News from Mass Digital Health

January 2023

New Challenge Launched to Support Healthy Aging

Finalists will Compete for Prizes Worth up to $200,000

The Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech (MeHI) is seeking digital health startups from across the U.S. to compete in the Massachusetts Digital Health Sandbox Challenge Program. The first Challenge is aimed at finding unique digital health solutions that improve the lives of older adults and help them remain active, productive, independent, and socially connected.

MeHI launched this Challenge to discover digital health solutions that can help older adults live as well and independently as possible in their homes and communities by supporting their physical, mental, and social health. 

Up to eight finalists will be selected to participate in the program and compete for prizes worth up to $200,000. Selected entrepreneurs will participate in a two-month, virtual introduction to the Massachusetts digital health ecosystem program. 

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Sandbox Success Story: Leuko

For cancer patients, one of the most serious side effects of cytotoxic chemotherapy and targeted cancer therapy is neutropenia—a decrease in neutrophils, the most common type of white blood cell and the most important cell needed to prevent bacterial infection. Leuko is developing the world’s first portable, non-invasive white blood cell monitoring device to screen for severe neutropenia.

In May 2020, MeHI awarded $60,000 to Leuko to work with the MIT Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR) to test and validate their solution. The grant enabled Leuko to test their PointCheck™ device with untrained operators in a simulated home environment, helping to prepare them for a clinical trial and FDA certification.

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Focus on Jobs

The Mass Digital Health jobs board is the only free resource dedicated to digital health roles in Massachusetts. With over 2,000 open positions at 300+ companies, come find your next career move today.

Here are just a few of the open positions that were recently added to the jobs board:

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Mass Digital Health Roundup

  • Boston-based 1upHealth named Pieter De Leenheer as its new CEO. Read more from Fierce Healthcare.


  • Industry leaders discussed their key digital health insights from 2022. Read more from MobiHealthNews.
Upcoming Events

E for All Social Impact Pitch Contest

Entrepreneurship for All is hosting a pitch contest on Thursday, May 1, 2023 from 5:30 pm-8:30 pm. The contest will help early-stage entrepreneurs gain valuable exposure and feedback.

The event is a great opportunity to network, validate a business idea, and compete to win a cash prize. A total of four cash prizes will be given out (1st place $1000, 2nd place $750, 3rd place $500, as well as a $500 Fan Favorite prize). The event is free for entrepreneurs to apply and free for all to attend. The deadline to apply is April 13, 2023 at 5:00 pm.

Thursday, May 1

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Peabody Essex Museum

161 Essex Street

Salem, MA

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