Updated Jan 17, 2020

Donna Brezinski

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The bili-hut™ is the world's first ultraportable, high intensity phototherapy device capable of battery operation.

A phototherapy device that can be used "wherever there is a baby in need" requires a design approach sensitive to underserved contexts. The ideal phototherapy device needs to be lightweight and collapsible so it can be easily transported. Using commercially available materials and low-energy consuming LED lights keeps costs low and allows for battery operation. Arranging the light array in a ra...
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A phototherapy device that can be used "wherever there is a baby in need" requires a design approach sensitive to underserved contexts. The ideal phototherapy device needs to be lightweight and collapsible so it can be easily transported. Using commercially available materials and low-energy consuming LED lights keeps costs low and allows for battery operation. Arranging the light array in a radial pattern on a reflective surface amplifies light delivery.
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Stage 4: Transition to Scale

Bili-hut™ has been validated in field trials in Burundi and is currently transitioning-to-scale in Peru. Bili-hut™ has received FDA 510(k) clearance in September 2019, with expected US market entry in mid-2020 as either a home or hospital therapy.
Registered in United Statesin United States

Focus Areas:

Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Human Centered Design and Health

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Customers
4
Employees
$1,800,000
Funds Raised to Date
Verified Funding
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The Team Behind the Innovation

EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN

Milestone

Oct 2019
Funds RaisedPENDING
TYPEDebt
ORGANIZATIONFHI 360FHI 360
Sep 2019
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
ORGANIZATIONFDA
Nov 2018
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
ORGANIZATIONUSPTO
Jul 2013
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
 
as part of
 MassChallenge Accelerator
Mar 2013
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
 
as part of
 Medical Device New Venture Competition
Date Unknown
Created

Supporting Materials

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