OrSense hemoglobin monitor to detect hemorrhage in less time

19 October 2011 (Last Updated October 19th, 2011 18:30)

OrSense's non-invasive hemoglobin (Hb) measurement system, NBM 200MP, was found to monitor blood loss continuously and detect hemorrhages within minutes.

OrSense's non-invasive hemoglobin (Hb) measurement system, NBM 200MP, was found to monitor blood loss continuously and detect hemorrhages within minutes.

The portable non-invasive device operates via a ring-shaped sensor fitted to the subject's finger which applies pressure, temporarily occluding local blood flow.

The trial was conducted on 12 healthy volunteers in the VA Medical Center and hemorrhage conditions were analysed by drawing two units of blood from each subject.

It is found that the sensitivity of the NBM 200MP was 96% compared to an invasive, 'golden standard' measurement, and the non-invasive monitor detected hemorrhage in less than four minutes.

OrSense CEO Lior Maayan said the study showed the continuous Hb monitor offers, for the first time, the ability to detect hemorrhages within minutes, with minimal effort and cost.

''The NBM 200MP can be instrumental in saving lives and reducing hospitalisation complications and costs," Maayan said.