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The Global Health Innovation XCHANGE is delighted to introduce the latest additions to our community. Please extend a warm welcome to our new members:


Assaya is a medical technology company that is revolutionizing rapid diagnostics by offering affordable, equitable diagnostics at scale with real-time reporting. Their mission is to provide reliable, augmented, practical, and inexpensive diagnostics (RAPID), deployable anywhere, anytime, identifying biomarkers and pathogens in near real-time. Assaya aims to shift people from illness to wellness, and prevent the spread of disease, in a sustainable and ethically responsible manner.


AVAcore Technologies, Inc. is a medical device company innovating novel non-invasive device-based therapeutics for core patient warming applications such as hypothermia associated with surgery under general anesthesia. Additionally, the company is pursuing novel device-based therapies for acute pain management. The company was incorporated by co-founders Dr. Craig Heller and Dr. Dennis Grahn of the Department of Biological Sciences at Stanford University. Both are world leaders in the field of thermoregulation.


Mother Goose Health offers an innovative care management model that seamlessly integrates with ob/gyn practices, creating a collaborative ecosystem that aligns both incentives and desired outcomes across payers, providers, and patients. Their mission is to save the lives of mothers and babies by proactively addressing disproportionate risk, care gaps, and social determinants with a human touch, supported by technology.


Physio AI is developing the Ikhana™ platform, representing a paradigm shift in health care. By bridging the gap between wearable technology and clinical insights, Ikhana sets a new standard for remote patient monitoring and personalized health care management. Whether it's optimizing menopausal health, managing Parkinson's symptoms, or monitoring cardiac function, Ikhana empowers health care providers with actionable insights to improve patient outcomes.


Premier Medical USA Corporation is a world leader in developing and manufacturing diagnostic tests for infectious diseases. It has a global network of scientists and researchers that assist their in-house staff in development activities. The manufacturing side of the operation leverages more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing and distributing rapid diagnostic tests around the world. 


Vas Med Tech specializes in medical device development and is actively working on FlexiGyn™ for better access to women's health care. Specializing in novel endoscopic medical device development, FlexiGyn empowers health care professionals by streamlining and automating a doctor’s workflow through low-cost, handheld devices powered by 360° practice management software to accelerate access to women’s health care.


VITia is a startup company founded by seasoned health care and life science professionals who introduced several novel health interventions to the market and specialize in AI-enabled health solutions for managing chronic conditions. VITia relieves patients from treatment pain bureaucracy and health care ecosystem complexities, providing personalized solutions, AI insights, and rewards.


Vitasenti is a biotechnology startup focused on developing a biosensor stack based on the graphene field effect transistor (GFET). Their team includes Ricardo Silva, PhD, an accomplished expert in the field of medicine and science; Ricardo Bravo, who is pursuing a PhD in electrical engineering researching GFET technology; Eric Barrett, PhD, a scientist with experience building and managing labs; and John Brunnings, an experienced technologist with a background in software development in the consumer space.


XCHANGE Webinars & Member Events

  • Apr. 26–June 9 Submissions are now open for the Washington State Department of Health’s Health Equity Zone for Native Communities initiative. Native and tribal communities are eligible to receive funding to help improve health outcomes, develop organizational infrastructure to support community decision-making, identify health priorities, and develop culturally relevant strategies.

  • Apr. 29: Register now for The Max Foundation’s Chai for Cancer. This free event will include community-building, networking, a short program on The Max Foundation's work around the globe, and of course, lots of complimentary chai! 

  • Apr. 29: Secure your spot for Fred Hutch's next virtual Global Oncology Lecture Series seminar with guest speaker Michalina Montaño, MS, PhD, who will present: “Cancer and HIV in East and Southern Africa: Defining the burden of disease and moving toward integrated care delivery.” 

  • May 9: RSVP for Make Way for the Future of Sanitation at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center. This free event will discuss the challenges and opportunities in ensuring access to safe sanitation facilities worldwide, the impact of sanitation on education, and the role of sustainable sanitation practices in combating climate change. 

  • May 22: Save the date for WGHA’s next XCHANGE webinar, featuring innovators from our Women’s Health Cohort. Register now to save your spot!

  • May 22: Join Benaroya Research Institute for their first annual Immunology Symposium: New Horizons in Immunity and Disease, taking place at Town Hall Seattle, followed by a reception at BRI. The event will include leading voices from the local and national immunology research community for a day of collaboration, learning, discussion, and networking.

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