Proceeds will be used to expand commercialization of its innovative Rapid Response EEG System to improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients at risk for seizures
MOUNTAIN VIEW – September 25, 2018 – Ceribell, Inc. announced today that the company has completed a $35 million Series B financing led by new investors Optimas Capital Partners Fund and The Rise Fund with participation by UCB and LivaNova.
“We are extremely pleased to have such a strong and diverse syndicate with leaders from pharma, medical device, and best-in-class healthcare investors,” said Jane Chao, Ph.D., co-founder and CEO of Ceribell.
The financing provides Ceribell with capital to expand the commercialization of its innovative Rapid Response EEG system. The Ceribell technology platform is designed to address the need for faster diagnosis of patients with suspicion of seizure to enable clinicians to make appropriate treatment decisions. Due to limitations with current EEG systems which can take hours to days, clinicians are expected to treat patients with a lack of information which leads to both overtreatment and undertreatment. This is costly to the healthcare system and puts patients at risk for long-term brain damage or even death.
The Ceribell EEG System consists of a disposable headband and a mobile recorder that acquires and transmits data to a HIPAA compliant cloud portal for a specialist to review the patient’s EEG from anywhere. The system can be set up in minutes by any healthcare provider and allows for bedside triage by the treating physician by using the proprietary Brain Stethoscope feature which converts EEG signals to sound.
“We started our mission because we saw how seizure patients in the ICU and ED in even the best US hospitals suffered from delayed treatment due to lack of EEG. Some suffered major neurological deficits while others simply didn’t make it. We are excited to see visionary pioneer health care practitioners already adopting our technology and transforming their EEG capability. We are excited to have the funds to reach more hospitals and help them significantly improve patient care,” said Jane Chao.
Ceribell, Inc., is headquartered in Mountain View, CA. Ceribell is focused on making EEG widely available, more efficient, and more cost-effective to improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients at risk for seizures. The Ceribell EEG System received FDA 510(k) clearance in 2017 and is commercially available in the United States. Please find more information at www.ceribell.com