A non-invasive, child-friendly solution to detect kidney reflux without the trauma.
Our mission is to be the method of choice for screening and monitoring kidney reflux by enhancing patient experience and clinical outcomes.
Vesicoureteral Reflux (VUR)
VUR is an anatomical and/or functional disorder causing backflow of urine from the bladder to the kidneys. It is the most common urinary tract abnormality in babies and children up to five years of age. VUR has potentially serious consequences such as renal scarring, hypertension and renal failure.
Existing diagnostic techniques are invasive and either involve radiation exposure or are unreliable.
The company estimates that the device can reach over 1.5 million children in the US and Europe per year for screening alone.
The key drivers for a safe and child-friendly system to detect VUR include the following:
The Kite Medical system uses electrical impedance tomography to identify changes in conductivity in the children’s ureters and kidneys that indicate kidney reflux. The device will screen children at initial assessment and monitor children after VUR is diagnosed.