BeneChill Launches European Study of Intra-Arrest Cooling
The PRINCE study is being conducted as a post-market approval study in
The non-invasive, portable, and easy-to-use RhinoChill Device is used without external power for rapid therapeutic patient cooling. This system uses a nasal catheter to deliver a proprietary inert coolant to the nasal cavity to reduce temperature in clinically indicated conditions. Current uses of cooling technologies include ischemic events such as cardiac arrest, stroke, and traumatic brain injury. Unlike other cooling devices, the RhinoChill device is easily utilized in emergency field settings.
As part of the upcoming study, patients will receive either advanced cardiac life support measures (ACLS) alone or ACLS supplemented by intra-nasal cooling. The study will be conducted in
“Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest is a significant cause of death,” said BeneChill founder/CEO
“The RhinoChill Device uses the nasal cavity for cooling,” Dr. Rozenberg stressed, noting “This is advantageous since the nasal cavity allows easy access into the body, is in close proximity to the brain, and is a natural heat exchanger.”
BeneChill is a venture capital funded medical device company based in