by John Hawkins
The problem we solve: Heart disease is the leading cause of death and the most costliest of diseases. Kardia answers the most important question in heart failure - what is the impact to the heart's ability to pump blood? Answering this question enables clinicians to plan treatment. Our solution will help improve care at the patient level, and address the high cost of heart disease.
About our solution: Kardia is a SaaS model that processes a cardiac MRI through API's. Our model augments the current radiology workflow, and provides a 3D color video demonstrating heart muscle viability.Progress to date:
Product Traction to date:
Over the past 15 years we have run 9 clinical validation studies funded by the NIH (10M USD in funding).
Led to publishing numerous papers, and Two Patents on our methodology
Systolic Strain Analysis - strain orientation in the normal human left ventricle
Using cMRI to map Myocardial viability ( tissue alive or dead)
Proprietary DB of the Normal Human Heart on cMRI
Negotiated favorable license terms with the Office of Technology Management at Washington U.
in q4 2020 Product pre market fit in the cardiology and radiology ecosystem
Industry including MRI OEM, radiology RIS/PACS and Reporting ecosystem
Cardiologists and Radiologist
Signing first partnership with Pheonmx, and several Heart Failure clinics as Beta Sites
Creator: John Hawkins
Bio: Innovative leader driving change in the cardiac imaging space. John brings 30 years experience in Health Information Technologies, including co-founding Kardia, a start up company applying AI/ML to the cardiac MRI.
Title: CEO and Co-Founder
Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Thoracic Surgery–Certified Transplantation Surgery–Qualified
Biography: Dr. Pasque, (Mike) to his family and friends, is Board Certified in Thoracic and Transplantation Surgery. Mike practices in St. Louis Mo. at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and the VA Medical Center. In addition, Mike is a Professor, Surgery Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Washington University. Mike set out thirty years ago building an answer to this question - is there a better way to understand cardiac ischemia, and contractile injury to the left ventricle than the status quo? Mike and the team have an answer - Kardia, by applying machine learning and algorithms to a Cardiac MRI, we can now see at the micro-regional level the contractile injury to the heart. In his spare time Mike enjoys - spending time with family and friends, down time on his ranch, and learning python and apply to apply the power of the computer to improve patient care.
Title: Founder and Chief Medical Officer
Advanced Degree(s): Thoracic Surgery–Certified Transplantation Surgery–Qualified
Co-Founder, Investor Relations, West Point Graduate
Biography: Brian is an experienced executive with a proven track record of working with small companies to turn them into profitable businesses while growing them and preparing for an exit. Brian is experienced in M&A , international business development, international operations, operational start up and expansion. Brain is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, West Point, and continues to serve our great country as a member of the United States Military Academy, Field Force Officer, evaluating and recommending for selection the next generation of student candidates who will go on to study and lead our military. In his downtime Brian enjoys being a husband and father, the outdoors, golf, skiing, and is also passionate about grillin and chillin with family and friends.
Title: Co-Founder, Investor Relations
Advanced Degree(s): West Point Graduate
Dr. Khan Siddiqui
Advisory Board Member, MD
Biography: Khan is best known as a Serial entrepreneur, physician, innovator, former MSFT executive and unleashing and scaling AI - who strongly believes in the power of “paying it forward”. Khan brings over 22 years of experience as a practicing clinician and technology professional. A visiting Associate Professor at the Department of Radiology at John Hopkins University School of Medicine, former Co-Director at the Center for Biomedical & Imaging Informatics, Johns Hopkins University. Prior to founding higi in 2012, Dr. Siddiqui was a Physician Executive and Principal Program Manager at Microsoft. Dr. Siddiqui has published dozens of peer-reviewed publications and holds 12 patents for technology in areas of deep learning, AI, image processing, data visualization, as well as securing patient information handling and health records.
Title: Advisory Board Member
Advanced Degree(s): MD
Personally, I am a patient living with Chronic Heart Failure. (HFpEF).
I was diagnosed in April 2016 with a bad aortic valve and a large thoracic aortic aneurysm, requiring surgical repair and a lifelong prescription to heart meds.
Kardia helps patients like me:
Clinicains will benefit from Kardia -
Kardia will benefit the providers and heart failure clinics through
Kardia provides a unique feature for partners, the ability to rapidly assess heart failure and the impact of the disease to the contractile injury to the heart muscle. MRI OEM will benefit from licensing Kardia and offering the solution as a feature benefit to their customers.
