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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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...