Asto Ct's scanner could be lifesaver for horses

Asto CT, a Serra Capital III portfolio company, was recently featured in the Wisconsin State Journal. The Asto CT Equina™ offers a paradigm shift in equine x-ray CT imaging by providing rapid 3D imaging of the lower limbs and head without subjecting the horses to general anesthesia.  With its high-precision robotic technology, the Equina™ is capable of safely imaging the lower limbs under load, as well as the head and neck of the standing horse in a single series.

Fractures for horses can be deadly and hard to detect. Often it happens that by the time the broken bone is detected, it is too late and the horse must be put down. Asto CT is trying to change this with their revolutionary scanner. It indeed will be a lifesaver for horses if the company is successful. 

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Serra Capital Invests in Madison-Based Asto CT

Serra Capital has invested in its 12th company - Asto CT, LLC, of Madison, WI. Asto CT is the developerof Equina™, a novel multi-slice computed tomography (CT) system to image the limbs of standing horses. Serra is participating in the company’s $1.5M round with an initial commitment of $250,000. Asto CT plans to do a Series A preferred round later in 2017.
 
David Ergun, CEO of Asto CT says, “Asto CT is thrilled to have Serra Ventures as an investor. This is another huge step towards our goal of bringing safe, affordable CT imaging to the equine veterinary community.”
 
“The Serra team is very excited to be investing with the Asto CT team. We are excited about what they have built and with the reaction from the equine marketplace. We look forward to assisting the management team as they build this company” said Dennis Beard, a Managing Partner at Serra Ventures.