Sensor Medical was founded in 2008 to bring novel single-use devices to the field of ophthalmology. The Sensor Medical team successfully launched SMT’s Family of Single Use Ophthalmic Lenses in 2013 and over 350,000 have since been sold. In January 2016, the product line was sold to Katena Products (The Audax Group).
Through the development of the SMT’s Family of Single Use Ophthalmic Lenses, Sensor Medical’s founders recognized a notable issue that concerns all single-use medical devices companies – the prevalent misuse of disposable devices. Such mismanagement of single-use devices can either be purposeful or by oversight. Patient care can be impacted and hospitals suffer the consequences of risk and cost exposure, particularly in relation to hospital acquired infections.
As a solution to this problem, Sensor developed and patented its Intelligent Indicator Technology as an informative visual sign that could be incorporated into medical products and packaging. The Sensor team quickly appreciated that its Intelligent Indicator Technology would be important across many medical specialties and formed a separate entity, Sensor Indicator Products, to pursue further application development. Many novel indicators have been developed and tested and the Company has built a notable IP portfolio.
Our goal is to offer solutions to the lifetime issues that impact single-use medical devices. Our Intelligent Indicators support patient surveillance and guide home health care, as well as provide convenient and efficient markers for medical staff. For the manufacturer, this offers a two-fold benefit: reducing liability exposure while increasing revenue.