InnaMed is a medical device company that is currently developing an at-home blood test to make remote patient monitoring simple and easy. InnaMed was founded by Eshwar Inapuri and Anup Singh in 2016. Their vision is to eliminate the barriers to blood testing so it can be done at home and sent to patients’ doctors for evaluation.
InnaMed is developing an at-home blood testing device called the TeleLab. It combines microneedle blood collection, patented electrochemical blood analysis technology, and cloud-computing to provide laboratory-level blood testing within a home setting. TeleLab will first be used for heart failure patients who have been discharged so their physicians can monitor them remotely.
The TeleLab is designed to be simple to use. Patients place the cartridge on their arm, push the button for a painless blood draw, and then insert the cartridge into the reader. From there, the TeleLab assesses the sample for markers of heart failure, including creatinine, blood urea nitrogen, sodium, and potassium. It does so using the following technologies:
· Electrochemical Proximity Assay
· Electrochemical Nanostructure Assay
· Differential Circuit for Electrochemical Measurements
The TeleLab is still being developed. Prior to FDA clearance, InnaMed plans to partner with pharmaceutical companies and government agencies that are interested in using its products for clinical research studies. Their vision for the future is to provide their devices to hospitals and clinics to help as many patients as possible.
Do For You?
InnaMed’s development of their at-home blood testing device,TeleLab, has significant implications for both patients and physicians. If you’ve suffered heart failure, being able to safely and accurately test your blood at home and have the results sent directly to your physician for monitoring can cut down on trips to the doctor’s office or outpatient laboratories. You’ll also have peace of mind knowing that your doctor is able to monitor your blood tests remotely so if anything changes, you can get help quickly.
If you’re a physician, the TeleLab will allow you to monitor your patients while they’re at home, making it easy to track their results and ensure that they’re doing well. If you need to change treatment or start a new form of therapy, you’ll have their bloodwork right at your fingertips so you can ensure that it’s safe to do so. All of this can happen without multiple trips to the office, making it quicker and easier for you to give your patients the care they need.
How Can You Get Involved
If you’re interested in what InnaMed is creating with their landmark product, the TeleLab, you can visit their fundraising page here to learn more. You’ll find details about how the TeleLab works, their plans to bring the TeleLab to market, and more.
You can also visit the official InnaMed website here. There, you can contact the company and enter your email address in order to be notified as soon as InnaMed launches!