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Sisu Global Health

The medical device company for emerging markets. Sisu's first product, Hemafuse, is a surgical tool to recycle blood from internal bleeding.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Location Baltimore, MD, US
  • Currency USD
  • Founded February 2014
  • Employees 12
  • Incorporation Type C-corp
  • Website sisuglobal.health

Company Summary

Sisu Global is the future of medical devices in the rapidly expanding market of emerging economies. With five technologies in its portfolio, Sisu sets to prove its model with Hemafuse: a handheld device that enables clinicians to recycle blood from patients with internal bleeding, reducing the need for donor blood. Hemafuse is currently sold in Kenya ($70k revenue), has regulatory clearance in Ghana and Kenya, and ISO 13485 certification.


  • Gillian Henker manages Sisu’s products and technical strategy. She is the primary inventor of Hemafuse. Gillian was named Baltimore’s “2016 Technologist of the Year.”

    Gillian previously founded a medical device design firm for Ghana. She is published in the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics and presented at the Appropriate Healthcare Technologies for Developing Countries Seminar in London.

  • Carolyn manages Sisu’s strategy, business development, and fundraising. She won first place at South by Southwest Eco, Rise of the Rest with Steve Case, and was a 2016 TEDxMidAtlantic speaker.

    Prior to Sisu, Carolyn founded a medical device non-profit working with rural mobile clinics in India. She raised over $100k and was featured in Entrepreneur Magazine and Business Insider. Carolyn was named Entrepreneur of the Year for her first company.

  • Sajju enables the development of Sisu's operations and business strategy. He is a serial entrepreneur, mentor and teacher with twenty years of senior management experience in industries such as healthcare (Embrace), polymers, management consulting, and renewal energy (D.Light), etc.

    His ventures have been featured on BBC, CNBC, CNN, Wall Street Journal. He is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School (ExecEd) and the University of Iowa (MBA).


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    Dr. Mark Popovsky
    Past Chief Medical Officer of Haemonetics
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    Vice President of Global Services, AABB
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    Dr. Jonathan Waters
    Chief Anesthesiologist at Magee Women's Hospital
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    Dr. Paul Ness
    Director of Transfusion Medicine at Johns Hopkins University
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    Dr. Nichodemus Gebe

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