Baltimore's Sisu Global Health Inc. is launching its first medical device product and planning for growth in 2018.

Sisu, founded in 2014, specializes in creating health technologies to solve public health problems. The company is backed by $2.1 million in funding from various sources including local investors Camden Partners, the Abell Foundation and state-backed Maryland Technology Development Corp. It also won an investment from venture capitalist and AOL co-founder Steve Case, through his Rise of the Rest initiative.