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The Ivy Duo +

The next generation
infusion pump

Forget the infusion pole. The Ivy Duo + allows patients to receive infusion therapy safely and uninterruptedly while the comfortable carrier facilitates patient mobility.

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The Ivy Duo +

The next generation
infusion pump

Forget the infusion pole. The Ivy Duo + allows patients to receive infusion therapy safely and uninterruptedly while the comfortable carrier facilitates patient mobility.
a co-creation with

Life-changing innovation

The infusion therapy planning system enables healthcare professionals to plan therapies from two sources well in advance, covering at least an entire shift.

The system operates seamlessly without necessitating any user intervention for source switching. Once the schedule is confirmed, the system autonomously manages the transition between sources, streamlining the process for healthcare providers.

Planning ahead
Featuring a cutting-edge 7-inch touchscreen, our state-of-the-art interface offers users a spacious and clear display. The user-friendly design aims to minimize input errors, ensuring a seamless experience. With its excellent readability even from a distance, the screen can be easily adjusted to accommodate individual user preferences, guaranteeing optimal comfort and convenience.
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Cleverly placed force sensors provide a real time measurement of the force inside the administration set. This allows for accurate occlusion detection and protection against high pressures within the system.
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By combining an advanced administration set design with sophisticated software coding, the system possesses the capability to autonomously eliminate air from the administration set. Not only does this reduce the number of interruptions of the therapy, but it also creates a high level of safety against air infusion.
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A key feature of the Ivy Duo + is that the infusion pump can be placed inside a carrier. This allows patients to carry the infusion pump in the form of a bag, eliminating the need for an infusion pole. The transition to this mode does not disrupt the infusion therapy, ensuring continuous treatment. Together with the ability to plan therapy in advance, the carrier facilitates patient mobility.
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The system is designed to be as safe as possible, adhering to all relevant safety regulations, while striving to minimize the frequency of alarms compared to existing infusion pumps.

Through a combination of design features aiming to reduce alarms;
The Ivy Duo + enables automatic switching functions to provide plannable infusion therapy and has automatic air bubble removal, we expect to reduce the occurrence of alarm situations.

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Improving sleep is especially important in hospitalized patients as sleep loss is associated with worse health outcomes. Their sleep is however disturbed by the high noise levels in the hospitals, to which alarms of traditional infusion pumps are the main contributors.

These alarms cause the environment of the patient to be stressful and hinders their rest. By actively preventing unnecessary alarms, the Ivy Duo+ contributes to quality sleep and fosters a sense of security.

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Planning infusion therapy

The infusion therapy planning system enables healthcare professionals to plan therapies from two sources well in advance, covering at least an entire shift.

The system operates seamlessly without necessitating any user intervention for source switching. Once the schedule is confirmed, the system autonomously manages the transition between sources, streamlining the process for healthcare providers.

What others say about the Ivy Duo +

A light, safe, and wearable infusion pump

Jordi Elings

“Ivy’s innovation enables possibilities for patients to be more self-supporting.”

Jordi Elings
Physiotherapist
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I can leave the administration of intravenous medication to the Ivy Duo + with confidence! And because of its ingenious ability to dissolve air bubbles, alarms such as with current pumps are a thing of the past.”

Helga de Bie
Orthopaedics nurse
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“With the Ivy Duo + a new era starts in healthcare wherein infusion therapy is highly accurate, reducing the risk of complications and above all, encouraging for patients to move around”

Tjerk Hylkema
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“Much, much needed!”

Pieter Wichers
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“Infusion poles should be something of the past. Patients should be able to move freely. Hopefully, Ivy will succeed in banning the infusion pole from hospitals all around the world.”

Bart Verkerke
Professor in Design of Biomedical Products

The main benefits

Life-changing for both patient and healthcare professionals

Timesaving

The Ivy Duo + allows nurses to plan infusion therapy in advance through the ability to connect two infusion sources. As a result, the infusion pump generates fewer alarms to attend to.

Safety

We guarantee that the Ivy Duo + has an accurate and constant flow. In addition, the causes of ‘unnecessary alarms’ are counteracted to prevent alarm fatigue among nurses.

Mobility

The Ivy Duo + can be carried inside a carrier that enables patients to be mobile. This is very important as physical activity plays a crucial role in the recovery of patients.
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Created with and for end-users.

In collaboration with Radboudumc,

Ivy Medical has started the journey to reinvent infusion therapy. Ivy Medical’s innovation strategy revolves around making a difference for patients and nurses every day. We believe that co-creating with our end-users from idea to product is what sets us apart.

As one of the most innovative academic hospitals in Europe, Radboudumc is dedicated to making a significant impact on healthcare and we are proud to be partners.

Launching in 2024

Our plan to change the medical world

Ivy Medical works with a stage-gated development process. At the end of every stage Ivy Medical produces an integrated prototype, which is tested and validated thoroughly by looking at all technical, medical, and commercial requirements.

Our final prototype represents our end product which will be tested and CE certified under the Medical Device Regulation. Ivy Duo + is expected to be ready to pilot early 2025.

Company founded – Feasibility studies

Late 2017

NWO Grant – Early stage project preparations

Mid 2019

RVO and Carduso investment – Launch project

Mid 2020
First prototype
Early 2021
Second prototype
Mid 2021
Third prototype
Mid 2022

Fourth prototype

Mid 2023

Production 0-series

Early 2024

Testing and certification

Mid 2024

Launch

Late 2024

Timesaving

The variety of alarms from different medical devices has largely increased in the last decades. For a critically ill patient, nurses can even experience up to 45 alarms in one hour[1].
The innovative design of the Ivy Duo + prevents some of the infusion pump specific alarms by eliminating their causes.

