Gravitas Medical wins seed funding in pitch competition

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Gravitas is a 2017 Rosenman Innovator company.


“Our FDA-funded PDC has been active for nearly a decade, and we are thrilled to continue this work in partnership with Stanford,” said Michael Harrison, MD, Professor Emeritus of Surgery at UCSF and Principal Investigator of the UCSF-Stanford PDC. “As evidenced by the pitches and overall interest in our program, there are many innovators eager to address pediatric clinical needs, and we are here to support them every step of the way.”

Each finalist had the chance to win up to $50,000 in seed funding, prototyping support, and customized advising. The judges recognized the startups that showcased breakthroughs that could help accelerate the next generation of pediatric medical devices. The companies receiving funding include the following:

PLATINUM AWARD—$50,000 direct device funding from UCSF-Stanford Pediatric Device Consortium

  • Bionic Tot—Button Huggie: Gastrostomy button securement device

  • Gravitas Medical—Optimizing enteral feeding, placement, and nutrition

  • Palmm—Bioelectronic device to stop excessive sweating

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