Inlab is the result of a collaboration with Nick Ross, while realizing the potential for surface microdialysis. Surface Microdialysis is a process that allows medical personnel to survey the current state of an organ during &post surgery, in particular transplantation surgery where organ monitoring can detect early signs of complications, allowing the ability to react fast.
Following surgery a patient is susceptible to infection, organ rejection and a variety of other complications including Ischemia. By giving the medical personnel the tools to accurately and quickly diagnose any problems prior to them becoming serious opens a window of opportunity to treat individual patients based on their needs. Microdialysis is currently being used in clinical trials but existing products are severely intrusive and the time lapse between sampling and diagnosing gives medical personal a very short window to act on, Inlab increases this window dramatically ensuring decisions can be made with clarity. To gain accurate analysis on an organ, a minimum of 3 catheters are used, this means at least 3 separate units, each with their own entry hole into the body, thus increasing the risk of infection. Inlab is the first product that allows for multiple catheters with 1 entry hole.
Inlab is designed for any hospital environment whether it has the state of the art in technology or a less developed clinic. Inlab is adaptable to its environment and works with both advance online systems or via manual samples, thus making it implementable globally.
Inlab is designed with the patient at the forefront and focuses on improving their recover physically and psychologically. Patients need to be mobile during their recover therefore Inlab is a small self contained unit that can fit into the pocket of a patient, breaking the psychological barrier that countless tubes impede on a patient.
Surgeons testing the introducer by cutting a small incision located under the ribcage. They then pre tunnelled the incision with a peang, before inserting the introducer that contained the catheters securely inside. The surgeon then attached the catheters to the heart. They were positive to our solution that could be clipped on by hand or with tools.