TECH OFFER

Wireless Sensing Platform to Monitor Post-op Complications

KEY INFORMATION

TECHNOLOGY CATEGORY:
Healthcare - Medical Devices
TECHNOLOGY READINESS LEVEL (TRL):
LOCATION:
Singapore
ID NUMBER:
TO174267

TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW

Globally 14M people undergo colorectal surgery. Anastomosis is a common procedure in colorectal surgery, where two parts of the colon-rectum are joined after the surgery. Almost 20% of colorectal surgeries are vulnerable to anastomotic leakage, the symptoms of which are not felt on time. This might lead to septic shock, increasing the mortality by 32% and hospital readmission charges by 25K USD, thus imposing a global healthcare burden of 29M USD annually. There is a clinical need to monitor anastomotic integrity. Our flagship product provides on-demand monitoring of the surgical site for anastomotic integrity and alerts on time in-case of anastomotic leakage, thereby enabling early medical intervention to avoid fatality. We have an international patent pending for the technology. We have done >100 interviews across different stakeholders to validate the market and clinical needs. Surgeons and hospitals are our customers and we have a market potential of upto 6B USD. This is a scalable, platform technology that can be used to monitor deep, invisible sites on a real-time basis. This technology can be extended to other medical and non-medical applications.

TECHNOLOGY FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS

This is an unique radiofrequency identification (RFID) sensing and wireless powering platform to enable on-demand monitoring of surgical sites. This technology comprises of an implantable passive sensor tag attached at the site of the surgery and a hand-held reader that powers and communicates with the tag. This reader provides alert on-time.

POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS

Our beach head market is colorectal surgeries. This product will potentially monitor for anastomotic leak. But the growth strategy includes looking at other post-operative complications. Our primary interviews have also shown that this technology can be used in conjunction with other non-medical applications like detection of food spoilage and crop health.
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