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Drawing Attention, Showing In-Depth Expertise: December 15, 2018 Portfolio Update

OIF Portfolio Companies Earn Media Coverage and Impress Industry Experts

From cutting-edge technology to expansive industry knowledge, the Ohio Innovation Fund’s portfolio companies continue to grab eyeballs as we head toward the end of 2018. Read on to see what our companies have done to get noticed.


Genetesis Sees Recognition for Cardiac Technology at AHA 2018

MedTech Startup to Solve Chest PainCardiac imaging technology company Genetesis, Inc. was on the expo floor at the American Heart Association’s annual meeting, and it caught the eye of the editor at Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology magazine. The magazine singled out Genetesis as presenting one of the most innovative new cardiac technologies at the show, and made the company the first to be featured on its convention video.

You can watch the entire video here.


Eccrine Systems Weighs in on Glucose Sensor Development Struggles

Ohio Medical Startup FundingA recent article in IEEE Spectrum, the official magazine of the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to technological advancement, addressed the difficulties faced by researchers working to build an accurate glucose sensor in a contact lens. For trusted expertise on the matter, the magazine contacted the co-founder of sweat sensor development company Eccrine Systems, Inc., who gave insight on the problems faced by such and approach and context on Eccrine Systems’ development of its own sensor.

Read the full story here.

Also weighing in on important issues of the day is OIF portfolio company Immuta, which saw its chief privacy officer quoted in a story on Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s hearing before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee. Read about it here.


Local News Profiles Growth of Global Cooling

Spectrum News 1 in Columbus took a look at the progress of Global Cooling, maker of the Stirling Ultracold ultra-low temperature freezer, and its success at starting a small, technology-driven business in rural Ohio. The news broadcast covers Global Cooling’s development and continued growth, highlighting the company’s high-profile clients such as Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Watch the entire segment here.

Global Cooling also recently rolled out a new high-density storage rack for its Stirling Ultracold units, which you can read about here.


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Drawing Attention, Showing In-Depth Expertise: December 15, 2018 Portfolio Update