Medipixel won the Johnson & Johnson’s Seoul Innovation QuickFire Challenge: Robotics & Digital Surgery on Nov 14, 2018.
The global competition was launched on 13 August 2018 to encourage innovators from around the world — including start-ups, entrepreneurs, academics, scientists and biotech researchers — to submit ideas for robotics and digital health solutions with the potential to help surgeons and their patients. Applications came in from around the globe presenting solutions across the surgical continuum from pre-op, intra-op to post-op, and in areas of surgical decision support, visualization, data analytics, imaging, robotics, patient-engaging apps, sensors/wearables and more. Medipixel’s challenge of innovating the way do robotic surgery starting with percutaneous coronary intervention was highly appreciated. As a winner, Medipixel were awarded grants totaling KRW 75,000,000 (approximately US$67,000), one year of residency at the Seoul Bio Hub, one year of mentorship and coaching from experts in science and commercialization at the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, and access to the Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS (JLABS) global entrepreneurial community.