Encapson obtains ERDF (EFRO) subsidy for Sono-Coat™ validation studies
- As part of the EFRO project, Encapson started a collaboration with RadboudUMC (Nijmegen) to perform several Sono-Coat™ validation studies in the Medical Innovation and Technology expert Center (MITeC). These studies are carried out to demonstrate the added-value of Sono-Coat™, a coating-based ultrasound visibility system for needles and catheters
- Main goal is to show that Sono-Coat™ needles facilitate the work of the physician in challenging US-guided procedures such as deeper tissue biopsies of the liver and kidney. The Sono-Coat™ technology is expected to allow precise targeting, effortless tip location of the needle, leading to safe and error-free biopsies
Note for the Press
Encapson has developed Sono-Coat™; an innovative echogenic coating system to improve the ultrasound visibility of medical devices in the body. The Sono-Coat™ technology is based on a coating matrix containing acoustically reflective microspheres. The microspheres scatter the ultrasound waves in all directions. The enhanced reflection leads to crystal clear and sharp images on the ultrasound screen. The Sono-Coat™ technology platform consists of two coating systems: the M-series for needles and the P-Series for catheters.
Sono-Coat™ enables precise targeting of objects in deeper tissue structures such as liver and kidney biopsies, facilitates vascular access, setting peripheral nerve block and tip confirmation of CVC, PICC, Drainage and Regional Anaesthesia catheters. The unmatched ultrasound visibility of Sono-Coat™ supports the physician in performing accurate, safe and error-free ultrasound-guided procedures.
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