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Awards

Emocha Mobile Health, Proscia Receive Incubator Company of the…

Emocha Mobile Health, Proscia Receive Incubator Company of the Year Awards

 

Incubator Company of the Year

On June 15, two startups based on Johns Hopkins technology received Incubator Company of the Year Awards at an annual event sponsored by the Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) and several other organizations.

Emocha Mobile Health, a tenant in FastForward 1812 developing a mobile health platform for remote patient management, was recognized as Best Health I.T. Company. Proscia, a digital health company building cloud-based image analysis and deep learning software for pathology based at Spark in the Inner Harbor, received the first-ever award for Best Unaffiliated Company.

Judges, a cross-section of the region’s most prominent industry leaders and early-stage investors, evaluated 21 finalists based on their success in achieving their objectives. Key factors included technology or product development, intellectual property, increase in employee numbers, growth in revenue or earnings, engagement of significant customers and strategic partners, receipt of awards and grants, attraction of outside investors, innovation, self-sufficiency, impact on the region and usage of the incubator’s services.

Emocha’s win marks the fourth time in the past five years that a FastForward startup has received an Incubator Company of the Year award. Sonavex claimed the award for Best Med Tech/Life Science Company in 2016. Gemstone Biotherapeutics was named Best Life Sciences Company in 2015. Clear Guide Medical won the Life Sciences/Medical Device & Research Tool category in 2013.

Kangaroo Health, formerly known as Rehabtics, was founded by Johns Hopkins University students in 2012 and won the Best Life Sciences Company award in 2014.

For a list of all this year’s winners, click here.
 

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Awards

AsclepiX’s Wendy Perrow and Glyscend Among 2017 ICE Winners

AsclepiX’s Wendy Perrow and Glyscend Among 2017 ICE Winners

TEDCO has announced its 2017 ICE award recipients, and two of the six winners have connections to Johns Hopkins. On May 25, AsclepiX CEO Wendy Perrow was named entrepreneur of the year, and Glyscend received an award for innovation.

Perrow began leading the FastForward startup, a therapeutics company based on technology developed by Johns Hopkins Drs. Jordan Green and Aleksander Popel, in the summer of 2016 and currently manages the company’s business, clinical, financial, licensing and corporate development efforts. Prior to AsclepiX, Perrow served as CEO of Alba Therapeutics.

Glyscend’s ICE award marks the second time the company’s non-invasive treatment for type 2 diabetes has received recognition for innovation in the past six months. Glyscend also won Johnson & Johnson Innovation’s World Without Disease Quickfire Challenge, a national competition that awarded them $500,000.

TEDCO created the ICE Awards to honor innovation, corporate excellence and entrepreneurship at its coolest portfolio companies and to recognize the best and brightest entrepreneurs developing cutting-edge technologies and enriching Maryland.

This is the second straight strong showing by Johns Hopkins-backed startups. Sisu Global Health, a startup developing medical devices for emerging markets, won in the innovation category last year. Additionally, Immunomic Therapeutics, a biotechnology company developing an immunomodulation platform that has the platform to transform the allergy and cancer immunotherapy markets, won for corporate excellence.

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