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Companies sought for commercial agency agreement for product that improves the quality of sleep for persons suffering from insomnia and neuropsychiatric dysfunctions

Country of origin:
Country: 
SWEDEN
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BOSE20190415001
Published
10/05/2019
Last update
06/06/2019
Expiration date
06/06/2020

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Handicap aids
Patient rehabilitation & training
Home furnishing and housewares
Manufacture of medical and dental instruments and supplies
Other human health activities
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Summary

Summary: 
A Swedish medtech company has designed and developed a duvet blanket that improves quality of sleep. The product has been prescribed by doctors in Scandinavia to patients suffering from insomnia, stress and neuropsychiatric dysfunction. The company is now planning to expand internationally and is therefore looking for well-established medtech distributors and healthcare clinics interested in commercial agency agreement.

Description

Description: 

According to WHO, World Health Organisation, mental illness/stress syndrome and neurological disorders affect one in four people in the world at some point in their lives, placing mental disorders among the leading causes of ill-health and disability worldwide. These disorders have very negative effect on sleeping routines which can lead to depression, burn-out and psychosomatic disorders, common causes of sick leave from work according to Sweden's social insurance office. This tendency does not only have great economic consequences on society, but also great personal suffering for many.

In the Nordic region weighted blankets have been prescribed by doctors and occupational therapists for about two decades in order to provide children/adults/elderly a more effective and deeper sleep. Weighted blankets are duvet blankets filled with material (usually plastics) to increase their weight to offer the user deep pressure stimulation, a form of touch pressure that feels like a firm hug or a massage. Studies have showed that deep pressure touch stimulates the release of serotonin and dopamine, two neurotransmitters that tend to make people feel more calm and relaxed.

The Swedish medtech company has developed a patent pending design for their weighted blanket using 450 stainless steel rings of different weights as filling instead of plastics, which reduces the use of plastics by 85%. Each ring is sewn individually into its own pocket to prevent them from making any metallic noise and allows moisture and sweat to permeate in order to increase the climate comfort of the user. They also increase the blanket's flexibility, making the blanket form and adapt closer to the user's body thereby providing deep pressure stimulation, regardless of the user's sleeping position. The blankets are available in different sizes and weights depending on the user's weight.

Today, the Swedish company supplies weighted duvets to several Swedish counties responsible for healthcare services, as well as having exclusive agreements with private distributors in Nordic countries. At the moment the company is undergoing a Oeko-Tex® certification, the world's leading certification system for textiles tested for harmful substances.

The company wishes to expand in Europe and would like to find well-established medtech distributors for commercial agency agreement.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
- Stainless steel instead of plastics reduces the use of plastics with 85% and lowers the amount of micro and nanoplastics in the environment. - Stainless steel as filling material has higher permeability of moisture and sweat, giving the user a pleasant sleep temperature. - Designing the rings in pockets ensures flexibility, is making the blanket form and adapt closer to the user's body - providing deep pressure stimulation regardless of the user's sleeping position. - Oeko-Tex® certification is on going, the world's leading certification system for textiles tested for harmful substances. - Not addictive and can be used as alternative to sleeping medication.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
Distributors of medical devices and/or therapeutic aids are sought for distribution and/or agency agreement. The distributor should have extensive market share in the local area/country and a broad network of contacts in the sectors; Hospital, municipalities, health care units, retail, e-tail etc.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,SME <10,>500 MNE,251-500,SME 51-250,>500

Dissemination

Dissemination sector group : 
Dissemination preferred : 
Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA, Vietnam