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Northwestern start-up raises $2.2M to commercialize wearable monitor for hydrocephalus

By Jesse Schwartz
Published: January 11th, 2022

A start-up from Northwestern University has raised $2.2 million in seed funding to commercialize a high-tech skin patch for patients with hydrocephalus.

Rhaeos has developed a non-invasive, wearable sensor and app targeting the life-threatening neurological condition that causes a buildup of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain.

The FlowSense device is roughly the size of a Band-Aid and is applied to a person’s skin rather than surgically implanted. The device monitors the patient’s cerebrospinal fluid, then sends the data to the Rhaeos app so a patient’s condition can be monitored both at home and at the hospital.

Rhaeos raised the $2.2 million in a seed round from Creative Ventures, Portal Innovation, and other investors. The start-up has raised more than $8 million in total and plans to launch FlowSense commercially next year.

Source: Chicago Inno

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