The Ivy Duo + mitigates one of these alarms, an empty infusion source, by having the ability to automatically switch between infusion sources. This feature allows nurses to plan infusion therapy in advance.
Other timesaving functions are for example that the Ivy Duo + automatically primes the system and that the interface touchscreen is large, intuitive and easy to use.

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Glover, K. R., Vitoux, R. R., Schuster, C., & Curtin, C. R. (2018). Types and frequency of infusion pump alarms: protocol for a retrospective data analysis. JMIR Research Protocols, 7(6), e10446. https://doi.org/2196/10446

Safety

The large number of alarms in healthcare facilities leads to the nurses being overworked, distracted, or desensitized by the alarms, also known as alarm fatigue.

Alarm fatigue is identified as a critical safety issue for healthcare professionals as it can lead to potentially dangerous delays in attending to critical alarms and therefore impairs the safety of patients[1],[2].

With the help of a unique algorithm one of the factors creating many alarms: air-in-line is counteracted to optimize patients’ safety. The Ivy Duo + works without the use of a drip chamber which also means that it does not need to be in a n upright position continuously meaning that it is resistant to toppling over.

To ensure optimal patient recovery, patients must receive an accurate dose of fluids or medicines. The state-of-the-art pump technology allows just that. We guarantee an accurate and constant flow with the Ivy Duo +.

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Glover, K. R., Vitoux, R. R., Schuster, C., & Curtin, C. R. (2018). Types and frequency of infusion pump alarms: protocol for a retrospective data analysis. JMIR Research Protocols, 7(6), e10446. https://doi.org/2196/10446

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Vitoux, R. R., Schuster, C., & Glover, K. R. (2018). Perceptions of infusion pump alarms: Insights gained from critical care nurses. Journal of Infusion Nursing, 41(5), 309. https://doi.org/10.1097/NAN.0000000000000295

Mobility

Rest, physical activity and psychological well-being play a crucial role in the recovery of patients[3],[4]. For example, physical activity reduces the incidence, prevalence and mortality of various physical and mental diseases, while inactivity can lead to a decrease in muscle strength and muscle mass. In addition, it leads to a decrease in exercise capacity and deterioration of lung function[5],[6],[7],[8]. Literature even shows that an increase in physical activity is associated with a shorter hospital stay[3],[9]. Therefore, it is very unfortunate that during hospitalization, patients spend 70-87% of their time lying in bed and only 2-6% of their time on physical activities like standing and walking[10],[11],[12],[13],[14]. The Ivy Duo + together with its comfortable carrier is innovated to stimulate patients to become more mobile and perform more physical activity. It can be carried around it is carrier with the goal to stimulate physical activity and to improve patients’ recovery.

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Kamdar, B. B., Needham, D. M., & Collop, N. A. (2012). Sleep deprivation in critical illness: its role in physical and psychological recovery. Journal of intensive care medicine, 27(2), 97-111. 

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Elsawy, B., & Higgins, K. E. (2010). Physical activity guidelines for older adults. American family physician, 81(1), 55-59 

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Suetta C, Hvid LG, Justesen, Christensen U, Neergaard K, Simonsen L et al. Effects of aging on human skeletal muscle after immobilization and retraining.J. Appl. Physiol. 2009;107(4):1172-80.

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Kortebein P, Symons TB, Ferrando A, Paddon-Jones D, Ronsen O, Protas E et al. Functional impact of 10 days of bed rest in healthy older adults. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2008;63(10):1076-81. 

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Suesada MM, Martins MA, Carvalho CR. Effect of short-term hospitalization on functional capacity in patients not restricted to bed. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2007;86(6):455-62.

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Gur-Yaish N, Srulovici E, Admi H. Low mobility during hospitalization and functional decline in older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc 2011;59(2):266-73.  

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Ewald, B. D., Oldmeadow, C., & Attia, J. R. (2017). Daily step count and the need for hospital care in subsequent years in a community‐based sample of older Australians. Medical Journal of Australia 

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Bakker, S., Valkenet, K., Emmelot, M., & Drenth, C. (2018). Umc Utrecht in beweging: De implementatie van een multidisciplinair beweegplan in de dagelijkse zorg op de verpleegafdeling geriatrie. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geriatriefysiotherapie, 9, 36-44.

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Brown CJ, Redden DT, Flood KL, Allman RM. The underrecognized epidemic of low mobility during hospitalization of older adults. JAGS 2009;57:1660-5.

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Pedersen MM, Bodilsen AC, Petersen J, Beyer N, Andersen O, Lawson-Smith L et al. Twenty-four-hour mobility during acute hospitalization in older medical patients.  J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2013;68(3):331- 7. 

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Ostir GV, Berges IM, Kuo YF, Goodwin JS, Fisher SR, Guralnik JM. Mobility activity and its value as a prognostic indicator of survival in hospitalized older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc 2013;61(4):551-7. 

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Villumsen M, Jorgensen MG, Andreasen J, Rathleff MS, Mølgaard CM. Very Low Levels of Physical Activity in Older Patients During Hospitalization at an Acute Geriatric Ward: A Prospective Cohort Study. J Aging Phys Act 2015;23(4):542-9. 

Bart Verkerke

Hoogleraar BioMedische Productontwikkeling
"Infusion poles should be something of the past. Patients should be able to move freely. I look forward to the launch of Ivy Medical's innovative wearable infusion pump. Hopefully, Ivy will succeed in banning the infusion pole from hospitals all around the world."

Helga de Bie

Senior nurse

"With its pre-programmed schedules, I can leave the administration of intravenous medication to the Ivy with confidence. And because of its ingenious ability to dissolve air bubbles in the system itself, alarms such as with current pumps are a thing of the past. What also makes me very happy is that my patients have more freedom of movement due to the portability of the pump, which allows them to maintain and improve their condition."