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Doctors using an ultrasound machine typically have one hand on the probe. Sonivate Medical thinks it’s come up with something much better.

The Beaverton, Ore.-based startup has developed an FDA-approved ultrasound probe that doctors can wear on their finger. The company has raised $560,000 of a $1.6 million round from angels that will close within two months and push total funding past $9 million.

The SonicEye finger device has numerous medical applications, from wound assessments to guided biopsies. It is designed to help doctors utilize both hands and essentially allows them to look through their finger.

Founded in 2001, the 7-person company has raised $5.5 million in grants from the U.S. Army Medical and Material Research Command, on top of equity from angels. It partners with Japan-based Fukuda Denshi to distribute the SonicEye in a $1.4 billion probe market.

The fresh funding will be used for sales and marketing. Check out the video below to learn more about SonicEye:

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