8 semi-finalists have been announced for the Tulane Business Model Competition. The contest was redesigned to better reward the a startup’s ability to rapidly adapt to customers’ needs. It offers $35,000 in prizes for the top two finishers.
Semi-finalists include InVision Biomedical, which is developing novel medical devices for surgeries, and Tympanogen, a firm commercializing a gel patch for non-surgical repair of chronic tympanic membrane perforations.
February 27, 2014 – Read more at Silicon Bayou News
The second annual JEDCO Challenge will feature five emerging New Orleans startups, including four NOBIC clients and tenants: MobileQubes, Advano, GetHealthy, and PortaVision Medical (formerly 5 Star Medical). NOBIC tenant Be Well Nutrition won more than $50,000 in last year’s competition.
February 26, 2014 – Read more in the Times-Picayune / Nola.com
MicroBiome Therapeutics (formerly NuMe Health) announced positive top-line results from the company’s clinical trial of their lead product, a microbiome modulator being developed for type 2 diabetes and prediabetes. The modulator is designed to improve glucose tolerance in diabetic patients by shifting the gastrointestinal (GI) microbiome.
February 18, 2014 – Read more at The Pharma Letter