Masterflex AG: AirWay Management Project LaryVent™

Masterflex AG, the Germany-based specialist in developing and processing high-tech plastics for industrial and medical applications, is presenting its project, LaryVent™, at the conference ‘Investment In Innovation (In3) EAST: A Preview of Early-Stage Medical Technology Companies’ at Boston, Mass., The Westin Copley Place Hotel, October 18-20, 2006.
LaryVent™ is an innovative disposable, latex-free, supraglottic AirWay Management device, easy to insert, and prevents under any intra-operative situation stomach insufflation. Further more, it does debar aspiration in case of passive regurgitation. The next step will be to establish a stomach tube to enable stomach fluid to exit, and through this to amplify market opportunity tremendously. LaryVent™ does address uses in elective surgery and diagnostics, as well as emergency medicine. In the first step it will cover patients with a body weight of 30 kg and more, and further expand its program into pediatrics.
As part of an Advanced Technology Program, LaryVent™ has been developed over the past four years at Masterflex. Strategic partners with high competencies get the opportunity to step into the project and to push a global medical devices technology into the market.
‘We at Masterflex are excited to bring this revolutionary technology to market. The patented design of the LaryVent™ offers clinicians a unique alternative to endotracheal intubation in cases forced to introduce increased respiratory pressure. The introduction of the LaryVent™ will further change the AirWay Management market towards less invasive technologies, avoiding the use of muscle relaxants or neuromuscular blockers in operations given, e.g., obesity, using laparoscopy surgery or in belly-down position,’ said Daniel Oser, Business Development Manager at Masterflex.
About the Company
Masterflex AG, D-Gelsenkirchen, was founded in 1987. With a large number of patents and innovations, the company is today the international technology leader in high tech hose systems for industrial sectors. Its expertise lies in the processing of specialist polymers, in particular polyurethane (PUR). In its business area, Medical Technology Masterflex offers medical devices and operation sets. Since 2001, Masterflex AG has also been successfully developing hydrogen-based PEM (proton exchange membrane) fuel cells in low output ranges. Masterflex AG profits from a far-reaching network of partners from research institutions and companies, ensuring its technological edge.

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