There are 750,000 cases of sepsis each year in the US alone which accounts for 215,000 deaths annually. There is an unmet need to reduce the frequently fatal mortality rates of 20–35% with severe sepsis and 30–70% with septicshock.


Pre-clinical and pilot clinical data has demonstrated the ability of Consano Medical's monitoring device to detect subtle changes in several physiological parameters: core body temperature, respiratory rate, heart rate, intra-abdominal pressure, and relative cardiac output. Tracking these changes may allow for earlier diagnosis and optimal treatment of sepsis.


1 Issued US Patent

7 US Patent Applications

6 PCT Applications + 3 Continuations


Real Time

EMR ready continuous stream of data. Simple plug and play configuration.


Custom display or supported devices can display trends and static values to deliver key insights in an easily digestible manner


Measures Intra-abdominal Pressure, Heart Rate, Respiratory Rate, relative Cardiac Output, Urine Output.

Patient Centric

Built to enable the health care team to drive benefits for the most important user, the patient.


Consano Medical recently received three NIH grants for further device development, pre-clinical testing and clinical testing and closed on a Series A financing in May of 2014 to continue the clinical development of their Accuryn® monitoring device*. This technology utilizes the urinary drainage catheter found in all ICU patients to extract valuable clinical data that has the potential to save lives by providing earlier warning of Sepsis or Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS) and optimizing its treatment by detecting and preventing fluid overload during fluid resuscitation.


Alex Yee

Principal Engineer, R&D
Alex received his MS in Bioengineering from Stanford University and his BS in Bioengineering from the University of California San Diego. Prior to joining TheraNova, Alex interned at both Genentech and Life Technologies. Alex has expertise in mechatronics design, data analysis and signal processing, and software development. Currently, Alex is working on the electrical and software design for the Consano Medical controller. He also built this website using Django (python).

Teresa Nguyen

Product Development Engineer
Teresa received her Master's degree in Translational Medicine (MTM) from both UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco and her BS in Mechanical Engineering from Loyola Marymount University. Her long-term academic efforts have been catered towards assistive technology for children with Cerebral Palsy as well as preventative technology against a failure that continues to plague the field of fetal surgery. Prior to joining TheraNova, Teresa completed internships at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and at UC Los Angeles where she worked on systems verification/validation and machine process optimization.

Evan Luxon

Director of Product Development
Evan received an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and an MSE in Bioengineering Innovation and Design from Johns Hopkins University.Evan has experience in the design, testing, and manufacture of early-stage medical devices, having worked for a number of medical device startups. A multidisciplinary engineer, he consistently integrates mechanical systems with electronics and software. In graduate school, Evan was supported by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and worked at the FDA as a Medical Device Fellow.Prior to his involvement with medical device startups, Evan performed research at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nebraska.


Principal Engineer R&D
Christina received her BS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.Christina came to TheraNova from ForSight Vision4, where she was part of a small team working to develop an ocular drug delivery system. Christina's role included the design and manufacturing of the implant and accessory devices for use in clinical trials, extensive technical writing, and support of the quality system for FDA filing of a Class III medical device.

Saheel Sutaria

Director of Electrical Engineering
Saheel received his MS and BS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Rice University. Saheel has been developing medical devices since 2006, including the Stryker Crossfire Arthroscopic Resection System and the Minerva Surgical Endometrial Ablation System. Prior to joining the medical device industry, Saheel worked on designing and manufacturing oil exploration devices. Saheel’s roles have been primarily in R&D, but have extended to manufacturing, test, quality, and regulatory.

Rich Keenan

Director of Product Development
Rich received his MS in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University and his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Rich comes to Consano Medical with over 20 years of experience in product development. Most recently, he worked on the Thoratec Percutaneous Heart Pump, helping to take it from concept to first-in-man studies in about 2 years. At OptiScan Biomedical, Rich was responsible for the disposable and fluidics system for a continuous blood glucose monitor. Prior work was at ALZA Corporation, Volex and Pinnacle Research Institute.

Daniel Burnett

Technical Founder, Interim CEO
Dr. Burnett received his M.D. from Duke University and concurrently obtained an M.B.A. from Duke's Fuqua School of Business. Since 2006 Dr. Burnett has raised, or helped raise, over $100MM for the seven TheraNova spinouts- BAROnova, Sequana Medical (formerly Novashunt), Velomedix, EMKinetics, Channel Medsystems, Potrero Medical, and Consano Medical. He is an inventor on 15 issued patents and over 200 patents pending worldwide. He recently joined University of California San Francisco as an entrepreneur in residence with QB3 and as adjunct faculty in the Bioengineering Department.

Chris Timmons

Director, Quality Assurance
Chris joined Potrero Medical in 2014 as Director of Quality Assurance. He has 15 years of medical device start-up experience, most recently as Director of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs at Loma Vista Medical (acquired by C.R. Bard in 2013). Prior to that he was Director of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Compliance at LAAx, Inc. (acquired by Maquet Cardiovascular). Earlier in his career Chris held managerial and specialist positions in Quality Assurance and Document Control at SpineView, Ventracor, Barosense, and Converge Medical. Chris earned his BS in Applied Economics from the University of San Francisco, and is an avid cyclist.


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101 Mississippi Street, San Francisco, CA 94107 USA