InnoVital Systems is proud to announce the achievement of a significant milestone in the development of the InVent Diaphragm Assist Device (DAD) – a breakthrough implantable ventilator device to assist patients with respiratory compromise. On October 30th, 2013, InnoVital Systems executed an agreement for exclusive rights to intellectual property that is jointly owned by MedStar Health and InnoVital. The agreement aligns InnoVital and MedStar, the largest health system in the Maryland – Washington, DC area and a member of the Cleveland Clinic Innovation Alliance, in an effort to dramatically extend and improve quality of life for patients suffering from progressive diseases that affect respiration, including neuromuscular diseases such as ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), muscular dystrophy, interstitial lung disease, and COPD. A signing ceremony was held at MedStar Institute for Innovation.
Dr. Mark Smith, Director of MedStar Institute for Innovation (MI2), and Dr. Gregory Hiemenz, CEO of InnoVital Systems, Signing Licensing Agreement
Left to Right: Jeff Collins, Administrative Director of MI2, Dr. Amit Shah, CMO of InnoVital Systems, Dr. Mark Smith, Director of MI2, Dr. Gregory Hiemenz, CEO of InnoVital Systems, and Stephen Kinsey, Senior Commercialization Officer at Cleveland Clinic Innovations
InnoVital Systems is an advanced technology company spun out of Techno-Sciences, the Maryland Tech Council High Technology Company of the Year in 2010 and a Deloitte Fast 500 Awardee in 2009, 2011, and 2012. Beltsville, Maryland-based InnoVital has two operating units, InnoVital Defense and InnoVital Health.
Inspired to act by the limitations of today’s medicine and the possibilities of a better tomorrow, and powered by a multidisciplinary group of creative clinicians and engineers, InnoVital Health is poised to make new and meaningful medical device solutions available to patients. InnoVital Health’s unconventional approach combines insights from the clinic, ER, OR and ICU with deep knowledge of product design, advanced sensor and actuator technologies, signal processing and control theory, and cutting edge electronics and software design to build products that improve health and quality of life.
MedStar Health combines the best aspects of academic medicine, research and innovation with a complete spectrum of clinical services to advance patient care. As the largest healthcare provider in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, MedStar’s 10 hospitals, the MedStar Health Research Institute and a comprehensive scope of health-related organizations are recognized regionally and nationally for excellence in medical care. MedStar has one of the largest graduate medical education programs in the country, training 1,100 medical residents annually, and is the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University. MedStar Health is a $4.2 billion not-for-profit, regional healthcare system based in Columbia, Maryland, and one of the largest employers in the region. Our more than 30,000 associates and 6,000 affiliated physicians all support MedStar Health’s Patient First philosophy that combines care, compassion and clinical excellence with an emphasis on customer service. For more information, visit MedStarHealth.org.