Multimodal visualization of the microcirculation during treatment of critical limb ischemia
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 2 838 443|
|Project duration||May 2019 - December 2021|
|Venture||Swelife and Medtech4Health - Collaborative Projects for Improved Health|
|Call||Swelife and Medtech4Health - Collaborative Projects for Improved Health (Spring 2019)|
Purpose and goal
The purpose of the project is to further develop a system for imaging of the blood flow and oxygen saturation in the microcirculation of the skin. During the project, the system will be evaluated by being used for measurements before, during and/or after surgical procedures on patients suffering from critical limb ischemia.
Expected results and effects
We expect that the project will lead to the company Perimed AB being able to develop a competitive system that thereby strengthens the Swedish biomedical technology industry on the global market. The project results will also show the increased diagnostic value in the intervention of critical extremity ischemia, where the care can be individualized and where the number of reoperations can be reduced, which frees up resources in the health care system.
Planned approach and implementation
The project is divided into project management, algorithms, product prototype, measurement study, and business development. Perimed AB coordinates the project and will primarily work with algorithms, the product prototype and business development. The project partner at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Linköping University, will work with the algorithms, the prototype and the clinical study, while the project partner County of Östergötland, located at the vascular surgery clinic at Linköping University Hospital, will be responsible for the clinical study.