Kent Imaging Inc. and SerenaGroup announce Strategic Partnership in wound care
CALGARY, Alberta, Canada, June 27, 2018 /CNW/ – Kent Imaging Inc. and SerenaGroup® today announced a Strategic Partnership to jointly improve tissue assessment in wounds with the use of Near Infrared Imaging technology using Kent’s SnapshotNIR device.
Oxygenation is widely accepted as the best biomarker of tissue health and healing. Kent’s device is intended for use by healthcare professionals as a non-invasive tissue oxygenation measurement system that reports oxygen saturation (StO2), relative oxyhemoglobin level (HbO2), and relative deoxyhemoglobin (Hb) level in superficial tissue. Kent’s multispectral imaging technology displays two-dimensional color-coded images providing critical information to help clinicians determine at risk tissue and guide treatments to optimize patient outcomes in wound care, plastic surgery, and various other reconstructive applications.
This is a great partnership between one of the leaders in building wound care teams and an innovative tissue assessment technology that is easy to use, convenient, and cost effective. SerenaGroup® will adopt Kent Imaging’s technology as the standard of care for assessing wound oxygenation thus wound health. Kent will be integrated into each of the SerenaGroup® managed facilities, included in Hyperbaric training courses curriculum, as well as included in future clinical and preclinical research.
“We are pleased to introduce Kent’s imaging system into the wound care protocol at our clinics. One of the most troublesome and elusive criteria in treating wounds is the timely and accurate assessment of viable tissue.” said Dr. Serena MD FACS FACHM MAPWCA, Founder and Medical Director of The SerenaGroup®. “Kent’s device will propel us a long way down the healing path with a technology that has been lacking across the board in the Wound Care space. ”
“Our joint belief is that we can improve patient care and outcomes by significantly improving clinically relevant data that is required to assess and manage wounds.” added Pierre Lemire, CEO of Kent Imaging. “We are excited to be partnering with SerenaGroup and with Dr. Serena who has dedicated his career to improving patient outcomes in wound care.”
Features of Kent’s Tissue Oxygenation Assessment device:
- Cordless handheld portable for use in all care setting
- Instant tissue assessment
- Non-invasive with no injectables or dyes
- A means to track patient progress and treatment effectiveness
- Provides quantified tissue oxygenation levels
- No disruption to existing workflow
- Accurate, unlimited imaging and storage
- Ease-of-use with minimal training required
- Low cost device with no disposables or pay per click fees
Kent is available for sale in the United States, Canada, and Europe with FDA Class II clearance, Health Canada clearance, and CE Mark.
About Kent Imaging Inc.
Kent Imaging, located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is a leading developer of medical technology, who imagines, designs, manufactures and markets imaging technology for wound and surgical care. Kent holds multiple patents in medical technology and continues to provide innovative and advanced diagnostic imaging solutions to aid healthcare systems nationally and internationally. For more information about the company visit www.kentimaging.com.
About SerenaGroup, Inc.
SerenaGroup® is the leader in wound healing research worldwide. Under the leadership of Dr. Serena, the organization has conducted over 100 clinic trials in collaboration with the nation’s first wound healing cooperative group. SerenaGroup® continues to expand its offerings to include interrelated technology solutions. SerenaGroup® is a global health care management company with the mission to develop the world’s leading centers of excellence in wound and hyperbaric medicine. SerenaGroup® has placed a special emphasis on clinical performance, outcomes and clinical research in the wound care space. For more information about the company visit www.serenagroups.com