Cosylab announces a new partnership with a medical device startup, VIPUN Medical.
FREMONT, CA: The medical world will be blessed with an innovative system that measures stomach function to help clinicians identify enteral feeding intolerance and make better-informed nutrition therapy decisions in the intensive care unit (ICU).
"The VIPUNTM Gastric Monitoring System consists of a catheter and a control system. The VIPUN Catheter is a double-lumen nasogastric balloon catheter with an integrated feeding lumen. The VIPUN Control System controls volume and measures air pressure in the balloon, thus providing crucial information about the patients stomach motility and can be used by HCPs to guide appropriate medical nutrition strategies tailored to the patient’s gastro intestinal activity," states Mr. Pieter Janssen, CTO at VIPUN Medical.
"Cosylab will develop the Control Unit for our medical device. We've decided to partner with Cosylab because of their 20+ years expertise in the field of medical device engineering, broad range of software and hardware skills, and detailed understanding of patient safety aspects and device usability," says Mr. Nico Van Tichelen, CEO at VIPUN Medical.
"Our mission is to help medical device startups and innovators develop their devices all the way from product definition to commercialization," explains Matej Gasperin, Director of Engineering for Medical services at Cosylab. "We are here to take care of the complexities within software and hardware development, which must be conducted according to a strict regulatory framework applicable for medical devices such as VIPUN Gastric Monitoring System. We are honoured to be chosen by VIPUN as their engineering partner. The partnership allows VIPUN to focus on bringing their innovation to the patients and their clinicians whilst we take care of device development," concludes Gasperin.
Cosylab is a global technology company that builds and integrates state-of-the-art software and electronics for the world’s most sophisticated, precise, and advanced systems. The company was established in 2001 and has expanded its services from building control systems for the world's most significant scientific projects to developing innovative software solutions for particle treatment of cancer.
VIPUN Medical is a privately-owned spin-off company of KU Leuven pioneering a novel method of gastro-intestinal monitoring aimed at enhancing medical nutrition for critically ill and other vulnerable patients. The VIPUN Gastric Monitoring System endeavors to make it easy for medical staff to make well-informed and faster nutrition therapy decisions, reducing malnutrition and feeding-related complications.