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2014

Jul 2014 - Claron Announces Partnership with Leading Italian Telehealth System Provider

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Claron Nil Zero-Footprint Viewers to Support Remote Image Reading

July 24, 2014, Toronto—Claron Technology announces a partnership with Medishare, an innovative Italian telehealth system provider, for the integration of its family of Nil zero-footprint viewers in the Medishare PACS and RIS solutions, provided throughout Italy.

“We selected Nil because the technology is robust, easy-to-use, reliable and affordable,” comments Stefano Fait Dalla Nese, CEO of Medishare. “NilRead is CE marked for diagnostic review and is very efficient in the primary and second reading settings. NilShare is an easy-to-use, flexible solution for non-diagnostic viewing. Together they provide an excellent complement to our portfolio of enabling technologies.”

Claron’s NilRead zero-footprint diagnostic viewer provides offsite authorized radiologists with real time access to any digital imaging exam in the system for viewing and interpretation. It supports display of DICOM modalities and related medical information on a multi-monitor diagnostic workstation. It also supports diagnostic image viewing on a laptop, tablet and smartphone whenever a diagnostic workstation is not available. The innovative viewer family enables remote physicians to access high-resolution, diagnostic quality display of both DICOM and non-DICOM formats, as well as referral quality images.

“We recently showcased the family of Nil zero-footprint medical viewers at the National Congress of SIRM (Società Italiana di Radiologia Medica), Italy’s leading radiology show in Florence,” says Fait. “The Nil family of viewers impressed the many health professionals attending. NilRead and NilShare can be integrated into any DICOM network and are available as turn-key solutions for hospitals, imaging groups and radiology practices.”“We recently showcased the family of Nil zero-footprint medical viewers at the National Congress of SIRM (Società Italiana di Radiologia Medica), Italy’s leading radiology show in Florence,” says Fait. “The Nil family of viewers impressed the many health professionals attending. NilRead and NilShare can be integrated into any DICOM network and are available as turn-key solutions for hospitals, imaging groups and radiology practices.”

“We applaud Medishare’s mission to make the most of today’s medical technology to enable access to patient data anywhere and anytime. We are proud to have our products included in their effort,” says Tom Tilmans, Director of Sales and Marketing EMEA for Claron Technology in this region. “We strongly believe that, together, we will significantly increase our activities in Northern Italy in the coming years.”


About Claron Technology, Inc.

Claron is dedicated to the application of image processing, image sharing and image distribution in medicine. It has extensive experience in developing systems that help clinicians identify anatomy and tissues of interest, visualize and analyze them, and securely distribute them on a variety of different platforms from desktop to smartphones. Claron helps healthcare providers deliver more value to their patients by making physicians more efficient and connected. For more details, visit www.clarontech.com.

About Medishare

Medishare is a provider of radiological tele-consultation services to both public and private health facilities. The company has received several awards for its innovative solutions in the medical field. Medishare has its operational headquarters in Bologna, and one office in Gorizia at TechnoAREA, the largest technology park in Italy. For more details, visit www.medi-share.it.


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Jeanne-Marie Phillips
HealthFlash Marketing
203-977-3333
jphillips@healthflashmarketing.com

Jun 2014 - Claron Technology Ranks No. 305 on the 2014 PROFIT 500

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PROFIT magazine unveils 26th annual list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies

June 12, 2014, Toronto—Claron Technology, a leading medical imaging solution provider, was ranked today as No. 305 on the Canadian Business and PROFIT 26th annual PROFIT 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. The PROFIT 500, which is published in the July issue of Canadian Business and online at PROFITguide.com, ranks Canadian businesses by their revenue growth during the preceding five years. Claron was selected for its five-year revenue growth of 166%.

“The members of the PROFIT 500 are the elite of the country’s entrepreneurial community,” says James Cowan, Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Business and PROFIT. “Their stories are lessons in business strategy, innovation, management excellence and sheer tenacity.”

Since its founding in 2001, Claron has continued to broaden its technology platform, applications and OEM base as well as direct customers. The company has been named to the PROFIT 500 for the fourth time. This year, Claron was ranked 305. The 13-year-old company, which is privately owned by its founders, has also shown strong profitability.

