizing AI through its AI to chip platform that moves AI processing into a low power computer chip.
Ictero Medical is building a minimally invasive ablation system to provide definitive therapy to high-risk patients with gallstone disease. Our device, the CholeSafe System, leverages existing workflows widely utilized by interventional radiologists, allowing physicians to offer their patients the benefits of surgery without the risk.
Industrom Power LLC
Industrom Power LLC is a clean energy technology company that has developed a novel, patent-pending, renewable energy recovery power system; this mobile power system offers:
– Distributed, dispatchable, reserve power
– Increased power and efficiency
– No greenhouse gas emissions
It is energy source agnostic and uses no water.
Koda Health uses AI to guide difficult conversations in healthcare, starting with proactive medical care planning. Our data-driven, personalized, digital platform ensures patients receive the care that is important to them, while curbing the financial burden in the last years of life.
Founded in 2017, Max-IR Labs develops infrared solutions for industrial process control, medical diagnostics and biochemical analysis. We are moving infrared technologies from the lab into the field, bridging the gap between laboratory research and real-world application solutions meeting the needs of industrial, biomedical and defense end-users.
MicroSilicon invents and deploys IoT devices for the Energy Industry that reduce Operator Cost and Increase Production by taking a continuous chemical fingerprint of multiphase fluid as it passes through the wellhead or other surface facilities. The real-time data is analyzed by AI/ML techniques on the Cloud to optimize actionable information.
RiverWalk Therapeutics, Inc.
Riverwalk Therapeutics is an early stage therapeutic company developing a suite of small molecules for potential efficacy in cancer, particularly metastatic disease. The drug candidates have a novel mechanism of action and are showing promising efficacy in multiple cancers, including breast and lung cancer.
Cedar Park, Texas
SKYPaws is a patent-pending wireless vitals monitoring device for pets in-hospital. We currently measure heart rate, ECG, and temperature. In the future, we will add capabilities for oxygen saturation and respiratory rate. The 2.5″ device is secured to the patient using a kinesio-tape and all of the vitals data is then streamed onto any device.
Solenic Medical, Inc. – Alternate
College Station, Texas
Solenic Medical Inc. is a medical device company with an innovative non-invasive way to treat infections on metallic implants in the body. Solenic leverages the unique properties of alternating magnetic fields to eradicate biofilm on the surface prosthetic joints and trauma implants retaining patient mobility without surgery.
SparkSigma – Alternate
College Station, Texas
SparkSigma is developing SyncroScan™, the only handheld portable diagnostic and therapeutic device that can identify and destroy any pathogen (bacteria/viruses/fungi) instantaneously on any surface. The company will focus initially upon wound care and surgery applications.
Starling Medical is a digital health device company developing an AI and tech-enabled platform as a safer, smarter alternative to urinary catheters for individuals with neurogenic bladder dysfunction.
Dripping Springs, Texas
TEZCAT Laboratories is a discovery-stage biotechnology company that is committed to the R&D of novel biologic-based therapeutic approaches to provide new treatment options for cancer patients. The technology aims to offer a better treatment paradigm for patients with the most recalcitrant cancers, who have significant unmet clinical needs.
TYBR Health, Inc.
TYBR Health is dedicated to preventing post-surgical internal scars and their devastating consequences. Our approach is unique in that our multidisciplinary team leverages modern advances in regenerative medicine coupled with established engineering principles to develop an easy-to-use adhesion barrier for open and minimally invasive surgery.
Vaccine Systems, LLC – Alternate
Vaccine Systems’ device for reconstituted vaccines can help save millions of lives and billions of dollars. The device reduces vaccine wastage that the WHO claims is at least 30%. It also speeds the process of vaccine preparation by 20-fold by reducing 9 manual steps to one. It also ensures accuracy.
Vitanova Biomedical is a San Antonio-Texas based preclinical stage biotech company developing a University of Texas invented targeted cancer therapy platform technology, Light Activated Intracellular Acidosis (LAIA) therapy. LAIA therapy has proven capable of killing >80% of cancer cells in five different cancer types including breast and prostate.
*Alternates on standby if a semi-finalist drops out for any reason, and are eligible for all sponsored and elevator-pitch competition prizes.