Navigation Links
No Blood Needed Thanks to Innovative Medical Technology
Date:9/26/2008

SYDNEY, Australia, Sept. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- A non-invasive blood monitoring device that removes the need to draw blood to monitor patients has won the 2008 Kerrin Rennie Award for Excellence in Medical Technology. The award was presented to Masimo Corporation on 24 September at the Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA) dinner in Sydney.

The Radical-7 Pulse CO-Oximeter from Masimo Corporation continuously and non-invasively measures blood constituents in patients without having to draw blood. The device uses multiple wavelengths of light in a single, simple to apply sensor. It can be used reliably in different care settings, for example at the patient's bedside or during transport.

In addition to its unique use of algorithms to ensure accurate patient monitoring, the Radical-7 includes a unique technology platform that allows for additional features to be added as simple software upgrades.

In congratulating the winner, Anne Trimmer, MTAA CEO, said: "Masimo's Oximeter is an excellent example of innovation in the medical technology sector. It benefits the patient, the clinician and the health system."

The Kerrin Rennie Award for Excellence in Medical Technology -- Improving Quality of Life recognises the innovative and extraordinary contribution of medical technology in improving health outcomes of Australian patients.

The award dinner was held as part of a two-day conference on medical technology from Wednesday 24 - Thursday 25 September at Star City in Sydney. Companies could enter products launched in Australia between 1 January 2007 and 1 August 2008 used in the diagnosis, prevention, treatment or management of disease and disability. Entries were judged by an independent panel.

The other finalists are:

Ex-Press Shunt -- Device Technologies

The Ex-Press miniature glaucoma shunt is an implant used to drain off excess fluid in the eye and to reduce intraocular pressure. The device creates a permanent pathway for excess fluid to drain from the eye and maintains a more normal pressure in the eye. The Ex-Press Shunt is an improved technology that causes less post operative trauma and fewer adverse events.

HCO 1100 Protein Permeable Membrane -- Gambro

The HCO 1100 Protein-Permeable Membrane is designed to improve the treatment of multiple myeloma patients with acute renal failure by removing larger molecules from blood particularly serum Free Light Chains (FLC), the protein present at abnormally high concentrations in this patient group. High levels of FLCs in the blood circulating through the kidney present a major cause of renal impairment. This new membrane technology in combination with chemotherapy can prevent the patient from developing end stage renal disease and having to rely on dialysis for survival.

The Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA) is the national peak industry body representing companies in the medical technology industry. MTAA aims to ensure the benefits of modern, innovative and reliable medical technologyare delivered to the community for a healthier Australia. http://www.mtaa.org.au

Media contact: Marion Demann MTAA 0416 625 678


'/>"/>
SOURCE The Medical Technology Association of Australia
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Human Trial Results Show Plant Extract Tops Drug at Regulating Blood Sugar Levels; Huge Market Seen for Newly Developed Food Additive Emulin™
2. Sanofi Aventis : New Study Results Support the "Basal Plus" Strategy With LANTUS(R) and APIDRA(R) to Improve Blood Sugar Control in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes
3. Limbs saved by menstrual blood stem cells
4. Biotest Diagnostics Receives FDA Clearance for Full Line of Traditional Blood Bank Reagents
5. FDA Grants Full Approval of PROCLEIX(R) ULTRIO(R) Blood Screening Assay
6. New CO-oximetry Module for the ABL80 FLEX Blood Gas Analyzer
7. Chest Physicians Now Suggest Early Intervention for Certain Blood Clots in DVT
8. GeneNews launches worlds first blood test for colorectal cancer screening
9. Anesiva Launches Needle-Free Zingo(TM) to Reduce Pain from IV Starts and Blood Draws in Children
10. ProMetic announces Octapharma publication of PRDTS prion removal resin in Octaplas(R) manufacturing process at 30th International Congress of the International Society for Blood Transfusion meeting in Macao SAR, China
11. InterCure Supports AHA Endorsement of Home Blood Pressure Monitoring
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/22/2017)... Aethlon Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: AEMD ... validated the ability of the Aethlon Hemopurifier® to capture ... in immune-suppressed sepsis patients and also contribute to organ ... of the study was to validate the in ... and Herpes Simplex virus 1 (HSV1) by the Hemopurifier®. ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... Md. and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Feb. 22, 2017 ... ) today announced its financial results for the ... "Our annual 2016 financial results reflect continued ... earnings exceeded $700 million," said Martine Rothblatt, Ph.D., ... financial results strengthen our ability to develop and ...
(Date:2/21/2017)... MENLO PARK, CA (PRWEB) , ... February 21, ... ... launch of the VTX-1 Liquid Biopsy System , a fully automated benchtop ... using microfluidic technology. The VTX-1 is being launched at the Molecular Medicine Tri ...
(Date:2/21/2017)... ... February 21, 2017 , ... ... division, Treximo will pair its $200M operational capacity with its strategic internal ... management in areas affecting quality and operational management. With office locations ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:2/8/2017)... Report Highlights The global biosurgery ... billion in 2016 at a compound annual growth rate ... Includes - An overview of the global market for ... from 2015 and 2016, and projections of compound annual ... market on the basis of product type, source, application, ...
(Date:2/6/2017)... 2017 According to Acuity Market Intelligence, ... authorities to continue to embrace biometric and digital ... Automated Border Control (ABC) eGates and 1436 Automated ... than 163 ports of entry across the globe. ... a combined CAGR of 37%. APC Kiosks reached ...
(Date:2/2/2017)... NEW YORK , Feb. 2, 2017  EyeLock ... has released a new white paper " What You ... The problem of ensuring user authenticity is a ... protect the authentication of users. However, traditional authentication schemes ... Biometric authentication offers an elegant ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):