Dr. Nicholas L. Taro, a practicing
anesthesiologist, founded Analyte Logic (AL) in 2008 after
seeing first-hand the devastating impact of postoperative opioid-induced
respiratory depression (POIRD). He could not find any existing
technology to combat this adverse event so he decided to do it himself.
Dr. Taro tracked down the original developers of
an out-of-production 1990-era FDA-approved device that, in his opinion, could
help prevent the devastating impact of POIRD. Dr. Taro worked with and funded
the original developers to upgrade the original design using modern technology
and eliminating the issues that clinicians found objectionable. The outcome of
this effort is AL's new Aegis system.
The Aegis system comprises two different
parts: the Aegis Sensor and the
Optode Engine (OE).
The OE makes it easy for an OEM to incorporate the
into its own patient monitoring equipment.