Touch Bionics opens UK Centre of Excellence for amputees
Secretary of State for Scotland opens new facility designed to provide fast track
patient access to clinical and technical experts
Livingston, Scotland - August 18, 2009 - Touch Bionics, developer of the world's
first multi-articulating bionic hand, today announced the opening of its UK Centre
of Excellence, located in Livingston, Scotland. The Rt. Hon. Jim Murphy MP,
Secretary of State for Scotland, was in attendance to officially declare the
world-class facility open.
"Touch Bionics is a shining example of Scotland's ability to produce world-leading
technology companies, and I am delighted to be here today to open its UK Centre of
Excellence," said Mr. Murphy. "This facility demonstrates the ambition of Touch
Bionics to grow its business by offering more to the amputee community that it
already serves so well."
Touch Bionics' Centre of Excellence offers full clinical services to upper limb
amputees. The services are tailored to each individual's needs and governed by the
company's Touch Life Total Care Program, which takes the whole range of prosthetic
solutions into account.
The Centre of Excellence offers clinical assessments, recommendations and insurance
reimbursement support, as well as occupational therapy and the chance to participate
in Touch Bionics' ongoing research and development projects. The company's unique
approach, offering patients fast track access to clinical experts, sets the Centre
of Excellence apart from many other types of clinical establishments.
"Our team of highly skilled professionals are on hand to support patients every step
of the way, to help them reach their highest potential level of function,
independence and quality of life," said Stuart Mead, Touch Bionics' CEO. "We are
extremely pleased to have the Secretary of State for Scotland here to help us open
the UK Centre of Excellence, and are looking forward to welcoming clinical customers
from all over the world and their families and friends to our facility."
The Centre of Excellence's resident team of clinical and support staff work with
patients to ensure that the appropriate technology is provided, and that patients
and their relatives and carers alike are well looked after in the specialist
facility. A rehabilitation team is formed for each case and is responsible for the
clinic's unique "total care" approach.
Before a patient visits the facility, Touch Bionics will perform a remote case
evaluation under the guidance of its in-house prosthetic experts, to determine if a
visit to the centre is required.
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About Touch Bionics
Touch Bionics is a leading developer of advanced upper-limb prosthetics. In 2007,
Touch Bionics brought to market the i-LIMB Hand, a first-to-market prosthetic device
with five individually powered digits. The company continues to develop leading-edge
technologies for the treatment of patients with upper-limb deficiencies. For more
information, visit www.touchbionics.com <http://www.touchbionics.com>
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