JAZ Tank

JAZ (Jefferson Acceleration Zone) Tank

Congratulations to our 2017 JAZ Tank Winners

Welcome to our third annual JAZ Tank competition. As a way to foster entrepreneurship and innovation at Jefferson, the JAZ Tank was created to help members of the healthcare community develop their business ideas into tangible products that can benefit the medical field. Whether you have an established company or simply a concept in mind, we invite you to enter the competition.


represented by
Lorenzo Albala & Tim Bober
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User-responsive, portable circadian lights that respect night-time light sensitivity to diminish light pollution in patient rooms.


represented by
Priya Mammen & Ravi Chacko
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Mobile applications that facilitate access and compliance to stress management and mental health therapies.

Congratulations to All of the 2017 JAZ Tank Finalists

Advans Health | An educational web platform to help students understand and choose health plans.
Kate & Duck | Revolutionizing at-home artificial insemination with a first-of-kind medical device.
Pneumotronix | A novel device to reduce complications of endotracheal tube intubation.
Precision Nano | A platform technology to reduce the toxicity of chemotherapy.
Strados Lab | Uses connected health tech to manages the challenges of living with chronic asthma.

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Thank You to Our Business Plan Track Judges

Pictured (left to right): Back row – Kyle Vos Strache, Member, Cozen O’Connor; David Twersky, President, Robin Hood Ventures; Front row – JC Lopez, Entrepreneur, Militia Hill Ventures; Chuck Kerrigan, Partner, SmartInvest; and Barbara Schilberg, CEO, BioAdvance.

Thank You to Our Opportunity Track Partners

About JAZ Tank

Jefferson’s annual JAZ Tank was created to foster entrepreneurship and innovation, and engage the Jefferson community in bringing life to the products and companies that will drive the future of healthcare.

Now in its third year, JAZ Tank invited established teams with business models from across the enterprise, as well as the general public, to enter the JAZ Tank Business Track. Individuals and teams from Jefferson, Abington, Aria, Philadelphia University and Kennedy with emergent ideas for health-related products or services were welcome to submit their ideas to the JAZ Tank Opportunity Track. The 2017 challenge attracted more than 100 original concepts and seven finalists were chosen from each track. Read more about this year’s JAZ Tank on our blog!

2016 JAZ Tank Winners

Mother's Milk - Grand Prize

represented by
Micaela Langille Collins

Facilitating breast feeding
among working mothers.

OLIVE Devices - Runner Up

represented by
Renee Kakareka
Philadelphia University

Smart eyewear for people
with hearing disabilities.

PlasmaTech - Runner Up

represented by
Drs. David Pao & Kristina Pao

Plasma treatment for corneal ulcers.


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