On Wednesday, SwipeSense announced it had secured $9.7 million in funding, according to a filing by the SEC. The Chicago-based company, which was nominated for a Moxie Award for Best Healthcare Startup in 2013, provides hand-sanitation tools to hospital workers in order to deter infections.
Founded by Yuri Malina and Mert Iseri while they were at Northwestern University in 2011, SwipeSense not only arms hospital workers with a convenient and accessible way to sanitize their hands, but also acts as a compliance metric because it tracks usage data from its users.
In 2012, SwipeSense benefited from guidance and $50,000 in seed capital from Healthbox, a healthcare technology accelerator program. In 2013, it was also named a finalist in a Wall Street Journal nationwide startup contest.
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