Health tech panelists say digital healthcare in New Orleans is growing

“While consumers are showing more interest in wearable health devices and entrepreneurs are proposing novel ways to cut cost in the medical system, there are still several opportunities (and obstacles) for players in the digital health sector according to the participants of Tuesday’s healthcare tech panel at the life science entrepreneurship conference, Innovation Louisiana.” – Catherine Nguyen

November 21, 2013 – Read it now at Silicon Bayou News

New Orleans company working to treat opportunistic infections wins the BioChallenge

MiniVax, “a company developing a treatment for opportunistic infections has won the BioChallenge at the New Orleans BioInnovation Center, securing $20,000 in cash, donated professional services and the use of office space…A second prize worth more than $5,000 went to True-See Systems, which has a technology to calibrate and standardize digital photography for medical use, according to an announcement from the BioInnovation Center.”

November 19, 2013 – Read it now in The Times-Picayune /

MiniVax wants to build on local HIV/AIDS work

November 15, 2013 – New Orleans CityBusiness

CityBusiness is profiling the companies in the BioChallenge pitch competition. MiniVax is developing a treatment for a deadly fungal pneumonia that affects immunocompromised patients such as those suffering HIV/AIDs or those recovering from an organ transplant.

Biotech startups to pitch plans at BioInnovation Center competition

Four companies have been named finalists in the 2013 BioChallenge. These four companies will go on to pitch for over $25,000 in prizes on November 18:

– Advano, a nanotechnology manufacturing company

– InnoGenomics Technologies, a forensic DNA testing company

– MiniVax, a startup developing treatments for opportunistic infections

– TRUE-See Systems, a digital medical photography calibration startup


November 7, 2013 – Read it now in The Times-Picayune /