SOURCE: Integrated Sensing Systems

Integrated Sensing Systems

February 14, 2012 12:56 ET

NIH Granted ISSYS and the University of Michigan a $1.5M Grant for the Development of Pediatric Cardiac Miniature Implants

YPSILANTI, MI--(Marketwire - Feb 14, 2012) - Integrated Sensing Systems, Inc. (ISSYS) and the University of Michigan announced that they have received a $1.5M NIH (National Institute of Health) grant titled "Novel Micro-Implant To Measure Intracardiac Pressure In Congenital Heart Patients."

Dr. Martin Bocks, a pediatric cardiologist at the University of Michigan and the project's medical principal investigator, stated that "we are extremely excited to continue working with ISSYS to develop a wireless, implantable pressure sensor for our patients with complex forms of congenital heart disease. This pressure sensing implant has the potential to greatly improve the care we provide to our most complex patients and will provide us with unprecedented opportunities to learn more about their unique physiology."

Dr. Nader Najafi, ISSYS President and CEO and the project's technical principal investigator, stated that, "this grant aids us to develop wireless, batteryless, intelligent, miniature implants for patients with congenital and structural heart diseases. In particular, this grant paves the way for the start of clinical studies in infants and children with complex congenital heart defects. The pediatric medical device field represents unique commercialization challenges due to its small size and stringent requirements. We are grateful to NIH and the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) for this needed support for the challenging pediatric device field. The University of Michigan is an ideal partner for us to develop this unique pediatric implant. The results of this effort will have important spillover effects for broader applications within the field of adult and pediatric cardiovascular medicine."

ISSYS Background:

ISSYS is a leader in advanced MEMS technologies for industrial and medical devices, microfluidic and scientific analytical sensing applications. Founded in 1995, ISSYS is one of the oldest independent MEMS companies in the US. ISSYS operates a "full manufacturing under one roof," multi-million-dollar, state-of-the-art MEMS fabrication facility located near Ann Arbor, Michigan. ISSYS' quality system is certified to ISO 9001:2008 for industrial products, ISO13485:2003 for medical devices, and ISO13980:2002 for ATEX/IEC Ex approved intrinsically-safe products. ISSYS is a vertically integrated company dedicated to developing and manufacturing system-level products based on MEMS technology (MEMS Inside). Please visit: http://www.mems-issys.com/

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Dr Nader Najafi
    President & CEO
    Integrated Sensing Systems, Inc.
    391 Airport Industrial Dr.
    Ypsilanti, MI 48198
    (734) 547-9896 Ext 103
    Fax (734)547-9964
    nader@mems-issys.com