Swedish STAN study acquitted

The Vice-Chancellor of Lund University has today announced its decision in the investigation of the Swedish STAN study. The Vice-Chancellor acquitted the research group behind the study of all allegations and notes that it is extremely unfortunate that the case has taken so long because it caused serious consequences for individuals.

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New Nanotechnology opens up new possibilities in perinatal care that may significantly improve outcomes during childbirth.

Researchers at the Ångström Laboratory in Uppsala, Sweden have discovered a new method to manufacture nanomaterial sensors so that it becomes possible to for example measure different components of body liquids, i.e. blood or amniotic fluid.

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High usage of CTG+ST Analysis results in a reduced rate of metabolic acidosis

This prospective clinical study1 investigated the improvements in quality-of-care after the introduction of ST Analysis in a Swedish district hospital. Data was collected during seven years and almost 13,000 deliveries were included in a detailed analysis. The number of deliveries increased by 47% during the time period, and during the same period the usage of CTG + ST Analysis increased from 26 to 69%. The rate of cord gas sampling also increased and was 96.3% in 2007.
The cord metabolic …

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New method saves babies during childbirth – a paradigm shift in fetal monitoring

Recently, a very large Swedish clinical study was published in the well recognized American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

The study is unique and summarizes all deliveries at one hospital over a seven year period. The results show that since the introduction of the STAN® monitor with ST Analysis, the number of babies born with asphyxia during birth has been reduced by more than 90%. The article states that this is a paradigm shift in the outcomes for deliveries.

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Sharp decrease in babies born with asphyxia and brain damage at Nordic clinics with new surveillance method

The number of babies born with severe oxygen deficiency, asphyxia and brain damage has decreased sharply at the university clinics in the Nordic countries that use ST Analysis, a rather new Swedish method for fetal surveillance during labour. New statistics show a strong increase in safety at deliveries during the last few years. The new results were reported today at the 36th Nordic Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Reykjavik, Iceland (NFOG).

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First STAN fetal monitoring centre opens in the USA

The first STAN centre in the USA opened on Monday October 22nd in the labour and delivery unit at the Community Regional Medical Center and the University of California, Fresno Medical Education Program. The system, developed in Sweden by Neoventa Medical, is available in Europe since 2000 and in use in more than
350 labour delivery units.

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Philips signs cooperation agreement with Neoventa

Dutch company, Philips Medical Systems has signed a cooperation agreement with Swedish company, Neoventa Medical AB. The agreement means that the companies’ foetal monitoring systems will be compatible, and it will be possible to receive ST data in OB TraceVue from births monitored with STAN, which until present represent close to one million. “The agreement is a major success for both Neoventa and Philips,” says Neoventa’s CEO, Jan Stålemark, “It is further confirmation that the STAN method has been widely accepted.”

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Investor Growth Capital and CapMan invest in Neoventa Medical

Investor Growth Capital and CapMan invest in Neoventa Medical AB, a Swedish medical technology company within the area of fetal monitoring. Following these investments, CapMan and Investor Growth Capital will each have an approximately 30% stake in Neoventa. The majority of the other shares will be retained by SEB Företagsinvest. The new shareholder structure will together secure a total capital injection of SEK 75 million that will finance the next phase of growth for Neoventa with a focus on the US market.

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Neoventa introduces unique fetal heart monitor to the U.S. market

The U.S. Food and Drug Admistration (FDA) has approved the STAN® S31 Fetal heart monitor Pre-Market Approval (PMA) application. STAN from Neoventa Medical is the first fetal monitor proven to reduce the risk of brain injury during labor.

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FDA Advisory Panel Unanimously Recommends Approval of the STAN Fetal heart monitor from Neoventa Medical

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Obstetrics and Gynecology Advisory Panel voted Thursday to recommend approval of the STAN® S31 Fetal heart monitor Pre-Market Approval (PMA) application. STAN helps clinicians identify babies at risk due to oxygen deficiency during labor. It also reduces the number of unnecessary operative interventions.

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