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SensUS: A non-invasive and quantitative ultrasound (QUS) device for an objective monitoring of the childbirth labour process.

Descripción del proyecto

Un ecógrafo innovador para supervisar el parto

Los partos por cesárea son caros y exponen a la madre y al feto a un riesgo de mortalidad cuatro veces mayor. Hasta el 50 % de las cesáreas son innecesarias, sobre todo debido a errores en la supervisión de las fases del parto, ya que los ecógrafos disponibles ofrecen información cualitativa y subjetiva. La empresa italiana AMOLAB ha desarrollado y validado un ecógrafo innovador con «software» patentado para el seguimiento cuantitativo y objetivo de las fases del parto. El dispositivo permitirá asignar cesáreas solo a aquellos casos que lo necesiten. Su fiabilidad ha sido validada en más de cuatrocientos partos. El objetivo del proyecto SensUS, financiado con fondos europeos, es evaluar los aspectos técnicos, comerciales y financieros de la comercialización de este ecógrafo.

Objetivo

Today the obstetrics sector is registering an increase in the C-Sections (CS) performed worldwide. Over 50% of CS are unnecessary, placing mother & baby under unnecessary risk. Unnecessary CS cause an extra cost of €750 million per year to the healthcare system in Europe. Although the WHO recommends not to exceed a rate of 15% of CS, Europe alone shows a rate of 29%. Most of the extra CS performed are due to errors during the monitoring of labour events. The few ultrasound devices available to monitor the labour timeline provide qualitative subjective information, depend on the operator skills, and some involve invasive procedures. Thus, new solutions are needed to help doctors take better informed decisions. In response to this need, we at AMOLAB have developed, patented and validated SensUS, a unique ultrasound device for quantitative & objective monitoring of childbirth events. This device contains our proprietary software, which measures selected validated parameters of the labour process. SensUS offers doctors objective details to support and guide their decisions during childbirth monitoring. In turn, it will allow to assign CS only to those cases that need it, reducing risks, costs and enhancing healthcare quality. After validating the reliability of SensUS on over 400 labours, we now want to take SensUS to market maturity. This project aims to finalise its technological development and secure its commercial aspects. To accomplish these goals, in Phase 1 we aim to evaluate the main milestones of the project from a technical, commercial and financial point of view, and prepare the most suitable strategy to achieve them. Once the project is completed and SensUS reaches the market, our technology will bring significant benefits to the obstetrics sector, as well as for the wellbeing of mothers and babies. In turn, AMOLAB will see its growth secured as a company, expecting to hire new 17 people and gain a Return of Investment of €4.69 from this project in 5 years.

Convocatoria de propuestas

H2020-SMEInst-2016-2017

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Convocatoria de subcontratación

H2020-SMEINST-1-2016-2017

Régimen de financiación

SME-1 - SME instrument phase 1

Coordinador

AMOLAB SRL
Aportación neta de la UEn
€ 50 000,00
Dirección
VIA RAFFAELLO SANZIO 18
73100 LECCE
Italia

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Pyme

Organización definida por ella misma como pequeña y mediana empresa (pyme) en el momento de la firma del acuerdo de subvención.

Región
Sud Puglia Lecce
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Enlaces
Coste total
€ 71 429,00