ClearCount Medical Solutions Named Runner-Up in Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Awards

Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:30am EDT

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SmartSponge System Recognized under the "Medical Devices" Category
PITTSBURGH--(Business Wire)--
ClearCount Medical Solutions, an innovator of patient safety solutions for the
operating room, announced today that its SmartSponge System was named a
runner-up under the medical devices category in the Wall Street Journal 2009
Technology Innovation Awards. The award recognizes companies, individuals and
organizations world-wide for technological breakthroughs in such areas as
medicine, software, the Internet, wireless and consumer electronics. 

"We are honored to be recognized by the Wall Street Journal for innovation
leadership because innovation is the cornerstone of our technology platform and
our overall business approach," said David Palmer, ClearCount`s President and
CEO. "This award is a reflection of co-founder Steve Fleck and our entire team`s
passion and commitment in developing groundbreaking technology that improves
both patient safety and productivity in the operating room." 

ClearCount was one of four companies recognized in the Medical Device category.
Winners were chosen based on whether the innovation represented a breakthrough
from conventional ideas or methods in its field, and whether the innovation goes
beyond incremental improvements on technologies that already exist. 

ClearCount will be honored at an awards ceremony and dinner October 13, 2009 in
Redwood City, California at the Sofitel San Francisco Bay Hotel. The ceremony
will be held in conjunction with the Dow Jones VentureWire Technology Showcase. 

The SmartSponge System is the first and only system to incorporate the
efficiency of counting with the safety of detection for the purpose of
preventing a retained object during surgery. The SmartSponge System is the only
system to provide continuous vs. episodic counting. Providing an average of
80,000 counts per procedure, this continuous counting benefit makes the
difference in complex surgeries where shift changes and delays often occur, as
well as providing valuable assurance in every surgical case. 

About ClearCount Medical Solutions

ClearCount Medical Solutions is a medical device company focused on patient
safety solutions. ClearCount has assembled an extendable RFID-based platform
that provides a comprehensive solution to drive efficiency while preventing
medical errors. ClearCount`s SmartSponge System is the only FDA-cleared RFID
enabled system for counting and detecting surgical sponges. The SmartSponge
System is a reconciliation and detection solution that improves patient and O.R.
safety, enhances operational efficiency, and reduces cost. To learn more, visit
www.clearcount.com. 



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