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Wickit Medical
Location: Stanford, California, United States United States
Founded in: 2014
Stage: Alpha (prototype)
Number of employees: 1-5
Funding history:
- Date: 04/2015, Accelerator/Incubator: $1 k
Short URL: vator.co/wickit-medical
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Wickit Medical

Flexible VAP Prevention
Startup/business
Stanford, California, United States United States
http://wickitmedical.com
  • About
Company description

Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP) is one of the most costly and deadly hospitals-acquired infections in the US.  Current devices on the market to prevent it are based around redesigns of the endotracheal tube; however, not all intubated patients are at risk for the disease.  Since predicting the length of intubation is difficult and patients intubated less than 12 hours have no risk of VAP, it doesn’t make sense to use these expensive tubes on all patients.  The Wickit system is unique in that it allows physicians to choose which patients to deploy the device on after initial intubation and the software component analyzes the patient’s EMR leveraging the Athena Health API to give the provider a recommendation on whether to use the device.  This flexibility results in a lower costs for hospitals.  The device itself uses two proven methods of VAP prevention: subglottic secretion removal and antimicrobial silver ions.  The overall system allows a more effective, more cost-efficient method of VAP prevention.

 


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Team
  • Natalie Stottler
    Natalie Stottler | Founder
  • Eric Trac
    Eric Trac | Founder
  • Andrea Henke
    Andrea Henke | Team member
    I have expertise in artificial intelligence research and development, software engineering, business growth and management, and grant writing.
Investors
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Cardinal Ventures - Unconfirmed