Transforming healthcare by unlocking the power of blood flow data.


NovaSignal was founded in 2013 with the sole mission of providing greater access to critical data needed by physicians to improve the lives of their patients. Co-Founder Dr. Robert Hamilton was pursuing his Ph.D. in the Department of Neurosurgery at UCLA and it was here that he developed NovaSignal’s core technology that is in use by physicians across the world today.

Robert worked daily in the neurocritical care unit, and conducted international research in Haiti, China, and Malawi where access to medical technology was limited. It was these combined experiences that inspired him to start NovaSignal, and after he was introduced to MBA students Dan Hanchey and Leo Petrossian the NovaSignal story began!

NovaSignal is founded
NovaSignal receives a $3M grant from the NIH to study traumatic brain injury and stroke

The Lucid™ M1 receives FDA 510(k) clearance
Lucid M1 receives CE Mark approval and NovaSignal opens its first office in Europe

Awarded $10M grant from the Department of Defense
The NeuralBot™ receives FDA clearance, paving the way for the Lucid™ Robotic System to become the first fully-automated ultrasound.
The first commercial Lucid Robotic System is acquired by Houston Methodist University to monitor blood flow during open heart surgery.
NovaSignal hires tech industry luminary Diane Bryant as CEO and Chairman. Corporate strategy is expanded to unlock the value of NovaSignal’s proprietary data set.
NovaSignal launches the NovaSignal Platform including the second generation of the NovaGuide Intelligent Ultrasound, and NovaGuide View which provides secure, cloud-based access to dynamic exam data.

Making a difference in communities across the globe

The idea for NovaSignal started in a village in Malawi, where co-founder Robert Hamilton was using transcranial doppler ultrasound to help diagnose pediatric malaria. NovaSignal systems are used in cerebral malaria clinics in Malawi, Zambia, Nigeria, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

NovaSignal recently donated eight Lucid™ TCD systems to help Nationwide Children’s Hospital develop malaria and sickle cell centers of excellence throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

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