InTouch Health(R) Announces Agreement with Genentech on Activase(R) Education and In-Servicing for Telestroke Customers

2008-07-15 06:00:00

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.–(EMWPresswire)–InTouch Technologies, Inc. (d.b.a InTouch Health), the world leader in

Remote Presence health care solutions, announced today that it has

entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with Genentech, to facilitate

Activase® (Alteplase)

education for its growing telestroke customer base. Activase, a

recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) developed by Genentech,

is approved for the management of acute ischemic stroke in adults.

Through this agreement, the companies will collaborate and Genentech

will provide Activase in-servicing and education to hospitals that have

InTouchs Remote Presence telestroke

capabilities. This service is intended to benefit InTouchs

telestroke customers by ensuring that a facilitys

emergency department staff receives timely training after the

installation of a Remote Presence telestroke system on the proper use of

Activase.

Yulun Wang, Ph.D., Chairman and CEO of InTouch Technologies said, I

am very pleased to announce this agreement with Genentech. Stroke is a

leading cause of death and permanent disability in the United States and

we hope that efforts such as this collaboration will continue to advance

the standard of stroke care, particularly in geographically remote areas.

Remote Presence is a next generation telemedicine technology platform

which combines the power of robotics, wireless, and the Internet to

enable hospitals and physicians to bring the right care to a patient at

the right time. Capabilities include two-way audio visual communication,

mobility at both ends, and a software architecture which ensures

reliable and robust connections from anywhere with Internet access. This

enables a physician to beam in

immediately to the patients side to render

care.

About InTouch Health

InTouch Technologies, Inc. (d.b.a. InTouch Health) is a privately held

company based in Santa Barbara, CA. The company has pioneered Remote

Presence technology for healthcare providers. Through its RP-7 Remote

Presence Robotic System, a proprietary mobile robotic and communications

platform, doctors are able to consult with hospital-based patients and

staff more easily and frequently. The InTouch Health solution leverages

the time and expertise of healthcare professionals across multiple care

facilities, improving the efficiency and effectiveness of care delivery.

InTouch Technologies
Jennifer Neisse, 805-562-8686 x235
jneisse@intouchhealth.com

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