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AUDICOR Cardiograph Expansion System By Inovise Medical Receives Medical Design Excellence Award

10/19/2005 5:10:54 PM

Medical Design & Manufacturing East Conference and Exposition

NEWBERG, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 13, 2004-- National competition recognizes advanced design and value delivery of diagnostic tool to identify high-risk cardiac patients

Inovise Medical, a privately held cardiac diagnostic company, today announced that it is a 2004 winner of the Medical Design Excellence Award for its AUDICOR Cardiograph Expansion System (AUDICOR CE). AUDICOR CE is the only clinical tool that integrates automated heart sound detection and analysis with advanced electrocardiography (ECG) for earlier diagnosis of cardiac patients at high risk. AUDICOR CE enables clinicians to rapidly and accurately assess patients presenting with symptoms of acute coronary syndrome or congestive heart failure, resulting in earlier administration of definitive therapy.

The Medical Design Excellence Awards competition is sponsored by CANON COMMUNICATIONS LLC and is the only awards program that exclusively recognizes contributions and advances in the design of medical products. Entries are evaluated on design and engineering features including innovative use of materials, user-related functions that improve healthcare delivery and change traditional medical attitudes or practices, features that provide enhanced benefits to the patient, and the ability of the product development team to overcome design and engineering challenges so the product meets its clinical objectives. A comprehensive review of the entries was performed by an impartial, multidisciplinary panel of third-party jurors with expertise in biomedical engineering, human factors, industrial design, medicine and diagnostics.

"The entire Inovise Medical team is deeply honored that the AUDICOR Cardiograph Expansion System has been recognized by the MDEA judges as achieving both innovation and value delivery. The key design goal, adding AUDICOR heart sounds detection and enhanced ECG algorithms to the cardiographs customers already own, was definitely a technical and workflow challenge the team successfully addressed. AUDICOR is already making a measurable difference in timely cardiac diagnostic and treatment decisions today and that is a gratifying outcome in itself," said Sue Hart, Director of Development for Inovise Medical.

The 2004 Medical Design Excellence Award winners will be honored at a ceremony during the Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East Conference and Exposition, June 15-17, 2004, at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Gold and silver award recipients will be announced at this time.

About Inovise Medical, Inc: A privately held Newberg, Oregon company founded in 1997, Inovise Medical, Inc. has developed the only advanced ECG algorithm combined with objective, automated heart sound analysis for earlier cardiac diagnosis. Additional information on Inovise Medical, Inc. and AUDICOR Technology may be found at


Inovise Medical Ann Demaree, 503-554-4229

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