A Medical Device Daily

EterLink (Pleasanton, California) said that it received Patent No. 7,187,960 from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for “Apparatus and Method For Measuring Biologic Parameters” in connection with EterLink’s Brain Temperature Tunnel (BTT) technology.

The BTT provides a direct thermal pathway to the brain and was discovered by a physician and physicist, M. Marc Abreu, MD.

Several clinical studies validated the BTT technology for noninvasive monitoring of core body temperature, according to the company. Selected studies can be found at theAmerican Society of Anesthesiology (Park Ridge, Illinois) web site.

EterLink is a privately held technology company focused on the development and manufacturing of medical products and electronic devices. The company is developing a pipeline of products for medical professionals monitoring patient temperature, consumer temperature monitoring, automated vital signs monitoring stations, thermal management and therapy, medication management, and consumer electronics.