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 Vitrix Health is using biosensors and machine learning to catch diseases early and empower low and middle-income patient to seek diagnosis and treatment before disease progression, saving lives and dollars.


Achievement

  • Field tested oral cancer prototype in India with a local NGO.

  • Completed government I-Corps Accelerator to find target customer and market.

  • Begun EMR application development which will allow hospitals more accuracy in screening patients.

  • Won 1st place at COZAD New Venture Competition

  • Won 2nd place at Final Four Pitch Competition

  • Begun prototyping new devices for other health care needs.


Time Line

09/2016

Dr. Magelli Introduces Aashay and Ayush

09/2016

Aashay and Ayush begin brainstorming on ways to impact developing nations

10/2016

Identified Oral Cancer as a problem and begun ideating on solutions

12/2016

Developed Initial MVP using combination of eye glasses optics system paired with lighting device

02/2017

Pitched Initial MVP at SocialFuse at University of Illinois

02/2017

Received microgrant from Founders at UIUC

03/2017

Developed V2 of Protype allowing it to be attached to a cell phone camera

04/2017

Began speaking with NGO to work out distribution strategy

08/2017

Received grant funding from 1517Fund, a Peter Thiel Foundation Fund.

10/2017

Developed V3 prototype in the form of an intraoral camera after customer discovery. Successfully prototyped a $10 and $150 dollar solution for detecting oral cancer quicker.

10/2017

Bring on 2 board members: Prof. Madhu and Prof. Amos

01/2018

Begun project with EntreCORPS Consulting

03/2018

Partnered with University of Mendoza to start clinical testing of oral cancer device. Traveled to Argentina in order to set up clinical trial.

05/2018

Find first pre-cancer legion using Vitrix Health system in Argentina that would not be found using a naked eye exam

05/2018

Received 45K in funding from winning COZAD (University of Illinois startup competition)

06/2018

Start iVenture Accelerator

08/2018

Start at EnterpriseWorks Incubator - Research Park