How time flies! Already 2019, and here we are talking about yester-year. It's been a busy 2018 here - between school, graduations, rotations, and other activities. However, we have not forgotten ALAFLEX and the direction it is heading. Here are some updates for you:
ALAFLEX made it into the Philadelphia Inquirer. In case you no longer have access to the Sunday print edition, you can read about us in Susan Snyder's article here. It features insightful topics such as interdisciplinary collaboration across medicine, design, engineering, and business. In the process of merging schools, Snyder interviews faculty and students from both Jefferson University campuses about multi-department projects and discoveries. Students describe how working together on the same playing field creates more opportunities and success for today's progressive, cutting-edge technology.
Finally, as of September 2018, our provisional patent has been filed as an invention patent. Moving forward with research, development, and pilot testing will be the next steps to our journey of bringing ALAFLEX to you!
Thank you to all of our supporters! On behalf of ALAFLEX and Owl Medical, we appreciate all your help and encouragement during this crazy, amazing hike through this immersive program. We were really happy to see both new and familiar faces at our Philly Pitch last night. Photos of the event will be uploaded soon.
In the mean time, here are some commemorative Polaroids for our beloved Vault.
Want to know more about JeffSolves and the JeffDESIGN (Medicine+) program? Come follow ALAFLEX Design on LinkedIn! You can also follow JeffDESIGN Co-Directors, Bon Ku (M.D.) and Rob S. Pugliese (PharmD) on LinkedIn and Twitter for more healthcare/med-design innovation news at Jefferson!
Thursday, October 26th, 2017
6pm - 8pm
Jefferson University Alumni Hall
1020 Locust St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
The second, and final pitch night is upon us, right here in our home city! Come see us present the ALAFLEX, our new patent-pending 3D bandaging system for the body's unique contours. Owl Medical will also be there to introduce their product, the Turn Timer, a medical device used to help facilitate patient turning in the hospital to prevent pressure ulcers.
If you would like to come, please RSVP here. This is an open invitation, so feel free to share the event and encourage others to join us. Food and snacks will be provided! Afterwards, you are welcome to visit our booth and talk to us in person.
See you there!
It wonderful to be back at New Lab, where our summer journey started. It was even more amazing to deliver our pitch to 10XBeta and all the guests who came to see the culmination of our year long process to get to this point. Thank you all who came out to see us! Stay tuned for more news on our next pitch, which will take place in Philadelphia, PA - the place where it all began.
In the mean time, here are some photos taken on Tuesday. Enjoy!
Come join us at the Next Generation of Med Tech pitch night in Brooklyn, NYC!
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017
6pm - 9pm
19 Morris Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205
"The Next Generation of Med Tech We’d like to invite you to watch the launch of the newest products to come out of 10XBeta and Jefferson’s joint Med Tech Immersion Program, JeffSolves.
Light snacks and drinks provided. Please join us on Tuesday, October 3rd, at 6:00PM to watch two cross-disciplinary teams pitch their medical design innovations, products of the design and development program. JeffSolves—a collaboration between JeffDESIGN and New Lab’s 10XBeta.
Over the past 10 months, eight select students from Jefferson Medical School and Philadelphia University’s Industrial Design Program worked together, conducting in-depth user research and problem identification within Jefferson’s hospital network and translating those insights into viable innovations via a 6-week product development immersion with 10XBeta.
Professor Bon Ku, MD (Jefferson University) and CEO Marcel Botha (10XBeta) will provide a brief overview of the co-invention program, now entering its third year, and startup teams will pitch two new product ventures!
AlaFlex: an innovative solution to care for chronic wounds; and Owl Turn Timer, a sensing system to combat hospital-acquired pressure ulcers.
Please RSVP and share with friends! Hope you can make it!"
Looking forward to seeing you there!