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A device for hypobaric therapy in a sack with distance clothes

To develop, manufacture, test and introduce to the market a completely new type of medical device for vacuum therapy.

PURPOSE OF THE PROJECT The purpose of the project is to develop, manufacture and finally market the new device for vacuum therapy. The therapy appears to be new, although there are a few similar devices already on the market. These systems are quite obsolete, are not user-friendly, and after all therapeutic effects, are not optimal. At the initial stage, the project will be based on the existing literature on these devices. Further on, data obtained from clinical evaluation of the prototype device will be used to complete the project activities. SUBJECT OF THE PROJECT The new medical/cosmetic device will be the result of several years of experience, extensive knowledge of medical devices, and innovative approaches to the application. ISKRA MEDICAL has participated in more than 15 R & D projects in its 12-year history. MEDILA and VIDA ELETTRONICA have both gained extensive experience in marketing, maintaining and servicing medical equipment and auxiliary material. CIM employs ten highly qualified medical doctors specialised in the field of rehabilitation and physical therapy. They will contribute their medical knowledge and experience to the development of this new product. As Clinical evaluation is one of the most important aspects according to MDD 93/42/EEC (to make sure that the developed device serves the intended purpose), we decided to collaborate with the SPECIALISED HOSPITAL FOR REHABILITATION, in Banja Koviljaca, SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO, and the JZO CENTRE FOR PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION in Skopje, MACEDONIA. While carrying it out, we decided to incorporate a few new medical institutions into the project. The Specialised Hospital for Medical Rehabilitation TALASSOTHERAPIA in Opatija, CROATIA, and the Clinical Centre CLINIC FOR REHABILITATION in Novi Sad, SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO will also perform the clinical evaluation of the device. The initial step of the project has already been taken by issuing a patent related to this particular product. The patent is currently pending. Collecting the existing literature on similar devices is considered as the next step. We estimate that there will be no problem getting access to sufficient amounts of relevant literature. Additional information will be available once market research has been carried out. We expect that the market analysis will reflect the needs and requirements of the target segments. All reasonable suggestions and possibilities taken from the market will certainly be incorporated into our R & D plans. In parallel to the market research, ISKRA TECHNO will complete a technical file containing the data and definitions needed for the successful development of the new product. Keywords: greensack, physiotherapy.
Acronym: 
GREENSACK
Project ID: 
3 374
Start date: 
01-07-2004
Project Duration: 
30months
Project costs: 
1 390 000.00€
Technological Area: 
Medical devices technology (instrumentation, medical imaging, radiology)
Market Area: 

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