Services, Inc., a leading medical equipment lifecycle services
company. This agreement allows customers a bridge to capital
purchase of Alsius IVTM systems, while also providing for temporary
use of additional systems during peak periods.
-- Medical Meetings and Clinical Presentations
-- A leading peer-reviewed, intensive care journal published the
results of a 49-patient study comparing the efficacy of IVTM and
external cooling. The study investigators found that patients
cooled with IVTM reached target temperature significantly faster,
were controlled more effectively and had reduced intensive care unit
length of stay compared with the external method studied.
-- The use of the Thermogard XP in therapeutic warming during
challenging cardiac surgery cases was highlighted in four
presentations at the annual meeting of the American Society of
-- Attended medical conferences worldwide highlighting clinical
presentations using Alsius IVTM for therapeutic cooling and
re-warming , including the European Society of Intensive Care
Medicine, Therapeutic Temperature Management Conference, the Society
of Neurocritical Care Medicine and the Emergency Nurses Association.
Additional Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results
In the third quarter of 2008, gross profit was $0.5 million, compared with $0.6 million in the third quarter of 2007. Gross profit includes a non-cash $0.4 million charge to increase inventory reserves to reflect results of a physical inventory. Gross profit was $0.9 million before recording this charge. Total operating expenses in the third quarter of 2008 decreased to $5.3 million, compared with $5.8 million for the third quarter of 2007.
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