PLEURATECH HAS DEVELOPED AN INSTRUMENT FOR INTRODUCING DRAINAGE INTO THE THORACIC CAVITY OF PATIENTS WITH A COLLAPSED LUNG OR WITH FLUID IN THE THORACIC CAVITY.
Insertion of tubes for drainage of fluid from the chest cavity is not optimal today, as there is no guarantee that the drain will work in the area of the chest cavity where drainage is needed.
With Pleuratech’s solution, KatGuide, the surgeon gets an innovative instrument that ensures better insertion and placement of the drain. It was developed by cardiac lung surgeon Niels Katballe from Aarhus University Hospital together with engineer Peter Heydorn.
KatGuiden ensures greater efficiency in the treatment and therefore fewer complications and shorter hospitalization.
There is a lung drainage market of approx. USD 250 million per year.
What has been accomplished?
Pleuratech’s technology has been sold to US drug company Merit Medical. Market launch is expected by 2021.
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