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seca gmbh & co. kg. Medizinische Messsysteme und Waagen Medical Measuring Systems & Scales

Hammer Steindamm 3-25 , 22089 Hamburg
Germany

Telephone +49 40 200000-0
Fax +49 40 200000-50
info@seca.com

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Body Composition Analysis (BCA)

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Nov 10, 2016

MEDICA 2016 – seca brings new impetus to the battle for greater precision in medical measurements of patients

A summary of trade fair highlights 

Hamburg, 14 November 2016 – For the 48th time seca, the world leader in medical measuring systems and scales, unveils its latest innovations in medical measuring and weighing at MEDICA in Hall 12, Stand A63. The special highlight this year is the seca medical Vital Signs Analyzer (mVSA), the world's first spot-check monitor for integrated BIA (Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis) and vital signs measurement. The seca mVSA adds another innovation to the portfolio of precision measuring devices that provide ad hoc assessment of the patient's state of health and nutritional status.

From a scale manufacturer to a software and systems provider
seca has been a MEDICA exhibitor from the start. Back in 1968 seca presented the first digital scale. Robert Vogel, one of three managing directors along with Frederik Vogel and Thomas Wessels and the director responsible for Marketing and Sales, said, "When we compare today's portfolio with the one we had at the first MEDICA, we can see that we have continuously developed into a hardware and software provider. We no longer manufacture only scales, but measuring stations that communicate with each other, service systems that lighten the workload in medical routines, and the medical Body Composition Analyzer (mBCA), which can revolutionize diagnostics and treatment with BIA. We are proud of this work and, after the launch of the seca mVSA this year, we look forward to driving ahead the next innovation for 2017."

Summary of MEDICA Highlights
seca mVSA 535 – Combined Vital Signs Measurement and BIA for more Precision and Safety
The seca mVSA 535 is the world's first spot-check monitor, which measures the classic vital signs of blood pressure, SpO2, pulse and temperature, plus body composition consisting of fat, muscle mass and body water by means of Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA).
Benefits for the doctor: The combination options for data from body composition and vital signs provides a much faster and differentiated assessment of the patient's state of health and nutritional status than vital signs and BMI alone. After a very brief examination, the doctor has the information needed to make decisions about treatment.

seca 287 dp – Fully automatic measuring, weighing and consultation support in one device
The ultrasound measuring station automatically transmits all weight and height parameters to the medical practice printer. Patients receive a personalized printout containing graphics with tips for  more conscious decisions about nutrition, a healthy life style and information about the energy consumed during different types of physical activity. 
Benefits for the doctor: The printout is the basis for a precise analysis of the patient's state of health and a non-threatening conversation opener for personalized advice to patients with weight problems. The analysis offers recommendations for additional examinations such as the BIA measurement with the seca mBCA to determine precise body composition and assistance with the planning of optimal treatment. 

seca 515 and seca 525 – mBCA provides precise measurement of body composition
The medical Body Composition Analyzer (mBCA) from seca measures body composition made up of muscle mass, body fat, body water and phase angle. The precise results were validated against gold standards in a multi-center study[1] involving several ethnic groups. The seca mBCA measurements always achieved correlation to the standards of more than 95%.
Benefits for the doctor: The user obtains precise, validated data for an ideal assessment of the patient's general health and nutritional status. With early detection of symptoms, the doctor can interpret the results for diagnosis and treatment monitoring.  Consequently, therapy can be planned more effectively to reduce the amount of time spent in rehabilitation. Across a range of disciplines, experts such as diabetologists, nephrologists, oncologists, nutrition advisors, sports doctors and general practitioners can achieve medical and financial advantages compared to other medical care facilities. 

seca 757 – Precision when every gram counts
Special damping and the HOLD function make sure that even a fidgety child can be weighed with great precision. The ergonomically shaped weighing tray with high, rounded sides accommodates larger infants. The new background lighting makes the numbers in the LCD display highly visible even in darkened rooms without harming the infant's sensitive eyes – a feature particularly important in the neonatal unit.
Benefits for the doctor: The exact weight indicates the infant's – and especially the premature baby's – state of health. The two-gram division and the HOLD function permit precise measurement and ideal nutrition monitoring. 

