eHealth Ventures Invests in HappyDural – an AI-based System for Personalized Anesthesia Management

eHealth Ventures, the leading Digital Health incubator in Israel, announced its latest investment in HappyDural. The company was founded based on the inventions of Dr. Zvi Izakson, a senior Anesthesiologist at the Tel-Aviv Medical Center (Sourasky).

Today, millions of patients undergo medication administrations into the epidural space each year. The procedure is commonly used during childbirth, cesarean section, orthopedic surgeries, and more. The decision regarding the injections’ location and the amount of the required sedative drug is made according to the clinical indication and according to the body’s dermatomes map, which represents areas of skin supplied by nerve fibers which extend from the same location of the spinal cord.

To date, sedative drug administration practice is based on a subjective process which relies on outdated protocols, that do not take into account all of the relevant parameters which influence the sedative drug absorption characteristics along the spinal cord.

The HappyDural solution is based on a sophisticated sensor array and a “learning” algorithm that will enable an automated monitoring system to replace the manual procedure and to provide personalized and immediate anesthesia, in a simple, cost-effective system that will be easily integrated into current equipment.

Shay Halamish, CEO of HappyDural commented: “We are happy to receive seed funding from eHealth Ventures and speed up the development of the system. In addition to the funding, the strong team and infrastructure that eHV provides, we are sure that the strong support and connection to the Tel-Aviv Medical Center will enable rapid development and an effective clinical validation route. I look forward to bringing this breakthrough solution to the market as it answers a true unmet need”.

Ophir Shahaf, VP at eHealth Ventures, added: “One of the strongest elements that empower digital health is the ability to use powerful AI tools to enable personalization of standard medical procedures. The anesthesia world has not changed in this regard for the past 20 years and we see HappyDural as a game-changing, innovative solution that can revolutionize this space. We wish Shay, Zvi and the team all the success and look forward to clinical and commercial value building”.

For more details: Shay Halamish, CEO, HappyDural:  shay.h@happy-dural.com       

About eHealth Ventures

eHealth Ventures is a multinational consortium of world-class medical organizations, industry leaders, and seasoned financial investors.  Partners include Maccabi – Israel’s leading HMO, the Israeli Innovation Authority (IIA), Amgen – a global biotechnology leader, Medison Pharma – a leading Israeli pharmaceutical company and SCI – a major Chinese VC fund. eHV is focused on Digital Diagnostics and Home Care, has reviewed over 1200 projects and invested in 14 innovative companies.

Contact: info@ehv.health

Israel’s leading Digital Health early-stage investor welcomes HappyDural, the first AI-based solution for personalized anesthesia management

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