COMPUMEDICS SLEEP TECHNOLOGY USED IN CHINA’S LARGEST CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
Compumedics Ltd announces that a new sleep centre at China’s largest children’s hospital in Beijing, is fully equipped with Compumedics’ leading sleep diagnostic equipment.
Australian medical technology company Compumedics Ltd (ASX:CMP) is proud to announce that a new sleep centre at China’s largest children’s hospital in Beijing, is fully equipped with Compumedics’ leading sleep diagnostic equipment.
In the past twelve months Compumedics has experienced an almost fourfold growth in sales in China through its local distributor, Best Med. Compumedics’ equipment is now established in sleep centres in more than thirty hospitals throughout mainland China.
Prof Xicheng Liu, head of the Centre for Pediatric Bronchoscopy and Pulmonary Function Laboratory at Beijing Children’s Hospital will conduct pediatric sleep diagnostic and titration studies using Compumedics’ Siesta sleep monitoring system.
Compumedics’ equipment will also be used in a joint research project with Australian Professor Colin Sullivan involving around 6,000 children at the Beijing hospital. Professor Sullivan, from Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, is a world-recognised authority on the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders.
Professor Sullivan explained: “Respiratory and sleep related issues are becoming more prominent in China as the population ages. Worsening environmental factors including pollution, dust storms and burn-off from neighboring countries also exacerbate the prevalence of respiratory and sleep related problems.”
With inclusion in the World Trade Organisation, China is now well positioned to collaborate with other countries on the development of diagnostic equipment and for the overseas training of their own physicians in specialised areas such as sleep.
Professor Sullivan’s Centre at Sydney University is highly regarded by Chinese physicians for training in Australia. Prof Sullivan and Dr Arthur Teng, (Head of the Sydney Children’s Hospital Sleep Disorders department) and Dr Ken Whitton, Compumedics’ Clinical and Applications Specialist, will deliver educational lectures during the symposium part of the opening of the Beijing Children’s Hospital sleep centre opening.
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Compumedics Limited, founded in 1987, is a global leader in the design and manufacture of diagnostic technology for sleep disorders, neurophysiology and cardiology. Compumedics was listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in December 2000. The company has corporate headquarters in Melbourne, Australia and offices in the United States, Asia and Europe. Compumedics holds 70% of the Australian sleep diagnostic market in Australia and is fast becoming a major presence in the US marketplace for both its sleep diagnostic as well as its neuro-diagnostic products.