Recently FDA-cleared Medical Inventions
NeoLight's New Horizons
Enter Kopparthi’s devices, which are lightweight, utilize solar power and LED lighting and are ergonomically friendly for infants as well as hospital staff. Importantly, these systems can also be placed directly next to the mother’s bedside, which helps to facilitate critical maternal bonding during the first days of life. And while the NeoLight can be set according to an automated timer, its smaller counterpart, the NeoLight Freedom, only requires one switch, reducing costs and improving ease of use—making it perfect for less industrialized nations. Both devices require only five watts of energy and can run for more than 20,000 hours.
Skysong Innovations was introduced to NeoLight when Kopparthi’s team pitched a prototype at ASU’s Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative. Recognizing the revolutionary national and global potential of the student-developed device, Skysong Innovations vested Kopparthi and his team with a $20,000 grant, office space, input from a personal venture manager and consistent feedback from a customized scientific and entrepreneurial mentor network. Skysong Innovations also communicated with ASU professors and staff so that Kopparthi’s team could continue taking classes while they worked to get NeoLight international recognition—and with it, FDA clearance.