From minimally invasive surgery (MIS), surgical robotics, to 3D printing medical technology for bone-related surgeries, these twelve brilliant startups which tackle topics like MIS, medical devices and AI healthcare would change the landscape of the healthcare industry.
On Saturday (Aug, 28th), BE x SCMH accelerator demo day kicked off online. The three-hour event presented an opportunity for the accelerator’s newest class of startups to showcase what they’ve developed.
In addition to this marvelous event, BE and SCMH collaborate with Zhi Kang Venture Capital to release the $ 35M USD fund to invest in mature-stage startups including Series A & B funding to gear up entrepreneurs to penetrate the global market.
Here’s a peek at the companies that presented during the demo day:
Point Robotics, a revolutionary innovation that increases the adoption of MIS and continue their commitment to designing minimally invasive solutions that reduce variability in surgery and help to provide deliver better care. Point’s technology can lower the surgery risks, reduce medical costs, prevent unsalvageable spinal injuries, shorten patients’ recovery time, prevent unnecessary medical imaging radiation exposure, and most importantly improve the precision in surgeries.
Based in Japan, INOPASE develops wireless power miniaturized implant neuromodulation with closed-loop function for Overactive Bladder (OAB) and Fecal Incontinence (FI) treatment. Current implant neuromodulation for OAB and FI treatments require patients to take multiple implantation surgeries and still have additional safety issues, INOPASE is closing the gap to improve the treatment efficacy.
Last but not the least, METICULY, a Thailand based start-up that provides 3D printing medical technology on personalized implant solutions for bone-related surgeries.
With strong commitment to the research and development of companion animal immunotherapy drugs with the goal of becoming a leader in pet disease immunotherapy in the Pan-Asia region. Protect Biotech currently has the world's first broad-spectrum animal cancer treatment product PT001, ready to enter clinical trials.
Asia pathogenomics, which is a startup that developed a metagenomic next-generation sequencing (mNGS) method which is a hypothesis free and timely method that could sequence every single pathogen, inclusive of bacteria, virus, fungus, and parasite, in one test.
Based in Taiwan, EPED is an innovative medical and dental navigation solutions complemented with Augmented Reality (AR) Technology in the field of minimally invasive surgery.
Other honorable mentions, healthcare startups featured at BE x SCMH demo day event include Pressure Dot, Medscope, Wisergers, Smart Surgery, ALTUMVIEW System and HEMOCATH.
Arnold Lee , Honorary Superintendent Show Chwan Memorial Hospital
Dennis McWilliams, Partner, SANTÉ Venture
Host：Dr. Grace Shen
[About BE Accelerator]
BE Accelerator is the largest growth-focused program and venture fund for healthtech, medtech and digital health startups in Taiwan. Based in Taipei, we leverage the unique strengths of our thriving ecosystem to position as the gateway to Asia for both local and international startups. Started in 2018, we back seventy-two healthcare entrepreneurs, and raise $75.8M+ USD successfully.
[About SCMH-Show Chawn Memorial Hospital]
The name “Show Chwan” originated from President Huang’s commemoration of his late father. It represents an aspiration to show concern for the elderly, love the young ones, and care for everyone’s health. Show Chwan is a hand-in-hand “family” healthcare system with a current number of eight hospitals. For medical and healthcare, President Huang Min-Ho advocates the spirit of “Mayo Clinic” by establishing a “sound rural hospital” system, allowing even the people in the most remote of areas to enjoy the quality and cordial medical care found in cosmopolitan cities.
[About IRCAD Taiwan]
In 1994, IRCAD opened on the grounds of the University Hospital of Strasbourg. Since its creation, IRCAD has gained world renowned fame as a leading research, technology and surgical education institute. Asian Institute of Telesurgery (AITS/IRCAD-Taiwan) was created in 2008 under the guidance of IRCAD/EITS and this groundbreaking alliance with Show Chwan Health Care System brings the 800 international experts affiliated with IRCAD/EITS to closer proximity of Asian surgeons, providing identical level of excellence in education while saving time and money in traveling. Tens of thousands of surgeons from the world over came to IRCAD-Taiwan to obtain high-level skills, cutting-edge technology, pioneering medical devices.