UPDATE: Octane Announces Startups That Will Present at its Inaugural Aesthetics Technology Summit on Friday in Newport Beach

Octane, an OC organization with a tech and life sciences accelerator, today announced new details for its inaugural Aesthetics Technology Summit, which will take place Friday at the Balboa Bay Resort.

The summit will bring together “leading” physicians, industry members and entrepreneurs, who will discuss “ground-breaking” medical aesthetic technologies, as well as unmet clinical needs and new business opportunities.

Participating companies include Allergan, Evolus, Google Health, and Facebook Health.

The conference will kick off with a keynote, in which Brent Saunders, chairman and CEO of Allergan, will interview Yassaman Salas, managing director of Goldman Sachs.

The entire conference will be moderated by Kamakshi Zeidler, founder and managing partner of Aesthetx.

Another component of the summit will an Octane staple: presentations by its LaunchPad accelerator companies.

Using predictive analytics to position companies, based on their underlying business models, LaunchPad helps these companies make “effective” presentations to investors.

Since 2011, the LaunchPad SBDC panel process has reviewed more than 571 companies.

Of these, 86% have received funding, and 88% of those receiving funding remain operational, according to Octane.

Since inception, LaunchPad has raised more than $2.3 billion in investment capital, which has produced more than 10,000 jobs, according to Octane.

The six LaunchPad companies presenting at ATS are:

Cyprus Medical, which develops and commercializes medical devices that make plastic surgery less invasive

Dominion, which focuses on the invention, development, manufacturing and commercialization of innovative medical devices in the field of body contouring, using laser-based tech

Innoture Medical Technologies, which developed dermal drug delivery through its 3D Printed Microneedle tech

PatientFi offers medical providers a next-gen, point-of-care financing platform that it claims helps make aesthetic procedures more affordable for patients

Sofwave Medical offers an approach to skin treatments using high-frequency, high-intensity, Intense Ultrasound Beam tech

TeVido provides pigment cell transplants, to restore lost skin color

A seventh company, BioPhotas will presenting its “success story.”

Future Octane events include its annual Tech Innovation Forum, May 11-12 at AV Irvine and its annual Ophthalmology Technology Summit, June 26 at the Fashion Island Hotel.

About The Author

Deirdre Newman is a long-time journalist, who's covered OC startups for a few years.

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