Pelorus 1500 instrument
Sphere Medical is a Cambridge-based company responsible for a range of monitoring and diagnostic products. Their goal is to allow near real-time measurement of blood gases, electrolytes and drug levels with laboratory accuracy, at the patient's bedside.
Their Pelorus instrument is the world’s first commercially available device that allows real-time measurement of the concentration of propofol, the powerful intravenous anaesthetic, in the patient’s blood. Being able to rely on accurate, real-time readings of the actual, rather than merely predicted, concentration is hugely significant in delivering safer, more appropriate treatment.