Wearables

Eccrine systems will expand R&D capabilities to accelerate development of wearable sweat sensors

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Eccrine Systems, a pioneer in the field of wearable sweat sensors, is expanding its Research and Development capabilities in Cincinnati. The expansion will speed up the development of Eccrine’s groundbreaking technology for use in medicine, industry, and sport. The company, with 50 employees, expects to add 50 more over the next 3 years.

“It’s an exciting time to be at Eccrine as we innovate, grow and prepare to launch our first product.  We continue to hire engineers, scientists, and clinical researchers for our lab as well as sales, marketing and product development professionals to support our commercial launch and expansion of our pipeline.  Southwest Ohio is uniquely positioned to support our growth. This infusion of non-dilutive capital from REDI Cincinnati and JobsOhio accelerates our progress,” said Eccrine Systems CEO, Dr. Gavi Begtrup.

Eccrine was founded in 2013 by UC professor Jason Heikenfeld with assistance and financing from seed investor CincyTech. Since then, the Cincinnati, Ohio-based company has steadily expanded its world class IP portfolio focused on sweat and biosensor innovation, says a press release. Eccrine Systems develops a non-invasive, electronic wearable systems that measure and transmit real-time data about human sweat.

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“Eccrine Systems is an Ohio success story, and we are excited to see it continue to grow and add 50 jobs in Cincinnati,” said Aaron Pitts, JobsOhio senior managing director for healthcare. “This expansion will further advance Eccrine’s cutting-edge sweat analysis technology that promotes health and provides safer work environments for its customers.”

Kimm Lauterbach, President/CEO of REDI Cincinnati describes Eccrine as the real-life story of collaboration in the Greater Cincinnati region. “REDI Cincinnati and our partners have watched Eccrine Systems grow from seed-stage to a job creator and market leader in an emerging and innovative space. It’s rewarding to help fuel this economic growth in our region,” he said.

Source: www.wearable-technologies.com

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