LONDON, UK AND PLANO, TX Belluscura PLC, in conjunction with its exclusive research partner Separation Design Group, announced today the recent filing of a patent application covering novel integrated portable extracorporeal oxygenation and carbon dioxide removal systems.
The latest patent application covers systems for treating people suffering from acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Typical causes of ARDS include sepsis, inhalation of harmful chemicals and smoke, injury, pneumonia and influenza. It is estimated that in the US and Europe alone, over 300,000 people annually suffer from ARDS with an estimated mortality rate of nearly 40%.
Commenting on the patenting activities, Bob Rauker, CEO of Belluscura, said: “We are very excited about our next generation oxygen technology. With the anticipated launch of our X-PLO2R™ portable oxygen concentrator later this year into the respiratory treatment field where over 250 million people suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the third leading cause of death, it is critical that we continue to innovate into the ever-expanding oxygen therapy market”.
Background to Belluscura
Belluscura (www.belluscura.com) was established in the UK in December 2015 with the objective of improving healthcare through innovation. We are currently developing a proprietary oxygen concentrator system with a planned commercial release in 2019 that will be used to deliver supplemental long-term oxygen therapy to patients suffering from chronic respiratory conditions such as COPD, asthma, occupational lung diseases and pulmonary hypertension.
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