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Instrumento de drenaje de fluidos corporales

Resumen

Tipo:
Oferta Tecnológica
Referencia:
TOSG20160927005
Publicado:
06/10/2017
Caducidad:
06/10/2018
Resumen:
Un hospital singapurense ha desarrollado un instrumento de drenaje de fluidos corporales para automatizar el proceso controlando el índice y volumen de drenaje con la mínima intervención humana y mediante el uso de un catéter. La novedad de este dispositivo es la capacidad de drenar fluidos de las cavidades corporales, incluyendo la cavidad pleural y el abdomen, a una velocidad controlada y medir las presiones dinámica y estática. El instrumento puede modificarse para su aplicación en otros campos de la medicina. El hospital busca pymes y entidades de investigación médica con el fin de establecer acuerdos de licencia y cooperación en materia de investigación.

Details

Tittle:
Body fluid drainage device.
Summary:
A Singapore hospital has developed a body fluid drainage device to automate the body fluid drainage process by controlling the rate and volume of drainage with minimal human intervention.

The organisation is interested in establishing license agreements or research cooperation agreements with SMEs of all sizes or healthcare research institutions.
Description:
Body cavities may accumulate fluids in diseased states. One example is the pleural cavity, a space between the parietal and visceral pleural within the human thorax. Accumulation of fluids resulting from diseases can cause ascites. Drainage of excessive fluid is currently done manually by inserting a catheter into the body cavity. It is dependent on the medical personnel´s experience and may result in severe danger if too much fluid is drained too quickly. The aim of a body fluid drainage device is to automate the system by allowing pre-selection of the drainage and volume drained.

The body fluid drainage device comprises a three-way tap to precisely control the rate and volume of fluid drained from body cavity via a catheter. To start the process of fluid drainage, the mini-motor will turn the knob of the three-way tap to a position that aligns the syringe with the catheter and syringe´s plunger will draw fluid out from the body cavity. After maximum capacity of syringe is reached, the drainage device will switch mode and align the knob on the tap with the chest drain box. Fluid from syringe is then ejected into the chest drain box. By repeating this process at the pre-selected rate, the desired volume of fluid is drained safely from the patient. The novelty of this device is the ability to drain fluids from body cavities at a controlled rate while measuring dynamic and static pressures.

The hospital is interested in establishing license agreements and research cooperation agreements with partner from the healthcare industry, such as an SME of any size to commercialise the technology, or with a research institute for further R-Y-D.
Advantages and Innovations:
The body fluid drainage device provides patient safety through controlled rate and volume of generic fluid drainage from body cavities, including pleural cavity and abdomen. It is also designed for comfort and mobility, which is ideal for both inpatient and outpatient use in a clinical setting. This device also allows further modification and development for application in other medical fields.

With minimal human intervention, the body fluid drainage device can potentially reduce the probability of human errors and variations, which in turn enhances patient safety. An automated drainage system that can maintain the minimum internal pressure suggested by medical guidelines will allow precise drainage rate and volume for improved medical procedure.
Stage of Development:
Under development/lab tested
IPs:
Patent(s) applied for but not yet granted
CommeR Statunts Regarding IPR Status:
Patent is currently pending for Singapore.

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
The Singapore hospital seeks to work with SMEs of all sizes or research/healthcare institutions in a licensing or research cooperation agreement partnership.

The partner sought could be a healthcare institution or healthcare technologies provider.

Under a licensing agreement:
The partner can license the technology to offer as a product or service to their customers.

Under a research cooperation agreement:
The partner can undertake joint development with the Singapore hospital to offer to introduce new products to targeted markets/segments.

Client

Type and Size of Client:
R&D Institution
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
Si
Languages Spoken:
English

Keywords

Technology Keywords:
06001 Medicina, salud humana
06001013 Tecnología médica / ingeniería biomédica