Biotricity Developing ECG Patch for Anticipated Q1 2019 Release
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Biotricity Inc. (OTCQB: BTCY ), a medical diagnostic and consumer healthcare technology company, today announced that it is developing “Biopatch,” an ECG patch which it hopes to release in Q1 2019. An extension of the company’s award-winning Bioflux device, Biopatch offers an alternative to the 3-lead system which is ideal for patients with less complicated cardiac conditions. The patch leverages the capabilities of Bioflux and provides wireless arrhythmia monitoring for patients who are either at risk for, or diagnosed with, certain cardiac issues.
“We are developing Biopatch to make it easier for patients to use without compromising quality,” said Mr. Waqaas Al-Siddiq, Biotricity Founder and CEO. “As an extension of Bioflux, Biopatch will considerably expand our addressable market.”
ECG patches are less cumbersome to wear and easier for patients to use. The Company’s premier ECG monitoring solution, Bioflux, is a 3-lead solution and still the industry-recommended solution for best diagnostic yield. “Patients with complex issues who require Bioflux are a smaller sub-set of the larger cardiac monitoring market, so by introducing Biopatch we are widening our commercial reach and offering patients a more convenient monitoring solution with high usability.”
Continuous ECG monitoring patches that patients wear at home have been found to significantly increase detection of atrial fibrillation (AF), according to an industry-funded study in JAMA. AF can lead to serious heart-related complications, including stroke and heart failure. Small, comfortable, and effective, Biopatch will ensure patients with AF and other cardiac issues receive early diagnosis and preemptive care from their physicians.
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About Biotricity Inc.Biotricity is a modern medical technology company focused on delivering innovative, remote biometric monitoring solutions to the medical and consumer markets, including diagnostic and post-diagnostic solutions for chronic conditions and lifestyle improvement. Biotricity’s R&D continues to focus on the preventative healthcare market, with a vision of putting health management into the hands of the individual. The company aims to support the self-management of critical and chronic conditions with the use of innovative solutions to ease the growing burden on the healthcare system. To learn more, visit www.biotricity.com.
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