Technology | July 17, 2007

Innercool's CoolBlue System is Designed to Save Cardiac Arrest Victims

Cardium Therapeutics and its operating unit, InnerCool Therapies, have released its new CoolBlue surface temperature modulation system for temperature modulation therapy in cardiac arrest patients.
The CoolBlue system includes a console and a disposable vest with upper thigh pads, which is designed to provide a complementary tool for use in less acute patients or in clinical settings best suited to prolonged temperature management. The vest and thigh pads, which effectively wrap the body without requiring any adhesives contacting the skin, are expected to enable cooling rates of around 1 degree Celsius per hour, similar to those of currently-marketed surface cooling systems and lower-performing endovascular systems using medium-sized, inflatable plastic balloon-based catheters.