The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance to Vitacon's VitaScan LT USB bladder scanner, designed for measuring bladder volume in real-time which avoids the placement of indwelling urethral catheters, a major cause of infection.
Used in hospitals, clinics, and home health, the VitaScan’s software utilizes intelligent targeting algorithms to obtain accurate measurements in seconds.
In addition, the company has entered into a marketing agreement with SALUS Consilium for the distribution of its scanner in the US.
Under the agreement, SALUS will be responsible for pre-sales support, logistics, and customer service for a nationwide network of distributors.
Vitacon CEO Kristin Waro said the selection of SALUS is essential to the company’s growth.
"We found their approach unique as they not only created a thorough strategy, but also have the expertise and distribution connections to execute the plan," Waro added.
SALUS CEO Spencer Lien said Vitacon has selected the company to respond to the need for speed, mobility, and cost-effectiveness.
"Our research indicates a void in the marketplace and we are confident the respective channels to healthcare providers will be equally impressed," Lien added.