Each year, 360,000 preterm babies are born into a life of brain impairment due to a lack of blood flow to the brain after birth. Called hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, this condition is a precursor to cerebral palsy and is responsible for 23% of all neonatal deaths and costs an average of $28,000 per patient. There is currently no technique for easily, repeatedly, and noninvasively monitoring or measuring cerebral circulatory adequacy.
Using patented optoacoustic technology, Noninvasix is developing a monitoring system for at-risk babies in the NICU to measure the amount of oxygen in the brain in real time.
Location: United States, Texas, Galveston
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