DENVER, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Global Med Technologies(R), Inc. ("Global Med" or the "Company") (OTC Bulletin Board: GLOB), an international healthcare information technology company, today announced that it has signed a binding letter of intent with verIDentia SL of Macanet De La Selva, Girona, Spain for its verIDhemos transfusion safety system. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
The verIDhemos transfusion safety system is comprised of an RFID patient wristband with barcodes, a locked security container imbedded with electronic circuit boards containing microprocessors and memory, and a software system that is planned to be integrated with SafeTrace Tx(R), Wyndgate's hospital transfusion system, and EdgeTrack, Inlog's hospital transfusion system. The verIDhemos system is the link that will close Global Med's Vein-to-Vein(R) loop.
Once a patient's pre-transfusion testing has been completed, the correct blood unit is ordered from the lab and placed in the verIDhemos security container. The security cap on the container cannot be released until it is within reading distance of the correct patient wristband RFID tag. Once the cap is opened, the post-transfusion data is automatically registered into the electronic circuit boards in the cap. To the best of Global Med's knowledge, this is state-of-the-art technology that does not exist elsewhere.
A significant risk of transfusion is an improper or inadequate identification of the recipient. Systems exist to mitigate the occurrence of this error, all of which have limitations. The verIDhemos system reduces this risk in a unique and innovative way through radio frequency identification (RFID) t
|SOURCE Global Med Technologies, Inc.|
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