What You Should Know:
– Prenuvo, an Redwood City, CA-based advanced, radiation-free whole body imaging for early detection of cancer and other diseases raises $70M in Series A equity and debt funding led by Felicis, with participation from existing investors including Tony Fadell, NYT bestseller author and founder of Nest; Dr. Timothy A. Springer, Lasker award recipient; Anne Wojcicki, CEO of 23&Me; Steel Perlot, with Eric Schmidt as chairman; entrepreneur Rande Gerber; and wellness investor, supermodel, and actress, Cindy Crawford.
– The funding will be used to invest in the company’s artificial intelligence (AI) team, new radiology tools, custom advanced MRI builds, and national expansion.
In-Depth Whole Body Screening
With Prenuvo, people and their doctors can reveal health problems early, if there are any, and gain peace of mind, if there are not. The company offers radiation-free, full-body MRI scans that are faster, less costly, and more intelligent than traditional methods, which can be prohibitively expensive and take three to four hours to complete. Using cutting-edge software and proprietary AI technology, a single Prenuvo scan covers 26 regions and organs of the body in under one hour. With high clinical diagnostic quality, it can screen for and diagnose more than 500 conditions – including most solid tumors at Stage 1 – at a fraction of the cost of traditional MRI screenings.
“The typical physical hasn’t evolved in decades and lacks predictive power. Prenuvo gives patients unparalleled clarity and control,” added Dr. Raj Attariwala, co-founder and radiologist at Prenuvo. “Not only can patients make better-informed decisions about their health, but doctors can also make more accurate treatment or monitoring plans with technology that can measure changes that are simply invisible to the naked eye. We’re making powerful health insights more readily available to anyone at any time.”
Prenuvo clinics redefine the imaging experience. Scans are spacious and allow patients to relax, watch a show on flatscreen TVs or listen to music for the duration. Trained radiologists read the images and results are delivered to patients and their doctors – along with next steps – through the user-friendly Prenuvo web and mobile app.