Imagine seeing your technology featured in a hit TV series and receiving FDA clearance for your newest product all in the same week.
That’s the kind of success the team at Advanced Cooling Therapy is having so far this year — and we’re thrilled to see it.
On January 19, millions of fans of the NBC drama Chicago Med watched as Dr. Connor Rhodes, played by Colin Donnell, inserted the device into the esophagus of a hypothermic patient in just seconds. (View it here.)
This emergency room scene gives a very real sense of how ACT’s revolutionary device can moderate and control body temperature in patients who, in many cases, may be fighting for their lives.
According to Maria Gray, ACT’s Director of Clinical Services, hundreds of clinicians around the world have expressed their satisfaction with the technology, noting that they can obtain core temperature control without the risks, complexities and higher costs of traditional products. The devices can be readily applied in the emergency room, operating room, recovery room or ICU.
Just days before the show aired, ACT learned that its Esophageal Cooling Device-02 had won 501(k) approval from the FDA. The company’s first device received FDA clearance via the de novo pathway last June, after earning its CE mark in Europe in 2014.
Congratulations to ACT founder Erik Kulstad and the dedicated team who’ve worked together to bring this medical innovation to the world. We can’t wait to see what happens next.