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A MINIMALLY INVASIVE NEEDLE FREE DEVICE TO SAFELY ACCESS THE PERICARDIUM SPACE

Descripción del proyecto

Acceso seguro al espacio pericárdico

Cada año, cerca de dos millones y medio de pacientes en la Unión Europea y los Estados Unidos son tratados mediante pericardiocentesis como consecuencia de los efectos de diferentes trastornos cardíacos, como la fibrilación auricular. Desafortunadamente, dicho tratamiento se basa en el acceso al pericardio, una membrana doble extremadamente fina que rodea el corazón, mediante el uso de una aguja cerca del corazón en funcionamiento. Esto puede provocar daños cardíacos y la muerte debido a la falta de espacio y de control. El proyecto ViaOne, financiado con fondos europeos, generará un cambio al ofrecer el dispositivo EpiVIASYSTEM al mercado clínico. Este dispositivo utiliza un innovador hilo con estructura geométrica que permite un acceso mínimamente invasivo a la superficie externa del corazón, haciendo que esta intervención sea segura y eficaz por primera vez.

Objetivo

2.5M patients per year in the US and the EU require pericardial space access as the result of a variety of pathological conditions. Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is the most common condition requiring pericardial access, in fact, AF affected 24M people in the US and 11M in the EU (2016). In current epicardial access techniques (using needles), complications can reach 4.5-30% (representing a ˞€600M/year increase in costs for healthcare systems) and includes heart puncture, cardiac tamponade and pericardial bleeding, which can result in an increase in patient deaths. The use of a needle in the heart area, which is in constant motion, requires a high level of skill and expertise during surgery.
EpiVIASYSTEM is the first device (PCT /IL2018 /050670) to ensure pericardial access in a confident, safe, needle-free manner avoiding complications during penetration of the pericardium. The device employs a unique geometrically structured thread that ensures a secure workspace for the use of additional cardiovascular devices, such as mapping and ablation catheters for treatment of arrhythmia disorders. Its design will ensure a competitive price of €250/procedure when compared with €130 for the equivalent tools used in invasive non-electrohpysiological procedures. EpiVIASYSTEM is expected to improve clinical outcomes of patients and reduce costs associated with failed ablations associated with the needle use by €600M/year. The increased growth of cardiac pathologies and the 2.5M of patients/year that require pericardial access represent a big business opportunity for the EpiVIASYSTEM and will favour its successful market uptake.
EpiVIASYSTEM´s main objective is to optimize, scale-up and commercialize a marketable medical device in both the EU and the US by 2021. For that, a feasibility study will be performed during SME Phase 1 to evaluate any technical, commercial and/or financial issues and ensure the successful release of the EpiVIASYSTEM into the market.

Convocatoria de propuestas

H2020-EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020

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Convocatoria de subcontratación

H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-1

Régimen de financiación

SME-1 - SME instrument phase 1

Coordinador

CARDIOVIA LTD.
Aportación neta de la UEn
€ 50 000,00
Dirección
WADI EL HAJ 13
1600101 NAZARETH
Israel

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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.

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