ViVO Smart Medical Devices licenses the Pocket Flow© technology from NHS Health Enterprise East 28th May 2010 11:16

Dr Anne Blackwood, CEO at HEE said: “Pocketflow Spacer is the first design of its type to meet modern lifestyles and deliver medication effectively.

Not only is it simple to use and clean it also overcomes some of the problems associated with larger spacers currently in use.

David Wright CEO ViVO Smart Medical Devices licenses Pocket Flow from NHS Health Enterprise East

Dr Anne Blackwood, CEO at HEE, Paul Watson  Specialist Children’s Nurse, David Wright CEO ViVO Smart Medical devices

Working with ViVO means that millions of asthma patients will now be able to benefit from this device.’’

Pocket Flow® Children’s Asthmatic Spacer is the First Compact Collapsible Spacer specially designed to appeal to Children with a view to increasing usage and compliance.

Pressurised metered dose inhalers (pMDI) are widely used for the long-term management of asthma however there are a number of problems associated with their use. The amount of drug delivered to the lower airway when using pMDIs can be limited by the size of the particles produced and problems with lack of co-ordination between actuation and dose inhalation resulting in excessive deposition of the drug on the walls of the oropharynx.

Pocket Flow® The first truly pocket sized spacer has been developed to provide patients with a device that can really meet their needs. The volume and shape of the spacer has been designed to ensure optimal fluid flow through the chamber which should result in more efficient filling and emptying cycles.

Key Benefits

  • Compact and portable
  • Optimal design for fluid flow
  • Increased compliance
  • Cost reduction for healthcare providers
  • Ease of use and cleaning