CoapTech is bringing a series of breakthrough medical devices to worldwide markets, leveraging a patented, disruptive platform technology called the Point-of-care Ultrasound Magnet Aligned (PUMA) System. The PUMA Platform will disrupt multiple medical procedures, reducing health care costs, and improving efficiency, safety, quality, patient experience, and access to services around the globe.
Invented by Dr. Steven Tropello, a Johns Hopkins-trained critical care physician, the PUMA System enables diagnostic, interventional and therapeutic procedures in hollow organs. The system combines magnetic attraction for device placement guidance, and ubiquitous, low-cost, point-of-care ultrasound for visualization in hollow cavities. Our lead device, the PUMA-G, selected because of its low risk, clear FDA pathway, and strong commercial viability, is for the insertion of Gastrostomy (feeding) tubes. PUMA-G enables a point-of-care (i.e. bedside, as opposed to operating room) procedure for inserting gastrostomy tubes which can be quickly and easily performed by non-surgical providers.
By eliminating specialty suites and specialist consultants, PUMA-G will save hospitals money and improve efficiency and safety for this common procedure. PUMA-G has been validated in live human patients, and has a streamlined regulatory pathway based on FDA presubmission feedback.