Maureen Newman

UVC Correspondent | Biomedical Engineer

Health Care Originals Takes a Seed Idea to Seed Funding

Health Care Originals (HCO) made headlines this year after pitching at the first JazzTech event – a collaboration between URVentures and Cranberry Capital. While HCO’s pitch was for their Series A round, they took the opportunity to acknowledge Cranberry Capital as a major investor in their Series Seed round.

Gorbel Medical’s New Gaitway Center Now Open

On July 23rd, Gorbel Medical held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly constructed Gaitway Center at their corporate headquarters in Victor, New York. The new center will be used as a conference and education space. As a simulated physical therapy facility, the Gaitway Center is equipped with a SafeGait™ 360 Dynamic Body-Weight Support System and other rehabilitation equipment necessary to educate therapists on the use of the SafeGait system and to conduct research.

BlackBox Biometrics Blasts Off With Monitoring Sensors

David Borkholder, PhD, CTO and Founder of BlackBox Biometrics®, Inc., does not follow the status quo. When he applied for a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) grant in 2009 to study traumatic brain injury (TBI) at Rochester Institute of Technology, Dr. Borkholder placed his focus on measuring blast overpressure following an explosion, rather than acceleration.

Success Is No Sweat for Coolture

Without ever a thought of failure in her mind, Luanne DiBernardo, along with her brother, Van DiBernardo, revolutionized the world of cooling vests with the launch of Coolture. “I think I have an uncanny ability to forget that I could fail,” laughed DiBernardo, CEO. “There is a missing syntax in my brain that says ‘I cannot do this.'”