The company's recently announced commercialization plans of CardioDefender coincide with reports from various industry sources projecting significant growth in remote patient monitoring. According to analyst firm Berg Insight, for example, around 2.2 million patients worldwide were using home monitoring service based on equipment with integrated connectivity at the end of 2011—cardiac arrhythmia was cited as one of the most common conditions monitored by these technologies.(1)
Following FDA approval and European CE Mark registration last year, CardioDefender has already been deployed at more than 150 medical facilities in the United States for post-approval commercial evaluation. Between January and October of 2011, the number of patient days of heart rhythm monitoring performed with CardioDefender grew from fewer than 5,000 to more than 18,000 patient days per month. Since the system was introduced, Everist Genomics has received inquiries about the product from more than 32 countries, including China, India and the U.S.
"We are very pleased with the success of the commercial evaluation of CardioDefender and the overwhelming level of interest we have received regarding the availability of the diagnostic system," Charlton said. "The invitation to speak at the highly-esteemed Wearable Technologies Conference further underscores the value of this innovative mobile system in advancing care for arrhythmia patients."
Everist Genomics launched its first product last year with the introduction of OncoDefender-CRC, a prognostic test for predicting the risk of disease recurrence for early stage colorectal cancer patients. The company expanded its pipeline with the creation of a new franchise of diag
|SOURCE Everist Genomics|
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