Hygieia Secures $1.5M in Capital to Accelerate Product Commercialization

Medical device firm Hygieia recently secured $1.5 million in investment capital from Oakwood Medical Investors, a physician-managed venture fund in St. Louis, Missouri. Hygieia has developed the Diabetes Insulin Guidance System (DIGS), a handheld device that helps insulin-takers effectively manage their diabetes. DIGS adjusts insulin dosage weekly, to help patients get better. The investment comes on the heels of a study presented at the June American... [Read More...]

WriteSteps Awarded Best of Ann Arbor SPARK’S Boot Camp

Ann Arbor SPARK celebrated the conclusion of its 18th Boot Camp program with participant investor pitches and a reception last night at the SPARK Central business incubator.  At the Ann Arbor SPARK Boot Camp Celebration, WriteSteps was selected as the “Best of Boot Camp” winner, based on the quality of its investor pitch and business plan and will receive $5,000 in business consulting services. L to R: Lee Gorman, WriteSteps; Jan Gensheimer,... [Read More...]

SPARK Central incubator tenant Hygieia, Inc. receives 510(k) clearance from FDA

Hygieia, Inc., a tenant at the SPARK Central business incubator, recently received official 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its BaseSens I Blood Glucose Monitoring System.  Hygieia, Inc. is a start‐up that is developing a proprietary hybrid medical device that combines state‐of‐the‐art blood glucose monitoring capability with a physician‐initiated self‐adjusting insulin dose calculator. Of the news,... [Read More...]

Business Incubator Company Profile: Hygieia, Inc.

Ann Arbor SPARK welcomes Hygieia, Inc. to SPARK Central, the Ann Arbor business incubator. Founded in 2008, Hygieia, Inc. is developing an endocrinologist-to-go, called Private-Doc, a glucose meter with unique software that interprets a patient’s blood sugar data.  This allows the patient to change insulin dosages right away rather than waiting to be assessed by a physician.  By managing their own dosage changes with Private-Doc, diabetics can... [Read More...]