What You Should Know:
– CareQuest Innovation Partners, an organization that propels solutions that transform oral health, and MATTER, the premier healthcare incubator and innovation hub, announced five startups selected to participate in the second year of SMILE Health.
– Launched last year, SMILE Health is a program for identifying the solutions that make oral health more accessible, equitable, and integrated with overall health. Out of the 100 applications from early-stage startups across 11 countries and 24 U.S. states, The second cohort includes wearables, AI tools, remote care, and early detection solutions.
2nd Cohort of Startups
Here is a look at the second cohort of startups:
- Biolectrics: Biolectrics is commercializing OraFlow, a prescription oral care device that uses microcurrent stimulation to treat periodontitis, the sixth most prevalent health condition in the world.
- Grin: Grin is reinventing oral care, for everyone. With Grin’s imaging and remote diagnostic solution, patients are connected to doctors remotely, bringing patient convenience, reduction in overhead and access to responsible care.
- Kare Mobile: Kare Mobile helps dentists solve for increased productivity and enhanced patient experience. Operating as a mobile dental services organization, Kare Mobile is poised to close the access gap to oral healthcare through their proprietary single operator vans that they manufacture.
- Incisive: Incisive’s mission is to advance oral healthcare with innovative tools that will accelerate solutions to the global challenge of tooth decay. Incisive has developed BlueCheck, a highly sensitive, easy-to-use, objective measure of early stage caries to support the paradigm of minimally invasive care.
- Lura: Wearable blood/interstitial fluid-based monitors disrupted blood-based monitoring from ex vivo (outside the body) lab tests to continual in-body measurements. The same will be true with saliva. Lura Health is leading the way with a first-in-class salivary diagnostic in-mouth wearable for continual health and disease measurements.
The program culminates on October 8, 2023 in a demo day as part of a dedicated systemic health program at HLTH.