Well published that heart disease is the leading cause of death and the most costliest of the diseases.
We are looking at the market though this perspective:
Projected 3 Year Growth
Kardia anticpates converting Beta sites into paid customers, with a steady customer aquisition model over the next 3 years.
|Funding + 12 Months
|Funding + 24 Months
|Funding + 36 Months
|36 Month Funded Model
21 -22- 23 Totals
|Hospital Provider / License Deals||5||$313,764||25||$1,568,818||75||$4,706,454||$6,589,036|
Kardia plans on managing the business with an eye on profitability by year 2.
|Cost of Goods Sold||$285,000||$660,000||$782,500||$1,727,500|
The Kardia revenue model and customer aquisition approach:
There are several competitors fighting for post processing of the cMRI, and cardiac imaging.
Notable competitors include:
cardiowise and heartflow.
Both companies analyze the CT - which can introduce harmful radiation to the patients.
|Company/ Product||cMRI Product||Strengths|
|Kardia||Kardia||Human based propriatery DB of the normal heart on cMRI.
Vizualize cardiac muscle (Epi, Myo, Endo) at the microregional level on cardiac MRI.
2 Patents on using cMRI to detect cardiac viability.
|Myocardial Solutions||MyoStrain||Management Team
Johns Hopkins University
FDA 510K Clearance
||ADAS 3D||The software consists of two post-processing modules for the Left Ventricle (LV) and Left Atrium (LA). Both modules automatically identify areas of LV/LA fibrosis and enable viewing adjacent structures to the chamber of interest, providing quick and easy to use quantification and visualization tool.
Can process both MRI and CTA CT angiography.
|MEDIS MEDICAL IMAGING SYSTEMS, B.V||QMass - for CT and CMRI||LV and RV function analysis
Global function analysis (Simpson’s method) on short axis or transversal stack of cines
Quantification of custom volumes, such as atrial volumes
Area-length and Bi-plane volumetric analysis methods for long axis cines
Automatic contour detection of LV endo and epicardium and RV endocardium, semi- automatic contour editing
“LiveContour” algorithm to quickly detect endocardial contours
Automatic exclusion of images in short axis based on information in long axis ?
Auto-detection of papillary muscles and trabeculae with “MassK mode”
Quantification of EDV, ESV, SV, %EF, CO, CI, indexed values (BSA and height), (time to) peak filling and ejection rate ? Various BSA calculation methods for indexed results
Various normal ranges possible, calculation of z-scores
Analysis of regional parameters, such as wall motion, wall thickness, wall thickening and wall thickness changes over time
|CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING SOLUTIONS LTD.1600 MANCHESTER WAYCorinth, TX 76210||CMRTOOLS AND PLUG-INS VENTRICULAR TOOLS & THALASSAEMIA TOOLS||CMRtoolSTM is a software package for the visualization and analysis of cardiovascular magnetic resonance images (CMR). CMRtooISTM is comprised of an image loader, an image viewer and a set of optional plug-ins for specialist cardiac analysis, including VentricularTools and ThalassaemiaTools. * VentricularTools provides dedicated functionality for calculating volume and mass indices of the ventricles of the heart from magnetic resonance images. * ThalassaemiaTools allows the calculation of a property called T2* that characterizes iron loading in the heart and liver|
|GE||Cardiac VX||CardiacVX is a post-processing analytical software application, which provides tools: for the review and reporting of cardiac MR datasets. Measurement tools on the report interface include: point, distance, area, and volume melasurements (including ejection fraction, cardiac output, end-diastolic volume, end-systolic volunme, and volume flow measurements). Semi-automatic tools are availablefor left ventricular contour detection, valve plane detectioni, vessel contour detection for flow analysis, signal intensity analysis for myocardium and infarct sizing measurement, T2 Star analysis, and patent foramen ovale (PFO) anal ysis.
The GE CardiacVX forIMR] is an analytical software tool,
which provides reproducible tools for the review and
reporting of medical images. CardiacVX can import medical
images from a MR system and displaythemn in a viewing
area on the computer screen. The viewing area allows the
access to multiple studies and series of multi-slice, multiphase images. Multi-phase sequences of images can be
displayed in a cine mode to facilitate visualization.
