SonarMed Invested 2010

SonarMed exited to Medtronic in December 2020.

Founded in 2005, SonarMed® is a privately-held medical device company based in Carmel, IN, that uses sound-based technologies to solve healthcare problems. SonarMed developed the AirWave™ Airway Monitoring System to solve critical airway management challenges, thereby addressing an enormous unmet need in critical care and the operating room. AirWave provides continuous, real-time endotracheal tube monitoring and is indicated for both neonatal/pediatric and adult use. It is the only FDA-cleared airway monitoring system for patients who can’t breathe on their own.

The AirWave technology was initially developed at Purdue University by SonarMed founders Dr. Jeffrey Mansfield, Dr. Eduardo Juan and Dr. George Wodicka, using the principles of acoustic reflectometry to develop a more comprehensive approach for the management of endotracheal tubes. Development of AirWave was supported by grants from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Indiana 21s t Century Research and Technology Fund.