MED Alliance Partners with Pneumeric, Inc. to Represent Capnospot™
MED Alliance welcomes new partner Pneumeric, Inc., the U.S. manufacturer of Capnospot™, a novel device based on colorimetric capnography that is used to visually confirm tension pneumothorax decompression success.
Invented by Emergency and Trauma Surgeon John Aho, MD, PhD, Capnospot is specially designed to assist first responders in the treatment of tension pneumothorax.
Capnospot Is Superior To The Current Practice
Tension pneumothorax is life-threatening and must be treated quickly. In the chaotic pre-hospital environment, it is often difficult for first responders to hear the “gush of air” that indicates needle decompression success. The Capnospot is a needle decompression indicator that uses a simple color change to confirm if the needle is in the right place for a successful procedure. The user will see the color change from blue to yellow when CO2 moves from the thoracic cavity through the Capnospot.
The Capnospot has received FDA clearance and a superiority claim: “Used for more accurate placement of pneumothorax decompression devices than the current standard of care auditory assessments.”
“We are excited to offer the Capnospot to our customers,” said MED Alliance Group President Mike Schroeder. “We see this unique device changing the standard of care for needle thoracostomy and ultimately reducing the number of attempts while helping responders save more lives.”
The Capnospot is small, lightweight and compact. It is compatible with all decompression devices and is easy to attach with a standard luer fitting.
MED Alliance Group is dedicated to partnering with medical device companies offering high-quality, innovative products that improve patient care. We are delighted to partner with Pneumeric and add the Capnospot to our portfolio.
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