Sequana Medical is a commercial stage medical device company that has developed a fully implantable, connected medical device (Alfapump®) allowing to treat pathological fluid overload related to liver diseases, heart failure, malignant ascites and other fluid imbalance disorders. The first application of the device is the treatment of refractory buildup of fluid in the abdomen of end stage liver disease patients, making it possible to be treated mostly at home instead of having to come regularly to the hospital. As a second application (direct soldium removal, DSR), the company is investigating the use of its technology platform for the treatment of abnormal fluid overload in heart failure, using the DSR as a potentially life prolonging treatment option for chronic heart failure patients that have become resistant to diuretics (medications that remove fluid from the body) and for whom alternative treatment options have become very limited or have run out.
Synergia Medical is pioneering optoelectronics for medical devices for neurostimulation, replacing the metallic wires of a traditional neurostimulator by optical fibers and using photovoltaic cells to convert light into electrical impulses. The device incorporates innovations in biomaterials, micro-electronics, optical components and biosensors. The first application is a neurostimulation device, which stimulates the vagus nerve, for the treatment of refractory epilepsy. Vagus nerve stimulation has been shown to reduce epileptic seizures by sending regular, mild pulses of electrical energy to the brain via the vagus nerve.
Dim3 is a digital healthcare company that has developed a CE marked clinical nutrition platform to monitor enteral and parenteral nutrition provided to patients in the hospital and at home, addressing systemic clinical malnutrition, optimising the quality of nutritional care and enabling personalized clinical nutrition decisions. The aim is to improve compliance with prescribed and dispensed clinical nutrition throughout the patient journey from hospital to home. The Dim3 solution is combining a software platform (Nutrow®) / Scorso®) aggregating, structuring and presenting data instantly to healthcare professionals, and an electronic device (Feedim®) connectable to enteral and parenteral nutrition pumps acquiring data.