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Optomeditech Helps Solve Catheter Insertion & Grabs $2.5 Million From Lifeline And Sitra

Inserting a catheter fails in over 30% of the first time attempts. Optomeditech Ltd has solved this with inserting a guide light inside the IV catheter needle.

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Tuula Sjöstedt

Lead, Communications and Public Affairs, Sitra

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Inserting a catheter fails in over 30% of the first time attempts. That means injury, extra costs for equipment, lost time. All of which matters a lot in healthcare. Optomeditech Ltd has solved this with inserting a guide light inside the IV catheter needle. Lifeline Ventures along with Sitra and private investors have invested $2.5 million in the company that recently received ISO and CE certifications for OptiVein. 

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Healthcare

The population is ageing, and health care costs are increasing. Equal access to high-quality health services must nevertheless be ensured for everyone. Sitra’s Health Care Programme (2005–2009) found new ways to do this.

Writer

Tuula Sjöstedt

Lead, Communications and Public Affairs, Sitra

Published

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