Proteus Biomedical has received CE Mark approval from the European Union to bring to market the firm’s Raisin ingestible drug sensors and monitoring system. When a patient swallows tablets that have individually tagged beacons on them, a sensor can automatically record the precise time and basic vital signs of the patient at that time. The system allows physicians to get a better picture of how a patient responds to a given medication. The system received FDA regulatory approval back in April. Additionally MobiHealthNews is reporting that UK’s National Health Service will be testing the system in a trial involving 40 patients over four months.
Proteus’s ingestible sensor and personal monitor system, called the RaisinTM System, is indicated under the CE Mark to timestamp, via ingestion, any discrete event (such as the ingestion of a specific pharmaceutical) and to record this event along with physiologic information such as heart rate, activity, body angle and patient-logged information. The unique ingestion event and personalized physiologic information are then communicated via Bluetooth to any computerized device, such as a mobile phone for emerging mHealth applications.
The Raisin System is being developed as part of Proteus’s integrated intelligent medicine system to link sensor-based formulations of pharmaceutical products to individualized physiologic response and outcomes-based treatment systems. Proteus and its partners are currently developing these integrated product systems in diabetes, cardiovascular disease, psychiatric disorders, organ transplantation and infectious disease.
Press release: Proteus Biomedical Announces European CE Mark Approval of Ingestible Sensor and Monitor System
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(hat tip: MassDevice)