Saranas’ Novel Bleed Monitoring System Receives Recognition in Cardiovascular Research Technologies 2018 Competition
Published: Mar 08, 2018
“We are extremely honored that our Early Bird™ Bleed Monitoring System has been recognized as a top cardiovascular innovation by the esteemed CRT committee,” Saranas President and CEO Zaffer Syed said. “This acknowledgment substantiates our team’s goal of delivering a solution that has the potential to significantly reduce bleeding complications and improve clinical outcomes in patients undergoing endovascular procedures.”
The Early Bird includes a vascular access sheath with embedded sensors that are designed to detect and monitor bleeding from a blood vessel accidentally injured during endovascular procedures, such as a transcatheter valve replacement, large bore hemodynamic support device placement, or other complex cardiac interventions, where the femoral artery or vein is used to gain vascular access to the heart. The technology was invented at the Texas Heart Institute.
Saranas Chief Medical Officer Dr. Philippe Généreux said, "The Early Bird Bleed Monitoring System is designed to protect, and in some cases, save the lives of patients undergoing an endovascular procedure by allowing physicians to detect the onset of bleeding early and take appropriate steps to address the bleed before detrimental, irreversible, and life-threatening consequences occur."