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Lactation Lab Gets FDA Breakthrough Device Designation to Help Babies Get the Nutrition They Need



Our guest this week is Stephanie Canale, MD, the CEO & Founder of Lactation Lab, which StartUp Health backed in 2019.

As a family doctor and as a mother, Dr. Canale saw firsthand the challenges faced by new moms when it comes to feeding their babies. What she saw again and again was that mothers simply didn’t have information about their own breastmilk. Was it low in certain nutrients? Would the child benefit from a supplement? Why, she wondered, was there so much guesswork about something so essential to infant thriving? So, she came up with a testing kit that analyzes breast milk to show exactly what nutrition their infant is getting, allowing mothers to replenish anything that is deficient.

We dialed up Dr. Canale this week for two reasons. One was to get her take on the current infant formula shortage, since she works so closely with new parents. But also, in exciting news, Lactation Lab has just received FDA Breakthrough designation for a device they’ve built that’s being used in hospitals to make sure that the most at-risk babies get the nutrients they need to grow and thrive. Dr. Canale explains all about it in our interview and how this FDA Breakthrough Device designation has changed her company’s trajectory in interesting ways.


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Two Founders Transforming Children’s Health



This special episode is part of our monthly Health Moonshot series. Each month we take one of StartUp Health’s 12 audacious health goals and highlight founders working to make the impossible a reality. Now, we’re talking about Children’s Health. Hosts Logan Plaster and India Edwards discuss two entrepreneurs from the StartUp Health portfolio who have developed incredible technology to help advance children’s healthcare. Dr. Sandy Whitehouse, CEO, Co-founder, and Chief Medical Officer of Tickit Health, a startup that’s based in Vancouver, works with educational, clinical, and youth service experts around the world to capture personal information from individuals via digitally empathetic surveys and assessments and other management tools to collect data to address the rise of stress, bullying, substance use, and other risky behaviors in youth. Danny Hui, the CEO & Founder of sameview, a startup out of Sydney, Australia, is working to bring teamwork into disability care.
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Introducing the Smartphone Epinephrine Injector, by Detroit-Based Startup Alerje



For some people, allergies are an inconvenience. But for millions of people around the world – particularly children – severe allergies are a major health concern. Eat the wrong thing and you could go into anaphylactic shock! They also seem to be getting worse. Tackling this growing problem is our guest on this episode, Javier Evelyn, the CEO and Founder of Alerje, which joined StartUp Health in 2020. Javier combined his personal experience suffering from severe allergies with his knowledge as a software developer to create an app and a device that administers epinephrine, in order to make life a little easier and a little safer for folks with bad allergies. In our interview we’ll get into Javier’s story, what he’s built, and how this year the Detroit-based startup got a boost from Google.

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Helen Egger, MD, Director, Child Study Center, NYU Langone Health



It’s back to school week in the US. In this episode, StartUp Health sits down with Dr. Helen Egger, Director of the Child Study Center at NYU Langone Health to learn how digital tech and data science are improving how and when we identify mental health problems that children are having

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#205: Tim Verduin, PhD, Director of Technology and Innovation, NYU Langone



Tim Verduin, PhD, Director of Technology and Innovation at NYU Langone Health, digs into some of the exciting work he is focusing on in adolescent mental health care. He addresses the challenges in accessing care for these children and how technologies, particularly mobile technology, can be a tool in closing those gaps.

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Location: NYU Langone Health Tech Symposium in New York, NY


#199 Dr. Achiau Ludomirsky, NYU School of Medicine



Achiau Ludomirsky, MD, Associate Chair of Pediatrics, NYU School of Medicine, chats with President of StartUp Health, Unity Stoakes
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Location: NYU Langone Health Tech Symposium in New York, NY


# 192: Helen Egger, MD, Director, Child Study Center, NYU Langone Health



Helen Egger, MD, Director, Child Study Center, NYU Langone Health, chats with President of StartUp Health, Unity Stoakes
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Location: NYU Langone Health Tech Symposium in New York, NY


#176: Innovation Opportunities to Improve Children’s Health



In this episode of StartUp Health NOW, pediatric experts discuss the lack of funding for children’s health, and how academic children’s hospitals, nonprofits, and industry insiders are tackling this problem. Location: 2018 StartUp Health Festival in San Francisco, California
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#114: Children’s Health Moonshots: Transforming the Way We Care for Children



How can innovation transform the way we care for children? In this week’s episode of StartUp Health NOW, Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson, chief of digital innovation at Seattle Children’s Hospital, chats with Gil Peri, Children’s Hospital Colorado, James Wall, MD, Stanford Children’s Health, Andrew Burns, Gobiquity, and Bronwyn Harris, MD, Stanford Children’s Health to answer this important question.


#113: The Rise of Healthcare’s Emerging Innovation Hubs



Health innovation leaders chat at the 2017 StartUp Health Festival about how their individual projects and institutions are rethinking health and healthcare with a shared goal of improving health and delivering the highest quality level of care.

INTRODUCTION: Jay Sullivan, DLA Piper
GUESTS: Esther Dyson, The Way to Wellville; David Feinberg, MD, Geisinger Health; Richard Zane, MD, UCHealth
HOST: Steven Krein, StartUp Health
LOCATION: StartUp Health Festival, San Francisco, CA

Show Notes and Key Takeaways can be found here: https://medium.com/p/2d0450c18972)