Finnish health technology to Japan

Monidor remote infusion therapy monitoring service will be launched in Japan in April as a result of the company’s agreement with Senko Medical, a manufacturer and distributor of medical devices.  Senshin Medical Col, Ltd., a subsidiary of Senko Medical, represents and sells the Monidor solution in Japan. 

Monidor’s innovation was introduced to Japan in March at the 9th Annual Congress of the Japan  Society of Clinical Safety. Senshin Medical will start selling the solution nationwide with its 200 agents starting in April. 

“In Japan, healthcare is more burdened than ever before due to the aging of the population and the declining proportion of the working population. The work of nurses must be made more efficient, but safely. Monidor is a very necessary and usable product for the Japanese market, and we have high expectations for it in the future”, said Tetsushi Okuma, Director of Senshin Medical. 

Monidor offers remote monitoring solution for intravenous infusion therapy. The service has been proven* to bring savings, make nursing more efficient and easier and improve patient safety. 

“In the start-up project of the collaboration, we give Senko Medical an introduction to our solution. Monidor’s service will be deployed in 2–3 Japanese hospitals, to which 96 remote monitoring devices will be delivered in the first phase. In other words, the first order has already been placed and delivered in March”, said Mikko Savola, CEO of Monidor. 

200% growth in 2022 

In its home market, Monidor is currently in use in 15 hospitals in approximately 60  inpatient wards around Finland. The net sales of the remote monitoring service grew by almost 200 percent last year, and for this year Savola predicts that the growth will continue to be strong, especially due to the development of home hospital operations, i.e. “virtual inpatient wards”.  

“Home hospital operations are growing in Finland, and now in the early part of the year in Finland, we have made the most sales specifically for home hospitals. It is also developing strongly in Sweden”, Savola added. 

The Nordic countries and Switzerland are next 

Monidor’s goal this spring is to raise EUR 2 million in the funding round for product development and to accelerate its international growth. 

“This year, in addition to Japan, we will launch sales in the Nordic countries and Switzerland. In Sweden, we are represented by ApoEx, and Monidor will be the first to be introduced there in a private home hospital in Stockholm. In Switzerland, we also have a pilot project underway with a private hospital chain”, concluded Savola.

Monidor is also in negotiations with potential partners in the US market. 

Many functions can be enhanced with remote monitoring 

The company’s strategy is to become a leading specialist in remote monitoring services in hospital inpatient wards and home hospitals by partnering with various equipment manufacturers, for example. 

“In addition to gravity infusions, hospitals have many other monitored functions that can be enhanced. In the near future, we will expand our service offering, for example, to monitor certain vital signs. We can increase the value experienced by the customer by supplementing the monitoring devices with a remote monitoring feature”, Savola explained. 

More information about the Monidor solution: 

Monidor’s service includes an infusion meter connected to the infusion set and a  remote monitoring application, which reduces the need for nurses to visit the site to check the progress of the infusion therapy. 

*According to a health economics study published in March 2022, Monidor`s  service that facilitates the work of nurses can save millions of euros nationwide on  an annual level in Finland. 

*Link to study  |  Advantages in Management and Remote Monitoring of  Intravenous Therapy: Exploratory Survey and Economic Evaluation of Gravity- Based Infusions in Finland 

Contact person

CEO Mikko Savola, puh. +358 50 3788890 

Source: Monidor

Image: Mikko Savola, CEO and Yoko Keränen, Business Development Manager.