SentiAR, a St. Louis-based augmented reality startup, is developing technology that can create holograms of a patient’s heart, with the goal of reducing operating times and improving patient outcomes.
The technology, which includes specially designed goggles that project the holograms of the heart, will be used in the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Heart Center cardiac electrophysiology and catheterization laboratory.
BioGenerator, the investment arm of BioSTL, a St. Louis, Missouri-based bioscience incubator, provided about $40,000 in grant funding to the startup, and has committed at least $100,000 in additional funding to help further develop SentiAR’s prototype and pursue FDA clearance.
Since its foundation 2004, BioGenerator has invested more than $15 million in capital into more than 50 companies.
Missouri’s bioscience industry employs approximately 50,000 highly skilled individuals within more than 3,500 companies. And the state is home to the world’s first virtual care center, driven by the real-world expertise of our healthcare industry. Branded a “hospital without beds,” the Virtual Care Center provides remote support for intensive-care units, emergency rooms, physician’s offices, and even in patient’s homes.
Additionally, Missouri is home to some of the most prestigious hospitals, medical schools, and health companies in the world. 40 Missouri colleges and universities offer bachelor’s degrees or higher in biological or biomedical sciences.
In fact, cutting-edge biomedical research is taking place every day across Missouri in world-renowned research hospitals and innovation communities such as Cortex and the Missouri Innovation Center. Many of these companies are also leading the way with the latest in animal health research.
For more information on Missouri’s health innovation industry, contact Steve Johnson, CEO of Missouri Partnership, at 314.725.2688 or via our contact form. He will answer any questions you might have, and explain how Missouri Partnership can help with your business expansion and investment needs.