Our dashing CFO, Dr. George Huang (see left), presents today at the CONVERGE Conference in Philadelphia! This conference is highly relevant because of the diverse representation of decision makers present, including insurers, startups, regulators, pharmaceuticals, hospital administrators and more. It’s rare to have such a broad spectrum of med tech related expertise in one place.

Entopsis is proud to support Dr. Kara Cavuoto’s research aimed at better understanding the microbiome of the pediatric eye.

The goal of our collaboration is to define the composition of the ocular surface microbial flora in children using novel culture-independent methods. Our hypothesis is that the microbiome of the ocular surface evolves with age. Additionally, we hypothesize that disruption of the normal ocular surface microbial community via antibiotics or other ocular therapies predisposes the eye to infection and disease. With the results of our pilot study, we will be able to create an ocular surface microbiome profile which would

Becton Dickinson (BD) just announced support for a few startups under the Breakout Labs program. In addition to a no-strings-attached grant, BD will provide expertise and resources where relevant to Entopsis. Ms. Lindy Fishburne from Breakout Labs commented that “Corporate partners usually wait until the end, and catch what comes out [of an accelerator program],” and that in contrast “BD is stepping in much earlier, because they understand that ‘white-space investing’ in technology is going to be critical going forward.” We at Entopsis are privileged and excited to be working with BD!

Last week was a big week for Entopsis with the raising of our seed round led by Krillion Ventures. A big Thank You to our intrepid investors for believing in our vision! We are now in a stronger position than ever to accelerate the development of specific assays based on the NuTec platform and our data analytics infrastructure. Contact us if you are a clinician or scientist and would like to explore a partnership with us to develop an assay!

If you are interested in how German works, Mark Twain’s attempt to rationalize grammatical patterns in German is an entertaining read! Thanks to DK for sending this.

Surely there is not another language that is so slipshod and systemless, and so slippery and elusive to the grasp. One is washed about in it, hither and thither, in the most helpless way; and when at last he thinks he has captured a rule which offers firm ground to take a rest on amid the general rage and turmoil of the ten parts of speech, he turns over the page and reads, “Let

United States legislation took a step into the future in 2011 by passing the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The FSMA shifts the focus from a after-the-fact  reactionary approach to a preventive approach. One might not expect it but the toll exacted by foodborne diseases is large. 1 in 6 people in the United States (that’s 48 million people) suffer from foodborne diseases each year. Thousands die and these deaths are needless. The shift to prevention is timely. What the FSMA does is to make food companies responsible for monitoring and preventing contamination.

Food companies will now need a

Scott Amyx from WIRED Magazine just wrote a fascinating article on the intersection between AI (Artificial Intelligence) and various data-driven technologies. He asked the intriguing question: ‘Could NuTec glasses be equipped with IoT sensors to optically scan and transmit signature data to the cloud remotely?’ This is precisely something we would like to see happen in the future and we are working on an image acquisition framework that will make this a reality.