Zomedica Corp., a veterinary health company offering diagnostic and therapeutic products for companion animals, announced that it has purchased a $1.0 million convertible note from UF startup Structured Monitoring Products, Inc. (SMP), makers of the VetGuardianTM wireless remote pet monitoring platform, and in connection therewith has acquired the option to act as a sales agent for SMP's platform. Under the terms of the agreement, Zomedica will also have the option to acquire the VetGuardian product line for use in Animal Health.
UF startup VetGuardian was among five finalists chosen by the North American Veterinary Community for its fourth annual VMX Pet Pitch Competition.
UF startup Structured Monitoring Products' VetGuardian was among the five winners. VetGuardian is a zero-touch remote telemonitor for veterinarians that continuously gathers a patient's vital signs without wires or physical contact.
Vik Ramprakash, CEO of UF startup Structured Monitoring Products Inc, has developed a solution called VetGuardian, a wireless device that sits a few feet away from the animal and requires no connection points to monitor the animal's vitals.
If you had to collect vital signs from a mountain lion, wouldn’t you prefer to do it with zero contact and at a safe distance? With Structured Monitoring Products’ new technology VetGuardian, exotic animal veterinarians at the Akron (Ohio) Zoo have monitored mountain lions and more.
Vik Ramprakash, founder of UF startup Structured Monitoring Products (SMP), is making the process of taking vital signs easier and safer. The company’s VetGuardian monitor remotely gathers vital signs, including temperature, pulse and respiration of sick, injured or post-operative animals.