Acarix awarded the Danish Design Award in 2017 for innovative test instruments in cardiac care

May 9, 2017

Acarix awarded the Danish Design Award in 2017 for innovative test instruments in cardiac care

(Malmö, Sweden). Swedish/Danish medical device company Acarix AB (publ) today announced that it has won the Danish Design Award in the category of Employment Growth. The prize is a recognition of the potential for Acarix and the company’s CADScor®System to achieve outstanding international success and increased the number of employees.

Then Acarix listed on Nasdaq omx First North Premier in Stockholm in december 2016, the company has continued its preparations for the launch of the CADScor®System during the second quarter of 2017.

“We are naturally delighted to have won this prestigious award, especially because the functional design is such an integral part of the concept behind the Acarix CADScor®System. Successful medical device design needs to satisfy several criteria including functionality, validity, durability, security and ease of use. The positive reaction we get from the staff in the health care system shows that we have managed to respond to these expectations. The price is also a recognition of our skilled and dedicated team’s hard work,” says Acarix CEO Søren Rysholt Christiansen. “We are now preparing to launch the product on our first markets and are convinced that CADScor®System will prove to meet an important need of a easy-to-use and reliable initial test of coronary artery disease, thus win-win for both the patient and the health care for the doctor.”



Acarix AB

Søren Rysholt Christiansen, CEO E-mail: Telephone: +45 2777 1112

To the editors:

If The Danish Design Award

The Danish Design Award puts the focus on the impact and value of design, pays tribute to businesses and designers across the country and draws attention to the importance of their solutions for industry, society and daily life.

The Danish Design Award organizes an annual design events, where the winners in 19 different categories will be crowned. Five of the prices go to the companies:

  • Employment Growth – a design award for solutions that creates jobs in Denmark

  • Message Received a design award for solutions that deliver a message in a powerful, simple and beautiful way

  • Save Money – a design award for solutions that reduce costs

  • Share Resources – a design award for solutions so that resources can be shared efficiently between many

  • Building Markets – a design award for solutions that increase revenue

The jury evaluates the submitted designprodukterna and solutions based on four value – and effektkriterier:

  • Added value for people, business and society?

  • It reflects a understanding of users ‘ needs and life situation?

  • It is visionary and has the potential to serve as inspiration for others?

  • Shows the performance craft and aesthetic properties?

The Danish Design Award is a joint effort between the Danish Design Center and the Design Denmark.

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Acarix, CADScor®System and the measurement of heart sounds

Acarix was founded in 2009 and since 2010, the Danish venture capital companies, Seed Capital (DK) and Sunstone Life Science Ventures (DK) stood behind the development of the company towards the introduction on the market. Acarix has also strengthened its management team with new people with experience from senior positions within the international medtech company – the CEO Søren Rysholt Christiansen previously worked at ELOS Medtech, GN ReSound and Cook Medical.

Acarix CADScor®System is based on cutting-edge research in the ljuddetektion and signalprocess. It has long been known that both the heart’s contraction and turbulent blood flow gives rise to sound. Kontraktionsrelaterade sound occurs in the lower frequencies, while the turbulent sounds of blood flow (caused by partial obstruction (stenosis) in the kransartärerna) causes a sound of higher frequency. The detection of these murmurs require devices with high sensitivity because the energy of the murmur is very weak. To detect and register the murmur arising from the coronary arteries requires not only an advanced sensor, but also that the detector placement on the skin over the heart is such that the recorded signal is optimized and that the external noise is avoided.

Acarix CADScor®System is built as an all-in-one system comprehensive recording of blåsljuden, signal processing and presentation of p.k. patient-specific CAD-score, on the device’s screen. CADScor®System also includes the necessary electronics to instruct the staff and guide the patient through the mätperioderna directly on the screen. The system also includes a docking station for the daily test and calibration of the sensor. The system is integrated with an adhesive plate that locks the CADScor®sensor in a fixed position above the heart during the measurement.

The software in the Acarix CADScor®System ensures that the recording always takes place under controlled conditions.

CADScor®System is CE-certified (by TÜV 2015). Commercial launch is scheduled in Q2 2017.

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20170509 Press release, the Danish Design Award_SE

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