North Carolina Medical Device Startup Goes Deep in Tourney

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by David Dean

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- As the University of North Carolina Tar Heels men’s basketball team makes its way deep into the NCAA tournament, another in-state group is making an impressive run. Women’s health tech startup UVision360, Inc. has made it to the second round of the Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry (MD+DI) Medtech Startup Showdown 2017, a contest pitting medical device startups against one another in a readers’ poll. An online and print resource geared toward original equipment manufacturers of medical devices and in vitro diagnostic products, MD+DI has been around for 35 years helping medtech developers manufacture products meeting complex and demanding regulations and market requirements.

UVision360 is the only company in the south selected, and the only one with women in leadership positions.

“I have been a subscriber of MD+DI for several years and was sent an email regarding the contest,” CEO Allison London Brown explained about how the company got involved in the contest.  “We applied and were pleasantly surprised to be selected to compete.”

Startup TechWire 2017 Sponsorships Now AvailableAs previously reported in Startup TechWire, UVision360 is developing a unique, all-in-one hysteroscopy system enabling doctors to perform hysteroscopic procedures with superior visualization in an office setting without the need to schedule a hospital visit. Hysteroscopy is an important method of diagnosing and treating causes of abnormal bleeding, and can be used to detect unusual tissues or growths and remove many of those tissues.

The company’s progress in the contest comes on the heels of its participation in another high-visibility event, the CED Life Science Conference in Raleigh. As buzz continues to build, UVision360 is in the process of first productions runs, a major milestone before finalizing its product, and has added two new team members: Pamela Levy, Board Member, and Paul Williamson, MD, Development Advisor. Second quarter activities are looking to focus on validation and testing to prepare for a 510(k) submission and continuing to grow the company’s IP portfolio in accordance with its overall strategy.

Voting for Round 2 of the MD+DI Medtech Startup Showdown 2017 runs through Sunday, April 2; more information and voting is available online at

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