Polygenesis acted as the R&D group of this start-up. The core technology, “thermal time of flight”, was invented by a British engineer. Using inexpensive components Polygenesis was able to develop prototypes which approximated the capabilities of more expensive infusion pumps. The system introduces a heat pulse in a standard i.v. set and measures the arrival time of the heat pulse at two downstream sensors. From the time difference and tube diameter, a flow rate can be calculated. An inexpensive motor provides fluid control.
Polygenesis was responsible for all Design, Development, and implementation of all Technology development, Electrical, Mechanical and Software portions of this project.
Several prototypes were fabricated and used to raise funds.
This was polygenesis’ first integrated system development effort after it’s founding in 1996. As a matter of fact the name polygenesis was derived from the PolyPharm project.
Polygenesis provided the R&D team to help this start up develop “clinical units from production worthy tooling” in just six months.
The MedManager was developed for use by patients dealing with Parkinson’s disease. The unit stores medications and reminds the patient at medication time. Compliance information is stored and delivered to a central database on a regular schedule.