SNS FiRe Conference Names OtoNexus Medical Technologies a 2016 FiReStarter Company
Strategic News Service (SNS) has selected OtoNexus Medical Technologies as a 2016 FiReStarter company to be featured at the 14th annual Future in Review (FiRe) conference. FiRe 2016 will take place September 27-30, 2016, at the Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley in Park City, Utah.
Described by The Economistas “the best technology conference in the world,” FiRe features global thought leaders in technology and the global economy, including Elon Musk, Craig Venter, Michael Dell, Vint Cerf, Leroy Hood, Patti Grace Smith, Mark Hurd, Paul Jacobs, and many others. FiReStarters are selected based on the strength of their potential in using technology to bring positive change to the world, and are showcased at the FiRe conference, in panels throughout the event, and with ongoing relationships introduced and supported by SNS.
A simple and elegant solution, OtoNexus’ ultrasound device will determine not only the presence of infection but also the type of infection. This will allow medical personnel differentiate when and when not to prescribe antibiotics. Otitis media is the #1 indication for antibiotic prescriptions in children, and the #1 cause for surgery in children, yet clinical studies show significant error rates in diagnosis, and other conditions are regularly misdiagnosed as ear infections. OtoNexus’ handheld device is simple and easy to use, highly accurate, and inexpensive. It will provide, for the first time, definitive, objective diagnostic data, leading to increased accuracy, expedited diagnoses, earlier and better treatment, better patient outcomes, reduced antibiotic use, and significantly reduced healthcare costs.
“We are delighted to have been selected as a Future in Review FiReStarter,” said Caitlin Cameron, Chair and CEO of OtoNexus. “We are in a position to greatly improve patient outcomes while reducing costs, and that is a very special place to be; it is truly an honor to have our company recognized by the world’s best predictive organization. We expect the program to be instrumental in providing us with exposure and support this year, as we bring our product closer to market.”
“In addition to providing a proven effective new tool in refining diagnoses of a primary infection leading to pediatric care, the wide deployment of OtoNexus’ technology offers the promise of a dramatic reduction in prescribed antibiotics for children. Given what we know today about the importance of the human microbiome in overall health and immune system function, this is a double win for all children. We are delighted to have OtoNexus as a 2016 FiReStarter Company,” said Mark Anderson, FiRe Chair and CEO of the Strategic News Service.
Future in Review is a gathering of world-class thought leaders, convened each year with the goal of providing the most accurate look forward in technology. FiRe is a world leader in exploring how technology drives the world economy and in using technology to solve major social challenges. These goals have been consistently achieved through FiRe’s collaboration across technology-driven industries and through active support from the global FiRe community.
To register for FiRe 2016, go to www.futureinreview.com