Philadelphia, PA – Neuralert Technologies LLC (www.neuralerttechnologies.com) was one of five recipients in the inaugural batch of the Bucks Built Accelerator Fund, a program administered by Startup Bucks and funded by the County of Bucks. Startup Bucks, a 501(c)3 organization founded in 2019, exists to help innovative companies start, grow, and scale in and beyond Bucks County by supporting founders and connecting the startup ecosystem across and beyond the County.
Neuralert is a spin-out from the University of Pennsylvania, founded by Steven Messe, MD (Department of Neurology) and James Weimer, PhD (Department of Computer and Information Science). The company addresses the problem of late or undetected stroke in hospitalized patients using non-invasive, wearable devices. These devices accurately detect stroke symptoms and alert clinical staff to more rapidly initiate stroke mitigating treatments. Neuralert dramatically reduces the time to detect stroke symptoms, saving patient lives, improving outcomes, and reducing hospital costs and liability.
“Neuralert can help end the devastation caused by in-hospital strokes. Automating detection decreases the current delay between a stroke event and treatment allowing the hospital to utilize proven lifesaving and stroke mitigating treatments” said Eric Corkhill, CEO of Neuralert Technologies. “The $25,000 investment and ongoing support from Buck Built will help us to perform additional testing which will refine our product and position us for near term commercial growth”.