Building the Future of Ultrasound
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What
We Do

At Butterfly Network we are building a device that will make medical imaging accessible to everyone in the world. It’s a breakthrough that will save millions of lives.

The PROMISE

With ultrasound a doctor can see into the heart of someone in cardiac arrest or into the abdomen of a woman with an ectopic pregnancy, and save their lives. 75 years after its invention, ultrasound remains an indispensable tool for diagnosis and monitoring.

The PROBLEM

60% of the world lacks access to medical imaging because current technologies are unwieldy, expensive, and require extensive training.

Doctors carry supercomputers in their pockets but still use the ​stethoscope​, invented 1816, as their primary point-of-care diagnostic tool.

"60% of the world lacks access to medical imaging because current technologies are unwieldy, expensive and require extensive training."

Our solution

At Butterfly Network, we are reinventing the ultrasound machine by squeezing all of its components ​onto a single silicon chip.

The result is a high performance imager more portable and less expensive than any other system in the world.

The system's onboard Deep Learning Algorithms, trained by ultrasound experts, will guide clinicians with less expertise.

Who
We Are

Butterfly Network's leadership team has a proven track-record developing and commercializing complex, high-tech, chip-based healthcare products. Our engineering team has deep experience across medical imaging, microelectromechanical systems, and semiconductor fabrication. We are privileged to be advised by a group of luminaries uniquely qualified to guide our team.

Our LEADERSHIP

Jonathan Rothberg
Chairman, Product Architect & Chief Executive Officer

Butterfly Network was founded by Dr. Jonathan Rothberg, who is best known for inventing next-generation sequencing. Dr. Rothberg’s previous businesses include CuraGen, 454 Life Sciences, Clarifi, RainDance and Ion Torrent. Butterfly Network is the first company to emerge from Dr. Rothberg’s startup accelerator 4Catalyzer, which is focused on medical devices.

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Gregg Fergus
Board Member & Chief Commercial Officer
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Mark Michalski
President & Chief Medical Officer
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Our ADVISORS

Bruce Rosen
Professor in Radiology
at Harvard
David Ferrucci
Principal Investigator
for IBM's
Watson Project
Max Tegmark
Professor of Physics at MIT
Pierre Khuri-Yakub
Professor of EE at Stanford
Charles Sodini
Professor of EE at MIT

News

Rothberg returns with star trek-like medical device to create images and cut with sound waves

When we last left Jonathan Rothberg, the entrepreneur who first throttled DNA sequencing onto its Moore’s Law-beating path, he was leaving behind his genetics work in the tangle of Thermo Fisher’s $14 billion purchase of Life Technologies...

The startup that's bringing ai to ultrasounds and mris

Rothberg just announced $100 million in funding for his three-year-old startup, Butterfly Network, that hopes to create a new handheld medical-imaging device that can make both MRI and ultrasounds significantly cheaper and more efficient...

with $100 million, entrepreneur sees path to disrupt medical imaging

A scanner the size of an iPhone that you could hold up to a person’s chest and see a vivid, moving, 3-D image of what’s inside is being developed by entrepreneur Jonathan Rothberg...

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