An Innovative Turkish SME has just been awarded a major €2m EU grant under the ‘Turkey in Horizon 2020’ programme.
Ankara based Kuartismed have developed a unique electronic medical device which analyses the swallowing patterns of pre-term babies. Using sophisticated algorithms specially developed by the company to analyse these patterns, the device indicates whether the infant is swallowing correctly and frequently enough.
Feedback from these tiny patients allows medical staff to make sure that enough vital nutrients are reaching the infants in the crucial early days of incubator care. This potentially life-saving device was seen as highly innovative by EC evaluators who could see the potential to both save lives and to open new markets. Kuartismed were awarded the valuable grant to complete their research and clinical trials so that the device can reach the market and soon start saving precious lives.