ITM OKB ZAO’s stand was extremely busy during all four days of the biggest international medical expo MEDICA 2019 that took place in German Dusseldorf.
RITM demonstrated the new model line of SCENAR devices and ULM healing blanket and clothes, consulted the visitors regarding the use of innovative operating modes and performed SCENAR treatments.
Among many other attendees, our stand was visited by the representatives of medical centers and clinics and medical device distributors from around the world. The Trade Representative of the Russian Federation in Germany Andrei Sobolev was interested to learn about our products. MEDICA is the leading international medical expo with over 40 years of history. This year it took place from November 18 to 21 and hosted more than 5000 exhibitors from more than 60 countries, including manufacturers, sellers, and representatives of clinics, hospitals, and research organizations. The Russian Trade Representative in Germany Andrei Sobolev (second from the right)
RITM OKB ZAO successfully participated in the Third International Industrial Expo that took place in Hanoi.
Before this event no one has heard of SCENAR in Vietnam. The device which is able to replace the physio therapeutic treatment and home first aid kit, and compete with drug painkillers attracted boatloads of attention. SCENAR team was busy all days long, barely having time to take pictures of the groups of interested visitors.Our colleagues shared a lot of information about the SCENAR technology, the attendees listened carefully, asked numerous questions and some of them even tried to use the device on their own.
Our stand was visited by the Russian Ambassador to Vietnam Konstantin Vnukov and the First Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry of the Russian Federation Sergey Tsyb. The officials of Vietnam and Russia promised their support and cooperation in registration process and search for business partners.
Our Deputy Director for Foreign Affairs Marina Gdalevich had a speech during the round table that was dedicated to the Russian-Vietnamese cooperation in medical sphere. We have signed the agreement of intent with one of the Vietnamese companies.
It can be stated that we have strong perspectives for future cooperation in Vietnam and we hope to see certain results soon.
Many clients have been misled to think that
Physiokey and Sanakey are the latest SCENAR devices, made in Germany. The truth
is that the former RITM OKB’s distributor in Germany tried to reproduce a year 2000 model RITM
SCENAR and released it on the market in 2015, using the established brand name
SCENAR. The so called Key series devices are not researched clinically and
their CE Mark is based on the conventional TENS and SCENAR trials.
Since then RITM OKB have published numerous
materials (links to these publications are below) advising that they are not
associated with these products as well as proving that Physiokey and Sanakey
technically do not incorporate SCENAR technology.
The latest publication by RITM OKB ZAO explains
very well the major difference between the genuine SCENAR and all its analogues
– the Transformer. This is the key component that produces the SCENAR signal
and which makes the SCENAR therapy so effective and so unique. The transformers
built into the RITM SCENAR devices are manually adjusted and fine-tuned to the
right sensitivity of the human skin and this procedure is the most expensive
element of all RITM SCENAR devices.
All other devices that claim to be SCENAR use
cheap mass-production transformers that cannot be adjusted at all. Such an
approach simplifies and reduces the products costs, but as result of using this
part, the SCENAR signal is deformed and therefore the device is providing
little or no therapeutic effect. The image below shows a Physiokey motherboard
with a regular, non-adjustable transformer – the part located just above the LCD.
Apart from the transformer, there are numerous
other technical problems (which are not as critical as the transformer but very
important for the safety and efficacy of the therapy) found in the copy-cat
devices such as the lithium battery, energy strength, LCD, electrode port, case
It is important to note that RITM OKB ZAO has 5 full time employed engineers in their Research & Development Department for new devices, who conduct function and firmware research and development. 20 full time employees are responsible for the technical and documentary support, and quality control. Over 100 medical doctors in Russia and overseas are involved in development of new treatment protocols, conduct clinical trials and training. RITM OKB ZAO undergoes two audits per year to maintain the ISO, CE, FDA, TGA Certifications. These are all huge ongoing investments for the development of SCENAR technology that none of the copy-cat device manufacturers invest intheir products.
The history of SCENAR product development is shown in the chart below to provide more information about the Genuine RITM SCENAR devices andcopies.
The 53rd International medical exhibition Medical week successfully took its place in Baden-Baden, Germany. This year it hosted such companies as AIRNERGY international GmbH, AMS GmbH Advanced Medical Systems, Labor Dr. Bayer im synlab MVZ Leinfelden GmbH, Biomedicine Trading GmbH, etc.
Overall, there were more than 200 companies represented, including, the medical research laboratories from the majority of European countries. This is already the third Medical Week in which RITM OKB ZAO is taking participation along with other well-known companies. Our products attracted interest of not only guests, but also business partners. It is obvious that the awareness of German society of SCENAR grows every year. There are more and more SCENAR users and thankful customers visiting our booth every year eager to learn about new device features and developments in SCENAR therapy. In Baden-Baden we received a lot of positive, sometimes even fantastic feedback on SCENAR devices. Many people also highly rated the ULM products, saying that they do a great job in relaxation. Besides the exhibition itself, there were more than 300 seminars and lectures that took place in Medical Week.