A Medical Device Daily

Natus Medical (San Carlos, California) reported that it was awarded, and has shipped, a $1.3 million order for its ALGO hearing screeners from New South Wales, Australia's most populous state. The order was received through the company's distribution partner working with the local New South Wales government.

“We are very pleased that New South Wales has upgraded to our latest AABR product, reflecting Australia's commitment to base their newborn hearing screening program exclusively on Natus ALGO products. Our AABR technology is considered to be the gold standard in newborn hearing screening with over 100 published, peer reviewed, clinical studies,“ said Jim Hawkins, president/CEO of Natus. “I am also encouraged by the trend of other countries around the world adopting newborn hearing screening programs this year.“

Natus is a provider of healthcare products used for the screening, detection, treatment, monitoring and tracking of common medical ailments in newborn care, hearing impairment, neurological dysfunction, epilepsy, sleep disorders, and balance and mobility disorders. Product offerings include computerized neurodiagnostic systems for audiology, neurology, polysomnography, and neonatalogy, as well as newborn care products such as hearing screening systems, phototherapy devices for the treatment of newborn jaundice, head-cooling products for the treatment of brain injury in newborns, incubators to control the newborn's environment, and software systems for managing and tracking disorders and diseases for public health laboratories.

Company opens 3 PurCotton stores in Shanghai

Winner Medical Group (Shenzhen, China), a manufacturer of medical dressings, medical disposables and non-woven fabric made from 100% natural PurCotton products in China, reported that a successful promotional event was recently held by Winner Medical and Cotton Inc. to promote PurCotton brand and Natural trademark in a high footprint shopping mall in Shanghai.

Winner is expanding its chain store openings to introduce its concept and products in the Pearl River Delta, Yangzte River Delta and Bohai Sea District. In December, three PurCotton stores were opened in Shanghai and one store opened in Beijing. As of yesterday, 27 stores have been opened in high traffic shopping malls in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangdong province. Products are divided into four categories, including feminine care products, mother and baby products, home care products and medical care products.

Cotton Inc. is a U.S. non-profit organization whose mission is to increase the demand for and profitability of cotton and cotton textile products in the world through market information, technical services, advertising, fashion forecasts and retail promotions.