Ventripoint Invents a New Way to Track Ultrasound Probes
That Will Speed up Exams
Toronto, Ontario, November 27, 2017 – Ventripoint Diagnostics Ltd. (“Ventripoint” or the “Company”, TSXV:VPT) is pleased to announce that it has filed a patent to claim the invention of a small, low-cost device that attaches or is encased in any hand-held probe or ultrasound transducer. The invention also includes a method to use the device to track the probe’s position in 3-dimensional space, as well as its orientation.
“This development will enable us to significantly reduce the cost of our future VMS-PLUS™ equipment and improve its ease of use,” stated Dr. George Adams, CEO of Ventripoint. “The invention can also be used in other applications where accurate real-time positioning information is required, such as robotics.”
The invention is designed to better tolerate patient movement during scanning. In addition, it has the potential to service a larger population of patients, such as people with implanted pacemakers or defibrillators, who are currently not able to have MRI procedures. Each year, approximately 1.5M such cardiac devices are implanted in patients, who could benefit from this new approach.
The Company has built a prototype device and verified its accuracy. It is now doing further design and testing to rapidly bring the technology to commercial readiness. The new approach employs a disposable component, which will be an additional revenue stream for the Company.
About Ventripoint Diagnostics Ltd.
Ventripoint has created tools to monitor patients with heart disease, a leading cause of death in developed countries. VMS is the first cost-effective and accurate tool for measuring heart function. The Company has developed a suite of applications for all major heart diseases and imaging modalities, including congenital heart disease, left or right heart failure and normal hearts.
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