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Improved Blood Pressure Management System

Improved Blood Pressure Management System

Quote: KT161470

The Challenge

Traditional manual sphygmomanometers estimate blood pressure based on a trained operator detecting the appearance and disappearance of Korotkoff sounds. However, a high degree of skill is required to accurately estimate diastolic blood pressure (BP) using the manual technique as identification of the exact instance when the opening and closing of the artery occurs is required. More recently, automated or digital sphygmomanometers have been developed which use an electronic calculation of oscillometric measurements to estimate BP, however there are problems with accuracy and reproducibility of their BP readings.

The Solution

The technology developed at Newcastle University relates to a BP management system capable of measuring actual blood pressure by detecting high frequency micro-pulses existing between systole and diastole associated with the opening and closing of an artery.

The Opportunity

We are looking for collaborative partners or to license the technology to an existing blood pressure device manufacturer.

Intellectual Property Status

The technology is protected by a patent application currently being prosecuted under PCT.

Title: An improved blood pressure measurement system
Application no: WO2016/166554
Filing Date: 15th April 2016
Applicant: University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Contact

Dr Marie Labus, Enterprise Team, Research & Enterprise Services, Newcastle University, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Framlington Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4HH, UK.