Monivent's first product - Monivent Neo training - is now CE-marked and available for purchase. Being the first product in the Monivent Neo series, this is a device adding a new dimension to simulation-based ventilation training on manikin. For its use within training and education, Monivent Neo training measures the airflow during manual ventilation and provides feedback on several ventilation parameter, in very much the same way that our next device will do in the real clinical situation during resuscitation of newborns. Feedback during training will help practise how to adjust different parameters and understanding how that actually affects the ventilation in order to improve the ventilation skills. The caregiver get a feeling for correct treatment and how to ensure a safe and effective ventilation in the real clinical situation.
Please get in touch for more information about the device or availability.
The annual pediatric simulation meeting, where caregivers with a special interest in simulation training at hospitals all over Sweden meet up, was recently held in Halmstad. Of course Monivent was there to hear the discussions about what is going on in the field and to demonstrate our upcoming training device - Monivent Neo training - for feedback during manual ventilation training on manikin. This was a great opportunity for us to meet up with experts in the field from the regions nearby.
We are happy to introduce our new colleague, Antti Stålnacke, who just joined Monivent to further strengthen the product development team in the process of bringing Monivent Neo to the market. Antti holds a M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology. His interests lie in the fields of signal processing, data analysis, physical modelling and product development and he has previously worked at smaller med tech companies like Neoventa Medical AB and Medfield Diagnostics AB. This background means that he is well suited to work on algorithms and signal processing here at Monivent.
Monivent was recently announced winner in the category ”Ungt/nyskapat Elektronikföretag i Västsverige 2015" in a competition held by Elektronikindustriföreningen i Göteborg. The award was created to strengthen the electronics industry companies' important role for a smart and sustainable social development.
The news was highlighted on several news sites and trade magazines: evertiq, Elektroniktidningen and Elektronk i Norden.
On 10-11 March 2016 a research symposium on Asphyxia, Hypothermia and Delivery Room Management will be held at the Technical University in Dresden, Germany. Monivent took part already last year, exhibiting our prototype and having the participants try it out for themselves in a workshop setting.
This year, Monivent will demonstrate the latest technical development and product improvements in both our exhibition booth as well as in an interactive workshop. You will get the opportunity to get hands-on experience from what it's like to ventilate a manikin with continuous feedback on several ventilation parameters, using a standard ventilation device and Monivent's face mask with integrated and wireless flow measurement. Make sure to sign up for our workshop when registering for the event if you plan to attend.
The Faculty of Medicine Carl Gustav Carus at the Technische Universität Dresden arranges an annual symposium on highly relevant topics concerning the neonate. Read more about the neonatal research group in Dresden here.
Monivent just finalized a second investment round where Almi Invest and current owners, including Chalmers Ventures and private investors, invests a total of 3 million SEK in the company. The money will be used to finance the finalization and initiated sales of Monivent's first product - a training device for use during simulated manual ventilation on mannequin.
- "We are very excited about the major leap forward that this investment will allow us to take" says Maria Gustafsson, Managing Director at Monivent.
Read more in Almi Invest's press release.
Today it was announced that Monivent will receive a 500 000 SEK grant from VINNOVA within the program "Innovationsprojekt i företag", targeting early stage research and development projects. The funding will be a crucial contribution in the development towards a first product and the implementation of a multi center mannequin study.
For more information about the program, read VINNOVA's pressrelease here.
In April Monivent visited the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting, this year in San Diego, to see what is going on in the field and meet with healthcare and industry experts in the field. The PAS 2015 meeting lead to new insights, great inspiration and new contacts.
Read more about the annual meeting here.
On March 12-13 the 6th Symposium Asphyxia & Hypothermia as well as the 7th European Symposium on Delivery Room Management were held at Carl Gustav Carus Universitätsklinikum in Dresden, Germany. Monivent participated with an exhibition booth that was crowded with interested physicians from many different parts of Europe during the breaks. Monivent also hosted a workshop on the theme "Monitoring and improving resuscitation while doing it!". The workshop participants got to try to ventilate a mannequin using a bag-valve-mask to see how the ventilation could be improved with continuous feedback from Monivent Neo. It was a very interesting visit with great input, discussions and new contacts.