seca 878 dr – The reliable partner for everyday medical practice procedures
The seca 878 dr is the doctor's scale intended for routine procedures in today's medical practice. Equipped with the dual LCD display and convenient foot-operated ON/OFF switch, this flat scale is an ideal partner in everyday medical care. 
Benefits for the doctor: The seca 878 is light enough to carry from one examination room to another and yet so robust that it reliably delivers precise results despite constant site changes and heavy usage. The scale can be personalized by exchanging the standard label for one bearing the name of the medical practice or the doctor.  

seca 360° wireless – Network technology for increased simplicity and reliability in everyday medicine 
seca 360° wireless is in a network of products with a wide variety of applications. The software seca analytics 115, for example, supports diagnostics while seca emr flash 101 links wireless products to Electronic Medical Records (EMR) systems. The flexible scales and height measuring systems which are part of the seca 360° wireless product world communicate wirelessly with any number of PCs, WLAN printers and every EMR system. Those devices receive digital data, which they then process, transmit and print. 
Benefits for the doctor: Saving time and avoiding errors in measurements and documentation are the top benefits. In addition, users obtain early indications of many clinical pictures and the course of disease and can then make more informed assessments of their patients. 

Visit us at MEDICA in Hall 12, Stand A63 and personally test the innovative products from seca. More information about seca, seca products and seca service can be found at www.seca.com and www.secashop.com.


Press Contact
seca gmbh & co. kg
Anika Otto, PR Manager
e-mail: anika.otto@seca.com
Tel.: +49 40 20 00 00 411
www.seca.com

seca – Precision for Health
Since 1840 seca has perfected the skill of developing innovative weighing technology combined with practical functions and has become the world's market leader in medical measuring and weighing. seca measuring systems and scales are sold by 13 branch offices and exported to 110 countries. The seca service network guarantees continuous maintenance of the precision instruments. To provide doctors and medical personnel with professional support, seca maintains close contact to users and tailors innovative products to the exact needs of their medical applications. Examples include the medical Body Composition Analyzer (mBCA) which analyzes body composition by means of Bioelectrical Impedance Measurement (BIA), and the seca 360° wireless system which supports doctors with diagnoses. Ultra-modern production technology, durable materials and a worldwide quality management system ensure top-level product standards.

[1] Bosy-Westphal A, Schautz B, Later W. Kehayias JJ, Gallagher D. What makes a BIA equation unique? Validity of eight-electrode multifrequency BIA to estimate body Composition in a healthy adult population. Eur J Clin Nutr 2013; 67: 14-21; doi:10.1038/ejcn.2012.160

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Nov 10, 2016

The world's first integrated BIA and vital signs measurement from seca is pushing the decline of the Body Mass Index

Innovative seca technology raises diagnostic potential to a higher level

Hamburg, 14 November 2016 – Malnutrition, obesity, Type 2 diabetes and all their consequences are among the world's major medical challenges of the 21st century. Nevertheless, the assessment of a patient's state of health and nutritional status is still based on classic vital signs and BMI (Body Mass Index). As critical parameters of body composition are not measured, the opportunities to initiate preventive measures or to optimize treatment remain unused. The seca medical Vital Signs Analyzer (mVSA) compensates for the weaknesses of BMI and increases the potential of non-invasive, ad hoc diagnostics to a completely new level.

Bioimpedance and vital signs analysis – A dynamic duo for optimized diagnostics
The seca mVSA is the world's first Spot-Check Monitor which measures the four classic vital signs of blood pressure, SpO2, pulse and temperature plus body composition consisting of fat mass, muscle mass and body water by means of Bioimpedance Analysis (BIA). seca had the precision of these BIA parameters validated against respective gold standards in a multi-center study[1] involving different ethnic groups. The options of combining data from body composition and vital signs yield a much faster and more differentiated assessment of the patient's state of health and nutrition status than is possible with vital signs and BMI alone. At the end of the very brief examination, the doctor immediately has all the information required for decision-making.