A report input interface is also available. Measurement tools
on the report interface make :it possible to quickly and
* reliably fill out a complete clinical report of an imaging
exam. Available tools include: point, distance, area, and
* volume mecasurement tools such as ejection, fraction, cardiac
output, end-diastolic volume, end-systolic volume, and
* volume flow measurements.
Semi-automatic tools are available for left ventricular
contour detection, Valve plane detection, vessel contour
detection for flow analysis, signal intensity analysis for
myocardium and infarct sizin~g measurement, and T2 Star
|PIE MEDICAL IMAGING B.V.||CAAS MRV Version 3.0||The intended use of CAAS MRV is to enable the user to:
1. Delineate the inner and outer wall of the ventricles automatically or semi-automatically, as
well as the papillary muscles, on MR images
2. Derive from these contours the global and regional functional parameters like Ejection
Fraction, Stroke Volume, Wall Movement etc.
The CAAS MRV has been designed to be used in eveiyday clinical practice to support clinical
diagnoses, as well as for research purposes like clinical research trials.
|Arterys||Arterys Cardio DL||Quantification: - Anatomy and tissue segmentation - Distance and area measurements - Cardiac function quantification including stroke volume, ejection fraction, cardiac output, end-diastolic mass and volume, end-systolic mass and volume - Flow quantification, including net flow, forward flow, reverse flow, regurgitation fraction, pressure gradient and primary flow direction, at user-specified locations where contours have been created (e.g. aortic valve, pulmonary valve, mitral valve, tricuspid valve, superior vena cava) - Phase correction|
|Arterys||Arterys Software v 2.0||Same as above|
|MORPHEUS IMAGING, INC
1700 4TH STREE MC 2522 BYERS HALL 214
San Francisco, CA 95158
|HEARTSCAN SOFTWARE||HeartScan consists of software that analyzes DICOM-compliant cardiovascular images
acquired from magnetic resonance (MR) scanners. HeartScan specifically analyzes the
blood flow to the heart and its major vessels using multi-slice, multi-phase and velocity
encoded MR images. It provides clinically relevant and reproducible, quantitative data
and has been tested and validated on MR images acquired from both I.5T and 3:0 T MR
Scanners. The data produced by HeartScan is intended to be used to support qualified
cardiologist, radiologist or other licensed professional healthcare practitioners for clinical
decision making. It is a support tool that provides relevant clinical data as a resource to
the clinician and is not intended to be a source of medical advice or to determine or
recommend a course of action or treatment for a patient.
|MEDVOXEL SYSTEMS INC
2867 CROSSCURRENT DRIVE
Mississauga, CA L5n 6l1
|HeartPro||HeartPro consists of software that analyzes DICOM-compliant cardiovascular images acquired from magnetic resonance (MR) scanners. HeartPra specifically analyzes the blood flow to the heart and its major vessels using multi-slice, multi-phase and velocity encoded MR images. It provides clinically relevant and reproducible, quantitative data and has been tested and validated on MR images acquired from both 1.5T and 3.0 T MR Scanners. The data produced by HeartPro is intended to be used to support qualified cardiologist, radiologist or other licensed professional healthcare practitioners for clinical decision making. It is a support tool that provides relevant clinical data as a resource to the clinician and is not intended to be a source of medical advice or to determine or recommend a course of action or treatment for a patient.|
|SIEMENS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS USA, INC.
51 VALLEY STREAM PKWY.
Malvern, PA 19355 -1406
|LEONARDO SYNGO CARDIOLOGY WORKSTATION||LEONARDO syngo Cardiology offers a comprehensive cardiology solution to
view, optimize, post-process diagnostic information and aid the doctors in the
evaluation of digital cardiological and radiological examinations and patient
|Syngo.CT CaScoring||CT Calcium scoring majoring coronary artieries|
|Cardiowise||https://www.cardiowiseinc.com/||CardioWise's non-invasive Cardiac Computed Tomography (cCT) analysis software produces an easy-to-understand 3D image model of the human heart.|
|Heartflow||https://www.heartflow.com/||Cardiac CT for blood flow|
Kardia has signed two letters of intent to license the product as a complementive service to:
In addition, Kardia is working through signing several Beta sites, heart failure clinics.
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