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Press releases 2017

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Press releases 2016

European Horizon 2020 project for neonates awarded to Swiss start-up Swisstom

Landquart, January, 2016

The MedTech start-up company Swisstom AG is part of a
consortium awarded a project to develop a lung monitor for
premature babies. Thanks to direct financial support by the
Swiss Federal Government, Swisstom can participate in this
ground-breaking European project (CRADL).

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Press releases 2015

Award-winning design: UID wins iF design award 2015

User Interface Design GmbH (UID) won the iF design award, one of the most prestigious design awards worldwide, in the Communication category. With its new user interface for the lung function monitor Swisstom BB², the provider of user-friendly designs convinced the jury of international experts and was awarded the iF label designating outstanding design.


For the new user interface of the Swisstom BB2 lung function monitor, UID’s designers combined perfect usability with the highest design quality. This achievement was also recognized by the jury of the iF design award. Out of 5,000 applications from 50 countries, they selected UID as one of the award winners and awarded the coveted prize to the Swisstom project team led by Kerstin Klauß, Sigrid Ackermann, Ellen Schenk and Petra Prestele.


Swisstom and UID allow new insights into breathing lungs
The Swisstom BB2, which was developed by the Swiss start-up company Swisstom and has in the meantime received regulatory approval, allows staff in intensive care units to continuously monitor the lung function of ventilated patients in real-time. For the first time, it is now possible to observe the respiration in different lung regions. This allows doctors and nursing staff to quickly adapt the ventilation to changes in the patient’s condition. In order to make such complex clinical data easy to analyze even in times of stress, UID’s designers relied on a clear, transparent design that is uncompromisingly reduced to the essential information. Thanks to its friendly and light aesthetics, the user interface stands out from comparable medical interfaces, giving Swisstom another unique selling point.


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User Interface Design GmbH (UID)
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Press releases 2014

Das Fenster zur Lunge

13.11.2014: Freundenberg Gruppe: Weinheim

PM_13.11.2014_Freundenberg Jedes Jahr werden knapp 50 Millionen Menschen weltweit künstlich beatmet, im Operationssaal und auf Intensivstationen. Dabei ist die Lunge eines der sensibelsten Organe: 15 Prozent der künstlich beatmeten Patienten erleiden ein akutes Lungenversagen, 39 Prozent davon sterben.
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Swisstom: dritte Finanzierungsrunde geschafft und erstes Produkt lanciert

17.07.2014: Schlieren

Das Medizintechnik-Start-up Swisstom hat das erste Produkt im Markt eingeführt und die dritte Finanzierungsrunde erfolgreich abgeschlossen. Zühlke Ventures engagiert sich als Lead-Investor weiterhin aktiv für die Entwicklung des jungen Unternehmens.
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Heinen + Löwenstein shows internationally the world‘s first fully integrated EIT system at the ESA in Stockholm

26.05.2014: Landquart


The elisa 800VIT ventilator opens up previously unattainable lung monitoring options and allows for setting optimized ventilation strategies for each patient‘s individual ventilation needs.
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Weltpremiere! Das erste voll integrierte EIT-System: Swisstom und Salvia medical vereinbaren Kooperation

07.05.2014: Landquart

PM_Landquart_07.-Mai-2014Landquart / Kronberg – Swisstom und Salvia medical freuen sich, ihre Zusammenarbeit bekannt zu geben, deren Schwerpunkt die Erforschung und Entwicklung eines integrierten elektrischen Impedanz-tomographie-Systems ist. „Zwar erhalten wir zunehmend wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse über beatmungsassoziierte Komplikationen, doch die für deren Vermeidung nötige kontinuierliche Überwachung der regionalen Lungenfunktion am war bis heute nicht praktikabel“, so Christian Hartmann, Geschäftsführer der Salvia medical GmbH Co KG.
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Maquet and Swisstom Give Notice of Distribution Partnership for Western europe Maquet and Swisstom Give Notice of Distribution Partnership for Western europe

14.03.2014: Rastatt, Landquart

MAQUET and Swisstom are pleased to announce their distribution partnership for the monitoring and diagnostic product Swisstom BB2 Acute Lung Injury is still a leading cause of
death for intensive care patients. Swisstom BB2 was especially developed to continuously monitor lung function of ICU patients undergoing mechanical ventilation. It offers direct visualization of lung aeration at the bedside comple-menting highly performant MAQUET SERVO ventilators, which have a long history in helping clinicians implement protective ventilation strategies. Now the positive effects of Neurally Adjusted Ventilatory Assist (NAVA®) can be traced at the bedside with this real-time Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT). This monitoring of ventilated patients is completely radiation-free. Therefore, Swisstom BB2 can be used continuously for several days.
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Press releases 2013 and later

