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Development of a Novel Autonomous Non-Invasive Absolute Intracranial Pressure Measurement Device Based on Ultrasound Doppler Technology

Objectif

The BrainSafe II project builds upon a successful Research for the Benefit of SMEs project and will deliver an innovative technology for the autonomous, calibration free, non-invasive, rapid, accurate and precise absolute intracranial pressure (aICP) determination. The resultant device will exhibit absolute intracranial pressure measurement to within SD = ± 2,5 mmHg. The target time for the whole procedure is 9 minutes (compared with a current average 23 minutes). The device resulting from this research will be a very significant breakthrough in healthcare delivery. The timely application of the device in the diagnosis of TBI patients will save approximately 9,400 lives, reduce the number of permanently disabled citizens by 30,000 and increase the survival rates and lifespan for an additional 136,000 patients with TBI within the EU annually. The BrainSafe II concept is initiated by the SME Vittamed who has background knowledge and holds all background IPR of the proposed technological concept. The R&D will be completed by a consortium of experts within ultrasonic techniques, signal processing, microdrivers and ergonomic hardware design to ensure full safety and comfort to patients and ease of use and time saving for medical personnel. The RTOs are Kaunas University of Technology in Kaunas, Lithuania, Singer Instruments and Control Ltd. in Israel and Estonia Innovation Institute. The SME partners joining Vittamed form a coherent supply chain with the skills to manufacture and distribute the final product. The SMEs are Microplast, for high precision plastics moulding, Medelkom for its expertise with ultrasound transducers, Artec Design for electronic subsystems and Vittamed for signal processing software. Following, clinical trials, widespread adoption of the technology will lead to global sales of about €80million within a 5 year period post project, securing or creating 135 jobs within the EU.

Appel à propositions

FP7-SME-2012
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Régime de financement

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinateur

UAB Vittamed
Adresse
Saules 39-10
51362 Kaunas
Lituanie
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contribution de l’UE
€ 583 104,09
Contact administratif
Edvardas Satkauskas (Mr.)

Participants (7)

SINGER INSTRUMENTS & CONTROL LTD
Israël
Contribution de l’UE
€ 5 501,46
Adresse
Yozma Street 2
39032 Tirat Carmel
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Gilad Hizkiyahu (Mr.)
MICROPLAST AS
Norvège
Contribution de l’UE
€ 337 533,82
Adresse
Wessels Veg 2
7500 Stjordal
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Gunnar Smiseth (Mr.)
MEDELKOM

Participation terminée

Lituanie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 63 126,81
Adresse
Graiciuno 10
02241 Vilnius
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Sergej Cherviakov (Mr.)
KAUNO TECHNOLOGIJOS UNIVERSITETAS
Lituanie
Adresse
K Donelaicio 73
44029 Kaunas
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Arminas Ragauskas (Prof.)
PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NEDERLAND BV

Participation terminée

Pays-Bas
Adresse
High Tech Campus 52
5656 AG Eindhoven
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Patrick Keur (Mr.)
OSAUHING EESTI INNOVATSIOONI INSTITUUT
Estonie
Adresse
Sepapaja 6
11415 Tallinn
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Lauri Nirgi (Mr.)
ARTEC DESIGN OU
Estonie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 284 733,82
Adresse
Salu 11
75501 Harjumaa
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Kevvai Kaido (Mr.)