Wearables & Devices

Sensome and Asahi Announce Collaboration

Pioneering smart medical device company, Sensome, and world-leading Japanese guidewire company, Asahi Intecc, are announcing today a collaboration to develop the next generation Clotild® Smart Guidewire, with Asahi Intecc taking on the manufacturing role for this groundbreaking device destined for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke.

Acute ischemic stroke is the leading cause of acquired long-term disability and can be treated through a procedure known as mechanical thrombectomy. This treatment involves the removal of a clot obstructing a blood vessel in the brain using a thrombectomy device guided over a wire from the wrist or groin to the site of the blockage. Swift clot removal with minimal attempts drastically enhances patient outcomes.

With limited knowledge on clot characteristics, current success in removing the clot on the first attempt is only about 40%. The Clotild® Smart Guidewire, incorporating Sensome’s AI-powered tissue micro-sensor, aims to change this statistic. This innovative device will provide physicians with critical information about the clot features, enabling them to make more informed decisions during the procedure.

With its extensive design and manufacturing competencies, Asahi Intecc is well-positioned for the creation and production of the next-generation Clotild® Smart Guidewire. Franz Bozsak, CEO of Sensome, expresses his excitement about this new partnership: “We are thrilled about our alliance with Asahi Intecc. Marrying Sensome’s unique sensor technology with Asahi Intecc’s exceptional guidewire design, we are pushing the boundaries of medical technology, with the potential to profoundly impact patient outcomes worldwide. This collaboration underscores our dedication to pioneering smart medical devices designed to address the present shortcomings of minimally invasive procedures in partnership with world-class medical device manufacturers.”

Echoing this sentiment, Masahiko Miyata, CEO of Asahi Intecc, adds: “We believe that Sensome’s innovative AI-powered sensing technology will generate significant positive impact on acute ischemic stroke procedures worldwide, and will contribute to better patient outcomes and Quality of Life. By combining Asahi’s guidewire design and manufacturing technology and experience with Sensome’s core competencies, the companies position themselves to create a new generation of smart guidewires at a high level of performance, reliability, and consequently, value to physicians and patients.”

RM Global Partners LLC served as advisor to Sensome.

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