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Acertara’s CEO co-Author on Published Seminal Paper Concerning Repaired Ultrasound Probes

LONGMONT, CO Feb 13, 2018.  Acertara Labs is pleased to announce that Acertara’s CEO, G. Wayne Moore, along with co-Authors James Zagzebski, Ph.D (University of Wisconsin, Dept. of Medical Physics) and Timothy Bigelow, Ph.D (Iowa State University, Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering) have published a paper entitled; “Ensuring Clinical Efficacy and Patient Safety with Repaired Ultrasound Probes” in the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine – the official publication of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). Additionally, the authors will present the findings of this paper as invited faculty at the AIUM Annual Meeting in New York City, March 24th – 28th.  This paper addresses some of the concerns raised during the FDA’s 3rd party service docket related to probe repair activity and suggests three scientifically and regulatory based recommendations for hospitals and clinics to consider when selecting a probe repair entity other than the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM). Speaking about the paper Mr. Moore said, “This paper represents the work of over a year of research, testing, and evaluation of repaired probes in the United States. The results of this effort objectively demonstrate the need for caution when selecting non-OEM repair entities. Both patient and user safety may potentially be compromised, as well as the efficacy of the ultrasound examination itself.” The paper is published and is now available at the AIUM website; www.aium.org.

About Acertara:

Acertara Labs, located in Longmont, Colorado is an independent ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited advanced acoustic measurement, testing, and calibration facility providing diagnostic and therapeutic acoustic power testing and measurement services to ultrasound OEMs, researchers, and regulatory bodies around the world. Acertara also manufactures and sells a complete line of acoustic power testing products; including its industry standard Acoustic Power Lab Suite and AMS software. Acertara provides probe testing devices; Aureon™ and ATLAS™. Acertara offers contract-based advanced ultrasound research and product development and engineering design services. Acertara is also ISO9001:2008 and ISO13485:2003 certified for advanced ultrasound probe repair. Additional information for Acertara is available on its website at www.acertaralabs.com, or contact sales@acertaralabs.com. Acertara Acoustic Laboratories, LLC is a Veteran owned and operated business.

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February 12, 2018 Press Release