Automation tech patents

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted Cincy’s Ensemble Health Partners two patents for its innovative automation technology. The tech drives efficiency, productivity and results for health care providers. 

AFVentures program participants selected

Refinery Ventures–along with a16z, Lux Capital, Anduril, General Catalyst, and NEA—has announced their selection for the United States Air Force Ventures (AFVentures) program. This will be a six-week-long immersive upskilling fellowship in which two future senior military leaders will collaborate with Refinery Ventures on its portfolio and help bridge the divide between commercial industry and the U.S. Government.

Clarigent Health: a tool for ID’ing patients at risk of suicide

Health tech startup Clarigent Health, which has been developing an app-based tool that can help clinicians identify patients at risk of suicide, has received a Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Institute of Health to help it eliminate AI bias on its platforms. You can read more about Clarigent Health in our interview with their CEO Don Wright.

Good news for transplant patients

A new study led by the University of Cincinnati indicates that long-term use of immunosuppressive medication used by kidney transplant patients may not be necessary, at least in the low-to-moderate risk category.

Kroger invests in startups

Kroger Co., through its Zero Hunger/Zero Waste Foundation, plans to invest $2.5 million in collective grants to startups that support new ways to manufacture, process or distribute upcycled consumer food products.