AtCor Medical (ACG), the developer and marketer of the SphygmoCor® system, which measures central blood pressures and arterial stiffness noninvasively, and SunTech Medical Inc., a leader in noninvasive blood pressure products and technologies, announced that they have entered into an exclusive, multi-year worldwide clinical trials distribution and data management agreement.
SunTech technology is especially well-suited for clinical trials, and features the patented OrbitTM blood pressure cuff, which is specifically designed for ambulatory wear, thus promoting patient comfort and compliance and improving data yield. This expansion of core lab services offers pharmaceutical companies, CRO’s and other researchers from a single source, greatly improved reliability and quality of information on the effects of drugs on central and peripheral hemodynamics-critically important data in identifying drug benefits as well as potential patient risk. AtCor Medical provides comprehensive trials support services: technology sales and leasing, trial site training, data quality assurance and best-in-class data management, using the AtCor WISDOM system. The WISDOM system allows real-time data quality assurance through secure, instantaneous transmission of data from the clinical trials site to AtCor’s data management center.
“We are delighted to be working with SunTech”, said Duncan Ross, AtCor Medical CEO. “This is an important addition to our portfolio. It will further enhance our relationship with key pharmaceutical customers and build on the strong business fundamentals we have established in the clinical trials market. With this new offering, clinical trials customers can choose from an expansive portfolio that includes noninvasive central blood pressure assessment, pulse wave velocity measurement, heart rate variability testing and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, all backed by AtCor Medical’s best-in-class support services.”
For over twenty years, SunTech Medical has been the preeminent supplier of clinical grade blood pressure monitoring products and technologies. SunTech produces the leading cardiac stress test blood pressure monitor and is the world’s foremost manufacturer of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) products. SunTech Medical also offers solutions for in-office BP monitoring as well as a complete line of blood pressure cuffs designed for general and specific applications. AtCor Medical develops and markets products for the early detection of cardiovascular risk and management of cardiovascular disease. Its technology allows researchers and clinicians to measure central blood pressure non-invasively.