Stayhealthy presents wireless body-fat analyzer; final product to be HealthVault-friendly
BELLEVUE, Wash. Following a two-year clinical study at the University of Southern California, Stayhealthy on Thursday introduced their next generation body composition analysis technology at Microsoft’s Connected Health Conference.
The technology accurately measures body composition in various forms depending on the need – from a home use individual device that will retail for less than $100 to a commercial grade device for physicians, fitness and nutrition professionals.
The devices will be able to upload the data directly into Microsoft HealthVault. “Stayhealthy’s body composition analysis is an example of inexpensive and innovative technology that connects with HealthVault to really make a difference in improving healthcare,” stated David Cerino, general manager of the Consumer Health Solutions Group at Microsoft. “Through our cooperative efforts, we are creating technology that brings together the power of the web, server-based processing and medical grade devices to deliver a revolutionary means of helping people better understand and measure their weight-related health risks.”
“At a time when our nation faces a healthcare crisis driven by excess weight and obesity, we are excited to introduce the Stayhealthy Body
Composition Analysis technology,” stated John Collins, CEO of Stayhealthy. “By providing this technology we hope to help millions of people track their body compositions and make positive adjustments as necessary.”
Stayhealthy’s Body Composition Analysis technology incorporates two elements – a physical data collection device that utilizes bio-impedance technology, and a proprietary server-based algorithm that analyzes the data collected at the device and provides a precise body composition reading via the Internet back to the user’s computer.
Luckianow joins Greenwood Group
BUFFALO, N.Y. The Greenwood Group on Wednesday announced the addition of Neil Luckianow to its team.
“[Luckianow’s] expertise in trade marketing and sales will be a great asset to our organization and our clients. We’re excited to have him on board,” stated Patrick O’Leary, president of Greenwood Group.
Luckianow has 25 years of experience and is a recognized expert in trade marketing, trade relations and sales management. His achievements include designing retail sales and marketing strategies that reverse market-share slides and help clients bring products successfully from inception to full commercialization, the Greenwood Group stated.
FDA approves Dr. Reddy’s heartburn generic
HYDERABAD, India The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic version of the OTC formulation of AstraZeneca’s Prilosec.
Indian generic drug maker Dr. Reddy’s Labs announced Tuesday the approval of its omeprazole magnesium in the 20.6 mg strength, which is used to treat heartburn.
The company said it expects to begin shipment of the drug in second quarter of its fiscal year 2010.