NEW YORK, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IneedMD is building a global market for its breakthrough technology, The EKG Glove™. Founder Dr. Govindan Gopinathan recently met with General Steven Anderson (Ret.), now the CMO of global solutions provider Relyant, to discuss possible partnership opportunities.
The EKG Glove™ is a new medical device that replaces the cables, electrodes and plugs traditionally used to perform an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG). It targets the growing problem of Hospital Acquired Infections while also reducing the nearly 1 in 3 error rate associated with manual lead placement. The EKG Glove™ uses 10 pre-positioned electrodes affixed to the underside of a glove-like sheath. The pre-printed conductive circuitry contained within the sheath never comes into contact with the patient.
The two executives discussed the demand for using this cutting-edge medical technology in developing nations such as Libya, where Relyant is heavily involved. "This technology is amazing," commented General Anderson. "It is light-weight, easy to use and can save countless lives. It was a pleasure to meet Dr. Gopinathan, and I look forward to building the relationship between our companies and bringing The EKG Glove to the world."
The EKG Glove™ is cleared for use by the FDA and the European Union's CE Marking. Company CTO, Robert Riola, also met recently with Chinese officials from Tianjin for assistance in streamlining CFDA approval for distribution there.
"It was my absolute pleasure to meet General Anderson and learn about Relyant's thriving activities," concluded Dr. Gopinathan. "I see many opportunities for our companies to realize rapid growth together in the near future."
About IneedMD, Inc.
The company, IneedMD, Inc. has developed a proprietary, disposable device used in the diagnosis, prevention, and monitoring of cardiovascular disease called The EKG Glove™. The EKG Glove™ is designed to obtain an ECG/EKG using pre-positioned electrodes affixed to the underside of a glove-like sheath. The EKG Glove is portable, disposable, and leverages printed circuit technology to deliver a full 12 lead diagnostic electrocardiogram (ECG) with a single use "peel and stick" action. The single use aspect of The EKG Glove™ targets the growing problem of Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs), while also reducing the 30%, nearly 1 in 3, error rate associated with the painstaking manual placement of leads. Along with its highly sanitary profile, the speed to care provided by the use of The EKG Glove™ improves the care and monitoring of cardiovascular disease, and eclipses that of any traditional ECG system.
Through the use of our unique, patented, break-through technology, a more rapid and complete 12-lead ECG exam, analysis and diagnosis can be achieved by which time, money and lives can be saved.
IneedMD, Inc. is the only company to date that is in a unique position to deliver meaningful, significant benefits to both patients and doctors by allowing virtually anyone to administer a full 12-Lead ECG exam anytime, anywhere and in less than 60 seconds.
SOURCE IneedMD, Inc.