Real-Time Monitoring for Anastomotic Leaks with WHISPER, by Medsix

Novel sensors for wound drainage monitoring + predictive tools for better patient outcomes


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At Medsix, we are dedicated to the well-being of individuals and communities. With a deep commitment to providing quality healthcare services, we have been a trusted partner in healthcare since our establishment.

  • Problem

    In the United States, over 10M surgeries annually require a drain to be installed to collect and dispose of excess fluids as the body heals.
    The color and volume of drain output is eyeballed for complications such as leaks, excessive bleeding, blockages and infection. There are delays in detecting complications leading to longer lengths of stay, increased costs and higher mortality.
    In the case of anastomotic leaks alone, there is currently 2-3 day delay in detecting a leak, $45k increase in costs and 12% mortality rate.

  • Solution

    Medsix plans to sell a disposable device (that attaches to commercially available drains) + patient monitoring software (with predictive analytics) to hospitals.
    This will address the needs of:
    1. Patients – remove drains earlier and reduce overall recovery time
    2. Providers – improved clinical workflow & decision making, detect complications earlier and higher patient satisfaction
    3. Payers – decrease length of stay, lower costs and reduce mortality rate

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Our Hardworking Team

Our success is rooted in the expertise, dedication, and creativity of our team members. We are a diverse group of professionals with backgrounds in healthcare, and we come together to solve complex challenges, innovate, and drive positive change.

Nikin Tharan


Youngest Research Assistant at India’s Department of Defense at 13 y/o. Techstars Alumnae. BostInno’s 25 Under 25. Forbes Under 30 Scholar

Dr. Niloy Choudhury


20+ years of scientific, industrial and academic experience in opto-electronics instrumentation and product development. 50+ patents/papers/publications

Dr. Neil Mukharjee


Foregut and Hepatobiliary Pancreas Surgeon at Northwell Health. Associate Program Director at Hofstra University. 15+ years clinical experience. 50+ articles/papers/publications

Abhishek Benke

Biological Technician

He is a profound understanding of biological principles commitment to precision and their ability to apply scientific methodologies to real-world applications for the company's research and development team.


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At Medsix, we believe in the power of innovation, collaboration, and growth. Our team is the heart of our success, and we are always on the lookout for talented individuals to join us on our journey. If you're passionate about healthcare, we want to hear from you.


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