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Pyme británica busca investigadores clínicos en los campos de insuficiencia cardíaca, sobrecarga de fluidos y edema

Resumen

Tipo:
Demanda Tecnológica
Referencia:
TRUK20160607001
Publicado:
13/07/2016
Caducidad:
13/07/2017
Resumen:
Una pyme británica ha desarrollado un nuevo enfoque para gestionar la sobrecarga de fluidos que no responde al tratamiento diurético. Los estudios de prueba de concepto han demostrado la fiabilidad de la tecnología. La tecnología utiliza microagujas y combina terapia de presión negativa para acceder y eliminar el exceso de fluido intersticial en la piel. La empresa está interesada en continuar con la investigación para evaluar la escalabilidad y busca hospitales, universidades o centros de investigación en los ámbitos de edema cardiovascular o crónico con el fin de establecer acuerdos de investigación, cooperación técnica o servicio.

Details

Tittle:
UK SME Seeking clinical research partners (heart failure, fluid overload, oedema)
Summary:
A UK-based SME develops a novel approach for management of fluid overload unresponsive to diuretic therapy. Initial proof-of-concept studies have demonstrated the technology feasibility. The SME is now looking to support further research to evaluate the scalability and are looking to partner with hospitals, universities or research institutions within cardiovascular and/or chronic oedema domains to conduct further research as research cooperation, technical cooperation or services agreement.
Description:
Fluid overload and chronic oedema are significant and growing healthcare problems in Europe where 0.4% of the population, approximately 2 million people, are affected. Fluid overload causes breathlessness, oedema and increased risk of death and is a leading cause of hospital admissions. Current approaches use blood based fluid removal such as diuretics and when they fail, haemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis. As diuretics fail in 13-31% of cases, or can themselves cause complications such as acute kidney injury, alternative methods of treatment are needed.

A UK-based SME has developed a novel, minimally invasive intervention for fluid removal. This technology utilises micro-needles combined with a negative pressure therapy to access and remove excess interstitial fluid from the skin.

Initial proof-of-concept studies have demonstrated the technology feasibility.

The SME is now looking for research partners to further validate this technology. They are looking to partner with hospitals, universities or research institutions that have access to patients with congestive heart failure, kidney disease or other conditions resulting in fluid overload or chronic oedema that has proved resistant to treatment. The partner entity should have experience of running clinical research, ideally those using medical devices. It is envisaged that the partnership will take the form of a research cooperation, with funding opportunities under the Horizon 2020 programme being actively explored, a technical cooperation agreement or a services agreement.
Technical Specification or Expertise Sought:
The SME is looking to partner with hospitals, universities or research institutions that have the experience and expertise necessary in order to further develop the SME´s novel medical intervention. The partner should have access to patients with fluid overload or chronic oedema caused by congestive heart failure, kidney disease or other conditions and who have not responded to therapy. The partner should be able to help design and conduct the research as well as assist with report writing.

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
The SME is looking to partner with hospitals, universities or research institutions that have the experience and expertise necessary in order to further develop the SME´s novel medical intervention. The partner should have access to patients with fluid overload or chronic oedema caused by congestive heart failure, kidney disease or other conditions and who have not responded to therapy. The partner should be able to help design and conduct the research as well as assist with report writing.

It is envisaged that the partnership will take the form of a research cooperation, with funding opportunities under the Horizon 2020 programme being actively explored, a technical cooperation agreement or a services agreement.

Client

Type and Size of Client:
Industry SME <= 10
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
Si
Languages Spoken:
English
Polish