Bayer Announces Second Class To Its Grants4Apps Accelerator

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Bayer unveils the five digital health startups that have been accepted into the second class of its Berlin-based digital health accelerator program. The announcement came during a kickoff celebration for the new class at Bayer headquarters on Friday, and follows the unveiling of Bayer’s inaugural class by almost exactly one year. The new class will begin immediately, and will spend the next three months working toward the program’s culminating demo day on November 27.

The selected teams come from across the globe, and will spend the next three months living in Berlin and working in office space at Bayer’s headquarters. Teams will have bi-weekly mentorship meetings with Bayer executives and strategic coaching sessions with seasoned entrepreneurs. A third coach will work with each team to develop and validate each company’s business model and financial prospectus. In addition to mentorship and office space, each startup will receive $58,000 in seed funding paid out in four monthly installments during the program.

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MediKeep – Estonia-based startup Medikeep is working on a free medication adherence app that lets users barcode scan their prescription medications to receive medication monographs, track expiration dates, receive medication reminders, and alert users when it is time to refill their prescription.

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Sendinaden – Shanghai, China-based device manufacturer Sendinaden is working at the cross-section of wearables and 3D printing to rapidly deploy new innovations in a cost-effective way. The company’s first product is a smart face mask designed for Asian city dwellers. The mask filters air pollution and monitors the quality of air users are breathing. Ninety-five percent of the mask’s components can be 3D printed. The device is expected to be available in January 2016.

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Serona – Formerly operating under the name Hack My Hormones, Inc., Serona is a San Francisco-based startup working to build a platform designed to facilitate hormone testing and help track hormone levels for women undergoing hormone therapies. The company was launched in 2014 by a biomedical engineer trained at UC Berkeley and Harvard.

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Viomedo – Berlin-based digital health startup Viomedo is building a consumer-facing clinical trials search engine designed to help German patients with terminal conditions search for clinical trials running in Germany that they may qualify to participate in.

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Vitameter – Based in Waterloo, Canada, Vitameter is a device manufacturer that has developed a handheld device similar to a glucometer that measures a user’s vitamin levels in just minutes.


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