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Posted on: February 8, 2016

ivWatch earns Governor's Award for Science Innovation

Feb. 5, 2016 - ivWatch will receive one of Virginia's four 2016 Outstanding STEM Awards, announced Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Science Museum of Virginia Chief Wonder Officer Richard C. Conti. The company has announced it is moving its offices to Hampton.
The Governor’s Award for Science Innovation will be presented at the Science Museum of Virginia on Thursday, February 25.
ivWatch has developed a medical device that detects when a patient’s IV is leaking, referred to as an infiltration. With an IV failure rate in the U.S. of nearly 23 percent due to infiltrations, this device continuously monitors the IV site and notifies caregivers if conditions indicate a possible issue.
ivWatch emerged from the ingenuity of a small, Virginia-based medical research and development company. With a focus on improving patient safety, a team of vascular access leaders, biomedical engineers, nurses and doctors invented the ivWatch Model 400 – a device that provides early detection of infiltrations by continuously monitoring peripheral IV sites. An optical sensor uses visible and near-infrared light to detect slight changes in the optical properties of the tissue, and the patient monitor processes the returning light using a proprietary algorithm. The device notifies caregivers if conditions suggest an infiltration, allowing them to address the issue before it causes patient harm. The ivWatch Model 400 represents a new option for medical professionals prescribing IV therapy – a continuously monitored peripheral IV. This allows for less intrusive infusion therapy methods that can reduce costs, risk, patient harm and medication dosing errors.

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