THE MGI PULSE FLOWMETER

Overcoming the Limitations of Conventional Hemodynamic Monitoring

The First Noninvasive Device to Detect Compensated Shock.

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Overcoming the Limitations of Conventional Hemodynamic Monitoring

The First Noninvasive Device to Assess Blood Circulation

Detect Early Signs of or ongoing signs of Hemorrhage Using a new Technology

Welcome to the MGI Medical website.

MGI Medical has developed the first monitor for noninvasive, continuous assessment of peripheral blood flow. It was developed for the early detection of blood loss and heart failure. It may have other medical applications as well.

A Note from Dr. Marks, Inventor of the MGI Pulse Flowmeter:

"When I was in medical school, I observed a patient bleed to death overnight from an internal occult hemorrhage. This occurred in a university hospital and after only a minor, elective vascular procedure. I was horrified that we did not have a monitor that could prevent this situation from occurring."

"As we know, conventional means for detection of occult hemorrhage (hypotension, decreased urine output, etc.) are, at best, lagging indicators. I have devoted a substantial part of my career to looking for ways to assess peripheral flow as an early warning sign for blood loss. This has resulted in the Pulse Flowmeter, which can detect the loss of a single unit of blood in blood donors with no change in BP or heart rate. Preliminary investigations suggest that the Pulse Flowmeter may be useful for a variety of applications where peripheral flow and resistance information is desirable."

- Lloyd Marks, MD, MBA, FACC

THE MGI MEDICAL
PULSE FLOWMETER

The First Noninvasive, Continuous, Quantitative Peripheral Blood Flow Monitor

Our Company

MGI MEDICAL was formed to develop and bring to market the Pulse Flowmeter, a new noninvasive potentially transformative medical device. The Pulse Flowmeter was specifically developed for the early detection of blood loss. It provides the anesthesiologist, intensivist, or cardiologist with ongoing quantitative measurement of blood flow to the vascular beds of a patient’s extremities. As is well known by physicians who care for unstable patients, blood pressure provides only limited information about pump function and volume status. Because systemic blood pressure is maintained at the expense of peripheral blood flow, when a patient is losing blood or experiencing pump failure, blood pressure is a lagging indicator. In the extreme case, shock ensues when the blood flow is insufficient to meet metabolic demands. The Pulse Flowmeter looks directly at the peripheral flow and, in combination with blood pressure, provides real-time, continuous measurement of peripheral vascular resistance.

Knowledge of peripheral blood flow and peripheral vascular resistance is useful for the management of a wide variety of medical conditions and procedures. The Pulse Flowmeter has been formally and informally tested in a variety of locations and for a variety of applications.

AT THIS TIME, THE PULSE FLOWMETER IS BEING SOLD FOR RESEARCH APPLICATIONS ONLY

The Principals:

is a pediatric cardiologist and instrumentation engineer who invented the technology. He received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from MIT, his MD from the University of Michigan, and his MBA from the Haslam School of Business at the University of Tennessee. He holds 21 medical device patents. (Click to see detailed CV)

is a successful serial medical device entrepreneur with an MBA from Columbia. He recently joined our team and brings with him his experience in playing a critical role in Soundstreak, MobileODT, EyeIC, BearingPoint, and Viatel as well as a 6-year stint as Senior Associate at Booz | Allen | Hamilton. (Click to see his LinkedIn profile.)

has 30 years of experience in the medical device industry. He got his BS in electrical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology in 1987 and his master's degree in biomedical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology in 1997. Since 1986, he has worked at General Devices, a leader in Medical Communications technology, where he is now the President and CEO. (Click to see detailed CV)

has 24 years of experience in the medical device industry. He received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Farleigh Dickenson University in 1992. Since then he has had a number of positions at General Devices where he is now the director of engineering. (Click to see detailed CV)

has 20 years of experience in the medical device industry. He got his MS and MS in electrical engineering from the University of Science and Technology in China in 1991 and 1994 respectively. He received his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering at Rutgers University in 2001. Since 2003, Dr. Zhu has been the Senior Manager of Software Development at General Devices. (Click to see detailed CV)