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Sempulse to move corporate headquarters to Texas State's STAR Park

Jayme Blaschke, Director of Media Relations | January 16, 2019


SAN MARCOS – Sempulse, an innovative medical device manufacturer, will relocate its headquarters to the Science Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Park at Texas State University.

Sempulse is a medical device manufacturer that developed a patented, noninvasive vital signs sensor that adheres to the back of the ear and acquires patients’ five major vital signs.

The move will allow Sempulse to expand its presence in Austin and San Antonio, making San Marcos a perfect hub, and provides the opportunity to leverage Texas State faculty and students as a resource for developing new offering.

STAR Park is Texas State's 58-acre research park dedicated to collaboration with industry, government laboratories and nonprofit research institutions to accelerate innovation, commercialization and entrepreneurship in the Texas Innovation Corridor.

“STAR Park provides the unique opportunity to leverage the resources and support provided by Texas State University as well as allowing us to have access to partners in San Antonio and Austin, making STAR Park the ideal location for Sempulse,” said Sempulse CEO Kurt Stump.

Due to their work in the triage space, Sempulse has had considerable support and backing from the Department of Defense. The company is also currently expanding into a number of other areas: enhancing peak performance training for athletes, utilizing cloud services to connect physicians, patients and field personnel, providing better telemedicine services to rural and remote areas, monitoring rehabilitation and outpatient services for chronic diseases as well as optimizing health outcomes through machine learning.

“Sempulse is on a mission to change the healthcare industry as we know it and we’re excited for STAR Park to be a part of their journey,” said STAR Park Executive Director Stephen Frayser.

About STAR Park

STAR Park serves as a catalyst for collaboration supporting Texas State’s goal of becoming eligible for distributions from the National Research University Fund by growing the regional ecosystem through activities promoting and supporting commercialization, entrepreneurship and innovation. For more information please visit the STAR Park website at

About Sempulse

Sempulse is a medical device manufacturer. They have developed a patented, noninvasive vital signs sensor that adheres to the back of the ear and acquires patients’ five major vital signs. This is industry-first cuffless blood pressure, pulse oximetry, heart rate, respiratory rate and core body temperature, plus geolocation and a wealth of environmental information. While designed for austere and rugged military needs, the technology is equally capable in the civilian world. For more information about Sempulse, visit, or email

About Texas State University

Founded in 1899, Texas State University is among the largest universities in Texas with an enrollment of 38,694 students on campuses in San Marcos and Round Rock. Texas State’s 188,000-plus alumni are a powerful force in serving the economic workforce needs of Texas and throughout the world. Designated an Emerging Research University by the State of Texas, Texas State is classified under “Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity,” the second-highest designation for research institutions under the Carnegie classification system.

For more information, contact University Communications:

Jayme Blaschke, 512-245-2555

Sandy Pantlik, 512-245-2922