Medical devices

Selected technologies category 1: commercialized/-isable stage

Call for innovative technologies that address global health concerns


1.1 Stool sample collection and preparation kit
The intended purpose* of the stool sample collection and preparation kit is to simplify faecal examination by reducing the number of consumables and steps required for the procedure. The kit could therefore facilitate the diagnosis of parasitological diseases. Additionally, the kit does not appear to require water or electricity and is claimed to prevent recontamination of the environment.
Contact: José Carlos Lapenna, Brazil jczl@globo.com

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1.2 LED phototherapy unit
The intended purpose* of the LED phototherapy unit is to treat hyperbilirubinaemia in newborn infants by phototherapy. The unit could increase the safety of the procedure by using a radiation source that produces blue light and minimizes the exposure to harmful ultraviolet radiation. Further potential advantages are that the unit measures the actual output of light at useful wavelengths and is claimed to have lower energy consumption than previous designs.
Contact: Nancy Gambaroni, Brazil nancy.gambaroni@terra.com.br

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1.3 System for on-site production of wound irrigation solution
The intended purpose* of the system for on-site production of wound irrigation solution is to produce aqueous solutions for the topical treatment of wounds and infections using a power source, demineralised water and salt. Solutions produced by the system could be used to treat a host of conditions including traumatic injuries, post-natal infections and neglected tropical diseases that cause ulcerations and infections.
Contact: Immanuel Jacobs, Germany hkranzl@gmail.com

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1.4 SMS smoking cessation system
The intended purpose* of the SMS (short message service) smoking cessation system is to provide tailored SMS-based smoking cessation support to its users. According to preliminary research submitted, the system facilitates self-management of smoking cessation and increases the likelihood of user adherence to smoking cessation programs. The interactive system claims to be capable of answering messages about cravings to support the user.
Contact: Matt Hector, New Zealand matt.hector.taylor@gmail.com

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1.5 Reusable neonatal suction system
The intended purpose* of the reusable neonatal suction system is to remove obstructive mucus from the air passages in newborn infants to reduce the risk of asphyxia and to support neonatal resuscitation. The device is claimed to be reusable and capable of being cleaned and boiled between uses. The device is claimed to be made of durable silicone and not to require electric power.
Contact: Jens Petter Ianke, Norway suctiondevice@gmail.com

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1.6 Fluorescence visualization system for cancer screening
The intended purpose* of the fluorescence visualization system for cancer screening is to use the natural fluorescence of mucosal tissues when excited by a violet/blue light to inform clinicians about the presence of abnormalities in the mucosa in the oral cavity. This system could aid in the early detection of oral/oropharyngeal cancers and thereby reduce morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases.
Contact: David Morgan, Canada d.c.morgan@hotmail.com

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1.7 Transcutaneous bilirubin measurement system
The intended purpose* of the transcutaneous bilirubin measurement system is to provide an alternative to blood sample analysis for the diagnosis of hyperbilirubinaemia in newborn infants. The system uses spectral analysis of light reflected from the patient's vascular bed to determine levels of bilirubin in the blood. The device is claimed to be non-invasive and to rapidly give a read-out.
Contact: Sue Jones, France susan.jones115@virginmedia.com

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1.8 Isothermal nucleic acid amplification system for tuberculosis diagnosis
The intended purpose* of the isothermal nucleic acid amplification system for tuberculosis diagnosis is to offer a point-of-care alternative to sputum smear microscopy. The technology is claimed not to require any additional equipment and to yield a rapid visual read-out of the diagnostic result.
Contact: Qimin You, China qiminyou2000@163.com

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* As presented in the applicant's submission

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