Next week the venture capital forum Connect2Capital 2015 is organized at Clarion Hotel Post in Gothenburg and Monivent will be participating. You will find us in the exhibition stand, pitching on stage or just mingling around. Read more about the event here.
Meet us during the event and you will hear about an exciting investment opportunity!
Oscar Edvardsson won the Swedish Embedded Awards 2014 in the student category with his work on the Monivent Neo prototype as his master thesis at Chalmers. The winner was announced last night at a dinner party during the Embedded Conference Scandinavia in Kista. In connection to the competition Monivent is exhibiting at the Embedded conference 4-5 November.
Read more about this winning team in Elektroniktidningen.
"I am very happy to win this award! It is a great motivation and proof that we shall continue to pursue this idea." says Oscar, Product Developer in Monivent AB.
Swedish Embedded Award is a competition held every year in collaboration with Svensk Elektronik, Embedded Technology and Elektronik i Norden. The competition focus on technical solutions with embedded electronics. Winners are appointed within the three categories: Enterprise, Student and Micro/Nano. Read more about the competition here.
Monivent participated at the European Academy of Paediatric Societies meeting in Barcelona 17-21 October. Many interesting lectures were held during the meeting, and of particular interest was Colin Morley's speech on the existing shortcomings within neonatal resuscitation today and the need for better monitoring during the manual ventilation procedure. This is the exact challenge that Monivent is addressing with the development of Monivent Neo.
With his work on the next prototype, Oscar has earned a nomination to the Swedish Embedded Award 2014! As a result of this, we will be exhibiting the next prototype at the Embedded Conference Scandinavia at Kistamässan in Stockholm 4-5 november. This is also where the winner of Swedish Embedded Award will be presented. You can read more about the nominated ideas in Elektronik i Norden. (swedish)
Today it was time for Växjö Lasarett to participate in Monivent's mannequin study to evaluate the existing prototype. We had a great turnout and the crowd was predominantly positive and exited about the solution presented.
Great thanks to the organizers and the participants for providing us with highly valuable data and input for the continued product development.
On the 18th of June Monivent was announced one of 15 companies to receive financing through VINN NU, a competition held by VINNOVA to support innovative startup companies run by young entrepreneurs. Each winning company will receive 300 000 SEK in financing to develop their businesses.
We are proud to present that Monivent is one of the hottest incubator startups in Sweden, listed on Almi's Tech 20 list. Those interesting startups from incubators all over Sweden, with the potential of becoming "the next big thing", was today presented at an award ceremony at SUP46 in Stockholm.
"It is really exciting to receive an award like this and to achieve the confirmation from external actors that they also really believe in the work that we do and are so passionate about. It gives a nice boost when working with the daily challenges and ups and downs that is the reality in a young startup." - Maria Gustafsson, Managing Director, Monivent AB
In May Monivent will be attending the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) and Asian Society For Pediatric Research meeting in Vancouver. The PAS Annual meeting is the largest international meeting point focused on research in child health. If you happen to be there, don't hesitate to contact us for a meeting! Hope to see you there!
To make the most out of Monivents visit to Canada in May, we will not only attend the PAS meeting in Vancouver but also the "1st Annual New Insights into Neonatal Transition Symposium" at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton on May 7. This will be a meeting for lectures, hands-on workshops and interactive discussions focused on the newborn infants' challenges associated with the transition from fetal to newborn life.
Monivent will be holding a poster presentation on the product idea at the event, hoping to encourage many interesting discussions on how the care of newborns can be improved.
Monivent started off as a project under Encubator AB, but we were today incorporated and we can proudly present that Monivent AB has now became an entity on its own. Maria Gustafsson will continue as the Managing Director of Monivent and more details on the organizational structure can be found under "team"