Clear Guide Medical Selected to Participate in TEDMED's 2014 The Hive, a National Showcase for Transformative New Ideas in Healthcare

Clear Guide Medical has been selected as one of 90 startup companies that are transforming healthcare and challenging the status quo across health and medicine in areas like biotech, health IT, mHealth, life sciences, health tech, and more. TEDMED celebrates the ideas behind this progress in The Hive – an immersive and informal social environment dedicated to exploring and showcasing transformative startups and the inspiring entrepreneurs that power them. At TEDMED 2014, in association with the StartUp Health Network, TEDMED will showcase the power of imagination and human potential that emerges from the collective, “hive” mind.

The Clear Guide ONE™ revolutionizes medical image guidance with a compact, ergonomic, easy-to-use ultrasound probe attachment that provides accurate and immediate real-time needle guidance. Based on advances in computer vision research, the Clear Guide ONE allows the physician to visualize the needle path on-screen before entering the patient, allowing better planning of the intervention and more accuracy in placement.  The Clear Guide ONE™ is a radical innovation in the field of image guidance because of its price and ease-of-use. The system makes using guidance for inserting needles into patients the norm, not a luxury, leading to better patient access and outcomes.

ABOUT CLEAR GUIDE MEDICAL
Clear Guide Medical is a privately-held company based in Baltimore, MD which develops innovative technologies to provide advanced image-guidance for needle-based interventions and diagnostics.  The Clear Guide ONE's FDA clearance and CE Mark are pending regulatory approval but the Clear Guide EDU training system is available for purchase immediately by contacting sales@clearguidemedical.com. The company won the Maryland Incubator Company of the Year Award in the Life Sciences/Medical Device category and was also a finalist in Maryland's 2013 and 2012 Innovation, Corporate Excellence and Entrepreneurship (ICE) Awards, as well as a national top 10 University Startup in 2012. The company has received over $3 million in funding and is seeking private investment.  Clear Guide Medical is also a Qualified Maryland Biotechnology Company and qualified investments may receive the investment tax credit for up to $250,000. Contact investment@clearguidemedical.com for more information.

ABOUT TEDMED
TEDMED is the independently owned and operated health and medicine edition of the world-famous TED conference, dedicated to “ideas worth spreading.” TED Talks have been viewed online over two billion times around the world.

Created by TED’s founder, TEDMED convenes and curates extraordinary people and ideas from all disciplines inside and outside of medicine. The result: unexpected connections that accelerate innovation in health and medicine. Best known for their annual event hosted in Washington, DC and San Francisco, CA, TEDMED is a year-round global community.  TEDMED believes that the future will be transformed as the Information Revolution and Big Data collide with the Age of Biology. Genomic “programming,” the rise of patient-driven health, and mobile technology will forever change the landscape.  More information about TEDMED can be found at www.tedmed.com.

ABOUT STARTUP HEALTH
StartUp Health is a new model for helping innovation succeed in the health sector. Part community, part Academy, and 1,000% passion, we provide health and wellness innovators with a structured curriculum designed to help navigate the unique challenges of building a sustainable growth business. StartUp Health was founded in 2011 by health tech entrepreneurs Steven Krein and Unity Stoakes and is chaired by former Time Warner CEO Gerald Levin. More information at www.startuphealth.com/about-us/our-mission.