HELiOS® Personal Oxygen System for Nellcore-Puritan-Bennett®– The portable oxygen conserver is designed for the ambulatory patient in a home care environment. It is the smallest and lightest portable liquid oxygen system on the market that lasts up to 10 hours. The result was an ultra-compact package that initiated industry-wide growth in the use of liquid oxygen-based delivery devices. The award winning device is now marketed by Caire® Inc. under the names HELiOS Plus & Marathon®. We were hired to perform competitive benchmarking studies, and develop a product that incorporated their best features. Our technical input consisted of industrial design, mechanical engineering, human factors, ergonomics, and design for manufacture.
Kinterra Foot and Ankle System™ for Freedom Innovations® – The system the new state-of-the-art for adjustable prosthetic ankles, which features internal temperature fluid compensation, and a mechanism fitted with industrial-quality seals, rendering it virtually maintenance free. It offers improved stability and comfort for low to moderate impact users while walking, exercising, golfing, or hiking. We developed the overall styling (I.D.) of the ankle, and the mechanical engineering – hydraulics, pivots, shafts, valves, assembly and fixtures.
Omnica partnered with bioMerieux’s marketing and engineering teams in developing this entry to their Lab of the Future with contributions to basic functionality, user experience, Industrial Design and prototyping. Their introduction announcement follows:
Get ready for a new dimension in blood culture detection: the BACT/ALERT® VIRTUO® is seamlessly efficient blood culture technology in one automated system.
- Motion-activated “Set and Forget” loading
- Advanced robotics provides hands free bottle loading and unloading
- Flexible and scalable instrumentation adapts to any size laboratory
- VIRTUO® helps you redesign your workflow by reducing hands on time and increasing efficiency
BACT/ALERT® VIRTUO® ushers in a new dimension of blood culture detection. Almost endlessly versatile it fits into any size lab, even outside the routine microbiology lab. The latest example of ingenuity in automation, VIRTUO™ reduces hands-on time for increased lab efficiency. These benefits can be further boosted through highly sophisticated MYLA® software that puts relevant information from multiple instruments and your LIS at your fingertips, when and where you need it. In these ways and more, BACT/ALERT® VIRTUO® seamlessly integrates your blood culture workflow to provide efficient and actionable results to help you achieve better patient outcomes.
Minimed Paradigm® for MiniMed (now Medtronic) – This percutaneous insulin infusion pump is the basis for a family of wearable and water-resistant insulin pumps. It supports three basal programs and a bolus delivery option. We developed a custom, non Luer lock connector to allow for the water-resistant design. It uses a proprietary stepper motor with a captive lead screw and is powered by an easily replaceable AAA battery. We performed project management and coordination with the client’s engineering team, industrial design, graphic interface, enclosure design, electronics packaging and others. We also fabricated test fixtures for life testing motors and force sensors, and designed the occlusion sensor and thin film force sensor transducer design. We coordinated tooling, drop, immersion, and acoustic testing, and documentation transfer to production.
The NeuroThera System, De Taboada said, consists of a fiber optic cable, a handpiece, a cap that guides the laser energy to treatment locations on the scalp, accessories and a cart for portability.
When the system establishes contact with the patient’s completely shaved head, detectors in the handpiece trigger it to emit a specific wavelength of near-IR energy. “A total treatment regimen consists of treating 20 locations on the head for two minutes at each location for a total of 40 minutes of nominal treatment time,” De Taboada said.
The mitochondrial photoreceptor cytochrome C oxidase absorbs near-IR and drives adenosine triphosphate (ATP) formation by oxidative phosphorylation, he explained. The hypothesis goes that improved energy metabolism leads to mitigation of cell death in the stroke-affected tissue and to the enhancement of neuro-recovery mechanisms.
The improved neurometabolism could be beneficial not only in stroke treatment, but also in treating traumatic brain injury, and Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, he said.
The ADEXUSDx® Analyzer is a portable handheld analyzer that performs blood analysis at the point-of-care for use with the ADEXUSDx® test cassettes, used by healthcare professionals trained and certified to use the ADEXUSDx® System.
A novel platform of magnetically adjustable implant systems based on its MAGnetic External Control technology. Ellipse’s novel and proprietary implants are adjustable at the time of implantation and are distracted non−invasively over the course of treatment to accommodate the changing clinical needs of patients as they heal, grow or age. Ellipse’s technology enables physicians to customize therapy for patients in a non-invasive manner, reducing the need for further repeat surgical procedures, and providing meaningful improvements in patient clinical outcomes and quality of life while generating cost savings to the healthcare system.
Omnica had the honor of developing the last pH meter product family before Dr. Beckman passed away in 2004. We worked with the client’s Industrial Design to produce a family eighteen meter variations based on a single PCB.
The handheld versions passed the requirement of IPX7 (water ingress protection at a submersion level one meter, even though it floats).
The EMulate Therapeutics Voyager® ulRFE® system is a non-invasive medical device. It is the first of many product expressions of the company’s underlying ulRFE platform technology. Showing promise in pre-clinical and clinical trials, the EMulate Therapeutics Voyager® has potential treatment applications in a wide range of diseases, including cancer, chronic pain, inflammatory, among others. The EMulate Therapeutics Voyager device is being evaluated for the treatment of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) brain tumors in human clinical trials and is currently limited by Federal United States law to investigational use only.