"We are very proud of our repeated inclusion in the PROFIT 500 list and view it as recognition of our ability to provide growing value to our markets. Until recently, nearly all our revenue was generated from providing development services and custom-ordered modules to other companies. Last year marked a transition for Claron Technology, as our own product licensing revenues shot up and our own installed base grew rapidly. Our Nil enterprise viewer, the first in our growing Nil mobile/cloud universal visual medical data viewing product family, is now widely deployed and continues to generate strong interest in the field. We expect continued growth in our health IT division from our OEM partners and from the new distribution network that we are establishing for our own branded products,” says Claudio Gatti, co-founder and co-CEO. Claron’s NilRead is Health Canada and FDA cleared, and CE marked for diagnostic review.

In the surgical arena, Claron’s image-guided surgery systems for dental and ENT leverage innovative stereoscopic vision technology that make image-guided navigation technology more streamlined and affordable than ever before, bringing it within reach of every practice. “We spent the last few years investing in building a strong base of proprietary technology that would enable us to launch highly competitive products in new markets with incremental effort. In the short term, we are preparing to expand into two new surgical image guidance markets – dental and ENT. Combined with our stable on-going OEM services and our growing health IT licensing revenue, we believe that our rapid growth and solid profitability will continue for years to come,” says Doron Dekel, co-founder and co-CEO.


About Claron Technology, Inc.

Claron is dedicated to the application of image processing technology in medicine. It has extensive experience in developing systems that help clinicians identify anatomy and tissues of interest, visualize them, and securely distribute them on a variety of different platforms from desktop to smartphones. Claron helps healthcare vendors, ranging from young start-ups to giant device and IT vendors such as Philips, McKesson and Medtronic, deliver more value to their clinical customers faster by incorporating its technology into their products. Claron's technology is licensed in a range of formats, including low-level modules, platforms, sub-systems, applications and custom engineered exclusive solutions. For more details, please visit www.clarontech.com.

About PROFIT and PROFITguide.com

PROFIT: Your Guide to Business Success is Canada’s preeminent media brand dedicated to the management issues and opportunities facing small and mid-sized businesses. For 32 years, Canadian entrepreneurs across a vast array of economic sectors have remained loyal to PROFIT because it’s a timely and reliable source of actionable information that helps them achieve business success and get the recognition they deserve for generating positive economic and social change. Visit PROFIT online at PROFITguide.com.

About Canadian Business

Founded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-serving, best-selling and most-trusted business publication in the country. With a readership of more than 800,000, it is the country's premier media brand for executives and senior business leaders. It fuels the success of Canada's business elite with a focus on the things that matter most: leadership, innovation, business strategy and management tactics. We provide concrete examples of business achievement, thought-provoking analysis and compelling storytelling, all in an elegant package with bold graphics and great photography. Canadian Business—what leadership looks like.


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Jeanne-Marie Phillips
HealthFlash Marketing
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jphillips@healthflashmarketing.com

Jun 2014 - Claron Announces Partnership with Leading Edge Canadian Telehealth Provider

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Claron Nil Zero-Footprint Viewers to Support Image Viewing for Remote Medical Exams

June 2, 2014, Toronto—Claron Technology announces a partnership with Livecare, an innovative Canadian telehealth provider, for the use of the Claron Nil diagnostic viewer as part of remote medical consults in rural areas of British Columbia, Canada.

The unique Livecare program brings high quality medical expertise to underserved areas to assist in solving the shortfall of medical care in rural communities.

For Livecare, Claron’s NilRead zero-footprint diagnostic viewer provides offsite radiologists with immediate access to any digital imaging exams involved in the consult for viewing and interpretation in real time. NilRead is HealthCanada-cleared for diagnostic use and supports display of DICOM imaging modalities and related medical information on a multi-monitor diagnostic workstation. As needed, diagnostic reading can also be done on a laptop, tablet or smartphone. Running from the Livecare datacenter, the innovative viewer enables remote physicians to access high-resolution, diagnostic quality display of both DICOM and non-DICOM formats. Data reaches Livecare servers from participating patient facilities through Claron’s NilFeed image communication technology, which is easy to install and manage at the multiple program sites.

Patients located hundreds of miles away from major urban centers will have access to diagnostic reading by leading radiologists, including a full range of sub-specialists, through the Livecare and Nil systems. NilRead enables sophisticated image manipulation and viewing with a full range of toolsets. It supports the highest levels of security and leaves no information on the viewing hardware when the session is complete.

“We selected Nil because the technology is robust, easy-to-use, reliable and affordable,” comments Mark Godley, FRCPC, MBChB, CEO of Livecare. “NilRead is cleared by HealthCanada for diagnostic use and is very efficient in a primary reading setting. Both Claron and Livecare share a commitment to leveraging the benefits of advancing technologies to support remote care. Claron’s NilRead provides an excellent complement to our portfolio of enabling technologies.”

