Downtown Ann Arbor's Kalyspo wins Entrepreneur Boot Camp

Kalyspo, a bio-tech start-up, has won Ann Arbor SPARK's 21st Entrepreneur Boot Camp's Best of Boot Camp award with its new surgery-tool-tracking technology.

"The whole experience was very, very positive," says Dr. Theodore Marentis, co-founder of Kalyspo. "It got us from building the product point of view to building the business point of view."

The downtown Ann Arbor-based startup is developing technology that prevents foreign objects, such as surgical tools, from being left in patients during surgery. The technology employs a micro machined tag that improves the visibility of objects on x-rays and computer software that detects the tag, as well as untagged objects such as needles.

Kalyspo spun out of the University of Michigan four months ago and currently has a team of four people working on it. The team hopes to strike a strategic partnership with a major surgical sponge maker this year. It also expects to bring its product to market this year.

Source: Dr. Theodore Marentis, co-founder of Kalyspo
Writer: Jon Zemke

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