Product of the Year

Flowsense by Rhaeos

Where did your idea and value proposition start?

The FlowSense technology was born out of the Rogers Research Lab at Northwestern University. Leading engineers and neurosurgeons recognized an unmet clinical need in hydrocephalus patients and developed a technology to assess fluid flow subdermally in shunts. After initial clinical trials showed promising results, Rhaeos took off and a business was formed.

How has your business grown since the beginning?

Over the past 2 years, the company grew from 1 employee to a lean mean of 10! The team consists of startup and industry veterans who have brought multiple devices to the market and we’re hiring. Inquire within!

How has being in the Midwest helped shape your company?

The Midwest is home to some of the biggest named research institutions and medical device manufacturers in the world. These two items coupled with the recent expansion of the life science and hardtech sectors by way of innovation centers and accelerators make this region an exciting place to be in.

What growth do you expect to see in the next few years?

Rhaeos is on track to launch its first product next year. Our team of 10 will double next year and likely triple after that. Rhaeos is mission-driven to address the needs of patients with chronic medical conditions. Hydrocephalus is the first chapter in this novel.

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