Sixteen finalists are announced in the “Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids!” special COVID-19 edition competition presented by the National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI). Representing innovations in COVID-19-related pediatric medical devices, the finalists will compete in a virtual pitch event held on July 20, 2020. Winners will receive grant awards of up to $50,000.
Shavin Fernando, Founder and CEO of Oxiwear shares how she developed a wearable oxigen monitor.
Mindshare, an exclusive organization designed for CEOs of the most promising high tech companies in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, announces the members of its 2020 class.
Shavini Fernando suffers from severe pulmonary hypertension. So she’s building a device to monitor oxygen levels for patients like herself.
OxiWear is a company focused on the development of a medical device that measures the oxygen level in the blood, and signals when that level drops dangerously low. It’s a niche product for the millions of people who’ve been diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension – a disease that causes their oxygen level to precipitously drop to life-threatening levels. The […]
Georgetown-based Halcyon Incubator, an incubator for early-stage social impact entrepreneurs, is welcoming its 11th cohort for an 18-month fellowship. Eight companies have been selected to scale their businesses with Halcyon’s guidance and resources.
She has been dubbed as the ‘Wonder Woman’ of Sri Lanka. The reason behind this is her ability to defy what had been written down in her medical history. She took control of her health by taking matters into her own hands and today she is an inspiration for many youth and entrepreneurs.
DCFemTech this week recognized 49 women and nonbinary individuals as 2019 DCFemTech Award recipients at its fifth annual ceremony. The awards honor Greater Washington’s top tech talent who are driving fastest-growing companies and nonprofits.
Given a projected life expectancy of just two more years in 2015, Shavini Fernando used the diagnosis of her heart condition as motivation to live each day to its maximum potential. Inspired to help others with similar medical conditions, Fernando invented OxiWear, an ear-wearable device that alerts when a person’s oxygen level drops too low.