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Invention Notebook

From Plastic Surgeon-in-Training to Inventor: How a Family Tragedy Led One Latina to Improve Lung Disease Diagnosis for the World

Maria Artunduaga is the CEO and founder of Samay (formerly Respira Labs), a successful startup aimed at providing low-cost, at-home diagnostics for dangerous respiratory conditions.

Maria Artunduaga, CEO & Founder of Respira Labs
Maria Artunduaga, CEO & Founder of Samay.
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Maria Artunduaga’s grandmother Sylvia
The Sylvee, a prototype, modeled after continuous glucose monitoring sensors
The Sylvee, a prototype, modeled after continuous glucose monitoring sensors.
The device attaches to the patient’s chest and injects sound through the thoracic cavity, listens back to it, and captures changes in resonance
The device attaches to the patient’s chest and injects sound through the thoracic cavity, listens back to it, and captures changes in resonance.
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