pH - The only solution in real time cellular monitoring


About Us

Softcell is a medical device company that has invented a revolutionary pH monitoring system, currently being developed to address the un-met clinical need for real time cellular pH monitoring.

Softcell’s patented technology can be applied to any soft tissue, to measure pH in circumstances where trauma or acute illness could be causing adverse effects.  The pH monitoring system which comprises a monitor with single or multiple probes is currently undergoing development and approvals to convert the technology to a commercial system.

Kirsty McIntosh


Alan Johnstone

Clinical Director

Monitor Technology

A user friendly, handheld, portable unit capable of real time monitoring of tissue pH, recording up to four channels simultaneously. The pH Monitor will have a colour graphical display to show multiple channel readings and trend graphs. The pH Monitor will be equipped with audible and visual alarms to alert the clinician to intervene in a timely manner. 

Probe Technology
The pH Probe is a single use disposable device supplied sterile and pre-calibrated.  The probe provides accurate, sensitive and objective data about tissue status compared to current clinical methods, allowing early intervention and treatment, saving limbs and possibly lives.

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Trauma and other conditions can give rise to a serious complication called Acute Compartment Syndrome (ACS) that gradually cuts off the blood supply to the affected limb(s). 

Trauma related ACS can be detected by measuring pressure and by clinical assessment. However, both pressure monitoring and clinical assessment are inaccurate diagnostic methods that can delay treatment, which may result in devastating disabilities, amputation or death.  By comparison, pH monitoring can provide the earliest indication of potential tissue damage, allowing timely intervention to minimise the possible adverse outcomes.

Emergency Response
Softcell's supporting research

All 7 full clinical studies were highly significant in that pH accurately identified the clinical problems with ease, within each of the clinical fields.

Contact us for more information on the research.

Trauma & Orthopaedics:

3 Full Studies & 1 Pilot

(143 patients)

Vascular Surgery:

2 Full Studies & 2 Pilots

(94 patients)

Sports Medicine:

2 Full Studies

(40 healthy volunteers)

Intensive Care Medicine:

Pilot study

(8 patients)

Clinical letters of interest

Peter Bates

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

The Royal London Hospital

London, England

Michael J. Bosse MD

Co-PI and Clinical Chair, METRC. Director, Orthopaedic Trauma.

Carolinas Medical Center

Charlotte, NC, USA

Professor Kevin Cooper

Consultant Gynaecologist

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

Aberdeen, Scotland

Jamie Cooper

Consultant in Emergency Medicine

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

Aberdeen, Scotland

Matthew Costa

Professor Orthopaedic Trauma

University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire

Coventry, England

Brian H Cuthbertson

Chief, Department of Critical Care Medicine

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Toronto, ON, Canada

Andrew Gray

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

South Tees Trust, James Cook Major Trauma Centre

Middlesbrough, England

Michael B Kelly FRCS
(Tr & Orth)

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Southmead Hospital

Bristol, England

Malcolm A Loudon

Consultant Trauma, Colorectal and General Surgeon

Loudon Surgical Consulting Ltd and Military Consultant General Surgeon

James Manning

Professor of Emergency Medicine (retired) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine Adjunct Professor Chief Medical Officer

Resusitech, Inc.

Redwood City, CA

Calum MacRae

Vice Chair, Scientific Innovation Department of Medicine. Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA, USA

Angus D MacLean FRCS
(Tr & Orth)

Lead Clinician West of Scotland Major Trauma Network. Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon

Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Glasgow, Scotland

Nigel D Rossiter FRCS Ed
(Tr & Orth)

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon. President OTS

Basingstoke & North Hampshire Hospital

Hampshire, England

Andrew Schmidt, M.D

Staff Physician, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Professor, University of Minnesota, Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery. President, Orthopaedic Trauma Association.

Hennepin County Medical Center

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Tim White MD FRCS
(Tr & Orth)

Director, SORT-IT. Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon

The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Scotland

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