“We are very excited about the opportunity to report on a feasibility study of our new GutCheck prototype at the AGA IBS meeting,” said G-Tech CEO Steve Axelrod, Ph. D.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif (PRWEB) August 26, 2015
G-Tech Medical, a developer of non-invasive diagnostic solutions for patients with gastrointestinal disorders, today announced that it has been invited to present new data at the American Gastroenterological Association’s (AGA) 2015 James W. Freston Conference: A Renaissance in the Understanding and Management of IBS, August 29-30 in Chicago.
“We are very excited about the opportunity to report on a feasibility study of our new GutCheck prototype at the AGA IBS meeting,” said G-Tech CEO Steve Axelrod, Ph. D. “The opportunity to interact with clinical thought leaders at this stage in our company’s development is invaluable. Getting direct, hands-on feedback from clinicians who are excited about what we are doing will help improve the product for physicians and patients.”
G-Tech Medical’s wireless, disposable electrode patches measure the electrical activity from the stomach, small intestine and colon. Data from the patches can be transmitted via smartphone to the cloud, processed by G-Tech’s analytical tools, and sent to the physician. The physician can review the data patterns in an effort to diagnose functional gastrointestinal disorders, potentially eliminating more expensive and invasive diagnostic examinations.
G-Tech has presented results previously, including three posters at the American College of Gastroenterology Meeting in Philadelphia in October, 2014. While the technology employed in the previous clinical research could collect and record patient data for only three hours in an office setting with the patient sitting still, the new prototype can record continuously for three days while the patient goes about normal daily activities. In the work to be presented at the AGA conference, researchers observed an intriguing correlation between myoelectric signal peaks and meal and bowel movements, a correlation made possible by the system’s ability to collect continuous, long-term data.
“The ability to collect 72 hours of data without interfering with the patient’s daily life represents a significant advancement,” said Axelrod. “The normal cycle of the digestive system, what we call the “Gutbeat,” is 24 hours, so it’s important to monitor for several such cycles to develop an understanding of the patient’s condition.”
About G-Tech Medical
G-Tech Medical, Inc. is an early-stage medical device company dedicated to developing low-cost, non-invasive, diagnostic solutions for patients with chronic gastrointestinal disorders. G-Tech’s wearable patch-based “EKG for the Gut” will be used to diagnose underlying causes of GI disorders, allowing physicians to develop targeted therapies, thereby speeding relief to patients and significantly lowering the cost of health care. The company is headquartered at the Fogarty Institute for Innovation, 2490 Hospital Drive, Suite 310, Mountain View, CA 94040. For further information, please visit http://www.GTechMedical.com or email info(at)gtechmedical(dot)com.
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