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Trig Medical Presents Innovative Labor Progression Management System at ISUOG 21st World Congress

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Trig Medical, Inc., a health technology company specializing in labor progression management and interventional ultrasound guidance, today announced its participation at the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology's (ISUOG) 21st World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, September 18-22 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. In addition to exhibiting in Booth #23, Trig Medical will have two short oral presentations and two electronic posters for review, all highlighting a new standard in labor progression management with its product LaborPro®.

Launched in the U.S. at the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Annual Clinical Meeting in May 2011, LaborPro unites ultrasound imaging with position tracking to provide the objective information and three-dimensional representations necessary to accurately assess labor progression and improve maternal and fetal care. In addition, by reducing the need for manual exams during labor, LaborPro improves patient comfort and mitigates the risk of infection to both mother and baby.

Two short oral presentations (OP) highlighting LaborPro will be presented in the "Labour at Term" OP22 category on September 20 from 12:20 p.m. to 1:05 p.m. in the Olympic One room. Dr. Emma Bertucci will discuss pelvimetry by the LaborPro system for the diagnosis of dystocia, or difficult or abnormal labor and delivery. Dr. Bertucci is a physician with the prenatal medicine unit in the department of obstetrics and gynaecology at the University of Modena in Modena, Italy.

Dr. Shoshana Haberman, director of perinatal services at Maimonides Medical Center in New York, will present on the evaluation of the occipito posterior position, or when the baby's head is face up towards the mother's abdomen, before head engagement and the risk of persistent occipito posterior and cesarean section.

"Trig Medical is honored to have a strong presence at the ISUOG 21st World Congress and to demonstrate LaborPro as a new standard in labor progression management," said Nancy Sousa, U.S. president of Trig Medical, Inc. "At this forum of experts in OB/GYN ultrasound and imaging, we look forward to reaching new audiences and raising awareness about LaborPro's capabilities to reduce risks associated with childbirth."

In addition to the short oral presentations, two electronic posters (P) on Labor Pro will be available for viewing from Sunday, September 18 to Thursday, September 22 at the e-poster viewing stations in the California Lounge. E-poster P16.05, authored by Dr. Vincenzo Mazza, Dr. Emma Bertucci and Dr. Carlotta Cani, et al., focuses on an innovative method of combining ultrasound and position tracking for three-dimensional continuous visual monitoring of vacuum extraction.

The second e-poster, P16.15, authored by Dr. Shoshana Haberman, Dr. Yoav Paltieli and Dr. P. Lynn, et al., documents mothers' satisfaction with ultrasound based three-dimensional imaging of labor progression with LaborPro.

LaborPro is expanding its presence in U.S. healthcare facilities and currently has installations at Maimonides Medical Center in New York City, Hutzel Women's Hospital in Detroit and the Washington Hospital Center in Washington D.C.

About the ISUOG 21st World Congress

The International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology's (ISUOG) 21st World Congress is a professional meeting specializing in ultrasound and imaging in obstetrics and gynecology and is dedicated to furthering education and training within the field. The World Congress has historically featured 1,200 to 2,000 delegates from 70 different countries. During the Congress, participants are eligible for up to 43 American Medical Association (AMA) Physician's Recognition Award (PRA) Category 1 Credits™ and the equivalent European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Educations (EACCME) credits.

About Trig Medical, Inc.

Trig Medical, Inc. is an Israeli-based health technology company specializing in labor progression management and interventional ultrasound guidance. LaborPro®, its lead product, is a labor and delivery progression management system that provides noninvasive, ultrasound-based, accurate assessment of critical parameters during labor and delivery. Trig's second product, the TrigGuide™ system, enables physicians to independently position both the needle and ultrasound transducer for the safest target access and best imaging during ultrasound guided interventional procedures.

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