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Laronix

Affiliations

Nagoya University of Japan

Technologies

Medical Device

Indication

Personalized Medicine

Respiratory Disease

Speech Therapy

Additional Information

Women Owned

Farzaneh Ahmadi

Imagine waking up one day without your voice. The isolation of that single day might seem like a nightmare, and for people who’ve lost their larynx due to illnesses such as cancer, this can last a lifetime. As a result, more than 500,000 people around the globe that had laryngeal cancer have the second-highest rate of suicide among all cancer survivors.

Laronix has developed the world’s first smart, wearable (non-invasive), artificial voice box that can give people who’ve lost their larynx their voice back. Using a combination of AI and sensors on the neck, Laronix can create an exceptionally high quality sounding voice for these people. Laronix is a spinout of Western Sydney University. Laronix voice prosthesis technology is claimed to have changed voice prosthesis design worldwide.

Dr. Farzaneh Ahmadi, Laronix CEO, has invented Laronix’s technology that generates a natural voice for the voice-loss.  She has raised over one million A$ for this invention and then guided technology from inception to successful preclinical trials. Farzaneh has more than 12 years of expertise in industrial R&D and academic research. She has been an industrial R&D project manager for three years and successfully delivered R&D projects with a total value of 2 million $.

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