Two companies, participating the “Start-Up Chile” program introduce their newest technology.
To transform Chile into the innovation and entrepreneurial centre of latin america, the program Start-Up Chile chooses different companies annually and provides a safe environment for them, to start their businesses in Chile.
The Start-Up Chile program aims ” to attract world-class early stage entrepreneurs”, offering US$40,000 seed capital, a temporary 1-year visa and access to the best social and capital networks in the country.
Thanks to the collaboration of the Ministry of Economy and CORFO in this project, “it was possible to develop a tool, able to quantify the progression of neurodegenerative diseases and a low-cost system that allows real-time observation of brain activity in Chile”, said Executive Vice President of CORFO, Hernán Cheyre. The two introduced companies “Infratec Bioingeniería” and “Backyard Brains” presented their new and innovative input into Chile’s neuroscience.
Around the world, more than 7 million people suffer from Parkinson’s disease. The symptoms of the illness, such as tremor, could until now only been evaluated visually, which made it impossible to determine which stadium of the illness is outstanding. “The symptoms started showing smoothly over time. So if you ask me, I would really like to know if the disease has steps or phases, in which of those phases I am and how many of them are still to come”, said Silvia Soto Poblete, suffering from Parkinson’s disease. . . (read more)
Article by: Valentina Ostovary and Lea Wirz
Published at: Ilovechile.cl