Diabetes Is A Global Tsunami.  MIMOSA Is Part Of The Solution

 
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Our mission at MIMOSA Diagnostics is to create a simple handheld device for imaging the foot. 

 

Please note, the MIMOSA is not yet available for sale.

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The MIMOSA: Seeing what We Cannot

Personal glucometers revolutionized diabetes management 35 years ago; a personal device for foot health monitoring could have the same impact on DFU-related amputation through early recognition and intervention.            PREVENTION IS THE KEY.

 
 

MIMOSA In The News

 
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AI Med Breakfast Briefing

On October 17, 2018 Dr. Karen Cross (Co-Founder and CEO, Mimosa Diagnostics) was a speaker at AI Med Breakfast Briefing in San Francisco, CA. Click below to watch the interview with Jennylyn Gleave.

 
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CBC Radio Interview 

On May 22, 2018 Dr. Karen Cross (Co-Founder and CEO, Mimosa Diagnostics) was interviewed live on CBC's Central Morning Show.

 

CBC Radio Interview 

On September 6th, 2016 Dr. Karen Cross (Co-Founder and CEO, Mimosa Diagnostics) was interviewed live on CBC Newfoundland and Labrador morning radio show, The St. John's Morning Show.

 

St. Michael's Hospital Magazine 

MIMOSA was featured in the St. Michael's Hospital magazine in October 2016.

 

Canadian Healthcare Technology

MIMOSA was featured in Canadian Healthcare Technology in March 2017. This is an online and print news magazine covering the 'new and noteworthy in healthcare technology.'

 
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St. Michael's Hospital Magazine

MIMOSA was featured in the St. Michael's Hospital magazine in March 2017.

 

Diabetes is the leading cause of non-traumatic lower limb amputation

Most people think diabetes is a mild disease that can be controlled by watching sugar intake or with medication. While this can be true, if diabetes is left untreated or isn’t properly managed it can lead to serious health complications like heart disease and nerve damage.

Because of these complications, diabetics often lose feeling in their feet, and can develop deep open wounds (called “ulcers”) from a sock that rubs them the wrong way or a shoe that does not fit properly.

They simply cannot tell that they have a problem until it is too late. 

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23 times more likely to have a lower limb amputation

Ulcers are treatable if caught early. People with diabetes are 23 times more likely to have a lower limb amputation than the general population. There are no early detection tools

A more frightening statistic is that 30% of diabetics who have an ulcer-related amputation die within 1 year - more than your life time risk of dying of cancer. 15% to 25% of people with diabetes will have a foot ulcer at some point in their lives.


Affecting Every-day Canadians

Canada has one of the highest rates of diabetes in the world, with more than three million people with the disease, a number which has doubled since 2000 and continues to grow.

Worldwide, more than 20 people are diagnosed with this disease every hour of the day.  Most people living with diabetes are middle aged and are still working.  Having a foot ulcer affects their ability to work, provide for their families and enjoy their lives. 

 

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Costing Canadian's $547 Million Dollars a Year

Beyond the personal cost to an individual who cannot work, treating diabetic foot ulcers costs the Canadian health care system $547 Million dollars a year.

The cost of an amputation to the Canadian health care system is 10 to 40 times greater than the cost of effective prevention. 

The MIMOSA Founders

 
 
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Karen Cross, MD, PhD, FRCSC

Dr. Cross is a Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon and a Surgeon Scientist at St. Michael’s Hospital. She is an assistant professor at the University of Toronto and an adjunctive professor at Ryerson University. 

 
 
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General Leung, PhD, MSc
 

Dr. Leung is a Magnetic Resonance physicist. He is currently the Chief Technical Officer at MIMOSA and assistant professor at the University of Toronto in the Department of Medical imaging.

 
 
 

The MIMOSA Team

 
Oren Rosen   Chief Operations Officer

Oren Rosen

Chief Operations Officer

Yuan Fang   Chief Regulatory Officer

Yuan Fang

Chief Regulatory Officer

Melanie Morris   Business Operations

Melanie Morris

Business Operations

Keith Wong   Senior Software Architect

Keith Wong

Senior Software Architect

Ruben Pinto   Quality Coordinator

Ruben Pinto

Quality Coordinator

Dragos Duta   Design Technologist

Dragos Duta

Design Technologist

Paul Hunter   Clinical Project Coordinator

Paul Hunter

Clinical Project Coordinator

Nathan Swift   Quality Assurance Specialist

Nathan Swift

Quality Assurance Specialist

Armin Gurdic   Software Developer

Armin Gurdic

Software Developer

 
 
 
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MIMOSA Appearances

Below are some of the events MIMOSA attend in the Fall of 2018. Stay tuned for more appearances in 2019.

 
 

AIMed Briefings

October 17, 2018
San Francisco, CA

 
 

Exponential Medicine

November 4-7, 2018
San Diego, CA

 
 

AIMed

December 13-15, 2018
Dana Point, CA

 
 
 

SNG Hawk’s Nest

November 22, 2018
Toronto, ON

Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare

December 4, 2018
Toronto, ON

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