“This technology has the potential to eliminate up to 90% of cases of hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy and subsequent permanent brain injuries such as cerebral palsy.”

Gary Hankins, MD Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Chair, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) Task Force on Neonatal Encephalopathy and Cerebral Palsy – Defining The Pathogenesis and Pathophysiology – 2003 Vice Chair, ACOG Task Force on Neonatal Encephalopathy and Neurologic Outcome Second Edition – 2014

Opportunity

There is no way to directly and noninvasively monitor brain oxygenation in fetuses. Fetal heart rate monitors don't work. They do not accurately and reliably predict the risk of fetal asphyxia.

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Technology

Our optoacoustic technology is better because it provides absolute, accurate measurements of blood oxygenation.

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  • PATIENTS

    Lower risk of cerebral palsy and C-section.

  • DOCTORS

    Decreased risk of malpractice suits and lower malpractice premiums.

  • INSURERS

    Reduced hospitalization expenses.