“Livecare is the type of innovative distributed solution that we envisioned our Nil viewer would empower,” says Claudio Gatti, co-CEO and co-founder of Claron Technology. “We are very pleased to partner with Livecare for a uniquely Canadian solution.”

Livecare is distinguished by its comprehensive exams and ability to use a full range of equipment for remote consultations.

“We applaud Livecare’s mission to make the most of today’s medical technology to meet the healthcare needs of underserved populations and are proud to have our products included in that effort,” says Reuven Soraya, Vice president of Sales and Marketing for Claron technology. “Claron believes this Nil implementation showcases the benefits of our technology at its best and underscores its value in the remote diagnostic mix, enabling doctors and patients who are miles apart to interact as if they were in the same room.”


About Claron Technology, Inc.

Claron is dedicated to the application of image processing, image sharing and image distribution in medicine. It has extensive experience in developing systems that help clinicians identify anatomy and tissues of interest, visualize and analyze them, and securely distribute them on a variety of different platforms from desktop to smartphones. Claron helps healthcare providers deliver more value to their patients by making physicians more efficient and connected. For more details, visit www.clarontech.com.


Media Contact:
Jeanne-Marie Phillips
HealthFlash Marketing
203-977-3333
jphillips@healthflashmarketing.com

Apr 2014 - Claron Showcases Nil Universal Medical Image Viewers at China International Medical Equipment Fair, April 17 to 20

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Joins Canada Medical Devices Delegation to Showcase Technology Positioned to Gain Rapid Acceptance in the Chinese Market

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April 14, 2014, Toronto—Claron Technology, a leader in medical imaging web technology, will showcase its family of Nil zero-footprint medical viewers, along with other imaging technology in the Canadian Pavilion at China International Medical Equipment Fair (CMEF), China’s leading medical show, in Shenzhen, April 17 to 20.

NilRead enables diagnostic interpretation of medical images and related digital information anywhere and anytime on any Windows, Apple, or Linux computer as well as mobile devices. This includes smartphones, tablets and laptop computers used across the enterprise and beyond. Running from a remote server, the innovative technology supports viewing of high-resolution, diagnostic quality medical images and data formats with no software download. Complementing this is NilShare, a high-performance remote viewer for referring physicians and other non-diagnostic users.

“The Chinese medical market is an excellent fit for our innovative Nil technology. We would like to thank the Federal Canadian and Ontario governments and the Canadian consulate in Shenzhen for supporting our participation in the event,” says Reuven Soraya, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for Claron. “NilRead’s zero-footprint technology can provide the foundation for a uniquely cost-effective cloud-based PACS. The versatile viewer will interface with any EMR, RIS and archive, supporting a broad hospital-wide IT system. Its advanced visualization includes thin/thick slabs, MIP, and volume rendering. Dedicated viewing protocols are even available for nuclear medicine and enhanced MR and CT, enabling use for virtually any imaging exam.”

NilRead provides all the features of a departmental PACS viewer including customizable hanging protocols, prior-current comparison and extensive measurements. It supports both single and multi-monitor configurations. NilShare provides ultra-fast communication with referring physicians and non-diagnostic users. The Nil family enables viewing of both DICOM and a full range of non-DICOM images. The technology supports full XDS IHE profile, including comprehensive HL7 CDA documents.

The Nil viewing system offers the highest levels of security and leaves no information on the viewing hardware when the session is complete. Nil GUI automatically adapts to the mobile environment, offering users a superior experience including interactive collaboration sessions.


About Claron Technology, Inc.

Claron is dedicated to the application of image processing, image sharing and image distribution in medicine. It has extensive experience in developing systems that help clinicians identify anatomy and tissues of interest, visualize and analyze them, and securely distribute them on a variety of different platforms from desktop to smartphones. Claron helps healthcare providers deliver more value to their patients by making physicians more efficient and connected. For more details, visit www.clarontech.com.


