INJECTSENSE DEMONSTRATES ANIMAL TO CLOUD IOP SENSING PATHWAY
Injectable Pressure Sensor Offers Platform for Multiple Medical Domains
San Francisco, October 9, 2019, AAO – Injectsense, a sensor-enabled digital health company, today announced completion of a successful in-vivo animal study of the first implantable sensor and monitoring system designed to collect long-term intraocular pressure (IOP) data. The Injectsense IOP-Connect system creates an organ-to-cloud data connection that enables the clinician to assess glaucoma therapy effectiveness at any time. The system is expected to provide unprecedented visibility into the IOP profile of the patient over time, and into previously unobserved changes that may affect glaucoma progression.
As part of the study, researchers at an accredited US research organization were able to implant the self-anchoring sensor safely and collect accurate pressure readings – in agreement with tonometry measurements – for the week-long test period. No device-related adverse events were reported.
“One of the challenges in addressing glaucoma is the lack of visibility into continuous IOP changes,” said Dr. Myron Yanoff, MD, FAAO, Chair Emeritus, Department of Ophthalmology at Drexel University and Adjunct Professor, Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania. “The product being developed by Injectsense is a game changer in how and when to regulate the treatment of glaucoma. It offers a tangible path to clinically actionable information, enabling new insights into the true relationship between IOP, glaucoma, and therapy effectiveness. It also opens a world of possibilities into basic research on the inherent changes in the mechanisms of glaucoma.”
Beyond ophthalmology, the sensor-enabled digital health platform is highly versatile, potentially enabling diagnostic and therapeutic applications in many different domains, from intracranial, urological, and various cardiovascular pressure parameters to neurosurgery and fluidic applications.
Injectsense is a sensor-enabled digital health company that enables tracking of progressive disease indicators and assessment of therapy effectiveness. It provides continuous, clinically actionable information through an injectable ultra-miniature sensor coupled with a secure digital health platform. Injectsense received Series B funding in April 2019 and is expecting to close a Series C round by year end. The company's Silicon Valley and Twin Cities product teams combine cutting-edge advances in microelectronics with best-in-class medical device development and expertise. The device is currently for clinical investigation only and is not commercially available. For more information regarding Injectsense’s business, visit injectsense.com.
INJECTSENSE ADDS TO MEDICAL ADVISORY BOARD
EMERYVILLE, Calif., March 2, 2017 – Injectsense, Inc. an innovative medical device firm that develops sensor-enabled digital health systems to measure therapy effectiveness, announced today additional members of its medical advisory board. The board, which includes world renowned specialists and surgeons in the ophthalmic field, provides valuable feedback on device requirements, procedures, risk mitigation, and regulatory issues. Ophthalmology is the company's initial market.
New members of the medical advisory board include Richard Lindstrom, M.D., founding member and attending surgeon at Minnesota Eye Consultants; and Kuldev Singh, M.D., Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of the Glaucoma Service at Stanford University, who serves on the FDA Advisory Committee for Ophthalmic Devices. Other members of the medical advisory board include Dr. Myron Yanoff, M.D., author or co-author of 30 textbooks on ophthalmology including the standard textbook Ophthalmology; Dr. Arthur Sit, Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Ophthalmology at the Mayo Clinic; Dr. Iqbal "Ike" Ahmed, M.D., who developed the field of micro-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS); Dr. Ernesto Collazo, a leader in laser eye surgery and advanced technology in healthcare; Dr. Jason Bacharach, founder and director of research at North Bay Eye Associates, specializing in pharmaceutical and device studies; Dr. Stephen Sinclair, owner and director of Sinclair Retinal Associates and adjunct professor at the Drexel University School of Medicine; and Dr. William Daney, a clinical emergency medicine specialist, medical director and instructor, with a focus on cardiology.
"We are extremely fortunate to have secured the commitment and ongoing strategic feedback from highly recognized medical professionals who understand the urgent need for continuous monitoring and clinically actionable information," said Ariel Cao, CEO and president, Injectsense, Inc. "This continuous data, when filtered, will enable earlier treatment for progressive disease."
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