DELAFIELD, Wis., Jan. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Cimphoni is expanding its rapidly-growing technology consulting firm with the addition of a medical device business, Cimphoni Life Sciences, LLC. The new business brings together engineers, industrial designers, physicians and research staff to convert laboratory research and clinical discoveries into medical devices.
Rick Davidson, President and CEO of Cimphoni, said, "We're excited to expand our services into the life sciences sector where we can create next generation medical technologies and devices. Our capability to develop innovative medical devices is made even stronger through our business partnership with the Medical College of Wisconsin."
Cimphoni Life Sciences and the Medical College of Wisconsin are collaborating to develop medical innovations focused on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of both acute and chronic illnesses. Initial areas of focus include the following:
- In vivo treatment and prevention of osteoporosis
- In vivo accelerated fracture healing
- Immunochromatographic assays for the diagnosis of periprosthetic joint infections
- In vivo diagnosis of periprosthetic joint infections using nano-scale technology
"Imagine the possibilities when world-class physicians and medical researchers combine their knowledge and expertise with both engineers and technology experts to drive innovation in completely new directions," said Davidson. "The possibilities are limited only to our imaginations, and the positive impact for patients could be truly profound."
As an example, recent advances in nano technology provide the means for nano-scale semiconductors and nano-particles to work synergistically with antibodies, either as sensors to measure the presence of antigens or as drug delivery mechanisms to treat cancer and mitigate the effects of certain pathogens.
Cimphoni, founded in 2012, works with its clients to transform the role that technology plays in improving business performance, delivering a compelling customer experience and using technology as a source for business innovation.
Cimphoni is built on the premise that technology, when properly applied and led, can deliver innovative solutions that transform businesses, enrich the products we use daily and improve the quality of our lives. The Cimphoni team is comprised of technology and business leaders, physicians and medical researchers with a thirst for innovation and a passion for solving problems. Cimphoni Consulting is focused on business transformation using information technology to enable new product and service offerings and improve business performance. Cimphoni Solutions develops Internet of Things strategy, devices and data analytics, as well as custom enterprise software. Cimphoni Life Sciences creates new medical devices and solutions that address acute and chronic illnesses and improve the health of individuals. Founded in 2012, Cimphoni is headquartered in suburban Milwaukee and has an office in Phoenix to serve customers throughout the United States. More information can be found at www.cimphoni.com.
About the Medical College of Wisconsin
The Medical College of Wisconsin is the state's only private medical school and health sciences graduate school. Founded in 1893, it is dedicated to leadership and excellence in education, patient care, research and community engagement. More than 1,200 students are enrolled in MCW's medical school and graduate school programs in Milwaukee, and 26 medical students are enrolled at MCW-Green Bay. A regional medical education campus is scheduled to open in Central Wisconsin in 2016. MCW's School of Pharmacy will open in 2017 or 2018 with an initial class size of 60 students. A major national research center, MCW is the largest research institution in the Milwaukee metro area and second largest in Wisconsin. In FY 2013-14, faculty received approximately $154 million in external support for research, teaching, training and related purposes, of which approximately $138 million is for research. This total includes highly competitive research and training awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Annually, MCW faculty direct or collaborate on more than 2,000 research studies, including clinical trials. Additionally, more than 1,350 physicians provide care in virtually every specialty of medicine for more than 425,000 patients annually. Find more information at: http://www.mcw.edu/MCW
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