Duke University’s Department
of Anesthesia and Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics are
leaders in research in both the clinical and engineering sciences,
and integral parts of the Schools of Medicine and Engineering.
Duke University participation brings immediate expertise to
assist with technical reviews and an avenue for continuing
medical education credits. Additionally, Duke University is
an academic center with broad expertise in development and
use of patient monitoring technologies, with Duke University
Hospital recognized as the 7th best hospital in the U.S. by
U.S. News and World Report.
University of Lübeck
The Departments of Anesthesiology
and Biotechnology at the University of Lübeck remain
leaders in the development and testing of medical devices
and have been commissioned by the European Union to create
and refine a pulse oximeter calibration device.
Society for Technology
in Anesthesia (STA)
STA is an international organization
of physicians, engineers, students and others with an interest
in anesthesia-related technologies. Membership is open to
all who are interested. The journal, Anesthesia & Analgesia
is STA's official publication, which previously published
the proceedings of ISIAPO 2002 (S1 supplement for 2002) and
has consented to publish the proceedings of ISIAMOV 2007.
The Society's mission is to improve the quality of patient
care by improving technology and its application. Notably,
STA was also a co-sponsor of ISIAPO 2002.
Food and Drug Administration's
(FDA) Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH)
The mission of the Food and
Drug Administration's (FDA) Center for Devices and Radiological
Health (CDRH) is to promote and protect public health by ensuring
the safety and effectiveness of medical devices and the safety
of radiological products. The Center's mission requires working
with a broad spectrum of stakeholders, ranging from consumers
to medical professionals to the regulated device industry.
CDRH regulates medical device manufacturers throughout the
total product life cycle of a device using premarket and postmarket
tools. CDRH is a science-based organization with researchers
involved in test methods development, risk assessments, forensic
investigations, product evaluations, and technology forecasting.