Arcos, Inc. Receives FDA 510(k) for Burn Navigator™
Arcos, Inc. Receives FDA 510(k) for Burn Navigator™HOUSTON, May 1, 2013 -- Arcos, Inc. announced today that it received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the Burn Navigator™. The Burn Navigator is a patented decision support tool to aid fluid resuscitation of serious burn victims.
Suzanne Schwartz, MD, MBA, Director of Emergency Preparedness/Operations and Medical Countermeasures, FDA, announced the 510(k) clearance at the American Burn Association 45th annual meeting last week, saying, "This technology is the first of its kind algorithm based decision assist system for use in managing fluid resuscitation of the severely injured burn patient. We consider this a milestone, but even more than that, a peek into what the future has in store for burn trauma management."
The Burn Navigator device was developed by Arcos, the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA), the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) and the University of Texas Medical Branch. The Burn Navigator technology has been in clinical use at USAISR in San Antonio for several years and has been used on hundreds of patients already.
About ArcosArcos, Inc. is a Houston, TX based company developing and manufacturing clinical decision support tools. Arcos has received $1.6M in Department of Defense development funding and has licensed multiple technology patents. Arcos is a Houston Technology Center Client Company.
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