Hello, and welcome to the Thorasys blog!
Thorasys Thoracic Medical Systems is an innovative medical device start-up located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Our activities focus on the development of the tremoFlo, a novel medical device for the diagnosis and monitoring of respiratory diseases such as Asthma and COPD. The tremoFlo is scheduled to reach the market in 2012.
The tremoFlo is a small, portable device that uses the Forced Oscillation Technique (FOT) to provide accurate measurements of airway resistance and reactance. The tremoFlo does not require patient effort or cooperation and can hence be used comfortably by a wide range of paediatric, adult and elderly subjects, including mobility impaired patients and those who are unable to perform a voluntary manoeuvre. The tremoFlo can potentially replace so-called “spirometers” that require patient effort and cooperation to assess lung function.
The tremoFlo is currently being field tested at several sites throughout North America, and field testing in Europe is expected to start soon. This blog will provide regular updates about the tremoFlo development as we prepare for commercial release in several jurisdictions in the first half of 2012.