Encapson receives €860k “Innovation Credit” for developing Sono-Sheath™
- Encapson was awarded an €860k Innovation Credit for the development of Sono-Sheath™. Sono-Sheath™ is a thin polymer sheath with a highly echogenic Sono-Coat™ tip that can be placed over any manual or (semi) automated biopsy or vascular access needle.
- The Innovation Credit is awarded by the Dutch government through its agency RVO of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and is aimed at the development of promising innovations
- Due to the aging population the average increase in global cancer incidence is 27%, leading to a sharp increase in the number of ultrasound-guided biopsy procedures. The excellent ultrasound visibility of Sono-Sheath™ enables First-Time-Right biopsies resulting in shorter procedure times, reduced complication rates, and most importantly a reduced number of false-negative biopsy outcomes
- An echogenic sheath providing on-demand echogenicity to any biopsy or vascular access needle, is a totally novel product concept and creates a whole new market segment of disposable echogenic add-ons. It’s on-demand use makes Sono-Sheath™ a cost-effective product.
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.
Encapson provides coating services to the medtech industry. We develop advanced visibility solutions for a large variety of products creating unique value for your portfolio. Our company is ISO-13485:2016 certified and delivers high-quality products that meet stringent regulatory and end-user requirements.
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