Leonhardt Ventures Announces Launch of DentaCell Accelerator

Playa Vista, CA and Salt Lake City, Utah (PRBUZZ), October 23rd, 2017 – Leonhardt Ventures is excited to announce a new accelerator program focused on transforming innovation in dentistry – The DentaCell Accelerator.

The DentaCell Accelerator is committed to inviting the most promising and innovative entrepreneurs to Los Angeles, Petaluma or Salt Lake City to create the best new technologies in dentistry.

The DentaCell Accelerator, in partnership with Cal-X Stars Business Accelerator DBA Leonhardt’s Launchpads, Leonhardt’s Launchpads Utah, Inc , Leonhardt Ventures, CalXelerator, Startup California, StartupLA,  Kindheart Lionheart Startup Media Support Services and LABioHub will support startups focused on developing innovative approaches to dentistry that not only further enhance the quality of the care but ensure it is provided in a patient-centered, cost-effective manner.

The DentaCell Accelerator startups will be able to leverage the large estate of IP already developed by Leonhardt Ventures in these areas:

> Bioelectric infection control.
> Bioelectric regeneration.
> Bioelectric inflammation control.
> Bioelectric protein expression.
> Bioelectric bandages.
> Bioelectric accelerated tooth movement.
> Bioelectric bone and teeth regeneration.
> Bioelectric formation of new blood vessels.
>  cell based regeneration.
> Growth factor based regeneration.
> Cell support biomaterials and scaffolds.
> Smart implants able to sense and deliver signals.

The DentaCell Accelerator will focus on innovation in these areas:

> Regenerative endodontics.
> Bioelectric endodontics.
> Smart micro implants.
> Traumatic dental injury recovery.
> Oral lesions recovery.
> Holistic solutions in dentistry.
> Personalized solutions in dentistry.
> Bioelectric TMJ solutions.

> Dental related sleep apnea and snoring solutions.

“We believe the era of regenerating your own teeth and gums with more natural living cell and bioelectric based solutions instead of artificial implanted materials has arrived and we plan to lead in innovation in this area.  I could not be more excited about helping to launch this great initiative to accelerate these type of innovations and their resulting startups”.  states Los Angeles based Dr. Valerie Kanter, Chief Medical and Scientific Officer for The DentaCell Accelerator,  DMD and MS from the University of Florida College of Dentistry with a specialty in Endodontics

The DentaCell Accelerator will offer companies with pioneering ideas that improve the quality, safety and efficiency of dentistry delivery with access to a vast array of resources, including over 140 experienced mentors and dozens of angel investors from the Leonhardt’s Launchpads and Cal-X Stars Business Accelerator, Inc. networks.

“Our founding team has accelerated numerous innovations from concept to market leading positions over many years.  We know the path and now plan to apply this to breakthroughs in dentistry.”  states Tom Newman, President The DentaCell Accelerator.

This is Leonhardt’s Launchpads third program in the Los Angeles area.  In addition to the Leonhardt’s Launchpad’s by Cal-X Stars Business Accelerator, Inc. program we’ve run over the past five years with 30 Regenerative Medtech and Regenerative Economy startups in the current 2017 class and Leonhardt’s Launchpads Playa Vista that just opened up earlier this year.  Building upon the success of these programs, we’ve developed a strong ecosystem of mentors and investors in L.A. and beyond to tap into.  We have created strong bridges of research relationships with UCLA, USC, Loyola Marymount University, Pepperdine and Caltech The California Institute of Technology, LABioMed @ Harbor UCLA, LABioStart @ CalStateLA, Pasadena Bioscience Center, UC Irvine, JLabs San Diego, UC San Diego in Southern California.  Outside of Southern California @ UCSF, QB3 Incubator, JLabs South San Francisco, The University of Northern California,  University of Utah, Tufts University + Tufts Medical Center, Forsyth Institute Boston, University of Miami, University of Florida, University of Louisville, University of Minnesota, Ohio State University, Utrecht University in The Netherlands and The University of Buenos Aires & Hearten Biotech in Argentina.  We are proud of this new partnership with The DentaCell Accelerator and look forward to continuing to grow the global entrepreneurial ecosystem around healthcare innovation!

All startups accepted conditionally and preliminarily into The DentaCell Accelerator must first pass through a graded system at Santa Monica based CalXelerator “108 Days Create to Great” program before being fully accepted into the 5 year graduate program at The DentaCell Accelerator.  A minimum of $8,000 per member or $100,000 and maximum of $1 million will be invested by milestones in each qualifying startup in the accelerator from angel investors associated with the accelerator over the 5 year course of acceleration.

