Technologies

Heart Sense

Heart Sense is an innovative probe designed to significantly increase safety during cardiac surgery. The main function of the Heart Sense probe is to collect an electrical signal directly from the surface of the heart. This informs the team performing the operation about an increased risk of a critical event, especially a heart attack, in real time, allowing them to take pre-emptive actions and optimize procedures. 

The Heart Sense probe is for use primarily during coronary artery bypass surgery (for ischemic heart disease, coronary thrombosis, and coronary atherosclerosis) without the use of extracorporeal circulation, i.e. on the beating heart. The Heart Sense device can complement the functions of all cardiac stabilizers available on the market (Medtronic, Maquet, Terumo, etc.). The Heart Sense system does not require any modifications of the structure or use of cardiac stabilizers. When it is attached to the heart stabilizer (even in one package), Heart Sense extends the functions of the stabilizer through the option to monitor heart rate. 

The project is ongoing and the technology approaches TRL (technology readiness level: 6). Project website: www.heartsense.pl.

The first financial round investment in the project was made by the YouNick fund and the National Centre for Research and Development as part of the Bridge Alfa program. 

Heart Guard

The Heart Guard technology is a system for continual measurement of cardiac metabolism. Heart Guard is designed to support controlled cardiac arrest (cardioplegic arrest) during heart surgery. Heart Guard has the potential to reduce mortality and the rate of severe complications resulting from a suboptimal cardioplegia effect on the cellular level. Proof of principle is confirmed. 

The project is ongoing and the technology will approache TRL 6 (technology readiness level: 6).

The first financial round investment in the project was made by the YouNick fund and the National Centre for Research and Development as part of the Bridge Alfa program. 

Project website: www.heartguard.pl

eSVS

eSVS is a novel external shunt for vein grafts used in coronary artery bypass grafting (eSVS, external saphenous vein stent). This technology should improve long-term patency of venous coronary grafts. Loss of patency in time is one of the limitations of the CABG procedure’s positive results.

Life Screen

Life Screen is an innovative screen for use in operation rooms. More new devices and technologies will be recommended for use during cardiac surgery and cardiology that is why simply, and clear presentation of data is needed. This hardware collects and displays data from our new upcoming device developed for surgeons and anesthesiologists. Life Screen is designed to coordinate signal processing, ensure clear data presentation - especially critical parameters. Life Screen supports quick decision - making process during invasive medical procedures.

Rapid Flow

Rapid Flow is a new intracoronary shunt for use while performing coronary anastomosis in off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting. The Rapid Flow concept solves several limitations of the coronary shunts offered by the market. Rapid Flow is designed to support surgeons performing off-pump coronary revascularization (OPCAB).