GWA Hygiene, a Stralsund, Germany-based medical technology startup, raised €2.5m in funding.
Backers included The High-Tech Gründerfonds, MIG Fonds and business angels.
The company intends to use the funds to establish a sales organization.
Led by Founder and Managing Director Maik Gronau, GWA Hygiene has developed NosoEx, a monitoring system for measuring hand hygiene. The IoT system can be integrated into the infrastructure of the health facilities. For this purpose, the existing disinfectant dispensers are equipped with sensors. The software can then be used to see how the disinfection figures for each station, donor and occupational group are developing.
The system has already passed the practical test and is used in around 70 wards in 10 hospitals and GWA is in talks with 50 other hospitals and hospital operators.
A Europe-wide roll-out is also in preparation.
The startup was founded in 2015 and now has 21 employees. In addition to Gronau, Tobias Gebhardt, Dirk Amtsberg, Marcel Walz and Daniel Neuendorf are among the founding partners.
The NosoEx system is currently being used by a double-digit number of customers in the DACH region.