Since the launch of the sale of the Cardiopad in February, Himore Medical, the startup through which Cameroonian IT specialist Arthur Zang developed the first African medical tablet, has sold 43 kits out of the 300 already manufactured, he revealed to Quotidien de l’Economie. 50% of kits were sold in Gabon, and other orders were delivered to India and Nepal.
Thanks to the income generated by these first sales (the Cardiopad kit costs FCfa 2 million), the creator of the Cardiopad indicates, Himore Medical is planning to launch in two months the company Kimore Medical Equipements, a medical equipment assembly unit. The plant which will be based in the Nsam area in Yaoundé, the Cameroonian capital, is looking to recuit 150 employees in the coming days. .
The equipment of this assembly plant, which necessitate an investment of FCfa 100 million, we learned, will be imported from China. But, if the financing necessary to purchase this equipment could be covered by the income generated by the first sales, Arthur Zang admits needing to raise between FCfa 50 and 75 million to train his personnel and secure the first salaries of the employees to be recruited. .
As a reminder, the Cardiopad is a a device which can collect and remotely transmit the cardiac parameters of a patient. This invention which earned international recognition for the young Cameroonian engineer, helps compensate for the deficiency in cardiologists in the hospitals. The founder of Himore Medical announces for the near future the presentation of a simplified version of the device, which enables the patient to collect themselves from their home the most important of these cardiac parameters, without needing a specialist, and to simply remotely send them to a doctor for analysis. .