Sepsis, bodily shock and trauma from extreme injuries like car accidents or gunshot wounds are medical conditions with an unfortunate similarity.
They’re all deadly.
But a Durham startup called 410 Medical hopes to introduce another similarity—a solution. With $2.1 million from the newly established Triangle Venture Alliance, a network of angel groups tied to Triangle universities, the solution may soon be used by doctors to treat critically ill children.
410 Medical has developed a low cost device called LifeFlow that speeds up the delivery of fluids, thus increasing a patient’s chance of survival and recovery.
Co-founders Luke Roush, a managing partner at San Francisco-based Sovereign’s Capital, and Mark Piehl, a clinical associate professor of pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics at UNC, dreamt up the device as way to decrease mortality, especially among the critically ill children Piehl treats at UNC.
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