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Aerotel Medical System form an alliance with Italian telemedicine services provider Telbios July 19, 2006

Posted by israelhealthcare in Telemedicine.
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Italian telemedicine services provider Telbios has signed an exclusivity agreement with Israeli medical devices company Aerotel Medical System, for exclusive marketing and distribution of Aerotel innovative products in the Italian market.

The agreement with Aerotel expands the range of telemedicine and home care services offered by Telbios, which includes Tele-assistance, Tele-cardiology, and Tele-radiology services. Health organizations such as hospitals, private and public healthcare institutions can now offer their patients a simple and efficient means to monitor the state of their health.

Aerotel’s devices such as EKG machines allow the patients to self measure the cardiologic parameters and send them, in short time, via telephone or GSM mobile phone handset, from any location to the call center. The transmitted information can be instantly interpreted by the team of cardiologists of San Raffaele Scientific Institute in Milan working within Telbios. Telemedicine Service Center on a 24 hours call basis and immediately sent to the attending GP of the patient.

Monitoring the chronically ill patients can be considered as an emergency on a national level: in Italy there are over 2.5 million diabetic patients, over 4 million patients suffering for respiratory dysfunction, one million of patients suffering form chronic heart failure and the number of patients under anticoagulation treatment exceeds one million. Patients with two or more chronic diseases are the 19.4% of the population.

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ReDent-Nova has raised $2.7 million from Infinity Venture Capital and Maayan Ventures July 7, 2006

Posted by israelhealthcare in Endodontic Dentistry, Endoscopic Solutions.
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ReDent-Nova, a developer of a self adjusting file (SAF) for endodontic dentistry, has raised $2.7 million from Israeli venture capital fund Infinity Venture Capital, Maayan Ventures, Infinity’s technology incubator, and private investors.

The investment money will be used to complete the development of the SAF, to support ReDent’s clinical trials of the device and to see the company through the U.S. regulatory process.

27 million root canal treatments are performed in the U.S. annually. 25 million root canal treatments are performed yearly in Western Europe. Currently, root canal treatments require the use of a series of metal files varying in width, strength and diameter. This result in a time consuming procedure that does not always disinfect well, produce a complete cleaning, or satisfactorily remove the tooth’s pulp. These are all necessary elements for a successful root canal.

“The creation of the SAF signifies the beginning of a new era in endodontic dentistry. The SAF enables a complete and successful root canal operation and with the use of only one file. The SAF improves the cleaning and the shaping of the root canal by adjusting itself to the formation of the root canal. The SAF follows the contours of the root canal and enlarges it to a greater dimension while maintaining its original shape. The benefit of these deliverables, among others, is less chair time for the dentist and the patient,” explained Ofer Shalev, CEO of ReDent-NOVA.

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