Trendlines Medtech Open 2017 winner profiled in Times of Israel

Editor’s note: BiPS Health won the Trendlines Medtech Open 2017. The company is developing a wearable device to monitor vital signs from the finger, including blood pressure. 

Israeli startup looks to develop blood pressure finger monitor

Israel’s BiPS Health is working on bracelet device for continuous checking of vital parameters

by Shoshanna Solomon, Times of Israel (8 June 2017)

Tel Aviv-based startup BiPS Health is looking to change the way patients’ vital signs are monitored at hospitals and at home.

The firm is developing a medical device that enables the constant monitoring of various vital parameters, including blood pressure, blood oxygen saturation (SpO2), respiration rate and heart rate. The accessory is a bracelet attached to two short inflatable finger cuffs with sensors. The bracelet and the sensors are able to regularly analyze the information obtained, said BiPS CEO Ran Keren in a phone interview.

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BiPS’ technology nabbed first place last month in a Israeli competition for early-stage medical companies. The competition was run by Trendlines Medical, part of the Trendlines incubator, the Israel Export Institute, and Israel Advanced Technology Industries (IATI), among others. Read the full article from the Times of Israel.

Medtech Open winner 2017

Trendlines Medical VP New Ventures Yuval Almougy and CEO and Chairman Steve Rhodes present Trendlines Medtech Open winner BiPS Health CEO Ran Keren with a check for $54,000.

The Trendlines Medtech Open took place on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Trendlines Medical incubator and marks it as the largest seed investment group in life sciences in Israel. In its recent Israel’s Life Sciences Industry Report 2017 (PDF), IATI ranked Trendlines as Israel’s most active life science investor in 2016.

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