Christopher Estrella ’18, MS ’19 and Nicole Sevilla ’17  said eMerge Americas was the perfect environment for them to present NIROS Technology.

The duo is part of the executive team behind NIROS Technology. The company, founded by associate professor Anuradha Godavarty, designed a safe hand-held optical scanner that uses infrared light to help clinicians track the progression of healing in wounds.

This is particularly useful for those suffering from diabetic foot ulcers.

Estrella said: “Many people suffering from these ulcers don’t have a diagnosis early enough, so by catching it and being able to monitor it, we can hopefully prevent the number of diabetic amputations that occur.”

Sevilla added that through events like eMerge, FIU is offering alumni an opportunity to get their work recognized outside of the lab.

“To finally get it to the consumer side was one of our big goals, with this device, especially because it’s a medical device,” she said. “We don’t want it to just stay in the lab. We want to have that translate into the real world and actually bring it into a clinic. So showing it off to so many prospective investors is very useful.”

Source: FIU News