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Rex Health Ventures enables groundbreaking work to advance the future of health

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Rex Health Ventures (RHV) enables groundbreaking work by investing in and fostering companies and technologies that advance the future of health.

  • Entrepreneur-friendly strategic investor that speeds access to new healthcare products and services to improve patient care
  • Established by UNC REX Healthcare in 2012 as part of its commitment to innovation
  • Partners with emerging companies throughout North Carolina and the U.S.
  • Leverages the talent and subject matter experts across the UNC REX and UNC Health Care network

Portfolio Spotlight: Phononic

Phononic is revolutionizing cooling and heating with solid-state thermal management solutions. Named to CNBC’s 2016 Disruptor 50 list for its innovation within the cooling and heating industry, as well as CNBC’s Disruptor 50 list for both 2016 and 2017, Phononic provides solid-state semiconductor technology that can be applied to everything from refrigeration to fiber optics, removing the barriers of traditional approaches and ushering in a new era of cooling and heating.

UNC REX served as the first testing site for Phononic’s medical grade refrigerator, which will now be installed throughout the new NC Heart and Vascular hospital. Learn more in this video.

Meet the Rex Health Ventures Team

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Anita Watkins

Managing Director

Bobby Helmedag

Bobby Helmedag

Managing Director

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Natasha Bonett Delong

Portfolio Manager

Davis Morton

Davis Morton

Investment Analyst

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Kit Check Partners with Genixus™ to Introduce RFID-Tagged Propofol as the First Product Within the KinetiX™ Line of Ready-to-Administer Syringes

Syringes will support procedural efficiency and care delivery in acute & critical care settings. August 31, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time ALEXANDRIA, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kit Check, the leading automation vendor in Medication Intelligence™, today announced that its proprietary Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology will be incorporated in the new KinetiX™ Propofol syringes being developed by Genixus™, […]

Phononic, Sortimo turn Ford E-Transit into temp-controlled van for grocery delivery

Upfit solution creates flexible option for chilled, frozen or general merchandise deliveries  Brian Straight Follow on TwitterWednesday, August 24, 2022  3 minutes read Listen to this article BeyondWords As more Americans turn to online grocery shopping, the need for temperature-controlled last-mile delivery vehicles continues to grow. Two companies with complementary expertise have joined forces to turn […]

Adding AI to knowledge management is a $4.5M game-changer (VB On-Demand)

Presented by Pryon Learn how Fortune 500 companies are applying AI-powered knowledge management and realizing a 60% reduction in overall IT ticket volume, thousands of hours of time-saving, $4.5 million annual savings in IT support costs and more, in this VB On-Demand event! Watch on demand here. Enterprise knowledge management is critical: everything that can […]