When Every Second Counts

“Detecting sepsis early and starting immediate treatment is often the difference between life and death.”

- Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D. (CDC Director)

What is Sepsis?

The Fast Facts 1

The Quiet Killer

Sepsis is the #1 cause of death in hospitals, taking the lives of 270,000 people every year in the United States, which is more than opioid overdoses, prostate cancer and breast cancer combined.

Rapid Mortality

Mortality from sepsis increases as much as 8% for every hour that treatment is delayed. As many as 80% of sepsis deaths could be prevented with rapid diagnosis and treatment – making early detection essential.

$27B+ Every Single Year

Sepsis related healthcare costs in the U.S. are astronomical – something we can help dramatically reduce with consistent early detection.

A Look at Sepsis in the Body

With sepsis, the patient’s immune system, or host response, becomes dysregulated, leading to collateral damage of blood vessels and major organs, such as the kidneys and liver. We directly see this dysregulation as structural shifts in white blood cells.

Normal Infection

Controlled, effective immune response
at the site of the infection

Infection with Sepsis

Uncontrolled amplification of immune
response throughout the entire body

Diagnosing Sepsis

Sepsis doesn’t discriminate based on age, gender or health status and it presents non-specifically, with up to 85%2 of cases coming through the emergency department. With current approaches, sepsis remains challenging to diagnose early and accurately, often consuming valuable resources and delaying care to those who need it most.

The Impact of Sepsis

Sepsis places a devastating burden on patients and their families. It also has broad impact across hospitals, including:

Seeking Answers with our Clinical Studies

We’ve enrolled thousands of patients in our clinical studies to advance early sepsis detection in the emergency department in an effort to find ways to significantly reduce morbidity and mortality, and decrease healthcare costs.

Want to See the Research?

Read About Our Studies

1 Radius Global Market Research. (2019). Sepsis Awareness Study Summary Report. Sepsis Alliance.

2 Mark Ramzy, DO, "Early Sepsis Screening in the Emergency Department", REBEL EM blog, December 10, 2018.

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