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Race Across Country Finds New Sponsor In PoppyPocket Owner

Team PHenomenal Hope Bikes Across Country for Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness

MESA, Ariz., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Julie Hydzu, owner of PoppyPocket, announced today that she will be sponsoring an all woman’s cycling team, PHenomenal Hope, in their upcoming race across the country. The native Pittsburgh team will start their race in Oceanside, California and will end in Annapolis, Maryland. This will be the third time the team has competed in the race that runs across 12 states with a total of 3,000 miles. The cycling team will be racing to bring awareness of pulmonary hypertension and to raise funds for the Pulmonary Hypertension Association.

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PoppyPocket Owner To Attend PHA Conference

Indianapolis Conference for Pulmonary Hypertension Patients

MESA, Ariz., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Owner of PoppyPocket LLC, Julie Hydzu, is pleased to announce her participation in the 2014 International Pulmonary Hypertension Conference and Scientific Sessions this June 20-22. The conference will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana and is open to both pulmonary hypertension patients and individuals in the medical community. The event occurs annually and introduces new medical advances for pulmonary hypertension patients. In addition, the conference allows for patients to discuss the achievements and obstacles of living with pulmonary hypertension. People from around the country come together for a weekend of discussion and education about pulmonary hypertension.

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PoppyPocket infusion pump transport and holding system is discreet, body contouring, secure, comfortable, portable and wearable for everyday life!

Our infusion pump transport and holding system can be worn discretely beneath clothing. You can engage in normal daily activity, hands and worry free. This product is intended to assist the patients towards an improved quality of life.

Product holds pump (50ml—250ml) and the tubes. It can be worn in front, side, or in the back. It is user friendly and can be worn at night for sleeping with minimal interference. You never get tangled in doors, cars, chairs, or your own arms and legs with the added benefit that pets can’t chew on tubes, as they’re contained.

PoppyPockets will now be available in 1300 oncology practices, with over 30,000 patients being able to use our product. This is all being delivered through our recent partnership with Infusystem, the leading provider of infusion pumps and associated products and services.

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Mesa daughter inspired by father’s chemo battle to help cancer patients

Months before Julie Hyzdu’s father died, she watched him struggle with a self-worn device that helped distribute his chemotherapy medication.

“It was a nightmare for him,” she said.

Hyzdu responded with a quick remedy that brought relief to her father, an invention that now makes it easier for thousands of cancer patients, diabetics and others to wear external ambulatory infusion pumps to inject their medications.

The 41-year-old east Mesa woman and her longtime friend and business partner, Sandy Smith, are scrambling to keep pace with their rapidly growing enterprise and orders for Hyzdu’s creation, a medical device pouch that can be worn comfortably under clothing.

“We just got done making the first 10,000, and we’re ramping up to make the next 10,000,” Smith said. “We can’t keep up right now, and we’re generating jobs.”

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SEED SPOT Incubates Health Startups in Phoenix

There’s a temptation on the part of many cities to think that a startup culture requires “a top down cluster.” The conventional wisdom is that in order to be successful startups need to be in close proximity to science parks, venture capital and research universities. Vivek Wadwha – the noted Stanford Fellow, Duke, Emory and Harvard Professor (now at Singularity University) – recently argued otherwise as part of the Wall Street Journal’s forum called The Accelerators. His brief argument is worth reading (here) which he then summarizes in the last paragraph:

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InfuSystem Announces Exclusive Distribution Agreement for Poppy Pocket

Madison Heights, Michigan—May XX, 2011 – InfuSystem Holdings, Inc. (NYSE AMEX: INFU), the leading provider of infusion pumps and associated products and services, today announced its exclusive distributor agreement with Poppy Pocket. The Poppy Pocket is the innovative new infusion pump holding system that allows patients to discreetly receive chemotherapy infusion while performing all their daily activities.

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Las Sendas Resident Launches “Poppy Pocket” Business by Force of Fate

Sometimes one wishes that progress wouldn’t be so painful. Julie Hyzdu from Las Sendas has made a lot of progress. She just patented her invention and launched it for mass production.

Julie’s eyes well up every time she tells the story of the Poppy Pocket. “Poppy,” that’s what her children used to call their grandfather. And the “pocket” is a holder for medical infusion pumps, as they are used in chemotherapy.

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PoppyPocket was selected in 2012 from 191 applicants to participate…

PoppyPocket was selected in 2012 from 191 applicants to participate in the inaugural venture program at SEED SPOT, a nonprofit incubator focused on supporting Arizona’s most innovative social entrepreneurs.