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MADISON – The National Institutes of Health has awarded Isomark LLC a $1.7 million grant to help develop and bring to market the Isomark Canary™, a non-invasive breath analyzer. The device is intended to provide early warnings of potentially deadly patient infections. The federal Small Business Innovation Research grant is a two-year “FastTrack” award that will help Isomark hire two employees – a biomedical engineer and a quality assurance manager. The grant also augments other base funding for the company, primarily from private investors, as it moves toward a federal Food and Drug Administration trial of the Canary. Earlier this year, Isomark announced a $150,000 investment by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation in the company as well results of a human study that demonstrated a link between breath carbon isotope…
Isomark was one of ten technology companies recognized at the inaugural Wisconsin Innovation Award ceremonies, which took place on August 26, 2014 in Madison, WI. The award ceremony was started to recognize innovative companies in Wisconsin. There is a tremendous amount of promising technology in Wisconsin. Over 150 companies applied for the awards. Isomark is truly honored to be one of the recipients. Here is the link to the full article.
In September 2013, Senator Tammy Baldwin and Isomark met to talk about Isomark, healthcare startups and HAIs (Healthcare-Associated Infections). It was a great discussion. After that meeting, Senator Baldwin was a part of a Senator Hearing on reducing HAIs. During the Hearing, she mentions Isomark as an example of cutting edge technology that could help give hospital staff and patients another tool to detect and treat HAIs. Here is the short clip where Senator Baldwin mentions Isomark: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZscucuiFWM And if you have some time on your hands, here is the full video of the Committee Hearing - U.S. Efforts to Reduce Healthcare-Associated Infections: Tuesday, September 24 2013, 10:00 AM http://www.help.senate.gov/hearings/hearing/?id=f456e2d1-5056-a032-5205-16c713b1418e (2 hours 25 minutes)