Chris Kennedy is Stardots Business Development U.S. since May 2019. He had deep involvement in the Tech and Life Science sectors, previously Co-Chair of the MassBIO Finance Committee & Forum Advisory Board Member.
Chris remains actively involved in the venture and start up community. Stardots is very pleased that Chris decided to join the team and his vision and experience will be a great asset to the company.
We won the “Game Changer” award at Venture Cup Region East finals for our application platform! The jurys motivation was:
“By making research and findings from researchers more available and cost effective, this highly competent team uses programming-skills to build bridges between science and a huge market of customers”
Venture Cup have supported tens of thousands of entrepreneurs and helped nearly 15 000 ideas to blossom since the start in 1998. It is Sweden’s no. 1 competition and the competition where ideas become businesses. See more info here: www.venturecup.com
We are extremely honored to be competing in the nationals final in September, and besides the honor and recognition a chance to win 500 000 SEK in price money.
Stardots has currently three products in our app store; they are all developed in MATLAB from MathWorks inc and compiled to an executable via MATLAB COMPILER.
We are very pleased to announce that Vinnova – Sweden’s innovation agency – has awarded Stardots a prestigious “Innovative Startup” grant for »QUEST« – a sub component in Stardots medical platform »EKLIPS«.
»EKLIPS« estimates symptoms and offer AI-powered treatment suggestions for patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). The effects of PD are severe; the cost is estimated to be ~14 B€ per year in EU alone in addition to the human suffering. Around 1% of all people above 60 years will be affected by PD. »EKLIPS« will lower the cost of PD treatment for society and significantly increase quality of life for the patient.
One key component to »EKLIPS« is to estimate Parkinson’s symptoms quantitively using mathematical modelling. »QUEST« is a novel idea to estimate the associated tremor of a PD patient using the cloud, a mobile phone and advanced algorithms developed under many years by Prof. Alexander Medvedevs research group at Uppsala university. The algorithms have been tested clinically at Uppsala university Hospital (Akademiska sjukhuset) with Assoc. Prof. MD Dag Nyholm research Group and the results are impressive and encouraging. We estimate that »QUEST« will be available for Android and iOS within a year.
»EKLIPS« is a joint venture between Stardots AB, Uppsala university and Uppsala university Hospital, and collaborates with various organizations and companies in Europe and USA. The platform is expected to be ready for launch within a few years. For more info please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Swedish Child Diabetes Foundation’s Johnny Ludvigsson-prize for excellent research in childhood and adolescent diabetes, has this year been given its Young Researcher prize to: Associate Professor Joey Lau Börjesson at the Department of Medical Cell Biology, Uppsala University.
Motivation for the award “Joey Lau Börjesson is awarded the prize for her work with advanced experimental
studies to provide enhanced understanding of how transplanted insulin-producing cells
are transformed by their new environment in the transplants, and how the
survival and function rate of the transplanted cells can be improved, including stem cell modification.
The findings can lead to improved results in clinical island transplantations and provide a basis for how stem cell-derived insulin-producing cells can be developed as
Stardots has jointly with Joey developed software that can increase correctness and rapidity in Joey’s diabetes research.
Read more about Pancreas Image Detection (PID).
Stardots is thrilled to announce another MedTech project and this time we are teaming up with two of the best scientists in their respective fields to deliver the next generation Deep-Brain Stimulation (DBS) techniques, useful in the treatment of e.g., Parkinson’s disease.
Together with research groups of neurologist PhD Dag Nyholm from Uppsala university hospital and professor of control engineering and director of automatic control Alexander Medvedev from Uppsala university, we are building a cloud-based, AI-driven, platform for improving the DBS treatment.
DBS is considered one of the best and reliable techniques for e.g., Parkinson treatment. Combining Stardots cloud, application and computation technology, with Uppsala university newly developed AI algorithms, and the experience and knowledge in neuro-science and neuro-surgery, the project will develop a system that will aid doctors in their optimization of DBS for patients. The system will further enhance the effects of the DBS-treatment using smart and self-learning algorithms, adjusting the DBS-parameters using various inputs and models in one easy and intuitive interface.
We just released Evolved Horizon v. 1.20 for PC, and it is packed with new features and hardware support. Evolved Horizon now features support for the excellent Sparkfun HX711 Loadcell amplifier, updated the launcher GUI, database performance, analytical plot upgrades support for zoom, pan and data cursor, as well as a better utilization of the screen size. See the release notes for a complete list.
Stardots was recently invited to MathWorks HQ in Natick. MathWorks is a frontline company in technical computing, full of brilliant, open and hardworking people – dedicated to accelerating the pace of science and engineering. We are looking forward to working closely with MathWorks, to be able to deliver the best possible products for our customers and partners.
Stardots is glad to announce yet another project within health-care: sPark. sPark features an AI- and cloud-powered application designed to quantify the degree of Parkinson using various techniques. The end goal is to provide better treatments to patients. The research groups of Professor Alexander Medvedev and neurologist Dag Nyholm at Uppsala university and Stardots is co-developing the application; testing is scheduled at Uppsala University Hospital.
sPark is currently in beta-phase and we will keep you updated of the progress of the Project!