Your proposal in few words
Medicud is a startup company founded in Rome in June 2020 that aims to be a disruptive innovation in the world of medical devices. Our aim is to revolutionise the market by offering efficient, user-centred devices, with a focus on the environment and on keeping treatment costs down.
To date, we have developed an innovative device for treating wounds with negative pressure dressing, which can be used both to prevent post-operative infections and to treat chronic wounds. The suction device is a portable, wearable, fully mechanical pump that generates constant negative pressure throughout its use, equalling the state of the art but at a much lower economic and environmental cost. Our device allows the expansion of negative pressure treatment in the prevention of surgical site infections thanks to its low cost and ease of use.
What is your main purpose and the idea behind it?
The idea actually came about during a discussion with a thoracic surgeon, who uses standard devices for negative pressure dressings, but because of the high cost and therefore the scarce presence of these devices in the department, cannot apply them to all the wounds that would need them.
Antonio and Andrea decided to work on an efficient, functional and cost-effective solution to move negative pressure dressing from treating exudate wounds to preventing surgical site infections.
How does the Startup Breeding experience help you in the growth and development of your business
The Startup Breeding experience allowed us to get in touch with some experts in the field to evaluate interesting innovative aspects.
For example, in our case, the spark of innovation concerns the target market, which for a device focused on prevention, the United States is proving to be more receptive. Of course, matching with other companies in the sector and possible collaborations allows us to continue our growth, just as the meeting with other young start-ups and the related pitch competition spurs us to push our skills forward and not to rest on our laurels, to explain our vision as clearly as possible to a varied audience and how we intend to achieve it.