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A Korean company, specialized in manufacturing Body Composition Analyzers (BCA) and Blood Pressure Monitors (BPM) seeks global distribution partners

Country of origin:
Country: 
SOUTH KOREA
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BOKR20200723001
Published
23/07/2020
Last update
07/08/2020
Expiration date
08/08/2021

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Applications for Health
Measurement devices
Medical Technology / Biomedical Engineering
Other measuring devices
Electromedical and medical equipment
Other medical/health related (not elsewhere classified)
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Summary

Summary: 
With advanced technical skills and expertise in manufacturing medical equipment, a Korean global digital healthcare SME has been leading the medical equipment industry for more than 20 years. The company is looking for collaboration with global partners who can act as a dealer or distributor to supply high-accuracy Body Composition Analyzers (BCA) and Blood Pressure Monitor (BPM) to local markets.

Description

Description: 

Since its foundation in 1993, the Korean company has been leading the domestic markets of blood pressure monitor and body composition analyzer for more than 20 years, with innovative technology in medical device manufacturing and software development by running its own R&D centre.

The company has launched the company’s specialized brand of medical diagnostic products, which includes body composition analysers and automatic blood pressure monitors to secure competitiveness in the digital healthcare industry. The products are already exported globally to medical diagnostic centres, hospitals, diet clinics, and university laboratories in North America, Asia, Europe and South America.

The company’s professional brand of diagnostic medical equipment is proud to introduce its medical devices help to promote and maintain a healthy lifestyle through regular diagnosis and accurate analysis as below:

1. Body Composition Analyzer (BCA)

Traditionally, obesity has been measured using several methods such as Body Mass Index (BMI), obesity index, or skin fold, however, these methods were difficult to gain accurate analysis on obesity. To overcome the problem, the Korean brand has successfully provided stylish body composition analyser series, manufactured by the parent company, using methods including computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), underwater weighing and Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA). The products are perfectly ideal to analyse the components of body compositions using the impedance method with comprehensive evaluation.

The products encompass three main features but not limited to the following:
1) High consistency with DEXA
Currently, DEXA is considered the gold standard as it can accurately analyse one’s fat, muscles, and bones without any radiation exposure. One of the BCAs utilizes the most advanced Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) technology to provide accurate and reliable results which have been validated by DEXA analysis.

2) Multi-Frequency Analysis
The Korean company’s BCA can use up to six frequencies between 1 kHz and 1,000kHz simultaneously for accurate measurement of one’s intracellular water, extracellular water, and total body water. A low frequency below 100kHz is used to analyse extracellular water as it flows along the cell membrane, whereas a high frequency above 100kHz is utilized to check total body water as it flows through the cell membrane.

3) Eight-Point Touch Electrodes
The products have adapted the eight-point touch electrodes method which is highly accurate, despite its complexity. Eight electrodes can be placed on the hands, feet, wrists or ankles to analyse body composition stably.

2. Blood Pressure Monitor (BPM)

There are several studies that measuring blood on both arms at once is a simple way to detect narrowing and hardening of the blood vessels that supply the legs and feet – a condition known as peripheral vascular disease or peripheral artery disease.

The Korean company has developed the world’s first dual-arm automatic sphygmomanometer system to measure blood pressure from both arms at the same time to get a more comprehensive result. According to the WHO recommendation, if the maximum blood pressures taken from both arms differ by 20 mmHg, it may indicate a risk factor of circulatory disease. The highly advanced product using easy-to-use one-touch button let users to identify any blood pressure differences quickly and easily at an early stage with excellent accuracy.

The company also offers the BMP that displays the analysis results and QR code on the LCD without printing out the result sheet and let user to use a smartphone or another mobile device to transfer, save, and show date.

The company is currently seeking global business partners in order to secure distribution channels, especially in the field of fitness, medical or healthcare. Considering partnership types could be distribution services agreement.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
1. Body Composition Analyzer (BCA): 1) Various types of models 2) Segmental multi-frequency analysis of body composition using Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) technology for greater accuracy 3) Touch panel & UI: 7-inches wide color touch screen and convenient key pad combined with easy-to-use on-screen instructions 4) Electrode handles with improved grip system: starting the measurement automatically once a user holds the handle 5) Foot electrode: comfortable measurement for those with larger foot size and lower height 6) Results sheet: users are available to check the measurement results at once with precise measurement data and various result items within 1 minute 7) Using methods including computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), underwater weighing and Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) for accurate measurement. * Available only for a specific model 2. Blood Pressure Monitor (BPM): 1) The world’s first dual-arm automatic sphygmomanometer system to measure blood pressure from both arms 2) Lightness and solidity; a low weight less than 5kg 3) Simple and sleek design 4) Detecting any movement of the arm during the measurement to remove the error. 5) Available to be measured even if the arm is thin or the pulse is weak 6) Checking the blood pressure condition of the patient first in the pressure phase, and conducting second measurement in the exhaustion stage 7) Compatible with the company’s all BCA devices. 8) Displaying a QR code on the LCD display to manage data via mobile device * Available only for a specific model

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The potential international partner is expected to be able to act as a local dealer, agent or distributor, especially in the field of fitness, medical or healthcare. The ideal task of the partners will be in charge of suppling the devices to the local market.

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Dual-Arm Blood Pressure Monitor

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Automatic Left-Arm type Blood Pressure & Rear Monitor for Systolic and diastolic pressures and purse

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Comprehensive results measured by body composition analyzer

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Body Composition Analyzer (BCA) * The company has various types of models of BCA