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Nanomedicine Company Focuses on Improving Premature Infant Health and Reducing Death Rate
Date:10/6/2009

NanoStar™ Health Corporation today announced its sole focus of delivering novel nanotechnology solutions for instantly assessing the metabolic health of the nearly 13 million premature infants born throughout the world, without requiring a costly, complex medical infrastructure.

Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) October 6, 2009 -- NanoStar™ Health Corporation today announced its sole focus of delivering novel nanotechnology solutions for instantly assessing the metabolic health of the nearly 13 million premature infants born throughout the world, without requiring a costly, complex medical infrastructure.

The global prevalence of preterm births, defined as less than 37 weeks gestation, is 9.6 percent. In decreasing order of prevalence, these births occur in Africa, North America (defined as the United States and Canada), Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Oceania (Australia and New Zealand), and Europe. Additionally, the prevalence of preterm births is increasing. In the United States, it has increased 36 percent in the past 25 years. Health focused organizations such as the March of Dimes (http://www.marchofdimes.com/aboutus/49267_61471.asp), World Health Organization, and the U.S. National Institute of Health have recently identified strategies for improving the care and reducing the death rate of premature infants as top priorities.

"Because these infants are premature, their organs aren't fully developed, which places them at risk for maldevelopment or malfunction and susceptibility to the external world via infections and other health risks. It is key to assess their metabolic health in order to determine the best strategies for keeping these sick infants alive while they continue to develop to term," said Michael D. Black, MD, MBA, renowned co
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