February 1, 2008 – Integrated Sensing Systems Inc. (ISSYS) has been awarded a patent covering the design and manufacture of advanced, catheter-delivered, anchors for miniature, wireless, batteryless, implantable sensors within the heart for chronic, noninvasive monitoring of cardiovascular biological pressures.
Anchor for Medical Implant Placement and Method of Manufacture” (U.S. Patent No. 7,317,951) is a “major step towards the manifestation of ISSYS’ technology as a viable medical product for effective monitoring of cardiovascular patients, in particular for congestive heart failure (CHF),” said ISSYS CEO Nader Najafi, in a news release.
ISSYS’ wireless, batteryless sensor and the anchor are delivered via a catheter in an outpatient procedure. The biocompatible anchor allows the miniature telemetric sensor to be stabilized within the heart and monitor the left atrium.