Stasys Medical: Rapid Point-of-Care Trauma-Induced Coagulopathy Device


To construct a pre-production reader for blood coagulation effectiveness

Anticipated Impact: 

Quick and accurate analysis of defects in blood coagulation, allowing administration of appropriate blood products and therapy


Trauma often induces coagulopathy, a complicated and poorly understood set of deficiencies in blood coagulation. Emergency medicine physicians are faced with minimal data to inform their decision to slow or speed up clotting, or support dissolution of the clot. Current devices to measure clotting are too slow and provide only partial information. Building on two previous LSDF grants, the proposed point-of-care device uses sensitive optics to quickly measure deflection of a micropost when stressed by a patient's blood clot. Appropriate blood products can be administered once the clot status is known. The project principally consists of developing a calibration prototype of the disposable card and a pre-production reader, then testing with human blood. Matching funds will come from a local angel investment fund.

Collaborating organizations: University of Washington, MiniFAB  

Platelet Function Monitoring

Grant Update

Principal Investigator:
Ari Karchin
Grantee Organization:
Stasys Medical
Grant Title:
Stasys Medical: Rapid Point-of-Care Trauma-Induced Coagulopathy Device
Grant Cohort and Year:
2015 Matching (05)
Grant Period:
08/01/2015 - 07/31/2017 (Active)
Grant Amount:

Impact in Washington

Location of LSDF Grantee
Locations of Collaborations/Areas of Impact

Legislative Districts:
11, 34, 36, 37, 43, 45, 46

Health Impacts

Platelet Function Monitoring