Infusions pumps are widely used in hospitals

Up to 90% of hospital patients receive infusion therapy (1), accordingly infusion pumps are used on a daily basis in hospitals all around the world. An infusion pump is a medical device that delivers fluids into a patient’s body in controlled amounts (2). These devices are of great help to both patients and hospital staff.

The problem

Frequent failures such as occlusions, kinked tubings, a detachment from the needle, cross flows from multiple infusions or others go undetected or are only detected very slowly. The ECRI Institute has ranked infusion pumps as #1 healthcare technology hazard (3). Every 37min an infusion pump incident has been reported to the FDA on average over five consecutive years (4). 34% of the reported incidents were serious injuries (4). 307 devices types have been recalled by the FDA from 2010 – 2018 (5).

The solution

We develop a new generation of safety infusion pumps based on a proprietary sensor technology (direct flow sensing).

By measuring the fluid flow directly, we aim to provide

  • Higher patient safety
  • Accurate, constant fluid delivery
  • Reliable alarms
  • Smaller, less complex devices
  • Devices which are easy to use

Our mission

We will solve today’s problems in Infusion Technology and develop the new standard.

Sources:
1. Helm et al: Accepted but unacceptable Peripheral IV Catheter Failure, J Infusion Nurses Society, 2015. 2. FDA. 3. ECRI institute: Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2017. 4. Giuliano K.: The urgent need for innovation in I.V. infusion devices, Nursing. 2016 Apr; 46(4): 66–68, 2016. 5. Own analysis of FDA recall database (21.2.2019)

Our first product

The FlowBox 1.3 has been CE-marked and is already in successful clinical use.

Our Team

We combine 20 years experience in sensor technology, 20 years experience in Medical Device Innovation and 30 years experience in MedTech development.

Daniel Thorvaldsen

CEO, Product Manager

Expert in sensor technology development and sales from Sensirion AG. MSc MTEC, ETH Zürich

Jonas Gartmann

CTO

9 years expertise in HW and software development (mainly at Sensirion AG). BSc in Electrical Engineering, ZHAW

Alexander Duschau-Wicke

Chief Quality Officer

12 years of experience in project lead for medical devices at Hocoma. PhD in Mechanical Engineering, ETH Zürich

Josef M. Thalmann

Head of Business Development

20 years experience in medical device innovation in different startup companies; involved in 40+ projects; product sales in 70+ countries. Master of Economics and BA, WU Wien

Martin Batliner

Head of R&D

5 years expertise in sensor calibration and algorithms (mainly at Sensirion AG). PhD within research project, ETH Zürich

Arno Suter

Embedded Software Engineer

11 years expertise in medical device software development at Schiller. MAS in Microelectronics, FHNW

Flavio Perucchi

Embedded Software Engineer (Focus Testing)

10 years experience in testing and Software Development. BSc in Electrical Engineering, ZHAW

Ulrike Längle

Backoffice Officer

Substantial experience in running the backoffice in different companies and Non-Profits.

Our goal is to collaborate as a team in the best possible way balancing high quality and high speed. We regularly invest time to improve on the way we work together. We are lucky and proud to have Jacinda Sroka as a coach to support us in developing our team.

Our Board

Reto Koch

Chairman

Experienced Investor, Business Angel, Healthcare Expert and Seed Investor in onefusion AG.

More than 23 years of experience in the Medical Device industry. Worked 13 years in leading roles for Johnson & Johnson in EMEA, USA and Korea/Asia and for more than 5 years as Regional VP for Bauerfeind in France. Currently Reto is Head of Emerging Markets at Cardinal Health.

Jon H. Hoem

Director

Specialises in developing advanced medical devices from concept to clinical trials and commercialisation.

28 years global experience from innovative medical device companies, CEO & Co-Founder of cardiology medical device companies, sales and marketing expertise from Europe, Japan and the US plus solid understanding of clinical, regulatory and R&D processes.

Our Scientific Board of Advisors

Prof. Dr. Markus Weiss

Chief Doctor Anesthesiology at University Children’s Hospital Zürich, MD of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine

International expert in the area of Infusion Technology and Therapy with a scientific focus on Airway Management, Infusion Technology and Patient Safety.

Author of 300+ scientific publications with 200+ peer-reviewed original publications. Reviewer in 30+ scientific journals and member in 7 medical professional associations and scientific boards. Over the past three decades: Active consultant in 10 industry projects and inventor and co-developer of medical devices

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