DripAssist™ Infusion Rate Monitor, Unique Low-Cost Device for Gravity Drip IV Infusion, Commercially Launches in US with a Focus on Nursing and Healthcare Innovation

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Shift Labs, Inc. announced today the US commercial launch of the DripAssist™ Infusion Rate Monitor, a new monitor for gravity IV infusions. DripAssist is a cost-effective, versatile alternative to infusion pumps that makes precise medication management possible for nurses, field medics and other healthcare providers around the world.

Infusion Rate Monitor, a new monitor for gravity IV infusions. DripAssist received clearance to market from the Food and Drug Administration in October 2015.

DripAssist is an accurate, portable infusion rate monitor that helps clinicians deliver reliable and continuously monitored gravity infusions. As a cost-effective, versatile alternative to infusion pumps, DripAssist makes precise medication management possible for infusion nurses, paramedics, field medics and other healthcare providers around the world.

Typical gravity infusion performed without technology is highly prone to inaccuracy. Research shows +/- 20% fluid delivery variance occurring in 80% of administrations . In contrast, DripAssist has been developed to monitor drip rates with accuracy of +/- 1%.

Gravity IV infusion is common in settings where infusion pumps are impractical because of infrastructure, cost, or training constraints. Numerous healthcare procedures such as interventional neurology and medication-specific infusion nursing are also administered by gravity.

“DripAssist is a game-changer for healthcare workers in sectors where time saving technologies have been lacking,” said Shift Labs CEO Beth Kolko. “Our goal with DripAssist was to make something that any clinician, anywhere in the world, can use safely with minimal training to improve health outcomes.”

Shift Labs has already partnered with Tryco Inc. to make DripAssist available to Department of Defense purchasers via E-cat, and they are excited about working with specialty infusion nurses as well as paramedics. Shift Labs also offers a free Android app, Infusion Coach, to help healthcare workers calculate gravity infusion rates.

The innovative DripAssist™, designed to attach to any standard IV drip set chamber, tracks drops, provides digital read-out of infusion rate, fits in the palm of a hand, and runs 290 hours from one AA battery. Device operation can be learned in five minutes.

Shift Labs is partnering with national and regional distributors who will represent DripAssist™ in their respective markets.

More information at http://www.dripassist.com.

About Shift Labs

Seattle-based Shift Labs combines excellence in research, design, and engineering to create game-changing medical devices that improve the quality of healthcare around the world.

Inquiries:

Press contact: CEO Beth Kolko, beth(at)shiftlabs(dot)com, or CTO Koji Intlekofer, koji(at)shiftlabs(dot)com at +1 206.369.1216.

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