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Ohio Advancing Medical Technology - Third Frontier Supports Health Care Innovation

For Immediate Release: February 1, 2022
Contact: Lisa Colbert Lisa.Colbert@development.ohio.gov

Today, the Ohio Third Frontier Commission approved $850,000 in funding that will provide capital to technology startup companies, many in the medical field, further solidifying Ohio as the leader in health care innovation.

“It is a priority of this administration to advance Ohio’s talented research and medical communities,” said Governor Mike DeWine. “Ohio’s global reputation as a leader in healthcare innovation will grow even stronger with the development of these new technologies and breakthroughs.”

“Ohio has always been at the forefront of medical technology,” said Lydia Mihalik, director of the Ohio Department of Development and chair of the Ohio Third Frontier Commission. “These advancements will help doctors and researchers improve lives and patient outcomes.”

Technology Validation and Start-up Awards

The Ohio Third Frontier Technology Validation and Start-up Fund provides grants to Ohio companies aiming to license institution-owned technologies to accelerate commercialization through activities such as market research and further prototyping. This helps companies either raise funds or get the licensed technology to the marketplace faster.

AdopTracell, located in the city of Toledo (Lucas County), was awarded $150,000 for the development and commercialization of a treatment for reversing autoimmune type 1 diabetes.

Ceraxis Health, located in the city of Cleveland (Cuyahoga County), was awarded $150,000 for the development and commercialization of a symptom tracking system for people living with Parkinson’s disease, allowing physicians to better manage treatment.

DasiSimulations, located in the city of Dublin (Franklin County), was awarded $150,000 for the development and commercialization of a software as a service, fully automatic, artificial intelligence- driven 3D modeling system to help surgeons choose the optimal valve design in aortic valve replacement surgeries.

Datirium LLC, located in the city of Cincinnati (Hamilton County), was awarded $150,000 000 for the development and commercialization of a Scientific Data Analysis Platform to help researchers perform routine analysis with automated quality control, saving time and money.

DialGuide, located in the city of Mason (Warren County), was awarded $100,000 for the development and commercialization of an AI-enabled digital VP of Sales, enabling pre-call preparation, real-time coaching, and post-call feedback and training for sales teams.

HDO Health, located in the city of Columbus (Franklin County), was awarded $150,000 for the development and commercialization of a junctional tourniquet designed to stop bleeding more quickly and effectively in trauma environments.

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