Precision Image Analysis Inc. (PIA) Announces Agreements With toSense And Erasmus University
Published: Feb 17, 2016
KIRKLAND, Wash., Feb. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Precision Image Analysis Inc. (PIA), a leading provider of Post-Processing imaging services, is pleased to announce growth to its Core Lab business. toSense, a San Diego-based medical device company, is adding new measurements to its FDA-cleared CoVa Monitoring System. The CoVa Monitoring System, featuring a novel body-worn Sensor for at-home patients with chronic illnesses, such as congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hypertension, and renal failure. Worn like a conventional necklace for just minutes each day, the Sensor measures thoracic bioimpedance and electrocardiogram waveforms, and from these calculates a thoracic impedance, heart rate, heart rate variability, and respiration rate.
The analysis performed by PIA for toSense will be submitted to the FDA, adding Stroke Volume and Cardiac Output measurements to the CoVa Monitoring system. "We have been very pleased with the consistent, reproducible quality of work that PIA has demonstrated," says Susan Pede, Vice President, Operations at toSense.
Erasmus University in Rotterdam, Netherlands, is using PIA's services for the Generation R Study, which is a population-based prospective cohort study among 10,000 pregnant women and their children focusing on maternal and fetal health; fetal and infant common childhood diseases; and genetics and epigenetics of common childhood diseases. This project involves cardiac and metabolic analyses as well as volumetric measurements of livers, kidneys and genitalia. The first half of this project will be completed in 2016. "Partnering with PIA seems ideal. Our timelines are critical and they consistently meet them," says Prof. Vincent Jaddoe, Principal Investigator.
"Adding these two prestigious and clinically relevant projects to our Core Lab business re-demonstrates our position as experts specializing in cardiac and other post-processing services. The reliably consistent and reproducible work that PIA delivers is a key factor in the increasing rates of growth in this portion of our business, which we see continuing to drive the overall rapid growth of the company," says Scott Flamm, MD, MBA, Medical Director of PIA Medical.
About Precision Image Analysis Inc.
PIA specializes in MR and CT post-processing and has the capability to develop protocols for customer analyses for both clinical and research applications.
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