Several Important Developments Announced

May 1, 2010 – New York – At the American Society of Hypertension’s Scientific Annual Scientific Meeting and Exposition, Tiba Medical announced today a number of important developments.


Independent Clinical Validation Study Now Complete


An independent clinical validation of Tiba Medical’s Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (ABPM) system conducted by Dr. Bruce Alpert, MD, FACC at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has been completed and approved for publication by the prestigious Blood Pressure Monitoring journal.  This study independently validates the accuracy of the Ambulo 2400 system according to both the International Standards Organization (ISO) and the British Hypertension Society’s (BHS) protocols.  “We are pleased with the successful completion of this study which further assures our customers of the accuracy of our solutions,” said Dr. Arash Tirandaz, MD, Chairman and Chief Medical Officer of Tiba Medical.  This study is unique in that it combines both the new global ISO standard as well as the BHS protocol, and also had a broad subject population including adults, adolescents and pediatrics – something that most other studies have not encompassed.  The paper by Dr. Alpert has been approved for publication and will appear in the coming months in the Blood Pressure Monitoring journal.



New Version of Software Now Available


Tiba Medical also released version 2.40 of its Hypertension Diagnostics Suite software for the Ambulo 2400 platform.  This new version offers new features, including:

  • Support for the latest clinical guidelines: ABPM reports now include analysis according to the latest guidelines of the American Heart Association and the European Society of Hypertension for classification of nighttime dipping, extent of hypertension as well as detection of a white coat effect.  By analyzing the data and providing such analysis in the reports, clinicians can better diagnose and treat patients who undergo the ABPM procedure.
  • Additional language support: Support for the Turkish language.

"Continuing to be responsive to customer feedback and implementing features and functions they request remains a high priority for us," said Steve Gerken,Tiba Medical's Director of Software Engineering.  Version 2.40 of the Ambulo 2400's Hypertension Diagnostics Suite software is available immediately as a free upgrade to all existing customers.  Please contact us for download and upgrade instructions.


New Web Site Features

New features have also been added to Tiba Medical’s web site including a blog and a YouTube video channel.  “Our new blog allows us to share relevant news and information with our customers and partners on a regularly basis” said Merat Bagha, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tiba Medical.  “YouTube allows us to communicate and educate our customers and partners through its rich media format” continued Mr. Bagha.  The initial videos available on Tiba Medical’s YouTube channel will provide hands-on tutorials on how to successfully conduct an ABPM procedure using the Ambulo 2400 device and the Hypertension Diagnostics Suite software.

Continued Global Expansion

Tiba Medical has also continued to expand the availability of its Ambulo 2400 solution across the globe including several new distributors across Europe, Latin America, Asia as well as Africa.  “We are pleased to have so many wonderful distribution partners who can provide local support and service to customers in their own region,” said Mr. Bagha.  “Hypertension is a disease that has no boundaries.  We intend to make our solutions available to clinicians, researchers and their patients across the globe to enable better diagnose and treatment of this serious disease,” continued Mr. Bagha.  As part of these global expansion efforts, Tiba Medical also announced that it will be exhibiting at the forthcoming European Society of Hypertension's Annual Meeting in Oslo, Norway this June.

About Tiba Medical



Based in Portland, Oregon, Tiba Medical offers innovative and affordable hypertension diagnostics solutions. Tiba Medical is a FDA-registered establishment and certified to be compliant with the ISO 13485:2003, acknowledging that Tiba Medical meets quality system requirements that are recognized across the world. For more information about Tiba Medical and its products please visit our web site at www.tibamedical.com.

 

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