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Sonavi Labs’ CEO, Ellington West, Makes Inc.’s 2021 Female Founders 100 List
The entrepreneurs on Inc.’s Female Founders 100 list have transformed every major industry in America. Original article on Inc.com > Baltimore, MD, September 28, 2021— Ellington West, Co-founder and CEO of Sonavi Labs, has been named to Inc.’s fourth annual Female Founders 100 list, which honors an exceptional, trailblazing, and diverse group of 100 women who…
Sonavi Labs Featured Among Plug and Play 2021 Summer Startups
Sonavi Labs has been named to Batch 12 of Plug and Play 2021 Summer Startup in the Health category. Over the summer months, Sonavi Labs and others will receive complete access to all of Plug and Play’s corporate, VC, and mentor networks. Since its inaugural batch in Silicon Valley in 2015, Plug and Play’s health…
Sonavi Labs Welcomes Leslie Wise as New Official Board Member
Sonavi Labs is pleased to announce that Leslie Wise has joined the company as an official board member. As an authority on healthcare reimbursement policy, health technology assessment, and market access, Leslie possesses a deep knowledge of US and OUS territory HTA, reimbursement, and tendering processes.
Our Team is Growing – Sonavi Labs Welcomes 3 New Team Members
Sonavi Labs is excited to announce the addition of three new team members! Please join us in welcoming Umiko Hewett, Software and Hardware Engineer, Ali Rachidi, Software Engineer, and Johnlery Tinio, Software Engineer, to our growing team.
Sonavi Labs Joins Baltimore Innovation Week 2021
Sonavi Labs is excited to announce our participation in Baltimore Innovation Week 2021, a three-day virtual celebration with multiple independently produced events focused on showcasing local companies and positive news stories that have emerged throughout the past year of continuously changing and trying times.
Sonavi Labs’ Ellington West Named a 2021 Cartier Women’s Initiative North American Fellow
Baltimore, MD, April 26, 2021 – Ellington West, Co-founder and CEO of Sonavi Labs, has been named one of the 2021 Cartier Women’s Initiative North American Fellows. Each year, Cartier honors 21 leaders from seven regions around the world with an international entrepreneurship program that aims to drive change by empowering women making an impact.…
Sonavi Labs CEO Ellington West Joins Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS for Panel Discussion: Closing the Gap in Access to Capital
For entrepreneurs and startups, raising capital can be a tremendous challenge. For female entrepreneurs, that challenge often gets compounded by gender bias. Women, especially in STEM, struggle to be heard, making it difficult to raise as much capital as their male colleagues. For women of color, it’s even more challenging. 2020 saw healthcare venture fundraising…
Sonavi Labs Welcomes New Investor, Nightingale Partners LLC
Baltimore, MD, March 18, 2021 – Sonavi Labs, a leading global telehealth company that harnesses acoustics and artificial intelligence to transform the way respiratory diseases and infections are detected and managed, today welcomed a new investor and strategic partner, Nightingale Partners LLC (“NP”). NP is the first healthcare Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund and advisory firm,…
Sonavi Labs Partners with E Ink on Advanced Display Technology for FeelixProTM
Baltimore, MD, January 14, 2021 – Sonavi Labs, a leader in acoustics and AI-enabled medical technologies for respiratory monitoring and diagnostics, has partnered with E Ink Holdings (“E Ink”) to develop and manufacture displays for FeelixProTM, the first digital stethoscope designed for clinicians that uses a proprietary classification algorithm to automatically detect abnormalities in lung…
Sonavi Labs Presents on “Reaching the Underserved” at ATA2020
Sonavi Lab’s CEO and Co-Founder, Ellington West, presented on a panel at the American Telemedicine Association’s (ATA) 2020 Annual Conference and Expo held on June 25, 2020. ATA is the only organization completely focused on accelerating the adoption of telehealth by working to change the way the world thinks about healthcare. Aligned with Sonavi Lab’s…
Sonavi Labs Participates in MEDWeek’s Innovation Panel
Sonavi Labs attended Baltimore’s Minority Enterprise Development Week (MEDWeek) in November, participating in a panel discussion and ribbon-cutting ceremony. This exciting week brought together business leaders, promoted business opportunities, and reported on industry trends. Both Ellington West, CEO and Co-Founder of Sonavi Labs and Brandon Dottin-Haley, Chief Business Development Officer at Sonavi Labs participated in…
Sonavi Labs Story Featured in Exclusive Video Series
