CAS gets US grant for adult brain oxygen monitor:
This article was originally published in Clinica
CAS Medical Systems has gained a $1m US grant to continue its development of a noninvasive device for measuring brain oxygenation in adults. The National Institutes of Health award will be used to refine the product, which is based on near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS). It will also be used to test and construct pre-manufacturing prototypes. The system will include a monitoring device incorporating proprietary algorithms and a patient sensor that is placed on the forehead. It will enable a rapid indication of absolute brain blood oxygenation saturation and, indirectly, brain circulatory haemodynamic changes, providing healthcare workers with information to guard against neurological injuries due to compromised brain oxygenation, which can often occur during many surgical and clinical situations. The Branford, Connecticut firm also has a phase II grant to apply the technology to neonates.