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Health Wildcatters Takes The Wraps Off Its Latest Cohort of Healthcare Startups

The group of 10 startups in the accelerator have ambitions to improve early detection of lung cancer, eliminate contaminated needles, improve remote monitoring and provide new ways to treat head lice, among other goals.

Health Wildcatters has launched the latest cohort of healthcare startups, bringing its total number of portfolio companies to 109 in the 11th year for the accelerator.

Of the 10 healthcare startups in the latest cohort, 60% are women-led. In addition to the U.S., they represent Chile, Bangladesh, Venezuela, South Africa, Germany, Colombia, Spain, and Nigeria, according to a press release.

“I am proud to see such a diverse group of startups choose to partner with us here at Health Wildcatters,” said Hubert Zajicek, CEO and co-founder of the accelerator, in the release. “We continue to attract top talent to Texas and I believe that trend is accelerating for health-innovation focused startups.”

Health Wildcatters has partnered with MedCity News to host the INVEST Digital Health conference, scheduled for October 26 and taking place at Pegasus Park in Dallas. To view the agenda and register, click here.

Here’s a look at the 10 companies in Health Wildcatters’ new cohort.

Beam Wellness (Dallas, TX) uses red light therapy, a type of low-level light therapy, to improve the health and appearance of skin. Applications include accelerated healing, clearer skin, and reduced signs of aging.

D&P Bioinnovations (San Diego, California) is a regenerative medicine company working to repair damaged organs with engineered biomaterials and modified stem cells. The business developed an absorbable medical device implant to regenerate damaged organs.

DNA Safe (Potomac, MD) is a b2b Software as a Service platform that enables healthcare organizations to run their computations on encrypted data.

Freezenit (Boston, Massachusetts) seeks to transform head lice treatment for all hair types through a safe, non-toxic solution.

HealthiatRx (Dallas, TX) wants to give consumers control over their prescriptions so they can make informed decisions about their healthcare costs and services. Its goal is to significantly reduce administrative costs burdening healthcare.

Mind+ (Miami, FL) Latin women with high-risk pregnancies are the focus of Mind+. The business seeks to improve outcomes through the use of telehealth emotional and behavioral support.

MedKitdoc  (Hann. Münden, Germany) combines an easy-to-use app and connected medical devices like an ECG or a stethoscope in real-time during a video consultation. This significantly reduces the need for patients or people with chronic conditions to see a provider in person, go to the ER or to be hospitalized. 

Nexterra Medical (Orlando, FL) wants to eliminate contaminated needles. Its solution not only destroys needles but is also designed to eliminate blood-borne pathogens.

OncoSwab (San Francisco, CA) develops a point-of-care test to detect the presence of lung cancer in high-risk individuals. The goal is to make screening more accessible to patients to improve early detection of lung cancer.

WellnessWits  (Houston,TX) offers best-cost solutions so that physicians can earn more, and patients can pay less for chronic disease care and prevention.