Erbitech

Er:YAG Laser-based Instruments for Contact-free Blood Sampling

Shareholders in Portfolio Company 
RUSNANO, New Technology Engineering Center, private co-investor

Industry Sector 
Medicine and Pharmacology

Production Location 
Nevinnomyssk, Stavropol Krai

Total Budget

0.8  bln rubles
Co-investment by RUSNANO
0.32  bln rubles

Laser crystals of erbium garnet are the key element in a unique laser emitter that is the base for company Erbitech‘s line of medical instruments. The units perform laser perforation of the finger for blood sampling without coming in contact with the skin. The procedure is painless, absolutely sterile, and lower in cost than traditional needle procedures.

Laser perforatorAs part of the project, Erbitech will begin manufacturing, the Erby perforator, a laser blood glucose testing system for personal use. This instrument will have a built-in glucometer, allowing the patient to monitor his blood sugar at home, independently. The laser perforator extracts a microdrop of capillary blood and performs express analysis.

The project already markets the laser perforator Professional, which is designed for medical clinics and diagnostic laboratories.

Areas of application

  • Medicine

Competitive advantages

Laser skin perforation procedure:

  • Certified by FDA and CE
  • Painless, sterile procedure
  • Low cost
  • Laser crystal production 1/4 to 1/3 cost of competitors’