IEEE - ISBI 2023

International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging

Cartagena de Indias • ColombiaApril 18-21 2023



The Industrial Day will bring outstanding companies in our field, such as Siemens Healthineers, Flywheel, Hyperfine, Centro de Tratamiento e Investigacion sobre Cancer, Eugène Marquis Cancer Center, AI Fund, GE Research, Inpictura, Ltd, and Kitware to present and discuss projects as well as products relevant to the ISBI community. We will also learn about the journeys of Flywheel and Hyperfine, from startup to successful companies. There will also be a matchmaking lunch where industry and academic researchers can exchange collaboration ideas and recruit students and postdocs. Finally, we will have a pitch competition with great prizes, including a letter of intent to invest for the best pitch! We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Judge panel awards:
  • 1st prize: 50 consulting hours equivalent to $15,000 and letter of intent to invest
  • 2nd prize: $1000
  • 3rd prize: $500
Audience favorite award:

More details on the consultant hours: We have designed a prize of USD $15,000 for the winner of the pitch day represented by 50 consulting hours from our experts in Canada and the United States that will allow the entrepreneur to design the raising capital business model tailored to their company. The winner will have the advice of prestigious financial experts and a legal team that will provide assistance to the CEO and staff.

18 April 23 Main Series
8:00-18:00 Registration
9:00-9:30 Opening Remarks / Logistics
How to build and make your medical imaging startup successful - examples from industry

Matthew Rosen, Co-founder, Hyperfine

Leveraging Next-Generation Tools for Data and Compute Management in Medical Imaging
Sina Aslan, Senior Senior Director - Solution Strategist, Flywheel

10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30 Pitch Competition
12:30-14:00 Match-making Lunch
Knowing where you are and knowing where to go: The path from research to clinic
  • Mark Gooding, Founder, Inpictura Ltd
Accelerating Medical Device Product Development with Open Source Solutions
  • Beatriz Paniagua, Assistant Director of Medical Computing, Kitware
A physicist's journey in biomedical industrial research
  • Luca Marinelli, Senior Principal Scientist, GE Research
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
Clinical Translation: The value of digital PET/CT, an experience in clinical and research application in CTIC
  • Nathaly Barbosa Parada, Medical Physicist, Centro de Tratamiento e Investigacion sobre Cancer, and President of the Colombian Association of Medical Physics
Where is industry going in medical imaging?


Renaud de Crevoisier
Managing Director, Eugène Marquis Cancer Center
Fabian Rodriguez
Business Director - Diagnostic Imaging & Advanced Therapies - Colombia, Perú, Ecuador, Siemens Healthineers
Carlos Alzate
Colombia General Manager, AI Fund

Moderator: Javier Pascau - Full Professor, Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Evening Welcome Reception
Guidelines and submission requirements for the pitch competition can be found at: CALL FOR PITCH COMPETITION

The ISBI 2023 organizers want to thank all the startups that participated in the pitch competition. The three judges (Jorge Diaz, Olivier Salvado and Beatriz Paniagua) deliberated thoughtfully about all the entries using the following set of criteria:

  • Team / Management Structure
  • Business Model
  • Competitors on the path to market, potential to bring it public
  • Quality of the pitch
  • Sustainability

Based on their combined scores, the prizes have been determined as follows:

3rd place ($500): Miscroscape
2nd place ($1000): CertAlert
1st place (50 consulting hours): Rubitection

The Audience Award of $500 goes to:

Congratulations to all the pitch competition winners and good luck to you all with your future endeavors and your companies! We would like to thank all the startups, judges, moderator, sponsors and audience for your participation.

Flywheel Biomedical
Siemens Healthineers
Domäne Investment Group