Healthcare Companies in the Spotlight


AgFamiliar, is a NYS Family Farming Collective for local, sustainably derived hemp, grains, agricultural produce and specialty products. All of our crops maximize value for bespoke clients while supporting local, rural communities and the environment through established client-driven farming in an established co-op ecosystem. Our improved soil management and farming practices coupled with a transparent supply chain and robust scientific expertise equal better nutrition and increased health for all of us and our children. When you know your farmer, you know your food. Read our interview with founder Rahoul Mehra, CBS '04. Email him at
ARC Institution is a medical device market access solution in Japan that works on your behalf to bring your technology to commercialization via the most efficient, speedy and economic process possible. The business model allows you to control every step of the clinical and regulatory processes, and to own your import license upon approval, at a fraction of the cost of setting up a full infrastructure. ARCi can also leverage their network in Japan, and globally, for M&A advisory services as well as for fundraising efforts. To learn more, an interview with the founders can be found here. To reach CBS '96 alum Mike Van Zandt:

avoMD improves the process of knowledge retrieval by presenting doctors with the latest guidelines/protocols in highly usable formats, made especially for clinical workflows. Rather than reading through pages and navigating between different sources to figure how to treat a patient, doctors using avoMD simply need to click a few buttons in our app to get the exact information needed for the patient at hand. The app’s content is curated and authored by a community of physicians and maintained by the company’s board of specialists and experts.  You can read our interview with one of the founders here. To reach them, please email Laurence Coman (CBS '20) at lc@avomd.ioPosted 3.25.20

Elucid Bioimaging is cost-effectively improving the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease with machine intelligence. Elucid's software, vascuCAP, analyzes CT scans to calculate both a patient’s risk of heart attack (or stroke) & the potential limitation of oxygen delivery to the heart (FFR). vascuCAP’s output allows patients to avoid the millions of unnecessary invasive coronary angiograms over 83% of the time, reduces the overall cost of care by more than 26% over one year ($4000+), predicts risk of infarction over 30% more accurately than the standard of care, and is reimbursed over $950 per use. This unique approach enables us to determine the optimal medical therapy for each patient individually by truly understanding the underlying cause of the disease – atherosclerosis. Click here to read an interview with CEO Blake Richards, CBS '17.  To reach Blake,

Ricovr Healthcare is a Silicon Valley-backed company developing portable, sensitive, and affordable Point-of-Care diagnostics devices. Our first use case is a Rapid Drug Testing device for employers, law enforcement, and medical professionals. The core technology also has potential to test infectious diseases, including COVID. Our mission is to improve human health outcomes with early diagnostics technologies. Please read our interview with co-founders Piyush Sadana (CBS '12) and Dr. Himanshu Bhatia. Piyush can be reached at