During a recent tour of some of the Cincinnati area life science companies, we had a chance to visit Genetesis, a firm in nearby Mason that has developed a novel scanner to help diagnose the source of chest pain. Aside from the innovative technology behind the equipment, what’s notable about this startup is that founder and CEO Peeyush Shrivastava started the company five years ago – when he was only 17!
Genetesis’ device, called CardioFlux, is a body scanner that utilizes magnetocardiography (MCG) technology that measures the tiny magnetic fields naturally generated by the heart. While it may look similar to an MRI, CardioFlux doesn’t involve emit of a magnetic field. There isn’t any intimidating banging or humming noises typical of MRI machines, and the scan takes a mere 90 seconds to complete. The data from CardioFlux is transmitted to Genetesis’ Faraday Analytical Cloud system that uses AI and machine learning to analyze it, and within minutes, a report with dynamic, functional imaging of the heart is generated for the clinician. Compared to the current standard of care, which involves hours of observation followed by an ECG stress test, CardioFlux is significantly more comfortable for patients, less costly overall, and has even been shown to be more accurate than ECG.
It just goes to show to not peg a high schooler with a vision until you’ve heard his elevator pitch and seen his business plan!
More info: Genetesis website…
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