Neuromon BV is a Dutch company that aims to improve the technical standards for neurovascular monitoring.
Why is neurovascular monitoring essential?
On the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients are admitted who are severely ill. Circulatory collapse or respiratory difficulties form an acute threat for the organ with the highest metabolism: the brain. Irreversible damage to the brain occurs within a few minutes of oxygen or glucose depletion.
In practice, there is little information about the hemodynamic status of the brain. On the ICU arterial blood pressure, artificial respiration and glucose administration are optimized for the whole body while at the same time little is known about the efficacy of brain perfusion. The brain is often described as a 'black box'.
What can be done to improve things?
A technique for monitoring the blood supply to the brain is available: Transcranial Doppler has been introduced in the 80'ies of the last century. Why is TCD not the standard technique for neurovascular monitoring? There are two reasons: firstly, it requires training to perform a proper TCD investigation and, secondly, it requires a lot of experience to interpret the signal correctly.
Neuromon makes TCD ready for the ICU!
Neuromon aims to make TCD ready for the ICU by the introduction of innovative techniques for signal analysis in close co-operation with international TCD-manufacturers. All techniques are based upon a new theory on cardio-vascular physiology that is explained on this website: namely that the pounding heart is supported by pounding arteries.
In 2007 Neuromon B.V. received a grant from the Innovative Action Program Groningen.
As support for it's innovation capacity Neuromon B.V. received the EU Eureka label.
To the benefit of patients with severe neurological disease, Neuromon B.V. has joined forces with Compumedics DWL.