Lone Tree, Colorado (PRWEB) March 05, 2015
Zynex, Inc. (OTCQB: ZYXI), an innovative medical technology company specializing in the manufacture and sale of non-invasive medical devices for pain management, stroke rehabilitation, neurological diagnostics, and compound pharmacy, announced today that it has submitted a Pre-Submission application to the FDA for its non-invasive Blood Volume Monitor, CM-1500. Zynex believes that this will be the first device to provide an indication of fluid balance and blood loss in the operating room or potential post-surgical internal bleeding in recovery.
Because there is no predicate device for the Blood Volume Monitor, Zynex has filed a Pre-Submission application with the FDA in order to enable the device to go through the newly created De Novo process.
During blood loss the human body compensates for the “stress” by exerting several separate physiological reactions. These reactions include increased heart rate, the body becoming cold and “clammy,” and/or movement of blood from extremities toward the central organs around the thorax, torso and the head.
The blood volume monitor is designed to detect changes in blood volume as small as 200ml and displays the changes in the form of an Index graph. The device has a large LCD touch-screen similar to ECG monitors currently used in hospitals. The device measures up to six parameters using surface electrodes and a pulse oximetry waveform, with all placements of electrodes on the arm. The device is easy to use as it self-adjusts to most known situations and potential artifacts.
Thomas Sandgaard, Zynex CEO stated: “We expect the FDA to classify our Blood Volume Monitor as a Class II device due to its non-invasive nature and we are prepared to work through the newly created De Novo approval process created for unique new technologies such as this. We expect to hear back from the FDA in less than 90 days regarding their answers and recommendations for the De Novo process.”
Sandgaard continued: “I am very excited about now having a dialog with the FDA about this revolutionary product after more than four years of R&D and testing. We are still waiting for decisions on our US and European patent applications. The Blood Volume Monitor will serve a tremendous unmet need in the hospital sector today where patients suffer from complications and, at times, death as a result of undetected or incorrectly estimated blood loss or internal bleedings.”
Zynex, founded in 1996, markets and sells its own design of electrotherapy medical devices used for pain management and rehabilitation; and the company's proprietary NeuroMove device designed to help recovery of stroke and spinal cord injury patients. Zynex’s product lines are fully developed, FDA-cleared and commercially sold world-wide. Zynex also operates a non-sterile compound pharmacy providing topical and transdermal pain creams. Zynex is also developing a new blood volume monitor for use in hospitals and surgery centers.
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Contact: Zynex, Inc. 303-703-4906