Five Colorado Companies receive STEP grants to attend Medica 2019 with Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade

The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) will attend MEDICA, the leading international trade fair for the medical sector in Düsseldorf, Germany from November 18 to November 21, 2019. 

More than 5,000 exhibitors are expected at the three-day trade fair including well-established companies and young startups. Five Colorado companies will be attending with OEDIT thanks to the SBA-funded State Trade Expansion Program (STEP). 

“Medica is the premier medical trade show in the world, highlighting emerging technologies and establishing standards of care for patients around the world,” said Katie Woslager, senior manager of Advanced Industries at OEDIT. “We’re excited to showcase the talent and capabilities of these Colorado companies.” 

Colorado companies attending MEDICA


HeartHero is the solution for the unspoken global epidemic of Cardiac Arrest, empowering the consumer to act with the same life-saving technology as the paramedics. No longer does Cardiac Arrest, aka “Heart Attack”, have to mean Cardiac Death. There are roughly 400,000 unaccountable deaths (70% occur in the home) in America each year. This is why HeartHero has created Elliot, the world’s most “shocking” personal Automated External Defibrillator (AED), with a mission of saving more lives.


dBMEDX Inc designed and created the BBS RevolutionTM next generation bladder scanner. The first fully automated wireless bladder scanner that locates and measures the bladder without aiming. This dramatically saves nurses time and frustration while reducing infection risk. Automated internal self-diagnostics insure proper operation and adjustment thus eliminating the potential need for costly maintenance or calibration.

Reality Garage LLC

Reality Garage creates Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality for health applications, including neurorehabilitation therapy, mental health therapy and vocational training for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Driven by our mission to create VR/AR for a better world, Reality Garage’s team of talented developers and artists have created more than 40 custom VR/AR experiences. We specialize in combining 360°videos with CG animations and other interactive elements to enhance therapy outcomes, as well as raising awareness for social good.

VistaLifeSciences Inc

VistaLifeSciences Inc. provides healthcare software to manage clients’ problems:  Injury, liability and cost in their workforce, clinical populations, schools and communities.  Vista’s mobile medical assessment software for physical and brain health records allows customers to capture data and identify health changes that signal risk.   Vista’s clients are corporations, care providers, schools and governments in 21 countries and on the International Space Station. Vista’s products are different because on a single mobile platform clients can collect physical and brain health data and view reports, with or without the Internet, in difficult-to-reach locations and many languages.

Veloce Digital Health

Veloce Digital Health created the SmartTab®, an electronic ingestible capsule that will deliver drug dosages at precise times to exact locations in the human body. A patient swallows the capsule, an external interface tracks the movement through the gastrointestinal tract and medications are released at precise times in exact locations.

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