Cella Medical, EvoNexus portfolio company, developed a small device CELLA for personal use to reduce the number of doctor visits and hospitalizations for chronic kidney and heart failure patients. They can for the first time manage their disease by measuring fluid buildup in the comfort and privacy of their homes.
Meet Cella Medical
CELLA - the missing link in remote patient monitoring.
Cella Medical, a San Diego startup and EvoNexus tech incubator portfolio company, developed a small and accurate device CELLA to help patients with congestive heart failure or kidney disease better manage their condition by measuring fluid status in the comfort and privacy of their homes. Defining the baseline and tracking minimal changes enables patients and healthcare providers to improve the quality and efficiency of care by getting timely data and objective insight into patient's fluid buildup trend. Fluid buildup indicates worsening of the disease and it is imperative to react before signs and symptoms progress to the point where hospitalization is inevitable. BIS measurements have also been shown to be predictive of heart decompensation days before signs and symptoms occur. The device is FDA listed and based on an innovative, patent-pending 3 compartment modeling bioimpedance spectroscopy.
Cella Medical was founded and is run by an experienced international team with demonstrated domain, technology and business knowledge. Co-founder Jim Matthie is the pioneer of bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) technology. With the idea some years ago, he co-developed the first BIS device, and later sold the technology to the largest dialysis company in the world Fresenius Medical Care. The breakthrough occurred when Jim connected with Cella Medical co-founder Rok Ursic and his tech company Instrumentation Technologies, the world leader in beam instrumentation for particle accelerators. This resulted in CELLA.
Why is your company the best option to solve the problem you're solving?
CELLA is the only solution on the market that provides accurate measurements of fluid status in the comfort and privacy of patient's homes. COVID-19 is accelerating trend towards remote patient monitoring and telemedicine and today more than ever before it is important to keep people, particularly patient with one or more chronic diseases, out of the hospital . There are also new Medicare reimbursement rules that penalize readmissions and reimburse remote patient monitoring.
What nuggets of info make you interesting? Why do people care about what you're doing?
We are a company that is leveraging our professional backgrounds, we blend knowledge from diverse fields: international business, medicine, hardware, software and particle accelerators diagnostics.
People care because we are solving an important problem that can positively impact lives of millions of people.
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Meaning of the word cella: The inner room or sanctuary of an ancient Greek or Roman temple, in which the statue of the god was situated. In Byzantine architecture, the area of a centrally planned church in which the liturgy is performed.
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Founder/CEO: Rok Ursic
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