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Commercialization of simulator for interventional echocardiography, specializing in the field of minimally invasive medical therapies.

Project description

A heartfelt thanks to a TEE simulator for physician training

Transoesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is a minimally invasive procedure used to assess the structure and function of the heart. Unlike a standard echocardiogram, the echo transducer is attached to a thin tube that is passed through the mouth into the oesophagus to yield very clear images of the heart. Despite its minimal invasiveness, TEE requires a highly skilled operator with detailed anatomical and clinical knowledge of the heart. Patient discomfort is not uncommon. TEEMothyTS Simulator has developed a cost-effective simulator to enhance training and effective use while minimising patient discomfort. The solution can use CT data from real patients with numerous pathologies for a broad repertoire of realistic medical situations. Its commercialisation should benefit physicians and patients alike.

Objective

Cardiovascular diseases are the main cause of death - only in Europe they account for over 35% of all deaths. Minimal invasive surgery is the most important available treatment technique because it limits interference in the patient's body and significantly shortens recovery time compared to standard invasive procedures. Although professionals are trained in this technique, learning to operate the probe is very difficult and troublesome for both the doctor and patient.

In response to the market demand, MST has developed a device, simulator for interventional echocardiography, specializing in the field of
minimally invasive medical therapies. The solution is a comprehensive simulation system consisting of software and hardware. The simulation platform based on a heart model from CT scans of real patients. This allows the user to practice on the most realistic heart models with numerous individual anatomies and pathologies and have the feeling of real examination or interventional TEE-guided procedure. The new device will be easy to use, and portable enough to compete with by its mobility. Lower costs of manufacturing and exploitation provides an opportunity to supply market demand to a greater extent than competition currently does. Professional unique solution based on real patient’s heart models with 3D visualization provides higher quality than any device currently available. Incorporated fluoro- and TEE guided puncture simulators build usability.

The initial target market concentrate around the USA and Europe – Germany, France, Austria, Italy and Poland. The company is already present in these markets, therefore they are accessible to the new product. MST has developed partnerships with disturbing companies for global presence. ProfiMedical (www.profimedical.pl) is a distributing partner of MST. It specializes in medical equipment sales in Central and Eastern Europe.

Call for proposal

H2020-EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-1

Coordinator

MEDICAL SIMULATION TECHNOLOGIES SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODOPWIEDZIALNOSCIA
Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
Address
UL. MIECHOWSKA NR 5B LOK 4
30-055 KRAKOW
Poland

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Makroregion południowy Małopolskie Miasto Kraków
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Total cost
€ 71 429,00