About the Company

Building Business with Patients at Heart


Founded out of Stanford University’s Biodesign program in collaboration with leading global anesthesiologists, surgeons and nurses, Flotherm was formed to address the needs for better solutions in perioperative surgical safety. Our team is composed of driven entrepreneurs with successful track records developing and commercializing new medical technologies and world-renowned clinical investigators and advisors.

Flotherm is angel-backed and located in Los Angeles, CA. The Flotherm TCD is not approved for commercial sale anywhere worldwide

Our Team

Brian Kannard


Medtronic Diabetes
Intuitive Surgical
Stanford (MBA), USC (BS BME)

Peter Santa Maria, MD PhD


Stanford Otolaryngology, Otoinnovation/SPARK
Auration Biotech (lic. Astellas)

Abhinav Ramani


Consure Medical, Stanford Biodesign
ApniCure, NeoTract (acq. Teleflex)
Harvard (MBA), Stanford (MS, BS ME)

Bradley Liang


Medtronic Diabetes, Medallia (IPO)
Advanced Neuro Navigation Systems
Michigan (MS, BS BME EE)

John Brock-Utne, MD

Clinical Advisor

Stanford Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine
Avacore (prev. Dynatherm)
CA Board of Anesthesiology

Partners and Collaborators


  • National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research (NSF SBIR) Grant Award (2034065)
  • HBS Venture Incubation Program
  • Robert Howard Next Step Award in Medical Technology Innovation
  • Stanford SPECTRUM - Innovation Accelerator Seed Grant Award
  • Flinders University Medical Device Partnering Program