Mirador Biomedical receives CE mark for Compass pressure
10 August 2011
Seattle-based Mirador Biomedical, Inc., has received CE Mark
approval for its entire Compass platform as well as an ISO 13485 Quality
Management System Certification.
The Compass is a single-use, inexpensive, digital pressure
measurement device with integrated LCD designed to quickly and
easily incorporate into procedural workflow, eliminating cumbersome
cabling and capital equipment required by other solutions.
The device provides confirmation and guidance for many common
hospital procedures including:
- vascular access;
- lumbar puncture;
- compartment syndrome monitoring;
- arterial access, and
- epidural anesthesia.
“Point-of-Access pressure measurement can enhance the safety, speed,
and ease of a wide variety of procedures. Unfortunately, current
solutions increase procedural complexity and introduce opportunities
for infection. The Compass offers the benefits of pressure
monitoring without the complexity. This simplicity and safety is
particularly important as physician extenders and procedure teams
are increasingly performing these procedures,” said Dr. Justin
Hulvershorn, Mirador’s Chief Science Officer.
The Compass Vascular Access and Compass Lumbar Puncture have been
commercially available in the US since early 2011 and have been used
in nearly 2,000 procedures at more than 50 hospitals.
sales picking up briskly, we look forward to expanding our
commercialization effort in the EU and introducing this novel device
family to European physicians,” said Mirador CEO Karl Schmidt.
Source: Mirador Biomedical