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A Breakthrough Biomedical Sensor for the Continuous Real-Time Detection of Ischemia, a Contributor in over 10 million Annual Deaths Globally

Objective

Sensocure is an ambitious Norwegian company, established in 2011, to commercialise IscAlert, the World's first implantable micro sensor for the early detection of ischemia.

Ischemia is a restriction in blood supply to tissues, causing a shortage of oxygen, nutrients and inadequate removal of metabolic waste, eventually leading to cell death. Ischemia is suffered by 30m people globally every year, 10m of whom unfortunately lose their lives.

Ischemia is highly preventable if it can be detected early. Unfortunately existing detection solutions simply cannot provide the early, accurate and real time monitoring required by surgeons and healthcare organisations.

In contrast, IscAlert is a user friendly, fast, robust and cost effective real-time monitoring system. It conforms to current medical practice, improves patient outcomes and substantially reduced healthcare costs e.g. less corrective surgery and need for intensive care.

We have made significant progress in the past 18 months. Following the completion of pre-clinical trials of the TRL6
sensor in 2018, Sensocure has now completed a TRL7 version of the IscAlert sensor. This design is smaller, cheaper and significantly
more sensitive than the previous version. We now need to embark upon our next and final steps towards commercialisation; completing clinical trials, gaining Class II CE Marking medical device approval for sale in Europe and scaling up our production processes.

Following the EIC Accelerator project, we will seek €3.5million in equity investment from the EC. This will allow us to scale
operations and undertake FDA approval for sales in US markets. By 2027, we will employ an additional 113 staff, annual
sales of 38,000 sensors, and have generated total accrued revenues of €59.92m and profits €16.95m.

Market success will save lines and improve patient outcomes, delivering savings to healthcare providers of €102m p.a. and freeing up 18,300 hospital days.

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Call for proposal

H2020-EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020-3
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Funding Scheme

SME-2b - SME Instrument (grant only and blended finance)

Coordinator

SENSOCURE AS
Address
Langmyra 11B
3185 Skoppum
Norway
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 958 512,50