Cross-indication gains for diagnostics and treatment
The seca mVSA has added value beyond the treatment of obesity, malnutrition and diabetes. Cross-indication patients and users benefit from the findings, simple operation and especially from the combination options of measured data as the following examples show:

--> Fluid Management – Timely restoration of hydration status
Controlled rehydration treatment for patients suffering from exsiccosis reduces the load on the
heart. With blood pressure and BIA measurements and regular monitoring of the BIVA chart (Bioelectrical Impedance Vector Analysis (BIVA), which provides graphic representation of the patient's fluid level and cellular mass), medical staff can see whether a healthy hydration level has been achieved. The simultaneous, non-invasive BIA and blood pressure measurement with the seca mVSA saves time and offers a reliable ad hoc assessment of the patient.

--> Heart Failure – Optimized management of diuretics with dual measurement
Edemas due to heart failure are easier to detect through the results of the seca mVSA. The regular measurement of body composition and blood pressure during diuretic therapy provides valuable information on the health status of the patient. The administration of diuretics can be better controlled through the dual measurement of blood pressure and extracellular water.

--> Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
In addition to the general check of oxygen saturation via pulse oximetry (SpO2), it is also sensible in this case to examine the general body composition (e.g. phase angle) to evaluate the entire situation. An improvement of the general health status and an associated rise of the phase angle can be achieved through movement (aerobic exercise). Physical training can improve body composition and the patient’s well-being. Monitoring the phase angle and regular SpO2 measurements using the seca mVSA should accompany these therapies.

Direct data integration in EMR increases efficiency and safety in hospital and medical office routines
The monitoring of vital signs is one of the most time-consuming activities in hospitals and medical practices. The seca mVSA was developed to support these routine checks and lighten the workload. All vital parameters and BIA data are captured quickly by one device and stored directly in the digital patient files. As a part of the seca 360° wireless product world, the seca mVSA provides automatic transmission of height and weight from compatible scales and measuring systems to the device. The benefits are clear: efficiency improvements, time-saving procedures and paperless and error-free transmission of measurements.

Visit us at MEDICA in Hall 12, Stand A63, where you can personally test the seca mVSA and other innovative products from seca. You'll find more information about seca, seca products and seca service at www.seca.com and www.secashop.com.
 

Press Contact
seca gmbh & co. kg
Anika Otto, PR Manager
e-mail: anika.otto@seca.com
Tel.: +49 40 20 00 00 411
www.seca.com

seca – Precision for Health
Since 1840 seca has perfected the skill of developing innovative weighing technology combined with practical functions and has become the world's market leader in medical measuring and weighing. seca measuring systems and scales are sold by 13 branch offices and exported to 110 countries. The seca service network guarantees continuous maintenance of the precision instruments. To provide doctors and medical personnel with professional support, seca maintains close contact to users and tailors innovative products to the exact needs of their medical applications. Examples include the medical Body Composition Analyzer (mBCA) which analyzes body composition by means of Bioelectrical Impedance Measurement (BIA), and the seca 360° wireless system which supports doctors with diagnoses. Ultra-modern production technology, durable materials and a worldwide quality management system ensure top-level product standards.

[1] Bosy-Westphal A, Schautz B, Later W. Kehayias JJ, Gallagher D. What makes a BIA equation unique? Validity of eight-electrode multi-frequency BIA to estimate body composition in a healthy adult population. Eur J Clin Nutr 2013; 67: 14-21; doi:10.1038/ejcn.2012.160

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Nov 10, 2016

Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) – The response to the medical challenges of the 21st century

BIA technology optimizes diagnosis and treatment // seca delivers gold standard-level results

Facts at a glance – The advance of nutrition-related diseases demands a battle on all fronts
Obesity, Type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and malnutrition have arrived in everyday medical care. Nutrition and weight-related disorders and complications are among the greatest challenges in medical practices and hospitals in the 21st century. Around the world 10.8% of all men and 14.9% of women were overweight in 2014.[1] According to WHO, the number of overweight persons has tripled in the past 20 years. If this trend continues, by 2025, 18% of men and 21% of women throughout the world will be overweight.[2] Diseases such as Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disorders and kidney damage are the consequences. At the same time, malnutrition, particularly in oncology and geriatrics, is one of the most frequent causes of death in hospital.  

Shaky foundation – Diagnosis and treatment are based on outdated BMI assumptions
Nevertheless, medical personnel base assessments of a patient's state of health and nutritional status on the Body Mass Index (BMI), a value that has been the yardstick for over- or underweight since the 1980s and is still used by many as the single parameter for diagnosis and treatment decisions. The BMI, however, neglects to take into account the urgently needed parameter of body composition.  Because information about fat mass, muscle mass and body water is not considered, the chances for early initiation of preventive measures or ideal treatment management go unused.  

