OtoMetrix Medical Technologies, Inc. is commercializing a ground-breaking, patented, Doppler ultrasound medical device to rapidly and accurately diagnose middle ear infections, called Otitis Media (OM), in children and adults. 17.6 Million patient visits each year are coded to OM at a cost of more than $5 Billion/year, yet clinical studies show a 50% error rate in diagnosis.
Otitis Media is the #1 reason for antibiotics prescriptions in children and the #1 cause for surgery in children. Current diagnostic methods are decades old and, critically, cannot distinguish the type of infection behind the tympanic membrane (eardrum).
Our handheld device is designed to quickly and accurately detect both the presence and the type of fluid behind the eardrum in a second or less, providing, for the first time, objective, definitive diagnostic data, leading to increased accuracy, earlier and better treatment, reduced antibiotic use, and reduced healthcare costs.