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Smartphone app reads blood oxygen levels to hospital standards, advances to global obstetrics tests
Date:3/9/2014

Private and public investors are injecting $2 million into a Canadian mobile health innovation that offers hope of preventing thousands of deaths and improving the health of expectant mothers, newborns and children throughout the developing world.

LionsGate Technologies (LGTmedical), a Vancouver-based social enterprise, has secured its first major financial backers to scale up development of the Phone Oximeter, an app and medical sensor that turns a non-specialist, community-level health worker's smartphone, tablet computer or laptop into an affordable and simple but sophisticated medical-grade diagnostic tool typically available in the developing world only in some hospitals.

Mr. Irfhan Rajani, CEO of Vancouver-based Coleco Investments, leads a $1 million angel investment in the device, to be matched with a $1 million grant from Grand Challenges Canada -- the first such investment under a new $10 million strategic partnership between Grand Challenges Canada and the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD).

"Our Government is promoting innovative approaches to addressing the world's most urgent needs in both global health and international development, including leveraging private sector investment and partnerships that focus on results," said the Hon. Christian Paradis, Canadian Minister of International Development and La Francophonie. "This newest investment is a precise fit with the Prime Minister's global commitment, through the Muskoka Initiative, to improve the health and lives of mothers and children in the world's poorest countries."

Developed by scientists Drs. Mark Ansermino, Guy Dumont and Peter von Dadelszen of the University of British Columbia, the device measures blood oxygen levels through a light sensor attached to a person's fingertip. This technique is known as pulse oximetry.

The Phone Oximeter, using a predictive score, can accurately identify an estimated 80% of cas
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Contact: Terry Collins
tc@tca.tc
416-538-8712

Lode Roels
lode.roels@grandchallenges.ca
647-328-2021
Grand Challenges Canada

Tom Walker
tom.walker@lgtmedical.com
778-968-8582
LGTmedical


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