ETC Contracts with Histria International to Supply BARA-MED XD in Romania
Southampton, PA, USA, May 14, 2013 – Environmental Tectonics Corporation (OTC Pink: ETCC) (“ETC” or the “Company”) has contracted with Histria International to ship one BARA-MED® XD hyperbaric chamber to Bucharest, Romania. The chamber will be computer-controlled and will include ETC’s patient-friendly SMOOTH-RIDE™ compression protocol.
ETC’s International Marketing Manager, Jamal Radford, stated, “We are proud to deliver the best technology in hyperbaric therapy to the country of Romania.”
Currently, both in the United States and overseas, only a small percentage of hospitals offer hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO). However, as the benefits of hyperbaric medicine become more widely recognized, the number of chambers is increasing. ETC’s BioMedical Systems Division, and our customers, remain at the forefront of hyperbaric medicine, in equipment, research, and application. In addition to their regular use in clinical treatments at some of the best medical facilities around the world, ETC’s hyperbaric chambers are routinely involved in research on new indications for which HBO holds promise, and on the refinements of treatment protocols for established indications.
ETC’s monoplace hyperbaric chambers, provided by the company’s BioMedical Systems Group, include BARA·PRESS(TM) and SMOOTH-RIDE(TM). BARA·PRESS is the software which can control, as well as record, the treatment, allowing the operator to monitor the patient more easily, consistently and accurately. SMOOTH-RIDE(TM) is a pressure change technology that enhances patient comfort by reducing the incidence of barotrauma by 67 percent, ensuring more patients complete all their treatment sessions. The BARA-MED XD accommodates patients up to 700 pounds.
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