Sonavi Labs creates medical devices and software rooted in AI and applied to auscultation, the act of listening to body sounds. We aim to transform the way respiratory diseases and infections are detected and managed.

Sonavi Labs is dedicated to creating technology that is affordable, user-friendly and accessible for all levels of education and socio-economic status.

Our History

2013

Gates Foundation issues Challenge to reduce pediatric mortality from pneumonia, prompting Dr. James West and Dr. Mounya Elhilali to develop a solution with their students Ian McLane and Dimitra Emmanouilidou.

2014

Data collected in the Pneumonia Etiology Research for Child Health (PERCH) study conducted across seven countries used to validate classification algorithm.

2015

McLane and Emmanouilidou develop prototype of lung sound collection device and test classification algorithm.

2016

First patents issued to West research group at Johns Hopkins for early adaptive noise suppression and classification algorithms, and Feelix hardware prototype.

2017

Sonavi Labs is formed by Ellington West and Ian McLane.

2018

Sonavi Labs licenses technology from Johns Hopkins University to further develop and commercialize Feelix platform.

2019

Sonavi Labs invited to becomes JLABS portfolio company.

Awarded NIH Minority Health grant.

Wins MIT-SOLVE competition.

2020

Sonavi Labs launches pilot program with INOVA hospital.

Awarded NIH grant from National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute (NHLBI).

FeelixPro + Feelix devices receive FDA clearance.

Our Team

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ELLINGTON WEST
Chief Executive Officer
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IAN MCLANE
Chief Technology Officer
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ILENE BUSCH-VISHNIAC
Chief Innovation Officer, Interim Chief Operations Officer
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JAI MCLANE
Chief Information Officer, Interim Chief
Financial Officer
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BRANDON DOTTIN-HALEY
Chief Business Development Officer

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