The inspiring story behind Sonavi Labs was featured in a video series developed by Courageous Studio in collaboration with AT&T. The video series is called Forces of Change and details the background of Dr. James West, the father of Ellington West, CEO and Co-Founder of Sonavi Labs. Dr. West is the inventor of the microphone…
Sonavi Labs Named 2020 Startup of the Year by Technical.ly Awards
Sonavi Labs was named Startup of the Year by the 2020 Technical.ly Baltimore Awards, which honored the challenges overcome, as well as ongoing work to make local tech and entrepreneurship communities places that also challenge racism, the pandemic, and the unjust status quo. The winners were named during Baltimore Innovation Week Celebration, recognizing companies in…
Sonavi Labs CTO Places Second in Collegiate Inventors Competition®
Sonavi Labs Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, Ian McLane, placed second in the Collegiate Inventors Competition®, a national and annual competition that awards funding, networking, marketing exposure, and mentorship from professionals at the National Inventors Hall of Fame®. Ian and his research team at Johns Hopkins University, including Adebayo Eisape, Valerie Rennoll, and advisors Jim…
Sonavi Labs CEO Named to 25 Women to Watch List by Baltimore Sun
Sonavi Labs CEO and Co-Founder, Ellington West, was named to Baltimore Sun’s 25 Women to Watch List. The 2020 list, which recognizes and honors women across advocacy, business, and health, featured Ellington for her groundbreaking strides in respiratory diagnostics and AI-enabled medical tools. Sonavi Labs has introduced the first digital stethoscope for clinicians and consumers…
Sonavi Labs Secures Pilot Program with Cornell Medical School
Sonavi Labs secured a pilot program with Cornell Medical School for FeelixProTM, a digital stethoscope for clinicians that uses a proprietary classification algorithm to automatically detect abnormalities in lung and body sound. The pilot program features a clinical study with medical students, hospitalists, and nursing students to evaluate the use of FeelixProTM in auscultation training.…
Sonavi Labs Closed Investments from Sand Hill Angels and Gaingels
Sonavi Labs recently closed investment from Sand Hill Angels (SHA) and Gaingels. SHA makes seed-stage investments in disruptive, scalable technologies and companies that serve large and growing markets, well-defined problems, disruptive solutions, defensible technology, clear go-to-market plans, and strong teams that have a demonstrated ability to execute. Gaingels is the first investment vehicle for minority…
Sonavi Labs to Provide Keynote Lecture at ASA Meeting
Sonavi Labs CEO, Ellington West, will provide the keynote lecture along with James West, at the 179th Meeting of the ASA. Learn more and register to attend.
SXSW Names Sonavi Labs AI & Robotics Finalist
Sonavi Labs , a medical device and software company from the Johns Hopkins community, was selected as a finalist in the AI, Robotics and Voice category for the 12th annual SXSW Pitch® (formerly SXSW Accelerator).
Maryland Health IT Company Sonavi Labs Wins Pitch Contest at Arab Health 2020
Sonavi Labs, Inc., a medical device and software company, has won the annual Innov8 Talks pitch competition at this year’s Arab Health conference in Dubai. The company presented its debut device – Feelix, a digital stethoscope platform including respiratory diagnostic devices and supportive software – during the four-day competition, and ultimately took home the grand prize in the final round. The Baltimore City business, which traveled as part of the Maryland delegation, will receive a free booth at next year’s conference.
Sonavi Labs Wins Innov8 Talks at Arab Health
Sonavi Labs, represented by CEO, Ellington West, was named the winner of the INNOV8 Talks pitch competition held at the Arab Health 2020 conference in Dubai. The company presented its inaugural product line, the Feelix smart stethoscope platform, to a panel of judges that included investors and executives for global health companies such as Philips, the American Hospital in Dubai and the Dubai Science Park. Arab Health saw over 55,000 attendees at this year’s event, including Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum , Prime Minister of the UAE.
State Leads Delegation to Arab Health 2020, Awards 16 ExportMD Grants
The Maryland Department of Commerce this week is leading a delegation with Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford and numerous Maryland companies to Arab Health 2020, one of the world’s largest healthcare exhibitions. Held in Dubai, this is the seventh year Maryland Commerce has exhibited at the trade show, promoting the state’s healthcare assets as well as a number of small and mid-size companies to a global audience.