Solutions with BIA – Analysis of body composition creates new level of treatment
Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) compensates for the weaknesses of the BMI by providing an accurate picture of the patient's state of health and nutrition status with a breakdown of body water, fat and muscle mass. During the course of treatment, it is presumed that reductions in the obese patient's weight and BMI are positive. That muscle mass and water decline, but fat remains dangerously high and poses a threat to organs cannot be observed by checking the BMI only. Detailed case studies from a variety of specialties including oncology, nutrition medicine, nephrology and diabetology provide evidence of the benefit of using BIA over exclusive reliance on BMI: https://us.secashop.com/mbca/case-reports.

BIA at level of gold standards – seca mBCA offers unmatched precision
Precise and valid data are indispensable in medical diagnostics and treatment. To satisfy medical demands for data, seca invested in research and development to make BIA technology better and more precise. The work resulted in the seca medical Body Composition Analyzer (mBCA) for the measurement of a standing (seca mBCA 515) or reclining (seca mBCA 525) patient. seca had the precision of the captured BIA parameters validated against gold standards in a multi-center study[3] involving different ethnic groups. In all examinations the seca mBCA proved its exceptional status in bioelectrical impedance measurement. 

You'll find more information about BIA technology and mBCA products at www.mbca.seca.com


Press Contact
seca gmbh & co. kg
Anika Otto, PR-Manager
e-mail: anika.otto@seca.com
Tel.: +49 40 20 00 00 411
www.seca.com

 

seca – Precision for Health
Since 1840 seca has perfected the skill of developing innovative weighing technology combined with practical functions and has become the world's market leader in medical measuring and weighing. seca measuring systems and scales are sold by 13 branch offices and exported to 110 countries. The seca service network guarantees continuous maintenance of the precision instruments. To provide doctors and medical personnel with professional support, seca maintains close contact to users and tailors innovative products to the exact needs of their medical applications. Examples include the medical Body Composition Analyzer (mBCA) which analyzes body composition by means of Bioelectrical Impedance Measurement (BIA), and the seca 360° wireless system which supports doctors with diagnoses. Ultra-modern production technology, durable materials and a worldwide quality management system ensure top-level product standards.


[1] NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC) (2016). Trends in adult body mass index in 200 countries from 1975 to 2014: a pooled analysis of 1698 population-based measurement studies with 19.2 million participants. Lancet 387: 1377–1396. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)30054-X
[2] ibid.
[3] Bosy-Westphal A, Schautz B, Later W. Kehayias JJ, Gallagher D. What makes a BIA equation unique? Validity of eight-electrode multi-frequency BIA to estimate body composition in a healthy adult population. Eur J Clin Nutr 2013; 67: 14-21; doi:10.1038/ejcn.2012.160

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Since its founding in 1840 seca has proven its skill at developing innovative weighing technology combined with practical functions. Today seca is the world market leader in medical measuring and weighing. seca’s distribution network expands into 110 countries, in addition to the seca headquarter in Germany there are thirteen distribution subsidiaries in countries throughout the world. seca scales and measuring instruments are sold exclusively through specialized medical dealers. The worldwide seca service network guarantees continuous maintenance of the precision instruments.

In its efforts to give doctors and nurses professional support, seca maintains close contact to the end-users of its products. With their input, seca develops innovative products tailored to the needs of the respective medical field, such as the seca 360° wireless system which supports doctors' diagnostic work and the medical Body Composition Analyzer seca mBCA which raised the bioimpedance analysis (BIA) to a new level. Modern production technology, durable materials and a worldwide quality management system guarantee that high product standards are always met.

More information about seca mBCA: mbca.seca.com.

seca deutschland
Medical Scales and Measuring Systems
seca gmbh & co. kg
Hammer Steindamm 3-25
22089 Hamburg, Germany
Phone +49 40 20 00 00 0
Fax +49 40 20 00 00 50
E-Mail info@seca.com
Internet www.seca.com

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Number of employees

100-499

Foundation

1840

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Electromedical equipment / Medical Technology