An EvoNexus Incubator Company
Cella Medical is a La Jolla company that developed Cella, a next-generation body composition analyzer that distinguishes healthy from disease-related fluid volume in the human body. The independent measurement of hydration status, muscle, and fat tissue greatly improve fluid and nutrition management in health and disease. Cella uses bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) analysis and a patent-pending three-compartment (3C) model to accurately separate the body into lean, fat and hydration compartments. Fluid overload and malnutrition are major predictors of poor outcome in many chronic diseases. There have previously been no accurate and affordable ways of measuring body composition, dehydration or fluid overload.