Media Contact:
Jeanne-Marie Phillips
HealthFlash Marketing
203-977-3333
jphillips@healthflashmarketing.com

Mar 2014 - Claron Showcases New Interactive, Easy to Use Navident Dental Navigation System at IDEM Singapore

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Breakthrough Technology Displayed Through Distribution Partner QST Technologies Pte Ltd
IDEM Booth: 6L-14, I-Dent/QST Group, Singapore Pavilion


March 31, 2014 —Claron Technology will show its innovative, affordable and easy-to-use Navident, dynamic dental navigation system at the IDEM Singapore conference in partnership with its Asia-Pacific distributor QST Technologies. With an efficient, streamlined design and minimal set up, Navident provides real-time visual guidance and feedback on drill positioning relative to jaw anatomy to optimize implant placement.

IDEM Singapore is the leading dental trade fair and scientific conference in the Asia-Pacific showcasing the latest technology and innovations in dental solutions and services. QST Technologies is a major healthcare solutions provider with offices in both Singapore and Hong Kong and a sales network spanning the continent of Asia.

“The value of dynamic dental surgical navigation systems has long been recognized, but their use has been restricted by cost and operational complexities,” says Reuven Soraya, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for Claron. “Navident is the first system designed to be practical, affordable and robust enough for everyday use. It is an excellent fit for the Asia-Pacific market, bringing the most advanced technology to a sophisticated yet price sensitive market. We are extremely pleased to partner with QST Technologies and enjoy the benefits of their highly effective sales network.”

Navident-guided surgeries deliver a broad range of benefits for patients and dental practitioners alike. These include precision in implant placement with a three-fold increase in accuracy over freehand placement, leading to enhanced patient safety and improved aesthetics. Image guided procedures also enable flapless drilling, reducing chair time as well as patient trauma and recovery periods. They may reduce or eliminate the need for bone augmentation due to the precision of implant placement. In addition, they support dental plan modification during surgery and enhance the performance of less experienced dentists by providing clear surgical visualization.

“We believe Navident will gain rapid acceptance in our market areas,” says Terry Tan Li Jen, CEO of QST Technologies Pte Ltd. “The benefits will provide any dental practice with a technology edge attractive to patients, without requiring the significant investment it has in the past. We believe this is a product whose time has come and look forward to working closely with Claron on its success.”

Navident comprises a small notebook computer that runs both planning and navigation software, universal hand piece, customizable patient jaw attachment, and optical position sensor. The jaw component accurately and comfortably molds to patient anatomy and is worn both during surgical planning and the procedure. During surgery, the drill and intended surgical site are specially tagged, and the system uses sophisticated pattern recognitions and algorithms to track their relative positions. To provide the surgeon with real-time surgical guidance, these positions are continuously registered on a patient CT scan taken as part of the planning process. Navident’s proprietary technology reports these positions to a fraction of a millimeter.

The Navident system sets up for both planning and surgery in a matter of minutes. It is compatible with all dental CBCTs on the market and any implant type and size. During surgery, it automatically infers the surgeon’s intent from the system hand piece motions, and a cross-hair display appears as the planned implant location is approached to guide the surgeon precisely towards the planned entry point. For uncomplicated cases, a simple one-hour appointment may be sufficient for both planning and surgery completion.

Navident is shown for investigational use only. Regulatory approvals are pending.


About Claron Technology, Inc.

Claron is dedicated to the application of image processing in medicine. Founded in 2001, it has been actively involved in the development of surgical guidance technology since 2002. The Claron team developed and commercialized a range of surgical navigation systems. Claron invented the MicronTracker, a unique position sensor based on visible light. MicronTracker is now utilized in Navident and other navigation systems to provide sub-millimeter accuracy in positioning surgical tools. In addition, Claron has extensive experience in developing systems that help clinicians visualize, analyze, and securely distribute medical images on a variety of different platforms from desktop to smartphones. For more details, visit www.clarontech.com or email us at info@clarontech.com.

About QST Group

QST was established in 2005 and focuses on providing products and solutions to the healthcare industry. QST products and services cover Medical, Dental and Veterinary establishments. QST expertise lies in providing innovative solutions for the complex and demanding healthcare industry. QST offers specialized and integrated solutions incorporating the fast evolving technological advancements to meet the ever increasing healthcare demands.

With a highly competent and dedicated team of professionals, QST is committed to helping our customers and partners achieve beyond their goals.

Our business growth has been built upon trust and reliability, with offices situated in both Singapore and Hong Kong and a growing sales network spanning Asia.