22.10.2013: Swisstom AG presents novel lung function monitor BB2 to the global public (PDF, 639 KB) download

04.10.2013: Pioneering work for monitoring mechanical ventilation – Swisstom and UID allow new insights into lung function (PDF, 598 KB) download

07.01.2013: Swisstom AG schafft Finanzierungsrunde (in German, PDF, 1,1 MB) download

11.09.2012: Swisstom AG verwirklicht erste Visionen (in German, PDF, 1,1 MB) download

05.09.2012: Swisstom auf Kurs: erste erfolgreiche Tests am Menschen (in German, PDF, 1,1 MB) download

30.04.2012: Swisstom AG vor neuer Herausforderung (in German, PDF, 1,1 MB) download

12.02.2012: Swisstom AG schafft Finanzierungsrunde (in German, PDF, 1,1 MB) download

25.08.2011: Swisstom AGist finanziert (in German, PDF, 1,1 MB) download



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May 2017, PubMed: Respiratory monitoring in adult intensive care unit.

(Theerawit P, Sutherasan Y, Ball L, Pelosi P. Expert Rev Respir Med. 2017 May 10:1-16. doi: 10.1080/17476348.2017.1325324. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28452241.)

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April 2017, PubMed: Ventilation distribution and lung recruitment with speaking valve use in tracheostomised patient weaning from mechanical ventilation in intensive care

(Sutt AL, Anstey CM, Caruana LR, Cornwell PL, Fraser JF.  J Crit Care. ;40:164-170. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2017.04.001. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28411422.)

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April 2017, PubMed: Mapping Regional Differences of Local Pressure-Volume Curves With Electrical Impedance Tomography.

(Beda A, Carvalho AR, Carvalho NC, Hammerm¸ller S, Amato MB, Muders T, Gittel C, Noreikat K, Wrigge H, Reske AW.  Crit Care Med. 45(4):679-686. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000002233. PubMed PMID: 28079607.)

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March 2017, PubMed: Global and regional assessment of sustained inflation pressure-volume curves in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome

(Becher T, Rostalski P, Kott M, Adler A, Schadler D, Weiler N, Frerichs I.  Physiol Meas. doi: 10.1088/1361-6579/aa6923. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28339394.)

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March 2017, PubMed: Bedside Breath-Wise Visualization of Bronchospasm by Electrical Impedance Tomography Could Improve Perioperative Patient Safety: A Case Report

(de la Oliva P, Waldmann AD, Bˆhm SH, Verd˙-S·nchez C, PÈrez-Ferrer A, Alvarez-Rojas E. Bedside Breath-Wise Visualization of Bronchospasm by Electrical Impedance Tomography Could Improve Perioperative Patient Safety: A Case Report. A A Case Rep. doi: 10.1213/XAA.0000000000000499. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28328587.)

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March 2015, PubMed: How to monitor a recruitment maneuver at the bedside.

An overview on most recent knowledge on methods currently available for monitoring of recruitment maneuvers at the bedside. (Godet T, Constantin JM, Jaber S, Futier E.)

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March 2015, PubMed: Real-time ventilation and perfusion distributions by electrical impedance tomography during one-lung ventilation with capnothorax.

Carbon dioxide insufflation into the pleural cavity, capnothorax, with one-lung ventilation (OLV) may entail respiratory and hemodynamic impairments. We investigated the online physiological effects of OLV/capnothorax by electrical impedance tomography (EIT) in a porcine model mimicking the clinical setting. (Reinius H, Borges JB, Fredén F, Jideus L, Camargo ED, Amato MB, Hedenstierna G, Larsson A, Lennmyr F.)

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March 2015, PubMed: Changes in lung volume and ventilation following transition from invasive to noninvasive respiratory support and prone positioning in preterm infants.

Infants who are transitioned from invasive to noninvasive respiratory support are able to maintain their EELV and increase their VT. Prone positioning increases EELV and shifts tidal ventilation to the ventral lung regions. The latter suggests that infants should preferably be placed in prone position after extubation. (van der Burg PS, Miedema M, de Jongh FH, Frerichs I, van Kaam AH.)

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February 2015, PubMed: Driving pressure and survival in the acute respiratory distress syndrome.

Mechanical-ventilation strategies that use lower end-inspiratory (plateau) airway pressures, lower tidal volumes (VT), and higher positive end-expiratory pressures (PEEPs) can improve survival in patients with the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), but the relative importance of each of these components is uncertain. (Amato MB, Meade MO, Slutsky AS, Brochard L, Costa EL, Schoenfeld DA, Stewart TE, Briel M, Talmor D, Mercat A, Richard JC, Carvalho CR, Brower RG.)

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