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Neosonics Newborn Proof-of-Concept oral communication shortlisted for an award in the 70th Congress of the Spanish Association of Pediatrics

The Kriba team is extremely proud to take part in 70th Congress of the Spanish Association of Pediatrics (AEP – Asociación Española de Pediatría) hosted by the Pediatrics Society of Western Andalusia and Extremadura (SPAOYEX) in Córdoba, Andalusia, June 6 – 8 2024.

Our abstract titled: “Screening for meningitis in newborns with a new non-invasive transfontanelar ultrasound device: a proof-of-concept study”has been selected as one of the top 14 studies submitted, and will be presented by Sara Ajanovic —MD, Pediatrician, Medical Officer at Kriba, PhD candidate, and medical research fellow at Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)-. She will present the Neosonics® proof-of-concept study to the scientific community in the first session of the oral presentations shortlisted for an award, on Friday, June 7th.

Sara Ajanovic will share how we validated the Neosonics® proof-of-concept—an AI algorithm-powered, non-invasive, transfontanelar ultrasound-based device—for screening for meningitis in infants with an open fontanelle. The results of the study, conducted in three leading high-volume Spanish hospitals— Hospital Universitario La Paz and Quirónsalud Pozuelo de Alarcón (Madrid), and Barcelona Children’s Hospital Sant Joan de Déu—show a sensitivity of 100% and a specificity of 90%. This means that the device has demonstrated its ability to detect all cases of meningitis and rule out 90% of negative lumbar punctures.
More information on Kriba Newborn can be found in the dedicated page here:

Research in pediatrics leads to improved health outcomes and a better quality of life for young patients. Investing in pediatric research yields long-term economic and social benefits (such as reducing disease-associated healthcare costs and ensuring healthier future generations). Two of our clinical advisors, Dr. Cristina Calvo Rey ( Head of Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases Unit -Hospital La Paz Madrid) and Dr. Quique Bassat (ISGlobal general director, ICREA research professor) will take part in a seminar included in the extensive scientific program of the congress on the relevance of research in pediatrics, addressing key topics such as clinical-research contracts, doctoral thesis modalities, and project funding. As members of the INVEST platform of the AEP (a platform dedicated to promoting research in pediatric primary care and leading international projects), they will provide their expertise in the field, together with Dr. Irene Rivero Calle from the Hospital Clínico Universitario de Santiago.

Kriba is committed to improving the screening of serous fluid infections, collaborating closely with medical researchers to generate impact in healthcare.