Pushing the boundaries of what’s possible

How We Collaborate

With ongoing studies and collaborations with the international community, Thornhill Medical researchers, engineers, clinicians, and product specialists work actively to unlock crucial insights toward our shared goal of saving lives.

Remote Control of Medical Devices for Virtual Disaster Care

Thornhill Medical is accelerating medical device interoperability.

Beginning in 2021, through an MTEC award, MOVES® SLC™ was deployed in a collaborative research project that explores technologies that can safely meet critical care demand using remotely controlled and eventually autonomous medical devices, in preparation for mass casualty, disaster and emergency management environments.

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The demonstration reaffirmed the transformational impact of deploying interoperable medical devices like MOVES® SLC™ that feature remote capabilities, and underscored the potential of integrated, future-proof technologies to transform casualty care today and in the future.

MOVES® SLC™ performs patient evacuation with remote control

In a demonstration of “Remote Control of Ventilators & Infusion Pumps to Support Disaster Care” organized by the U.S. Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC), clinical professionals located in Seattle, WA remotely operated a MOVES® SLC™ located in Toronto, Canada, 2,500 miles away, simulating a successful patient evacuation scenario.

Teaming Up with Leading Medical Solutions Providers to Develop Medical Surge Capabilities for U.S. National Disaster Medical System

Funded by the Defense Health Agency (DHA), the pilot project brings together leading medical solutions providers in a team led by Deloitte Consulting LLP, to design, develop and test a prototype of modular or convertible medical facilities that would increase surge capabilities in national security medical emergencies. This combined “surge solution” aims to strengthen the USA’s response to national disasters and the capacity to care for casualties from an overseas wartime contingency, a domestic attack, or other national security medical emergencies.

Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) with U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (ISR)

This MTA enables Thornhill Medical to provide ISR with their proprietary MOVES® SLC™ life support system, with supporting hardware, software, and training materials so that ISR can evaluate its potential for use as part of a semi‐autonomous platform for comprehensive hemodynamic management of combat casualties in life‐threatening hemorrhagic shock.

Collaboration in Switzerland

Collaboration and information-sharing is a vital aspect of our researchers’ work. As just one example, recently, members of Thornhill Medical’s research team launched a collaborative study with Dr. Jorn Fierstra’s group in Zurich, Switzerland. We are working together to explore the use of hypoxia induced deoxyhemoglobin as a contrast agent in various pathologies.