WASHINGTON, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, April 23rd the Federal Laboratory Consortium recognized LTC Shad Deering, M.D. at its awards dinner with the Excellence in Technology Transfer Award for his invention, the Mobile Obstetric Emergency Simulator (MOES) that was licensed to Gaumard Scientific (Gaumard). The MOES™ is a lifesaving technology developed by Dr. Deering at the U.S. Army Medical Command's Madigan Army Medical Center (MAMC). It is a comprehensive package of simulator technology, scenario-based training, and performance measurement and debriefing tools combined to build medical staff competencies in obstetric (OB) emergencies and to promote patient safety. Taking several years to develop, MOES™ was started by Dr. Deering in 2001 and it was his passion to make a difference in patient safety that saw the project through to completion in 2009.
In December 2010, the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) granted a worldwide exclusive license to Miami-based Gaumard, one of the industry pioneers in simulator mannequins. Since then, Gaumard Scientific has supplemented its market leading birthing simulator, NOELLE® S555.100 with the MOES™ courseware system, greatly enhancing its products' effectiveness in teaching hospitals and medical centers. Stated company Vice President, Peter Eggert, "The combination of NOELLE® S555.100 with the MOES™ offers our customers the highest level of realism in birthing simulation with a best-in-class courseware program that will ready them for unforeseen challenges in OB and ultimately improve the safety of both mother and child." Added Barry Datlof, Licensing Officer at USAMRMC, who facilitated the technology transfer to Gaumard, "It is a wonderful example of the positive outcomes of partnership between the U.S. Army and the private sector. Clearly, Dr. Deering deserves to be recognized for all his energy and conviction in making MOES™ possible."
About Gaumard Scientific
Gaumard is a US company committed to providing innovative solutions for healthcare education. Our hundreds of products are built upon a foundation of knowledge and experience spanning more than 60 years. Gaumard pioneered childbirth simulators in 1949 as part of an international initiative to make motherhood safer. Our NOELLE family of childbirth simulators are the most widely used birthing simulators in the world. Educators trust and rely upon Gaumard for realism, reliability, and innovation. Our philosophy remains "Leadership through Innovation." Innovation allows us to provide the health care professional with great products at an affordable price.
About the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command is the Army's medical materiel developer, with responsibility for medical research, development, and acquisition and medical logistics management.
About The Federal Laboratory Consortium
The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) is the nationwide network of federal laboratories that provides the forum to develop strategies and opportunities for linking laboratory mission technologies and expertise with the marketplace.
The FLC was organized in 1974 and formally chartered by the Federal Technology Transfer Act of 1986 to promote and strengthen technology transfer nationwide. Today, approximately 300 federal laboratories and centers and their parent departments and agencies are FLC members.
In consonance with the Federal Technology Transfer Act of 1986 and related federal policy, the mission of the FLC is to promote and facilitate the rapid movement of federal laboratory research results and technologies into the mainstream of the U.S. economy.
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