The Spanish company Biodata Devices, specialized in the development and manufacture of technological medical devices, has opened a financing round of $1.19 million (€1 million) to initiate its commercial expansion in Spain, in other countries of Europe and in Latin America, according to David Astruga, director of technology and co-founder of the company.
This is the first round that the company has opened after having financed itself with its own resources, having turned to family and friends, and having achieved some funds from Enisa. The company, which was founded in 2014 in Valladolid, is dedicated to the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of low-cost professional medical devices. Its products, lifehub pro, and lifehub home are specially designed to be integrated into any telemedicine and remote patient monitoring scenario.
After five years from its foundation, Biodata Services has obtained the patent in Spain of its designs, as well as the homologation as medical products Class IIa with CE marking for all Europe. Astruga stated that currently the company already manufactures products that are present in the market. Also, in the last nine months, forty commercial agreements have been established and the first devices have been sold, winning tenders in Spain and even with sales in Portugal.
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Biodata Services already commercializes its products in Spain and Portugal
In addition to using the economic resources to expand its commercial network, Biodata Services trusts in “strengthening the company by incorporating new talents, fully assuming all the manufacturing processes and continuing to develop new devices and innovative medical technologies,” said the company.
The first of the products that the company has, Lifehub home, is a multiparametric monitor of vital signs indicated to be used in domestic environments, in scenarios like the follow-up of complex pluripathological chronicles or of hospitalization at home. The other, Lifehub pro, is the version indicated for professional environments.
Both medical devices provide continuous or on-demand monitoring of vital signs, in a modular configuration and simultaneously, depending on the patient’s pathology. The devices are always integrated into the health care organization’s hospital information system (recognized by HIS). The equipment includes fully integrated temperature, breathing, heart rate, pacemaker, blood pressure, and blood oxygen saturation monitoring.
The business model of Biodata Services is B2B (business to business). “The direct sale of our monitors provides us with a high net margin, since we are the manufacturers of the product ourselves,” said the company’s director, who added that this high margin “allows us to give the client the option of pay-per-use if the project is of a certain importance.”
In addition to David Astruga, the company has four other partners. Daniel Peláez is responsible for management; Marian Garuz is in charge of developing the software interface of the medical devices; Jesús Arias supervises the production processes, while Javier Achirica is the data analyst.
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