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Emily Jerry Foundation Endorses Life-Saving Technology
Date:1/19/2010

CLEVELAND, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ --  Nearly four years after the loss of Christopher Jerry's two-year-old daughter, Emily, the anguish over her accidental death lingers on. Now, as the head of a non-profit foundation working to prevent medical errors, Jerry is entering the new year with a renewed sense of purpose promoting an all-new life-saving technology in honor of Emily.

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Today, the Emily Jerry Foundation announced a new partnership with CDEX, Inc. to build public awareness about its pioneering chemical detection equipment designed to ensure medical facilities are delivering the right medications to patients.

Jerry, who formed the non-profit group to push for federal legislation to avoid medical errors like the one that claimed his daughter's life, is actively promoting the life-saving capability of the CDEX ValiMed™ Medication Validation System (MVS) as an imperative device in the prevention of human pharmaceutical errors. Jerry endorsed the product as life-saving equipment that could prevent the death of other toddlers.

ValiMed™ MVS is a technological safety net that provides protection from medication errors for patients, pharmacists and hospitals. The table-top device -- engineered to eliminate mistakes made while mixing compounds at a hospital -- uses a technique called enhanced photoemission spectroscopy to determine if the compounds are correct.

"I plan to do everything possible in my daughter's memory to prevent these horrible tragedies from occurrin
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