07 Oct

The PeriGen Journey

PeriGen featured in One Million by One Million Blog

The PeriGen Journey

During last week’s interview with Sramana Mitra,  the founder of One Million by One Million, Emily Hamilton outlined the long, often winding journey taken from her seed research into labor progress at McGill University to the forming of PeriGen to today’s fast growth as more and more hospitals realize the patient safety benefits of applying advanced technology to labor & delivery patient care.

She detailed how McGill’s mission of enabling world-class expertise and her love of “tinkering” led to government funding for the collaboration of a group of mathematicians, engineers, and clinicians that developed a totally new method — a mathematical model — for measuring labor progress, one designed to assess whether progress is normal or significantly abnormal to require intervention.

Emily describes how the new product was tested in her own backyard in Canada where almost all Montreal hospitals tested and then rolled out the prototype.  The hard part came with the attempt to extend reach into the Unites States.

“It certainly was harder when I stepped outside of my backyard.  With novel ideas, there’s a fair bit of skepticism as well.  Obstetrics has a lot of medico-legal pressures so there’s a lot of fear of doing anything that’s new,” explains Emily.

Enter PeriGen

Joining Emily Hamilton during the One Million by One Million interview, Matthew Sappern (PeriGen’s CEO) explained the next leg of the journey.

“PeriGen is actually the combination of a company called E&C Medical, originally based in Tel Aviv, and LMS, Emily’s company in Canada.  E&C was trying to do pretty much what Emily’s team was rolling out.    The companies were brought together under the name PeriGen to offer their compelling technologies within the US market,” says Matthew.

The combination has proved to be a powerful one.  Under Matt’s leadership, PeriGen has gained avid evangelists for their technology among the obstetric and investing communities.  The result has been significant growth and a remarkable level of traction, especially in the last 18 months.

Click to read the entire interview on One Million by One Million

08 Jul

Supporting AWHONN Perinatal Research

PeriGen CEO Matt Sappern hands AWHONN a donation for Every Woman, Every Baby research fund

PeriGen CEO Matt Sappern happily hands Pamela Spears, AWHONN’s Director of Development a donation check in support of the Every Woman, Every Baby fund

In addition to introducing their new PeriCALM® CheckList™ solution to 231 labor & delivery professionals at this year’s AWHONN National Convention, PeriGen also supported AWHONN with a $2,500 donation to their Every Woman, Every Baby program. This fund is used to support educational and research initiatives aimed at enhancing healthier perinatal outcomes. The following labor & delivery teams added their names in support of the donation:

  • Aurora Sinai
  • Aviano Air Base in Italy
  • Baylor University Medical Center of Dallas
  • Berlin Memorial Hospital
  • Christiana Care
  • Community Memorial Hospital
  • DCH Regional Medical Center
  • Doylestown Hospital
  • Enloe Medical Center
  • Geisinger Medical Center
  • Hahnemann University Hospital
  • Henry Ford West Bloomfield
  • IASIS Healthcare Corporation
  • Integris Health
  • Johnson Regional Medical Center
  • Kona Community Hospital
  • Lawrence & Memorial Hospital
  • Lodi Memorial
  • Madigon Army Medical Center
  • Major Hospital
  • Marian Medical
  • Mary Greeley Medical Center
  • Mat-su Regional Medical Center
  • Mercy Merced – Dignity
  • Mobile Infirmary Medical Center
  • Myrtue Medical Center
  • Naval Medical Center of Portsmouth
  • Norton Women’s Childrens
  • Providence St. Mary’s Medical Center
  • Providence Tarzana
  • Rochester General Hospital
  • Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital
  • Rose Medical Center
  • Sanford Medical Center of Thief River Falls
  • Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial
  • St.. Charles Mercy Hospital
  • St. Francis Medical Center (MO)
  • St. Luke’s Health System
  • SUNY Downstate
  • Swedish American Hospital
  • Torrance Memorial Medical Center
  • Universal Health Services, Inc.
  • Wakemed Health & Hospital
  • Wakemed Raleigh Campus
  • Wallace Thomson Hospital
  • Wayne Memorial Hospital (GA)
  • White Plains Hospital
  • York Hospital (PA)

Thanks all of the above for your voice of support!