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BioGenerator Company Readout Health Produces New Class 1 Medical Device to Easily Track Nutritional Ketosis

Dec 12, 2019

BioGenerator-backed company is first to manufacture digital health device in St. Louis

St. Louis digital health company Readout Health is set to help millions of people manage their health through innovative and science-backed breath technology. Emerging from stealth, today Readout Health launches its Class 1 medical device BIOSENSETM. The device, manufactured in St. Louis, is the first highly-accurate and IP-protected nutritional ketosis device, empowering people to personalize and map their health journey through simple breath samples multiple times a day.

Metabolisms are unique and vary based on age, gender and other key individual factors. A highly accurate, easy-to-use solution that allows for frequent testing to record the metabolic journey is needed to fully understand someone’s metabolic reaction to food and keep one’s body in nutritional ketosis.

BIOSENSETM was created with today’s health enthusiasts in mind and to seamlessly fit into their daily routines. The device provides high-resolution ketone data and nutritional ketosis feedback to users directly on a pocket-sized device that people can use and allows them to track and personalize their ketosis journey in the mobile app. This breath technology also replaces the need for multiple blood draws every day.

“With weight or performance-focused consumers and chronic disease patients becoming increasingly aware of the benefits of nutritional ketosis, the market is demanding a tool to enable them to track their personalized metabolic journey all day rather than once-per day,” said Jim Howard, CEO of Readout Health. “BIOSENSETM is the first device with clinically-proven accuracy with this ease-of-use, allowing people to better understand their metabolism, while making keto and carb-restricted diets more personalized and, therefore, more actionable and maintainable.”


“People who want a simple, accurate tool to help them better navigate their journey toward improved metabolic health should give BIOSENSETM a try,” said Victoria Field, Co-founder of Metabolic Health Initiative, the organization that hosts Metabolic Health Summit. “The device is incredibly easy to use, and I love the fact that I can take my measurements on the go in just one quick breath. It’s the perfect ketosis-companion!”

“I met the Readout team and knew their expertise and product vision could vastly improve the way ketones are monitored. They have done an exceptional job of bringing this product to market at an optimal time,” said Jim McCarter, MD, PhD. “Readout and its Biosense device enter the market at a time when the benefits of nutritional ketosis are becoming mainstream for consumers, virtual clinics treating chronic disease, and academic research at leading institutions like Washington University in St. Louis.”

“We are thrilled to lead this round of investment in Readout,” said Charlie Bolten, BioGenerator Senior Vice President, who joins the Readout board of Directors with the financing. “The Biosense platform can be a market leader in consumer products to support a healthier lifestyle.”

BIOSENSETM is now available in the U.S. To get your device ahead of the holiday season, please visit: www.mybiosense.com.

To date, Readout Health has secured $1.2 million from investors, including venture backers BioGenerator, iSelect Funds and Synchrony Bio, and is involved in a research collaboration at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.


About Readout Health

Readout Health is a digital health company with a mission to help patients better manage their own health by providing novel, clinically-backed tools to easily measure health biomarkers. Readout is based in St. Louis, Missouri with investment from BioGenerator, iSelect Funds and Synchrony Bio. The company has developed the first highly-accurate and IP-protected nutritional ketosis device and is dedicated to furthering innovation around breath technology and its implications for the healthcare industry. The BIOSENSETM device is manufactured and assembled in Toronto and St. Louis.

About BioGenerator

BioGenerator, the investment arm of BioSTL, produces a sustained pipeline of successful bioscience companies and entrepreneurs in St. Louis by creating, growing and investing in promising new enterprises. Visit www.BioGenerator.org for additional information, and follow us on LinkedIn linkedin.com/company/BioGenerator and Twitter @BioGeneratorSTL.