Hello-Tomorrow Names Sonavi Labs Deep Tech Pioneer
Sonavi Labs has been selected as a Deep Tech Pioneer and will be attending theDeep Tech Weekand Global Summit in Paris, FR, March 9th through 13th, hosted by theHello Tomorrow Organization. The company was selected from over 5,000applicants from 128 different countries, and will be able to attend invite-only meetings with investors and business leaders from the region.
1Million in funding
Sonavi Labs, in its first official seed fundraising round, has raised over $1 million from investors. In securing the funding, while avoiding the more traditional venture capital route, CEO and Co-Founder, Ellington West has solidified her place in history as one of the very few African American leaders in the healthcare technology industry to raise more than $1 million in funding. The Johns Hopkins spinout has been building excitement over the past two years across the Baltimore startup community and is now positioning itself on a global stage.
Sonavi Labs Wins MIT-SOLVE Tiger Challenge
The Sonavi Labs team is excited to announce that the Feelix platform has been selected as a winner of the MIT – Solve Tiger Challenge, sponsored by the TigerIT Foundation. The competition received hundreds of applications from all over the world, with 3 Bangladesh based companies and 3 international companies winning the award.
Sonavi Labs Raises More Than $1 Million in Seed Round
Sonavi Labs, the Pigtown-based company that’s bringing to market digital stethoscope technology combining noise cancellation and AI that was initially developed by Johns Hopkins scientists, has raised $1 million in seed funding.
Sonavi Labs Named Finalist in Nationwide/Blue Vine Capital Pitch Competition
Baltimore based startup, Sonavi Labs will be competing in the finals of the Nationwide Bluevine pitch competition at the Nationwide Insurance headquarters in Columbus, OH. The competition will award a grand prize of $100,000 to the winner, along with additional prizes for the first and second runners up.
Sonavi Labs is excited to announce a new partnership with Johnson and Johnson’s Innovation Labs. The company will be joining the JPOD @ University of Philadelphia family to continue building the company into a global healthcare technology powerhouse.
GES Press Release
CEO, Ellington West and Chief Business Development Officer, Brandon Dottin-Haley represented the Sonavi Labs team in The Hague at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) 2019. The GES 2019 event, co-sponsored by the United States Department of State and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, gathered bourgeoning startups, investors, global policy makers and innovators together for 3 days of intense discussions to tackle the world’s most pressing challenges.
Sonavi Labs Places 3rd in Startup World Cup Finals
In San Francisco earlier this month, a Baltimore-based startup bringing digital tools to the stethoscope took one of the top places at the Startup World Cup.
Sonavi Labs Wins Startup World Cup Northeast Regional Finals
On Friday, May 3rd, Sonavi Labs CEO, Ellington West claimed the title of Northeast Regional Champion in the Startup World Cup for Sonavi Labs. The Executive team, consisting of West and Brandon Dottin-Haley, traveled to Boston for the day to pitch in front of a room of investors, business leaders, and innovative entrepreneurs, and ultimately earned the top spot among the group of 10 startups that were invited to pitch.
Feelix Wins Best Prototype at Display Week
Sonavi Labs will be conducting live demonstrations of the soon-to-be-released screening device, Feelix at Display Week in San Jose, CA , May 14th – 16th. The digital stethoscope, set to launch in late 2019, has re-engineered the most widely used medical tool to make it fit for the 21st century. By deploying active noise cancellation, and a proprietary classification algorithm onto their device, Sonavi Labs is poised to transform the respiratory care industry.
Breakthrough A.I.-powered stethoscope diagnoses pneumonia like a robot doctor
Pneumonia, an acute respiratory condition which affects the lungs, kills millions of people around the world each year. This includes 16 percent of all children who die under the age of five. It’s particularly devastating in parts of the world without the necessary trained doctors and required medical equipment, such as X-ray machines, to treat it effectively. Could reinventing the stethoscope help?
At 87, this Baltimore inventor has 250 patents to his name — and he’s still at it
Before becoming a lauded inventor of one of the most pivotal technological devices of our time, James “Jim” E. West said, his journey started simply — with curiosity. Gadgets with screws or nuts — including his grandfather’s pocket watch — were often in danger because West wanted to learn about their inner workings. With pliers or screwdriver in hand, he would take them apart.
Sonavi Names CEO
In a unanimous decision on Friday, May 1st, Sonavi Labs board of directors named Ellington West, Chief Executive Officer. Ms. West, also the Co-Founder of Sonavi Labs along with Ian McLane, played a crucial role in the formation and fundraising initiatives that will support the company’s first product launch, the Feelix platform.