On behalf of every at Sugricure, thank you to all hardworking doctors, nurses, and all other medical staff who are working tirelessly on the frontlines to support their communities.
COVID-19 Pandemic is Straining Our Medical System
The world is facing an unprecedented crisis that is exposing the vulnerabilities in our healthcare system. There will be 96M cases of COVID-19 in the next two months in the U.S. alone, with 4.8M hospitalizations.
1 in 4 patients
hospitalized with COVID-19 need to be intubated in order to breathe. With current intubation methods requiring
multiple devices and up to four practitioners to administer, this critical process is further burdening an already
strained medical system.
Surgicure Technologies has developed a solution that greatly improves the process of intubation, 68% of which fail with existing technology, while minimizing its risks and allowing practitioners to focus on treating their patients' core symptoms.
1 in 4 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 need to be intubated in order to breathe.
Surgicure Technologies has a Solution
Surgicure's patented Resting Block ('RB') provides the functionality of a bite block to keep patients' mouths open and a medical tube securing device to secure and stabilize endotracheal tubes. By relying on the back molars for improved strength, support, and maneuverability, the RB prevents accidental extubations, biting into catheters, and dislodging of bite blocks, which can suffocate the patient. Surgicure's RB improves care in three ways.
1. Optimizing limited resources and stabilizing intubations
Surgicure's integrated device eliminates the need for mouth guards, facial straps, and adhesives. Only one practitioner is needed to administer the RB.
2. Reducing cross-contamination and infections
Surgicure's RB is disposable and used once per patient, reducing the chances of patients contracting comorbid respiratory infections.
3. Enhancing long-term care for the elderly
The elderly make up more than half of ICU COVID-19 admissions and are the most vulnerable to the risks
of intubation. Surgicure's RB protects elderly patients by making no contact with the face, which prevents
ulcerations and the need for reconstructive surgeries.
How We Can Get Surgicure's RB Into Hospitals Now
1. Affordable manufacturing-3D printing
Devices can be 3D printed in standard (S, M, L) sizes by the local 3D Printing Support Networks immediately and for a minimal charge for distribution to local hospitals.
2. Accelerated FDA Emergency Use Authorization
RB is a Class I, Exempt, device that does not require premarket approval and can be placed safely and immediately into hospitals.
3. Established pathways into hospitals for immediate testing
We have established relationships with Respiratory and Pulmonary Critical Care Units at MGH and BWH,
and we have a clinical team from Now Biopharma and Premier Endpoint ready to oversee device
integration and testing.