The DentaCell Accelerator, in partnership with Leonhardt’s Launchpads, will kick off in Los Angeles in January 2018, and applications open today on the CalXelerator web site > http://calxelerator.com/application/

The DentaCell Accelerator startups can locate at any of our locations in California or Utah.  In Utah we have lab space at BioInnovations Gateway.  See full listing of locations below.

“If a DentaCell Accelerator applicant chooses to locate in Utah we have incredible support resources here to help them launch and a great relationship with the Dentistry School at the University of Utah only a few minutes from our research lab space at BioInnovations Gateway and our startup co-working space at the C&S Business Incubator.” states Brett Burton, Director of R&D and Startup Launches at Leonhardt’s Launchpads Utah, Inc., Ph.D BioEngineering University of Utah Program  – see – https://ustar.org/find-us-statewide/bioinnovations-gateway

In 2016 DentaCell LTP spun out OrthodontiCell that has developed and has patent pending a bioelectric device for accelerated tooth movement and stabilizing teeth positions after movement – https://orthodonticell.com/ that has completed animal studies at the University of Utah and is now moving into studies at Forsyth Institute in Boston.

The DentaCell Accelerator has a special relationship with Biomerics in Utah for prototype development and manufacturing services – http://biomerics.com/about-us/

“In other startups in our accelerator we have demonstrated in a variety of stages of testing and have patents issued and pending on the ability for bioelectric stimulation signals to control stem homing, stem cell differentiation, tissue regeneration, bone regeneration and to contribute to healing wounds, infections and inflammation.   We have also demonstrated through multiple studies over many years the potential regenerative benefits of combination therapies such as stem cells + growth factors and repeat deliveries of those in combination with matrixes or nutrient hydrogels.  We are taking all of what we have learned since our team began stem cell and bioelectric based organ research and recovery in 1980’s towards helping to advance these new startups within this dentistry focsed innovation accelerator.”  stated Howard J. Leonhardt, Founder, Executive Chairman and CEO

About DentaCell Accelerator:  Founded in 2014 as DentaCell LTP focused on bioelectric and stem cell solutions in dentistry including tooth pulp storage.  In 2017 was re-organized into The DentaCell Accelerator to accelerate forward multiple innovations and startups focused on dentistry.  The business model is to advance each startup through first-in-man clinical study results and then seek out a strategic partner.

About Leonhardt Ventures:  Founded in 1982 as the commercialization arm of inventor Howard J. Leonhardt.  Howard Leonhardt has 21 issued U.S. patents related to organ regeneration and recovery and dozens more patent claims currently pending with the USPTO https://patents.justia.com/inventor/howard-j-leonhardt  The Leonhardt team is most well known for leadership in cardiovascular balloon catheters in the 1980’s, stent grafts and percutaneous heart valve in the 1990’s and stem cell organ regeneration breakthroughs in the 2000’s.  See www.leonhardtventures.com

About Leonhardt’s Launchpads:  Launched at the University of Northern California near Santa Rosa, CA in 2008 and expanded to Santa Monica, CA in 2013, Salt Lake City, Utah –https://leonhardtventures.com/leonhardts-launchpads-utah/ in 2015 and Playa Vista, CA in 2017.  Operated by Cal-X Stars Business Accelerator, Inc. www.calxstars.com incorporated in 2013 in the Los Angeles area.  Supported by over 140 mentors and team members – https://leonhardtventures.com/team/ + https://calxstars.com/scientific-advisory-board/.  Currently accelerating 27 Regenerative Medtech and 3 Regenerative Economy startups in its 2017 portfolio class – https://leonhardtventures.com/our-companies/

The DentaCell Accelerator @ WeWork Playa Vista, 12655 W Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066 – https://leonhardtventures.com/dentacell/
Leonhardt’s Launchpads by Cal-X Stars, 520 Broadway, Suite 201, Santa Monica, CA  90401 – www.leonhardtventures.com + www.calxstars.com

Leonhardt’s Launchpads Playa Vista, 12760 Milllennium Dr, Playa Vista, CA  90094 @ Startup Accelerating Space at WeWork Playa Vista, 12655 W Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Leonhardt’s Launchpads Utah, Inc. 370 S, 300 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Research Lab @ 2500 S State St. #224, Salt Lake City, UT 84115

Leonhardt’s Launchpads NorCal @ University of Northern California, 1129 Industrial Ave, # 207, Petaluma, CA 94952

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