Dr. Neil Ray will discuss why a world-wide C-section epidemic has developed and the consequential long-term health implications to mother and child. His talk will also explain how existing fetal monitors have contributed to the C-section epidemic and how the technology being developed by Raydiant Oximetry could help reduce the unsustainable C-section rates that currently exist.
Dr. Neil Ray is a Harvard-trained, Board Certified Pediatric Anesthesiologist and affiliated with UC Davis School of Medicine. In addition, he is the founder of Raydiant Oximetry, a medical device start-up company that is focused on improving outcomes for mothers and babies during childbirth by developing a better fetal monitor. Dr. Ray is the recipient of a CITRIS Seed Grant and an SBIR grant from the NIH to develop a non-invasive fetal oximeter for use during labor & delivery. Dr. Ray is also the PI for a CITRIS sponsored clinical trial to test the feasibility of this novel technology on pregnant women. Radiant Oximetry also joined the CITRIS Foundry in Fall 2016 to begin commercialization of a single, non-invasive device that monitors key vital signs for both a baby and pregnant mother.