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Meet the 2017 Finalists: InflammAid

Posted by Jaimisa Gourley

Our Mission: We are dedicated to equipping both medical professionals and citizens with the resources and knowledge to reduce sepsis mortality. Sepsis is the leading cause of death in US hospitals today, is responsible for 25% of global neonatal deaths worldwide, and requires the blood of a threatened species to detect, yet only 50% of adults even know what it is. This is what inspires us to raise awareness about the condition and also develop technologies to aid with sepsis diagnosis and treatment.

What inspires you most about the work you do? Sepsis is the leading cause of death in US hospitals today, is responsible for 25% of global neonatal deaths worldwide, and requires the blood of a threatened species to detect, yet only 50% of adults even know what it is. This is what inspires us to raise awareness about the condition and also develop technologies to aid with sepsis diagnosis and treatment.

What’s next for your organization? We’re looking to launch our next initiative to fund the training of sepsis first responders, form a network of sepsis ambassadors to expand our educational outreach program, and continue the development and testing of our technology.

What have you learned from the SVP Fast Pitch process so far? I’ve learned that I can actually communicate what our organization does in just 5 minutes (which I didn’t think was humanly possible!). I’ve also realized from the judges’ feedback that people really value a diverse leadership team, which we’ve taken into account and are working on incorporating into our organization. 

What are you most excited about on October 24th? I’m excited to learn from and interact with other entrepreneurs and investors who are passionate about making a positive impact in our community!

Website: https://inflammaid.wordpress.com/

Check out the full list of finalists here. Join us at the Final Showdown on 10/24!

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