A Medical Device Daily

Toshiba America Medical Systems (Tustin, California), together with Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS; Houma, Louisiana), reported the new Cardiovascular CT Basics Program, designed to educate cardiologists, radiologists, vascular surgeons and administrators about the latest 64-slice CT technology, including Toshiba's Aquilion 64 CFX system.

The program meets American College of Cardiology (Bethesda, Maryland) and peripheral artery disease guidelines for cardiac imaging.

Course topics include regulatory requirements, space and construction issues, coding and billing requirements, appropriate utilization of the technology and a general overview of interpretation challenges. The courses will feature discussion sessions with CIS cardiologists, surgeons, administrators and technical staff team members.

Acacia Research (Newport Beach, California) said that its CombiMatrix (Mukilteo, Washington) group has signed a non-exclusive agreement with the University of California Davis under the company's CombiCore access program. Under the agreement, all University of California Davis researchers can purchase, through the UC Davis Genome Center, CombiMatrix' CustomArrays and CatalogArrays, including array processing services performed at the UC Davis Genome Center.

The UC Davis Genome Center, located in the Genome and Biomedical Sciences Facility, is being developed to provide state-of-the-art genomics technologies to enhance the research of all campus faculty who wish to use such approaches.

In other agreements:

• Alere Medical (Reno, Nevada), a disease management company, and Resolution Health (San Jose, California), focused on healthcare data analytics and disease interventions, reported an agreement to expand Alere's capabilities to identify patients and intervention opportunities.

Resolution's technology will be used to expedite claims analysis for medical, laboratory, pharmacy and other encounters to facilitate the identification and enrollment of patients into one of Alere's programs. Alere said it would launch the expanded capabilities this month, starting with national account groups for PacifiCare Health Systems.

Alere also will integrate Resolution Health's direct-to-member personalized interventions with its disease management programs for certain of PacifiCare's national accounts, increasing member compliance with evidence-based guidelines and PacifiCare's drug formulary by up to 60%.

• Ingen Technologies (Calimesa, California), manufacturer of OxyAlert, OxyView and Secure Balance, said that TSI Medical has agreed to distribute OxyView in North America.

OxyView, patent pending, is a pneumatic gauge that provides visual safety warning of oxygen flow for patients in the hospital, surgical room, outpatient therapy, nursing homes and emergency response facilities.

• NetRegulus (Centennial, Colorado), a provider of enterprise compliance software, reported that the orthopedics division of Stryker (Kalamazoo, Michigan) is adopting its NetRM Study suite of applications, designed to provide Stryker Orthopaedics with a single solution for data management and regulatory compliance around clinical studies.

NetRegulus is a provider of web-based regulatory management software designed to enable life science companies to manage their clinical, study and quality data.