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Testing Symphysis Medical's Product at the State-Of-The-Art Insights Suite in UK

The SymPhysis Medical team has been working with the National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA) at their hub of innovation, The Catalyst, in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in the UK. In December, the NICA team hosted product testing of our prototype catheter device on participants in their state-of-the-art Insights Suite, where we were able to observe them interacting with the device and sharing their insights about its design and usability. The candid feedback captured on camera will help us improve the design in the next stage of development.

NICA’s testing facility boasts a two-way mirror, in-built microphones, 360-degree panoramic cameras for 4K video recording, a customisable room layout, and access to communal breakout spaces. The facility, combined with the professionalism of the NICA team, is an invaluable resource for the SymPhysis Medical team.

The medical device, releaze, will have a major impact on improving quality of life for palliative care patients affected by a condition known as ‘fluid in the lung’ (medical term malignant pleural effusion). The device will allow patients to remain active and mobile by enabling them to drain fluid themselves at home without the assistance of health practitioners or the need for GP or hospital appointments.

It has been a pleasure working with the NICA team and we look forward to the next phase of testing with them in Spring 2022.

Hannah Booker, Innovation Associate at NICA, logging data during SymPhysis Medical’s prototype testing

Hannah Booker, Innovation Associate at NICA, logging data during SymPhysis Medical’s prototype testing

Supported By

Enterprise Ireland
BioInnovate
Translational Medical Device Lab