New Aegis™ Surveillance Sensor
Postoperative Opioid-Induced Respiratory Depression
Respiratory Depression (POIRD) is a potentially debilitating
condition that can go unrecognized in patients, leading to respiratory
failure and death.
Analyte Logic (AL) is developing
a sensor system, called Aegis™, that recognizes the signs of POIRD
before it can cause adverse effects in a patient. The in vivo
Aegis Sensor, together with the
Optode Engine (OE), gives medical device
OEMs a new method to detect and halt POIRD.
Sensor comprises a catheter
composed of a PO2 sensor, a PCO2 sensor, and a temperature
sensor. The 500 micron indwelling catheter provides continuous monitoring and
surveillance for POIRD.
At this point, AL has developed and
performed animal studies with the PO2 and temperature sensors. The
results were spectacular, with a correlation to independent blood gas
measurements of greater than 0.993. We are currently working on the PCO2
sensor to add to the Aegis catheter.