Israeli Doctor Patented the Ultimate Airway Management Device
Over 20 million intubations are performed in the US annually. The global market of direct laryngoscope and video assisted laryngoscope is expected to exceed 800 million USD by 2020 (CAGR 4.9-14% relatively).
Difficult intubation and low success rates still remain a substantial problem with approximately 50% failure on first attempt at field setting, and more than 2.5 million failed intubation attempts in US operation-rooms annually. Video laryngoscopy provides improved sight of the larynx, however still, up to 30% failure rate have been reported with this modality in emergency settings.
Dr. Ishay Benuri, a pediatric gastroenterologist and a volunteering EMS physician has recently developed a simple technique and technology that is expected to substantially improve intubation success rate.
The technology is comprised of a loop mechanism mounted either on the tip of a direct laryngoscope blade or on a video laryngoscope blade, providing unprecedented improved tube maneuvering capabilities. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTn6b83nb0M
A feasibility trial provided excellent results and the intellectual property is protected (notice of allowance has been received).
The device is currently being developed by Ishay Benuri, MD and Shahar Millis, B.Sc, MBA – who together also developed the Fidmi Medical Low-Profile gastrostomy device http://www.fidmimedical.com/. The team is looking for $100,000 seed investment to complete the proof of concept.
Contact details: Ishay.Benuri@FidmiMedical.com
MAY 22, 2017 BY MACIEJ HEYMAN
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