Gauss Surgical raises $3.3M for an app that estimates blood loss during surgeries

Gauss Surgical

Gauss Surgical has raised $3.3 million, according to a recent SEC filing, bringing its total funding to date to around $11 million.

The Los Altos, California-based company developed the technology that can estimate the surgical blood loss in canisters that hold blood. Gauss’ FDA-cleared Triton Canister app for iPad enables the user to take pictures of the surgical canisters, and return the information within just a few seconds, relying on server-side software that estimates the hemoglobin content and the blood loss. The application can also analyze surgical sponges that have blood on them to estimate blood and hemoglobin loss.

In August 2014, Gauss completed its first app pilot at Magee-Women’s Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), where doctors relied on the app to estimate blood loss during cesarean section surgeries. The Triton Canister app is currently being implemented at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, UC Irvine Healthcare, and the Memorial Care Health System, according to Gauss.

The company previously raised $1.5 million in November 2014. It was a participant of the StartX Stanford University incubator in 2012.

[Via: mobihealthnews]