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2017

  • August. PinMed receives a Notice of Award from the National Institutes of Health to continue development of APEX, its nonobtrusive, cuff-free arterial blood-pressure monitoring system. From the NIH summary statement:
“The development of a more reliable and validated clinical grade system for monitoring nighttime arterial pressure could have a significant impact on a critically important clinical population of patients suffering from uncontrolled hypertension. The review panel was extremely enthusiastic for this highly innovative and well-designed proposal from an outstanding team of well-qualified investigators having the appropriate physiological, bioengineering, commercialization and clinical expertise.”

 

  • August. PELEX-MAX, PinMed’s MRI-compatible (conditional) 12-lead ECG, blood-pressure, and oximetry monitoring/recording system, is successfully tested during cardiovascular MRI on a 3T MRI scanner in large-animal experiments.
  • July. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issues a Notice of Allowance for a new patent on cuff-free, nonobtrusive monitoring of arterial blood pressure, “Evaluating Arterial Pressure, Vasomotor Activity and Their Response to Diagnostic Tests.”
  • June. PinMed successfully extends the PELEX-MAX system to include both wireless and wired data transmission, providing delay-free monitoring and data recording for time-sensitive applications, including cardiovascular magnetic resonance and cardiac electrophysiology studies.
  • April. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office grants a nepatent, “Wireless Health Monitoring in the Setting of X-ray, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Other Sources of Electromagnetic Interference,” extending PinMed’s IP for physiological monitoring in the most challenging environments, including MRI.
  • March. PinMed successfully tests the PELEX-MAX high-fidelity, wireless monitoring system at the NIH Clinical Center. The system is tested in both animal and human subjects during real-time cardiovascular MRI, in the X-ray setting, and during transport.

2016

  • December. PinMed successfully completes testing of the APEX system prototype in human subjects.  APEX is the first multisensor, high-fidelity monitoring system to provide continuous, cuff-free, noninvasive tracking of arterial pressure, as well as ECG, cardiac output, vascular resistance, and other important cardiovascular parameters
  • November. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issues a notice of allowance for a new patent, “Wireless Health Monitoring in the Setting of X-ray, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Other Sources of Electromagnetic Interference,” extending PinMed’s IP in the most challenging environments, including MRI.
  • October. The PELEX-MAX system is presented at AdvaMed 2016‘s Innovation Showcase.
  • August. PinMed successfully completes field testing of its prototype MRI-compatible defibrillator system.
  • July. PinMed is selected from a field of nearly 500 applicants to receive the NIH/NHLBI Scholarship and to present its PELEX-MAX system for the Innovation Showcase at AdvaMed 2016, the leading MedTech conference in North America.
  • February. Testing of the APEX system in human subjects continues at PinMed’s facility.  APEX is the first multisensor, high-fidelity monitoring system to provide continuous, cuff-free, noninvasive tracking of arterial pressure, as well as ECG, cardiac output, vascular resistance, and other important cardiovascular parameters.
  • January. PinMed presents its PELEX-MAX system at the 19th Annual Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) Scientific Sessions in Los Angeles, CA. PELEX-MAX is the first wireless, MRI-compatible, high-fidelity monitoring/recording system that provides 12-lead ECG, four blood pressure channels, and pulse oximetry recording in the MRI environment. It is particularly useful for MR-guided interventional cardiology procedures.

Past Highlights

2015

  • November. PinMed is granted a new patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a mobile system with network-distributed data processing for biomedical applications.
  • August.  The NIH awards PinMed a contract to develop the first external defibrillator for MRI-guided cardiovascular procedures.
  • February. PinMed presents its prototype PELEX-MAX system at the Interventional CMR Workshop at the 2015 Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance/EuroCMR Joint Scientific Sessions. Read more here.
  • January. PinMed successfully completes animal testing of PELEX-MAX, providing high-fidelity, 12-lead ECG and blood pressure data during interventional cardiovascular MR procedures.

2014

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