RESI Innovation Challenge

If you are a scientist-entrepreneur or fundraising CEO starting to accumulate compelling proof-of-concept animal data or early stage clinical data, the RESI Innovation Challenge is for you. The 30 most innovative applicants will be hand selected by Life Science Nation’s internal scientific review board to be part of the RESI Innovation Challenge, presenting their technologies in an exhibition-style format throughout the full-day conference. Presenters will gain additional exposure to investors and potential partners by showcasing their companies and products in a poster format. Unlike traditional 5- to 15-minute pitch presentations that do not allow any real interaction and provide no actionable feedback from investors, the RESI Innovation Challenge enables executives to pitch directly to attendees, generating more in-depth conversations with more investors, more frequently throughout the event.

Apply for RESI SF 2018 Innovation Challenge

RESI NYC 2017 Innovation Challenge Winners

First Prize:

Sen-Jam Pharmaceutical is reimaging health through innovation. Sen-Jam’s Exulta™ asset, a fixed-dose novel combination therapy, provides opioid free pain relief with GI protection for extended use. Exulta™ can stabilize the innate immune system by modulating histamines, prostaglandins and regulating pro-inflammatory cytokines. Exulta™ can also attenuate glial cell activity. Exulta’s platform can be used for multiple indications: reducing opioid induced hyperalgesia, tolerance and dependence for all chronic opioid users, reducing symptoms of opioid withdrawal, treatment of arthritis, reducing common cold symptoms, reducing alcohol hangover symptoms, and preventing symptoms associated with vaccine administration. Exulta™ has been shown in volunteers to reduce symptoms associated with the innate immune response by 60-90% in over 500 dosing events without adverse effects.

Second Prize:

Bioharmony Therapeutics is an early-stage biotechnology company developing next-gen antimicrobial therapies for lethal drug-resistant bacterial infections. We are exploiting millions of year of phage-bacteria evolution to develop lysins, enzymes produced by phages that rapidly kill bacteria and have a very low chance of developing resistance. Our lead product targets infections caused by Acinetobacter baumannii, a MDR-pathogen that poses the greatest threat to human health. Our pipeline targets infections caused by other Gram-negative bacteria such as E.coli and Klebsiella, for use in UTI, pneumonia and sepsis.

Third Prize:

Mirimus is engaged in the design, development and pioneering of new genome editing technologies to develop animal models that are crucial for the preclinical evaluation of new therapeutics. We are a high-tech business unlike any other with expertise in RNAi technologies critical for development of animal models that can pave the way we develop drugs, by pin-pointing potential toxicities and guiding the development of safer, more effective therapeutics. We are revolutionizing the creation of animal models by synergzing RNAi and CRISPR/Cas9 technologies for development of mice, rats and higher organisms.

To add some friendly competition to the mix, the RESI Innovation Challenge invites all attendees to participate in a virtual investment contest. At the start of the day, each attendee will receive “RESI Cash” to allocate to the entrepreneurs whose technologies they expect will be most influential. The capital invested will be tallied up and the top three winners will receive prizes and be featured in our RESI newsletter recap that will go out to LSN’s 20,000 newsletter readership.Whether you are an investor, an entrepreneur, or a service provider, make sure you check out the exhibit hall to meet with some of the top innovators in the field and invest your “RESI Cash.” We will see you there!