Gauss Surgical has raised $1.5 million according to an SEC filing uncovered by mobihealthnews, bringing the company’s total funding to at least $7.7 million. The firm has thus far got money from LifeForce Ventures, Promus Ventures, and Taube Investment Partners.
Los Altos, California-based has developed an FDA-cleared app, Triton Fluid Management System, which relies on the iPad’s camera to estimate the amount of blood lost during a surgery.
The system counts surgical sponges that have blood on them and sends data from the app to the cloud where all the processing is done. The application then returns the results, including estimated blood and hemoglobin lost, as well as a sponge count.
In August, Gauss Surgical completed its first patient cases using the app at Magee-Womens Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Doctors at UPMC are using the app during cesarean section surgeries.