Med-tech app that detects infant skull condition earlier wins 2024 Biz Plan Contest

CranioSure, a Madison-based company that has designed a mobile app to screen infant head shapes to detect risk of craniosyntosis – accurately and early enough to help avoid surgeries – is the grand prize winner of the 21st annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest.

Designed by a team that included craniofacial plastic surgeons and others, the CranioSure app can detect the premature fusion of infant skull bones. If craniosynostosis is not identified by a pediatrician within four months, it’s twice as likely that a late referral would require open surgery.

The app’s algorithm can spot abnormalities with more specificity and sensitivity than physical exams. Once fully developed, the app will become available to pediatricians, parents and others.

Co-founder and chief executive officer Dr. Daniel Cho presented for CranioSure, which was among 13 “Diligent (Baker’s) Dozen” finalists to present Wednesday to judges and others during the annual Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference.

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