Sunday, July 29, 2012

Babies will benefit from Israel-Ohio medical deal

Infants can’t be treated with the same devices as adult patients.
Photo by Flash90.
Sometimes the littlest patients get the short end of the stick. Medical devices used in hospitals are seldom available in pediatric versions, especially for tiny preemies. Healthcare workers must adapt devices as best they can, but often they must resort to more invasive treatments or less effective therapies.

A new collaboration between the technology commercialization company of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCH) is coming to the rescue.

The project will combine the medical expertise of CCH physicians with the technical and engineering capabilities of faculty at BGU, says Netta Cohen, chief executive officer of BGN Technologies.

The goal is to improve health outcomes for children by ensuring that the medical and surgical devices used to treat them are customized to their unique physiological differences. -- Israel21c

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