OMS’ Cardiology EHR Earns Stage 2 Meaningful Use Certification

Objective Medical Systems has developed a cardiology-specific Electronic Health Record (EHR) system that has earned Meaningful Use Stage 2 Certification from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.…


DNA testing to guide prescriptions fuels explosive growth for New Orleans firm

Personalized medicine firm Renaissance RX has grown dramatically in just 2 years ago. The company, "which runs toxicology and DNA tests to help doctors tune prescriptions for individual patients, ballooned…


Eardrum repair startup wins 2nd at International Business Model Competition

After earning top prizes at the Rice University Business Plan Competition and the Tulane University Business Model Competition, Tympanogen went on to place in the top two at an international…


Tympanogen Places 5th in World’s Largest Business Plan Competition

Local device startup Tympanogen won three prizes, fifth place, and $44,000 in the Rice University Business Plan Competition, the world's largest student business plan competition. The company pitched numerous times…


Medical Device Startups Win 1st, 2nd and $35,000 at Tulane Competition

Eardrum repair patch startup Tympanogen won first place and $25,000 in the 2014 Tulane Business Model Competition. The team will move on to compete at the International Business Model Competition…


New Orleans’ entrepreneurs see niches, fill them

USA Today looks at the BioInnovation Center and profiles personalized medicine company Renaissance RX alongside two other fast-growing New Orleans startups. "By identifying through DNA testing how patients metabolize specific…


NOBIC News: Winning Pitches, Health 2.0 Nola and Team Gleason, and More

Catch up on the latest news from NOBIC and regional life science startups in this month's NOBIC newsletter.


2 Student-Founded Device Startups Advance to Tulane Competition Finals

Tympanogen and InVision Biomedical have earned spots in the finals of the newly redesigned Tulane Business Model Competition. Tympanogen is developing a gel patch to treat chronic eardrum perforations, while…


PortaVision Medical Wins 2014 JEDCO Challenge

PortaVision Medical won the 2014 JEDCO Challenge business plan and pitch competition for the company's NeoRay portable imaging system for neonatal intensive care units. The NeoRay is a compact system…


Tulane students named winners in international breast cancer startup competition

Ten winners of a worldwide competition have been selected to help bring emerging breast cancer research technologies to market. Along with the other winners, two multidisciplinary winning teams of students…