Sippi – innovative medtech for a critical unmet need ​

Sippi – a new standard

Sippi is a unique digital and automated urine meter with biofilm control, and with wireless connectivity to hospital patient data management system. Sippi is delivering high constant throughput using non-contact capacitive sensors, and incorporates hourly diuresis, data storage and automatic emptying.

Because it measures and captures data digitally, Sippi provides a level of accuracy unavailable with other technologies—and saves significant time and effort for healthcare professionals. More importantly, it actively combats one of the most commonly experienced complications of catheterisation—urinary tract infections—to minimise risk to patients and costs from extended stays and treatment initiatives for carers and facilities.

Sippi can be wireless connected via Bluetooth. Thus, the last manual step is eliminated, and urine production can automatically be integrated into the patient journal system in the same way as pulse, blood pressure, temperature, infusion and other parameters are integrated today.

In short, Sippi sets a new standard in three important ways:

  • Minimises the risk for catheter-associated urinary tract infections
  • Makes life easier for patients and healthcare professionals
  • Improves health data collection and quality

Addressing three major problems within healthcare

Hospital acquired infections

  • Almost 3 million Europeans gets infected every year from hospital acquired infections
  • Treatment of infections is a major burden on hospital budgets
  • Urinary infections is the #1 hospital acquired complication for patients

Stressed out personnel

  • Personnel in the ICUs are stretched to the limit
  • Hourly manual urine measurement and recording is time consuming
  • Improved overview of vital signs will benefit critical decision making

Quality assurance of data

  • Quality assurance of data
  • Urine production is an important parameter when monitoring the condition of an ICU patient
  • The only remaining parameter that is measured and recorded manually
  • Elimination of potential for human error is an important goal in intensive care

Healthcare professionals are confronted with unpredictable challenges every day. Some are unavoidable. Others, such as hospital acquired infection, are preventable. That’s why we created Sippi from Observe Medical—to minimise the risk of hospital acquired urinary tract infection, and contribute to making hospitals the safest places in the world for patients and professionals alike. 

The global challenges of hospital acquired infection

Regardless of how high the standards and quality of care, healthcare facilities today are continually facing the prospect of unplanned complications due to infections acquired in their environments. The burden of these infections is felt by patients, their carers, and society as a whole. Worse, the more infections we have to treat, the better bacteria become at adapting to and resisting them.

The result is that, even with the most advanced standards of care in human history at our disposal, over 2 million Europeans suffer from hospital acquired infections every year.

CAUTI – 30% of the burden

The global challenge of catheter acquired urinary tract infection (CAUTI)

One of the most standard procedures in a healthcare facility is to aid patients to urinate as part of their overall treatment.

While catheterisation is critical, it is also one of the most common ways for patients to acquire an infection. As catheterisation necessitates insertion of a tube into the urethra, it is very easy for bacterial contamination of that tube either at insertion or over time, leading to a urinary tract infection.

Studies show that, in some markets, 30% or more of all nosocomial infections are catheter-associated. In a hospital environment, these infections can lead to extended stays, increased costs, the need for antibiotics and potentially compromised care outcomes.

Sippi – specifications

Sippi Base unit

  • Digital automatic urine meter
  • Measures both daily and hourly diuresis
  • Non-contact capacitive sensor technology
  • Wireless data transfer to the hospital’s PDMS
  • Range 0–2,000 ml/h
  • Expected life span 3 years
  • 3 AA batteries (battery time 4 months)
  • Current measuring day’s diuresis always available for checking and monitoring

Sippi Disposable Unit

  • Total volume 2000 ml
  • Can be emptied
  • Needleless sample port
  • Recommended usage up to 7 days
  • Sterile (EO)
  • A capsule of silicone oil is placed in the measuring chamber (SippCoat™). On contact with urine, the silicone oil is released, which prevents biofilm build-up.1,2

References: 1. Slettengren M, et al. “Making medical devices safer: impact of plastic and silicone oil on microbial biofilm formation.” The Journal of Hospital Infection. Vol. 106,1 (2020): 155-162. 2. Slettengren M, et al. “Silicone oil decreases biofilm formation in a capacitance-based automatic urine measurement system.” Sensors. 2021; in press

Sippi – downloads

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Dr. Federico Righetti
SIM ITALIA S.r.l. – Chief Executive Officer
WITH EUROPE S.r.l. – Presidente
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