How did the WIWE story begin?
We were always looking for opportunities about how to make people’s life better and easier. That’s why when we came across an excellent idea, we embraced it. Based upon 30 years of research results and our decades of experience as medical equipment manufacterer, we made WIWE a reality.
The division of diagnostic devices is new to us, even so we threw ourselves into it with huge energy and enthusiasm. Our goal wasn’t the producing of just one product. We intended to make such home diagnostics tools, which purpose is to remind us to take care of our and our loved ones' health in today’s world.
Development of WIWE took approximately 2 years and the research behind the algorithm that was conducted by Professor George Kozmann and a team from Pannon University took three decades.
Where are we at now?
Besides SOTE, The Heart and Vascular Center of Semmelweis University, WIWE is also available in private hospitals, Apple stores, therapeutics stores and webstores. GPs, medical universities, cardiology and medicine departments have been using the device too.
Our main goal was, however, to create something useful for individual users: we regularly get thank you letters from people saying that WIWE helped diagnose their problem or adjust the right dose of their medication.
The registration and sale of the device has started so far in 20 countries. Recently, we have got the approval of the Australian Authority (TGA) to trade and begin the shipment of the pre-orders. Getting the FDA approval for the USA is expected by the end of the year.
The Chinese distribution has started with a minister-level cooperation that was signed by 16 Middle-East European countries and China’s medical minister in June during „The Gate of Health” congress.
The metal components are manufactured at Sanatmetal Ltd.’s 22000 m2 plant in Eger, with 50 years of experience in the field of metal-processing for medical implants. The chips ship from Texas, and altogether we work with 15 suppliers from Europe, primarily from Hungary.