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Take this technology wherever a birth happens and help newborns to survive. Birth Tech is a spinoff company emerged as an initiative of researchers from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil) to introduce innovative technologies into the market in cooperation with partners. 

Preemie-Test Research

Whenever a baby is born too small, birth attendants need to make timely decisions such as refering the newborn to a hospital. Without critical care, newborn survival could be neglected, as well as it’s potential for a healthy life.
Most of these lives could be saved with prompt neonatal prematurity identification, but current methods remain an unsolved challenge because of disadvantages such as low accessibility and high costs of obstetric ultrasound.

The proposed SDG target for child mortality aims to end, by 2030, preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age, with all countries aiming to reduce neonatal mortality to at least as low as 12 deaths per 1,000 live births.

 


NON INVASIVE

Our technology is light based, non invasive and absolutely harmless to the newborn.

PORTABLE

The device is portable and can be used by caregivers at any birthing locations with very basic instructions.

LOW COST

Innovative use of existing tecnhologies alowing an affordable solution to reach those in need.

ACCURATE

The most accurate technology in the absence of an earlier ultrasound, plus no expertise demanded to use.

 

Who we are

The BirthTech is a spinoff company licensed by the university to retain the ownership of an innovation and introduce it into the
market in cooperation with parterns. Using a multi-partnership model to drive scale-up essential medical devices this company counts on a team of collaborators with common or complementary interests to globally explore commercialy them driven by social impact.

What moves us

We have many stories to tell from our experiences facing the users needs at birth in places like Brazil, Malawi, Mozambique, and India. Such involment in real scenario directed us to early define problems and design requirements of our technology with the orientation to low-resources birth settings. We were touched by lost lives at birth due to lack of appropriate facilities.

Mission

This company is devoted to offering essential devices to support birth scenarios worldwide, helping children to survive the first day of life providing health technology to prematurity detection. The Preemie-Test was designed to offer a low-cost, safe and effective technology to improve access to essential neonatal care at birth.

RODNEY NASCIMENTO

Astrophysicist. Post-doctoral in Biomedical Engineering UPV (Valencia – Spain). PhD in Astronomy. Master in Astronomy UNS France...

WAGNER MAGALHÃES

Graduation in computer network. Master’s Degree in Perinatology UFMG. Computer network analyst CINS-UFMG. Researcher in Informatics in Health UFMG...

LUCIANO REAL

MSc in Business Administration from ISCTE Lisboa, training in Human Resources and advanced specialization in consolidation of group accounts business...

FERNANDO NOGUEIRA

Electronic Engineer with strong experience in development, production, industrial design and the process of taking products to the market...

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