Beyond Next Ventures and Denso join forces to establish a new company OPExPARK for medical IoT
Beyond Next Ventures Inc. and Denso Corporation have established OPExPARK Inc., a carve-out to develop the businesses utilising OPeLiNK. OPExPARK will develop and sell systems that integrate information from surgery equipment, produce educational content for physicians, and offer distribution services.
Beyond Next Ventures, which provides incubation funding for technology startups mainly in life sciences, develops commercialisation acceleration program called BRAVE. This is a commercialisation support program for several months focusing on technology seeds at universities and other organisations.
It prepares business strategies and business plans in the initial phase and offers opportunities to strengthen the management team and tap financial resources and networks. OPExPARK is a carve-out from the first company that utilised this program.
With support from AMED and in cooperation with five universities and 11 companies, Denso developed OPeLiNK, an information platform for distributing data gathered from surgical equipment. In function, OPeLiNK uses visualisations of the data taken from the equipment to share information that was previously difficult to track and communicate widely among medical teams. OPeLiNK has been installed at Hiroshima University Hospital, Shinshu University Hospital, and Tokyo Women’s Medical University Hospital.
The new company will develop and sell systems that integrate information from surgery equipment by utilising OPeLiNK, produce educational content for learning about the latest surgery at any time and anywhere based on the data extracted from the systems, and offer services and educational content for physicians around the world. The business will start in October.