12 September, 2016
CHRISTCHURCH, NZ, 7 September, 2016 – ARANZ Medical, a specialist in 3D scanning and informatics solutions for the healthcare sector, has been named as a finalist in four categories in the 2016 New Zealand Innovators Awards.
ARANZ Medical is a finalist in the Innovation in Health & Science and Innovation in Technology Solutions categories, as well as, the Sustained Innovation Excellence and Export Innovator of the Year categories for its key innovations Silhouette and FastSCAN.
Dr Bruce Davey, CEO of ARANZ Medical says, “Our mission is to help people heal people. To do this innovation is crucial, so it’s fantastic for the team to be recognised for developing highly innovative and sophisticated yet easy-to-use medical technology. We’ve replaced some of the most primitive processes in healthcare that hadn’t seen any innovation in decades.”
ARANZ Medical’s 3D scanning and information solutions for skin and wound assessment transform clinical assessment processes, improve quality of care, and make healthcare more cost-effective. Key innovations include: Silhouette, an FDA-approved advanced wound surveillance system which supports precise and productive wound management in clinical practice and research; and FastSCAN which enables the custom-fit of orthotics and prosthetics.
Dr Davey says, “We empower healthcare providers to address challenging medical problems in wound care and orthotics/prosthetics by literally shedding light on changes in the skin with a level of accuracy and ease that has not been possible before.
“We can help improve the lives of millions of people worldwide, including high risk groups such as diabetes sufferers and the elderly, by empowering better-informed decisions that could lead to better healing outcomes.”
ARANZ Medical is seeing a growing demand for their technology driven by increases in diseases like diabetes, an ageing population, more accountable healthcare and the emerging telehealth trend.
The company’s technology is being used in over 35 countries in a range of settings from clinical researchers in rural Africa studying the Buruli ulcer, one of the most neglected tropical diseases, to the largest healthcare providers in the US and UK.
Winners of the 2016 New Zealand Innovators Awards will be announced on the 20th October at the NZ Innovation Awards event at Sky City in Auckland.