Elgin, IL June 9, 2019 -Clinical Computer Systems, Inc. (CCSI), a leader in perinatal systems, has entered into a distributor agreement with a Swedish company, ObsteCare AB, to launch a new product in North America, pending FDA510K clearance, that will help address some of the challenges around maternal health during labor and delivery. The ObsteCare product measures amniotic fluid lactate (AFL®) levels that offers clinicians the necessary information to help guide labor management during prolonged and/or dysfunctional labor.
Almost 40% of all women giving birth for the first time will experience prolonged labor. Prolonged labor puts pressure not only on the fetus and mother but also clinicians involved in their care. Measuring AFL during labor may help decrease caesarean sections, help individualize the use of oxytocin based on lactate levels and reduce postpartum care.
“Currently, there’s an increased focus in the U.S. to reduce caesarean sections and complications during childbirth. This product provides a new method with the potential to help address this common yet challenging problem. We are excited for the opportunity to bring this device to North America”, said CCSI CEO Kim Sell.
“We believe that we will receive the same positive response to our product in the U.S. as we have from our customers in Europe. We are confident with this relationship and excited to work with CCSI. We look forward to obtaining the 510K clearance to begin the launch of AFL monitoring in North America”, said Johan Itzel, CEO of ObsteCare AB.
Assessing AFL during labor provides clinicians the needed information to make the best decision on how to proceed in the safest way for both mother and baby.
About Clinical Computer Systems, Inc.
CCSI is an employee-owned, high-tech company located in Elgin, Illinois. CCSI is a perinatal category leader with an innovative, customer-driven, computer-based perinatal system, and support services. The company is dedicated to the development of the OBIX Perinatal Data System incorporating changes in technology, regulations, and standards specific to labor and delivery. For more information, go to www.obix.com or call 1-888-871-0963.
About ObsteCareObsteCare AB is a provider of medical solutions with a global focus on improving delivery care for both mother, child and healthcare provider. This is done by supplying reliable services and products, facilitating efficient care in maternity wards. For more information, go to www.obstcare.com