Pittsburgh Technical Council

Innovator of the Year: Life Sciences

Innovator of the Year: Life Sciences

2017 Tech 50 Finalists
Innovator of the Year: Life Sciences


Better Body Image Corporation – Better Body Image (BBI) offers a different approach to the largest problem in health and wellness which is Attrition. BBI is a Population Health/Wellness Platform delivered via mobile app. BBI uses a SaaS model leveraging 15 years of collected body change data. Users take a smart phone photo and BBI morphs it to show how a user looks with weight loss/gain.  BBI has been proven to keep users focused on their health goals while providing companies and insurers with data analytics which show, Adoption, Retention, Impact, Potential health risk, and Body measurements. Patent Pending.   


Carmell Therapeutics - Carmell Therapeutics Corporation is a privately-owned biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative Plasma-based Bioactive Materials (PBMs). Carmell has created a unique and highly innovative patented technology based on these PBMs, which contain a concentration of natural regenerative factors that promote healing, reduce complications, and lead to healthcare savings. Founded in 2007 as a spin out from Carnegie Mellon University, Carmell’s vision is to be the leading biotechnology company focused on improving and accelerating the healing process across various aspects of medicine with large unmet needs and where Carmell’s technology can be successfully applied.


Cook Myosite - In 2002, Cook MyoSite, Incorporated was formed to guide the Cook Group organization into the expanding world of cellular technologies. Today, Cook MyoSite is dedicated to the development and subsequent commercialization of technology related to the collection, selection, and expansion of human skeletal muscle cells for the treatment of various disorders.


Foundation Radiology - Pittsburgh-based Foundation Radiology Group was created to revolutionize radiology services in the community hospital setting. They deliver academic-level subspecialty radiology services with six sigma efficiency and accountability in more than 30 hospitals across 10 states. Their mission and vision is now allowing them to forge a unique pathway – serving as the preferred radiology solutions company for leading Academic Medical Centers and Integrated Delivery Networks. In the emerging healthcare marketplace, their proprietary platform embraces the future of radiology, removes barriers to growth, provides their customers an academy at their fingertips, and delivers quantifiable quality and service reporting with transparent accountability.


Omnicell, Inc. - At Omnicell, they are inspired to create safer and more efficient ways to manage medications and supplies across all care settings. By automating what are often disconnected, manual, and at times dangerous processes, they are helping to improve clinical and financial outcomes, allowing caregivers to focus on what’s most important—the patient. They work with healthcare providers to drive operational efficiency by removing tedious tasks and waste.  Their solutions automate manual processes—including ordering, receiving, stocking, and picking medications.  And their inventory management solutions and services give visibility to opportunities to optimize workflows, monitor inventory, and reduce costs.

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