|Janus acquires a license to develop and market from Hospital General de Granollers|
|Written by Janus|
|Friday, 25 February 2011 10:28|
Barcelona, February 23, 2011 .- Janus Developments has acquired the rights to develop and operate a medical device developed at the Hospital General de Granollers from a figment of his Chief of Anesthesiology, Dr. Pere Poch . This device, which facilitates access to the airway through the mouth, reducing interference from the tongue, is particularly useful for introducing the LMA as a precursor to life-support procedures or anesthesia. The introduction of the LMA requires some training and usually the assistance of two people, so that the facilitator have a system would simplify the procedure and make it easy for non experts or having to work without assistance, particularly in situations emergency, fire, etc. This is the first license to technology developed by the Hospital General de Granollers, through the collaboration of the inventor with the Research and Innovation Unit of the hospital and the intermediary and the firm support Montpalau Enginyeria SL.
The first pilot-scale devices made available during the first quarter of 2011. The goal is to complete its industrialization Janus, build a strong intellectual property position and demonstrate the clinical feasibility of the device. It is expected that two years before the product is ready for marketing by a company specialized in the sector. Each year there are about 130 million anesthesia procedures throughout the world, some of which could benefit from this new device
Luis Ruiz-Avila, Director of Janus, considers the case of laryngeal mask introducer is a good example of mainstreaming the business model of Janus, which aims to act as a bridge between biomedical knowledge and the market by increasing the chances of solving unmet medical needs and also demonstrating that you can do to generate returns for their shareholders and institutions originators of the technology. For Ruiz-Avila, this case also demonstrates that there is a huge reservoir of biomedical knowledge applicable in our environment, and that any institution that is in contact with the real problems of patients has the potential to generate economic and social value from their inventions.
Fundació Hospital Asil de Granollers / Hospital General de Granollers
Montpalau Enginyeria SL.