|[March 05, 2014]
Sensile Medical Completes Patch Pump Usability Study for Subcutaneous Furosemide Therapy
HAEGENDORF, Switzerland --(Business Wire)--
Medical AG has completed the usability study for the semi-disposable patch
pump that is developed for scPharmaceuticals
LLC's novel subcutaneous furosemide therapy.
Sensile Medical's Patch Pump for scFurosemide (Photo: Business Wire)
In the study health care professionals (HCPs) from seven hospitals in
the United States and The Netherlands responded to questions about the
subcutaneous application of furosemide (scFurosemide®)
in the treatment of heart failure and the handling of Sensile Medical's
new patch pump. The HCPs identified a broad range of clinical situations
where scFurosemide reatment may improve both, the care process as well
as patients' outcomes.
The opportunity to treat patients with early stages of decompensation
outside the emergency room or hospital emerged as the main advantage of
this new scFurosemide treatment option over the current intravenous
administration. The study participants expressed a strong interest in
the use of the scFurosemide patch pump to better and more
cost-effectively manage patients with heart failure.
"Using these devices with scFurosemide® patients will be able
to initiate effective treatment earlier when symptoms deteriorate." said Rudolf
Sidler, PhD, Product Manager at Sensile Medical. "In many cases this
may prevent a visit to the emergency room or need for in-patient stay."
"We are very pleased with the results of the study. They confirmed that
we are on the right track with this unique combination product." said Pieter
Muntendam, MD, President and CEO of scPharmaceuticals. "Sensile's
pump technology enables a new generation of cost-effective devices
previously not possible."
Sensile Medical and scPharmaceuticals entered into a strategic
partnership and supply agreement in the first quarter of 2013. The
successful completion of this development milestone paves the way for
the company's first regulatory filings in 2015.
About Sensile Medical
Sensile Medical AG is a leading company in the area of advanced micro
pump technology developing a broad range of customer-specific delivery
and dosing solutions. Due to Sensile's SenseCore technology the products
are highly cost-efficient, accurate, and safe. They are increasingly
used in medical, industrial, and consumer applications.
Founded in 2004, Sensile Medical is located in Haegendorf, Switzerland.
For further information consult www.sensile-medical.com.
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