Buy Time Medical
Yuo Shao co-founded Buy Time Medical after she realized there was an unmet need in sudden cardiac arrest. The company is developing a medical cooling device to induce therapeutic hypothermia treatments.
“It has been proven that if you lower a patient’s body temperature or the local organ temperature it can reduce the impact of ischemic damage,” Shao said. “We believe that therapeutic cooling can dramatically improve the survival rate of those ischemic stroke patients.”
“The reason why I think IGNITE is really helpful is I used to attend several programs that were mentorship programs for entrepreneurs, but the mentors were always more familiar with pharmaceuticals. The regulatory pathway and the commercial roadmap is totally different for medical devices,” she added. “Whenever I have questions, IGNITE is there to help me and Brian has really helped me extend my network.”