2020 AWARD RECIPIENTS
TCT SHARK TANK: ONSIGHT MEDICAL
(posted November 5, 2020) The Jon DeHaan Foundation was pleased to once again sponsor Cardiovascular Research Foundation’s TCT Shark Tank. The competition is designed to award the technology most likely to disrupt and transform the field of interventional cardiology. This year’s virtual event took place on October 15 and 16. Six companies competed for the Foundation’s $200 000 Award for Innovation in Cardiology and the prestigious recognition from TCT.
After a tough competition featuring several innovative devices, On Sight Medical was announced the winner. On Sight is developing AI-based software for cardiac ultrasound guidance, detection, and analysis. The company is anticipating that the portable ultrasound they are developing will be useful in telehealth and in remote regions around the world. They hope that by improving access to ultrasound tools more healthcare professionals will be able to provide preventative cardiac care for their patients.
The Foundation is proud to be able to support On Sight Medical and is grateful for its partnership with CRF. Says Tom DeHaan, “By seeking out and publicly recognizing the most promising medical advances at an early stage and then financially assisting these innovators during a business phase typically beset with financial vulnerability, we believe it is possible to help ensure the most promising developments survive R&D and achieve mainstream implementation on an accelerated basis.”
Since 2018, the Foundation has distributed more than one million dollars in awards through partnerships with organizations like CRF. “The DeHaan Foundation remains committed to its primary mission of supporting cardiovascular disease innovation,” said Robert Schwartz, MD, President of the Jon DeHaan Foundation. “The partnership with the Cardiovascular Research Foundation and TCT is an ideal collaboration to further this goal. We are pleased to continue these efforts with the Shark Tank sessions at TCT Connect.”
Watch TCT Shark Tank through TCTConnect. They are providing all of their content on-demand for free until December 3, 2020.