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NC-COMP partners recognized for innovations in improving health, performance and outcomes for service members

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — Prohuman Technologies and DermiSense Inc., two partners from the North Carolina Center for Optimizing Military Performance (NC-COMP) were recently recognized as part of the pilot cohort of entrepreneurs to graduate from the Propeller Pre-Accelerator Program led by the North Carolina Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program (NC DMCSP).

The NCDMCSP is designed to support long-term community investments that strengthen national security innovation and expand the capabilities of the defense manufacturing industrial ecosystem.

On June 27, at RTI International, select members of the cohort had the opportunity to present their technology and how it can positively impact the health and performance of active-duty military.

Prohuman Tech showcased its wearable technology, which is designed for pain relief and chronic pain management via electromedical cryotherapy, thermotherapy and compression therapy. The device aids Service members in speeding recovery after musculoskeletal injury, better control of chronic pain management in garrison and safely healing following surgical procedures without pharmaceutical intervention.

Justin Dues presenting Prohuman Tech wearable technology.

The DermiSense Health team focuses on biochemical monitoring and presented a zero-power patch to painlessly extract skin biofluid for chemical analysis. Low burden remote biochemistry solves unique needs of the military by enabling personalized health monitoring and giving real insight into performance status and degradations.

DermiSense DCSP Presentation

Casey Boutwell presenting DermiSense innovative technology.

“Most biochemical monitoring currently relies on invasive blood draw, despite the need for specialized training, general patient immobilization, and patient physical and psychological discomfort,” said Dr. Casey Boutwell, DermiSense CEO. “Our porous patches enable painless and zero power skin biofluid extraction with no specialized training in high motion environments.”

The Propeller Pre-Accelerator Program is an invaluable opportunity for businesses and organizations across the state with technologies they are looking to bring to market. It supports innovation in advanced textiles and wearables for the survivability, performance and lethality of the warfighter.

“Our team gained new insights, new connections and learned about existing resources that are unique to the state of North Carolina and the DoD community. We are humbled and grateful for this opportunity to work with First Flight Venture Center, NC-COMP, and folks from the NCDMCSP,” said Justin Dues, Prohuman Tech Founder and CEO. “The event at RTI was extremely eye-opening, especially as an early-stage startup, to see the robust amount of collaboration between organizations large and small. Whether it was meeting talented people in the ecosystem, hearing about resources or having the chance to expose our technology to a new audience, the value was tremendous. “

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