Springboard Corner: April 2023

Apr 5, 2023

Spring Into Innovation

Greetings and welcome back to the Springboard Corner, where we showcase and spotlight the latest achievements from life science and hi-tech startups that have been part of Connect’s Springboard program.

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Company Updates & Milestones

DermTech – A global leader in precision medicine diagnostics for early detection of skin cancers, the company continues to add additional insurance payers who will include their DermTech Melanoma Test (DMT) for their members. Most recently, a Blues plan in Arizona signed on, bringing the total covered lives who can benefit from DMT to 126 million. (Highlighted February 2023)

ecoATM – Founded in 2008, is a pioneer in developing automated kiosks to easily recycle and buy-back mobile phones and other electronic devices. The company recently raised a $50M growth round from existing investors that will be used to drive sales efforts, expand enterprise partnerships, and develop new technologies, among others.

Fuse Integration – A leader in developing innovative communications solutions for our nation’s warfighters, the company recently celebrated the hiring of its 100th employee. Founded in 2010, the company’s growth has been driven by successfully securing strategic contracts, doing live-flight demos, and key collaborations with industry. (Highlighted October 2022)

Molecular Assemblies – A leader in developing DNA synthesis technologies, recently announced the delivery of its first enzymatically synthesized oligonucleotides to select academic and biotech researchers as part of their Key Customer Program. This marks a major commercial milestone for the company, as their custom synthesized oligonucleotides provide researchers with long and pure DNA used in various research applications, including CRISPR gene editing. (Highlighted April 2022)

Thank you for reading this month’s edition of Springboard Corner, and stay tuned for more great news from Connect’s Springboard Companies!

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