The last roundup for 2009

This end of year (end of decade!) hasn’t been quiet on the company announcement front.  We round up the US/Canada/Australia news.

Halo Monitoring announced on Christmas (!) that it is partnering with A&D Medical.  This will combine their remote monitoring of fall detection via belt clip or chest strap with A&D’s wireless weight scale and blood pressure monitors.  Connectivity is to the  myHalo system via Bluetooth.  Release.

Entra Health Systems is partnering with Telstra, Australia’s largest mobile phone company, to integrate their MyGlucoHealth system into a mobile phone application.  The Telstra Diabetes Management Online Service is Australia’s first mobile phone application for diabetes monitoring.  It tracks and uploads to a secure web portal, but also sends real-time alerts and messages using SMS or emails to the user and care team. Release on Entra website.

MedApps, which markets the HealthPAL wireless vital signs monitoring system, announced yesterday that they’ve received ISO 13485:2003 and ISO 9001:2008 certification from Underwriters Laboratories (UL), and subsequently the CE Mark certification and CMDCAS approval, allowing its products to be marketed throughout Europe and Canada.  Health Canada clearance is expected in the first quarter of 2010.  Announcement (read more). Regulatory information.