Industry: Information Technology and Life Sciences
Academic Affiliation: Medical University of South Carolina
Funding Received: Academic Startup Assistance Grant, SC Launch, Inc. Investment
Zeriscope is a Mobile Telemedicine Platform provider. The company has developed a cost-effective, portable telemedicine exam kit and HIPAA-compliant software platform that allows doctors to conduct real-time medical exams remotely, thus reducing the incidence of unwarranted or unnecessary emergency room visits or hospital readmissions.
Telemedicine offers a broad range of common-sense benefits for patients, care givers and healthcare providers. Adoption has been slow in many communities and health care models due to the complexity and costs associated with telemedicine platforms, software and implementation.
The Zeriscope solution is a simple, affordable and easy-toadopt system that delivers the benefits of telemedicine quickly and with minimal up-front investment. The company has received investment funding from SC Launch, Inc. that is enabling them to build out their software team, identify strategic partners and develop smart marketing and sales initiatives.
Zeriscope was founded as a startup inside the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) by Dr. Robert Adams. Dr. Adams, a MUSC Professor of Neurology, initiated the REACH MUSC Telestroke Network in 2008, which grew to over 20 sites across the state. In 2013 he recognized the need to expand telemedicine for broader medical usage and created Zeriscope. The company received the SCRA Academic Startup Assistance Grant in 2015.
In January 2018 Zeriscope announced the addition of a hands-free examination camera to its Mobile Telemedicine Exam Kit, and they continue to build on the capabilities and options of the software platform. Recently the company was a grant recipient in collaboration with MUSC, Trident Technical College and Amanda Senior Care for the SCRA Technology-Enabled Population Health Feasibility Award.
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