DURHAM — Higgs Boson Inc., a digital health company, has raised $350,000 in equity, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing on Friday.

The $350,000 was raised by eight investors with the date of the first sale at the beginning of November. The offering has $2.15 million remaining to be sold for a total of $2.5 million. The filing did not disclose what the company plans to do with the money.

Manage My Surgery, an offering from Higgs Boson

Higgs Boson is a startup based in Durham that created the app Manage My Surgery (MMS) that allows a portal for patients and doctors to communicate through.

The app allows patients to take an active role to make their surgery a success, including a built-in task list and easy messaging for asking questions.

The company was co-founded by Joe Knight, who is an Army veteran and medical device entrepreneur with nearly 15 years of experience in medical device innovation and commercialization.

The first study conducted for MMS at the University of Virginia Medical Center reported that people undergoing colonoscopies saw a 67 percent decrease in no-shows and late cancellations and a 27 percent decrease in inadequate prep.

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Nandan Lad is the CEO for the company. Lad is a neurosurgeon, scientist and entrepreneur with extensive clinical, research and medical device experience. He is also an associate professor of neurosurgery at Duke University Medical Center.

Companies relying on a Reg D exemption do not have to register their offering of securities with the SEC, but they must file what’s known as a Form D electronically with the SEC after they first sell their securities.

This story is from the North Carolina Business News Wire, a service of the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Media and Journalism