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Dr. Melissa Berthelot, founder and CEO of medical device company WarnerPatch, is working with Innovation Pop Up to test her company’s continuous remote monitoring technology.

It is being tested with patients and clinicians from Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

Berthelot has invented a wearable sensing mechanism that monitors soft tissue health to provide real-time, near-future indications of disease progression.

It is non-invasive and powered by 5G connectivity, enabling the flow of critical information to clinicians.

WarnerPatch uses artificial intelligence to predict likely outcomes and generates alerts if symptoms worsen.

It has secured support from Innovate UK and the European Regional Development Fund to build a minimum viable product.

With the support of PopUp Innovation, the company is currently finalizing the product design, meeting regulatory requirements and preparing a pilot project to be launched early next year.

Berthelot said: “Our first goal is to target peripheral vascular disease, a progressive, chronic and incurable disease that affects 200 million people worldwide and can cause embolisms, strokes, lung disorders and kidney failure. . It’s a horrible disease.

“Clinicians can use WarnerPatch from the moment they suspect the patient has the disease to gather vital data to improve clinical diagnosis and decision making.

“We anticipate that our trial will show that our medical device is acceptable to patients and clinicians and can improve quality of life, reduce emergency department admissions and lengths of stay, and prevent disease escalation.”

WarnerPatch joined the Innovation Pop Up in 2021 to grow the company and its technology for adoption and spread across the NHS.

The center is based in the Gilbert Scott building at Leeds General Infirmary, which is home to a growing community of tech start-ups who benefit from access to clinical teams, open workspace and tailored business support and resources.

Professor David Brettle, Scientific Director of Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Founder of Innovation Pop up, said: “We are pleased to be working with Dr Berthelot and his team at WarnerPatch to help bring this exciting new product to market.

“Our center is dedicated to transforming the latest advances in science, technology and engineering into products and services capable of solving the health and care challenges facing Britain and the rest of the world.”