Stopping internal bleeding from torso trauma has its technological challenges. Asha Parekh, co-founder and CEO of Front Line Medical Technologies, has developed a small, quick and easy device that could solve the problem.
Front Line Medical Technologies (London, Ontario) is an early-stage medical device company that is developing a way to stop internal bleeding with its flagship device, the COBRA-OS (control of bleeding, resuscitation, arterial occlusion system).
Asha Parekh, who holds a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, collaborated with vascular surgeon and cofounder Adam Power, who noticed the potential for a device to stop internal bleeding more quickly to save more lives. COBRA-OS is made for physicians and potentially first responders to help patients survive non-compressional torso hemorrhage.
“This was a huge opportunity. The technology that’s out there isn’t the easiest to use,” Parekh told Medical Design and Outsourcing. “We’re not reaching a lot of the patients that could be surviving these types of situations.”