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ImpeDx Diagnostics

ImpeDx Diagnostics is developing a rapid blood culture technology that will have a significant impact on health care pharmacoeconomics.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Location Columbia, MO, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded February 2013
  • Employees 1

Company Summary

ImpeDx Diagnostics, a start-up medical device company, has secured exclusive rights to develop and market a novel system for detecting bacteria in blood culture specimens for use in clinical laboratories. The device significantly reduces the time to detect viable bacteria in blood cultures and thus promises to improve outcomes and reduce healthcare costs in the management of sepsis.


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    Steve O'Connor

    Dr. O'Connor has been leading technology start-ups since 1992 in a number of sectors, including diagnostics, drug discovery, water treatment, etc. He brings to ImpeDx Diagnostics significant experience in technology development, intellectual property, fundraising, business partnering, and company building.

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    Kim Mislick

    Dr. Mislick is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UCLA. She is also the Medical Director of the Northridge Hospital Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Laboratory which performs over 1 million clinical laboratory tests annually. Dr. Mislick is a member of the Northridge Hospital’s Sepsis Task Force. She has served as a consultant to the biotechnology and diagnostics industries for 10 years.

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    Shramik Sengupta

    Dr. Sengupta, an Assistant Professor of Bio-Engineering at the University of Missouri since 2007, is the lead inventor of the company’s core technology and will act as the part-time CTO. He not only brings detailed technical knowledge of the core technology, but also expertise on adapting the platform for other applications (such as antibiotic resistance profiling of isolated strains, water-borne pathogen testing, etc.).


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    Greg Kratofil, Polsinelli