For Immediate Release - May 4, 2004
DURHAM, NC – (May 4, 2004) – TriVirix Inc., a global provider of product development, manufacturing and end-user services to the medical and life sciences equipment industries, today announced that it has entered a manufacturing agreement with QRS Diagnostic to manufacture BPCard™, the world’s first PC Card blood pressure meter. QRS Diagnostic specializes in creating medical device platforms that integrate seamlessly with off-the-shelf computing devices such as laptops, tablets and Pocket PCs.
“One of our determining factors for choosing TriVirix has been their responsiveness. We have been impressed with their accessibility, customer focus and overall openness to information sharing. In addition to their manufacturing expertise, we are excited about taking advantage of TriVirix’s expert design capabilities. It is rare to find a contract manufacturer dedicated to medical devices who can deliver both manufacturing and design competence,” said Spencer Lien, CEO of QRS Diagnostic.
“Our exclusive focus on the medical and life science equipment industries is what allows us to provide specialized expertise to our customers,” said Kathy Blum, TriVirix’s interim CEO. “We are thrilled to be assisting a great company such as QRS Diagnostic to provide physicians and other healthcare professionals with cutting-edge technology capable of turning a personal computer into a valuable medical tool.”
QRS joins a growing list of medical and life science leaders – including Medtronic, Smith & Nephew, Haemonetics and others – who are already benefiting from TriVirix’s customer-focused manufacturing model. The TriVirix model is based on the concept that customers want to work with one contract manufacturer throughout the product life-cycle, from initial design, development and prototyping to final manufacturing and post-production services.
About QRS Diagnostic
Founded in 1994, QRS Diagnostic, Plymouth, Minn., uses innovative software technology to design and develop FDA-approved medical devices that simplify and reduce the costs of diagnostic testing and patient monitoring. With our patented computer card technology platform, QRS turns PDAs, laptops and handheld PCs into modular, upgradeable and portable medical devices and streamlines the collection and communication of precise physiological data. We enable primary care physicians to cost-effectively practice high-tech medicine while delivering the accuracy that specialists and hospitals demand. The affordability, durability and mobility of QRS devices also advance patient monitoring for home health care, disease management, and personal health management. For more information on QRS, please visit www.QRSdiagnostic.com.
TriVirix is a full service contract manufacturing services company focused exclusively on the development, manufacture, and support of complex electronic and electromechanical medical and other life sciences equipment. By partnering with TriVirix, customers benefit from our extensive equipment engineering and regulatory knowledge, allowing them to bring products to market faster and more cost effectively. TriVirix’s global design and manufacturing facilities are ISO9001/ISO 13485 certified, FDA registered and QSR compliant. www.trivirix.com
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