“In the field of medical devices, we were able to create something new from existing concept based on our Rnd oriented identity and we devote ourselves to product development with the intention of switching ideas.
Our mission is that “ We strive to deliver practical medical devices by IT convergence engineering for safer and more effective procedures to improve healthcare outcomes for all. “
We are proud of that “Digital medical pressure monitor” for epidural nerve block developed by Korean technology ” cooperating with one of top reference, the Severance Hospital; Yonsei University hospital in Korea.
(pic : Severance Hospital; Yonsei University hospital)
Seumum Meditec (Sangwon Yoon, CEO) recently acquired European CE approval and spurred on the global market by recognizing its superior technology and high potential for ‘‘EPI-DETECTION®‘, a digital pressure monitor developed by its original technology, He said.
(pic 2 : ‘EPI-DETECTION® )
The utilization of health care services for chronic low back pain (LBP) has increased substantially over the past two decades. (Source :Freburger, Janet K. et al. “The Rising Prevalence of Chronic Low Back Pain.” Archives of internal medicine 169.3 (2009): 251–258. PMC. Web. 17 Aug. 2018.)
Overall epidural injections increased 99% per 100 000 Medicare beneficiaries (2000-2014) and 2.25 million in 2014 (45%) Overall epidural injections increased 99% per 100 000 Medicare beneficiaries (2000-2014) and 2.25 million in 2014 (45%) (Source : Laxmaiah Manchikanti et al. BMJ Open 2016;6:e013042)
31 million Americans experience lower-back pain at any given time and back pain is the #2 most common reason for visiting the doctor’s office.
• Most commonly used methods is Loss of resistance technique using Saline (LOR) and it is depends on Anesthesiologists’ & Surgeons’ skill levels in placing ESI (Epidural steroid injection). Furthermore it is very difficult in patients who are obese or have abnormal vertebral anatomy.
• To solve Significant unmet needs, The ‘EPI-Detection ® is invented to detect the epidural space for accuracy of procedure of “Epidural block”. When the Epidural needle reaches the epidural space, it detects the pressure change of the muscle layer and epidural space. The pressure sensor recognizes this, which is displayed on a LED so that the user can identify it.
• It has a structural feature that allows the Racz’s catheter to be inserted right away.
• To put it simply, the device supports the safe treatment of patients by allowing the Epidural needle to precisely reach the epidural space.
In Korea, the total number of procedures for neuroprotection is estimated to be about 25 million by 2017. Epidural block is 20% and Caudal block is 30%. Neuroplasty is performed about 150,000 every year.
EPI -Detection®, created with the advice of Severance Hospital medical staff, helps to perform ESI quickly and accurately. The disadvantage of the resistance dissipation method, which has been widely used in the past, has been revolutionized, and the digital sensor recognizes the pressure change and informs the exact location of the epidural space.
The pressure changes in the body-specific area are measured with a digital sensor and displayed by the LED as green (ready) and blue (detection) so that the operator can identify the puncture needle to reach the exact position of the epidural space.
It is difficult to perform the procedure with the resistance dissipation method, and even when a gap is formed as a result of cavitation due to denaturation of the yellow ligament in the medial part of the patient, the elderly, or the congenital anterolateral ligament, Thereby enabling space detection.
Yoon Sangwon, CEO, said, “The market has been well received in consideration of the finger culture is weak in foreign countries are receiving a favorable,” he said, “Because the traditional method is very dependent on the sense of the practitioner, It is a great help to outgoing young doctors. “
Clinical trials are also underway. Efficiency and stability have been verified since 2016 and the current study, starting from January 2018, uses epidetection with 70 cases to verify how the procedure time is shortened and how many times the use of Carm and radioactivity is reduced. Will be announced soon.
“The physicians actually want the idea, the best product”
“We plan to show off our technology by participating in MEDICA in Dusseldorf, Germany (booth location : Hall 7a / C09 ) “We will also expand our product line-up gradually in the future by 2022,” he added.