Event Date: July 31, 2024
Time: 8:30-10:00 am
Location: Zoom: https://kcdigitaldrive.zoom.us/j/85176349011?pwd=kVabpSuKq9JRIONtA9MRtCcoNkL9dA.1
Admission: Free


We continue to benefit from the dynamic startup ecosystem in the Kansas City area. This month we have two early-stage solutions, one has already passed FDA clearance, and the other is still formulating the offering and open to feedback.

First up will be Love Lifesciences with one product ready for clinical trials and FDA clearance and two products in development. The company has secured a substantial amount of funding for their first product out of the gate, UniPen, a “therapeutic agnostic injection safety device”. Which means it is intended to be used safely across a wide variety of injection therapies to improve the patient injection experience with a goal of increasing medication adherence and limiting the development, expense, and regulatory burdens of injectable products. Next up is MultiPen which accommodates multiple therapies in a single device.

Our presenter will be Nick Love, MD, MBA, Founder and CEO, who we missed last month due to illness. Nick is a graduate of the University of Kansas Medical Center and University of Kansas School of Business. He began developing UniPen before finishing medical school and chose to pursue the entrepreneurial track rather than a medical residency. He has a background as a business analyst for multiple biopharma companies and has a research background in Medicinal Chemistry and Pediatric Neurodevelopment.

Our second presentation involves a project currently progressing under the name “Guardian”. It is an early detection system for conditions that require immediate medical attention, such as strokes and infections. Information is continuously collected from a wearable device, storage of medical history, caregiver alerts, algorithm to detect possible conditions. The project is in the stage of building a minimum viable product.

Leading the discussion will be Nima Sarani, MD, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Assistant Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Fellowship Director at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Sarani completed his residency in Emergency Medicine in 2014 and worked in the community before deciding to come back to academics in order to complete a fellowship in Emergency Medicine Ultrasound. After completing his fellowship in 2020, he joined the faculty in the department of Emergency Medicine.


Every month, we bring together a group of health care stakeholders to learn and share about technology and innovation projects happening in the region–and occasionally related topics from outside the Greater Kansas City area. Our stakeholders include hospitals and the health care system, city and state government officials, health IT firms and other corporate partners, startups working in health and wellness, and other civic organizations. The meetings are open, though not widely broadcast. They generally happen on the last Wednesday of the month, 8:30-10:00 am.

We send out an email agenda and calendar invite to this stakeholder list, which we loosely call the Health Innovation Team. If you wish to be added to the email list, please send a note to jfitzpatrick@kcdigitaldrive.org.