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HealthFlash Marketing
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Media Contact, Singapore:
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QST Technologies
+65 9699-2050
zach.wee@qsttech.com

Mar 2014 - Claron Awarded CE Mark for NilRead Diagnostic Zero-Footprint Medical Image Viewer

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Opens European Headquarters
ECR Booth # 509


March 3, 2014, Toronto — Claron Technology, the leader in universal medical imaging viewers, announces that it has been awarded the CE mark for its NilRead zero-footprint viewer for the diagnostic interpretation of medical images. Coinciding with this, Claron has opened European headquarters in Hasselt, Belgium, under the direction of Tom Tilmans, director of sales. In addition to spearheading direct sales efforts, Tilmans will recruit and manage a team of European partners and distributors.

NilRead is a universal, web-based zero-footprint viewer that enables diagnostic interpretation of medical images and related digital information on a variety of computers anytime, anywhere across the enterprise and beyond. It supports viewing of all cleared DICOM imaging modalities and both 2-D and 3-D viewing. Running from a remote server, NilRead requires no software download while delivering the highest quality performance, comparable with a full-featured PACS viewer.

NilRead features customizable hanging protocols, prior-current comparisons and extensive measurements. Its advanced visualization features include thin/thick slabs, MIP, volume rendering, PET/CT fusion and more. NilRead delivers the highest levels of security and leaves no information on the viewing hardware when the session is complete. It is the first zero-footprint viewer supporting multi-diagnostic monitor configurations. Claron has recently extended Nil with data adapters for popular vendor neutral archive (VNA) solutions and with bi-directional Web API for integration with workflow solutions. This combined with strong support for non-DICOM data, including native support for video and multiple image formats – such as jpeg, png, tiff, bmp, PDF and others – makes Nil the ultimate companion to a multi-specialty enterprise archive.

“NilRead received FDA and Health Canada clearance for diagnostic use several months ago and has been extremely well-received in North America,” says Claudio Gatti, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Claron Technology. “With CE acceptance, we are pleased to start offering the technology throughout Europe. The functionality of both viewers will be expanded at ECR with localization in all major European languages to facilitate adoption through the European Community.”

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Tom Tilmans to Claron to spearhead the introduction of Nil in Europe,” says Reuven Soraya, sales and marketing vice president for Claron. “Tom brings a wealth of experience and business connections to the company. With Tom’s expertise and the new CE mark, we are looking forward to extending the value of Nil to European customers.”

Claron’s Nil family of viewers also includes NilShare for non-diagnostic use, which has been helping to meet the image sharing needs of a wide range of needs of medical facilities since 2010. Claron’s Nil enterprise viewers are in daily use at hundreds of health care facilities.


About Claron Technology, Inc.

Claron is dedicated to the application of image processing, image sharing and image distribution in medicine. It has extensive experience in developing systems that help clinicians identify anatomy and tissues of interest, visualize and analyze them, and securely distribute them on a variety of different platforms from desktop to smartphones. Claron helps healthcare providers deliver more value to their patients by making physicians more efficient and connected. For more details, visit www.clarontech.com.


Media Contact:
Molly McDougall
HealthFlash Marketing
203-977-3333
molly@healthflashmarketing.com

Feb 2014 - Claron Debuts Streamlined Image and Video Uploading to Nil Universal Viewer at HIMSS 2014

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HIMMS Booth #5476

February 18, 2014, Toronto—Adding important new functionality to its industry-leading family of Nil universal, zero-footprint viewers Claron Technology debuts at HIMSS 2014 enhancements for a streamlined image and video upload for both mobile devices and desktop PCs.

“Mobile devices have quickly become established in many fields for easy-to-use input of image and video,” says Claudio Gatti, Co-CEO for Claron. “But in healthcare, adding mobile device images into a patient clinical record is not straightforward. With our new Nil enhancements we made attaching any image or video to the patient record extremely easy. In addition, this new technology requires a browser only. It does not require installation of an app or engine, making Nil the easiest to deploy universal viewer. The new technology supports not only mobile devices but also allows zero-footprint upload of both DICOM and non-DICOM data from notebook and desktop computers. It complements Nil’s existing heavy duty NilFeed web uploader, with a simplified technology for the occasional upload and for input from mobile devices, camera or video.”

The Nil family of viewers includes enterprise-class NilShare and FDA-cleared diagnostic NilRead viewers. At HIMSS 2014, Claron will also demonstrate efficient DICOM file streaming supporting integration with multiple DICOM archives in a high efficiency cache-less configuration. The data streams seamlessly from the remote PACS or VNA to Nil, presenting the user with the images as they are transferred. Streaming provides a consistently fast and responsive user experience for on-the-fly image access. Nil also introduces support for the recently approved RESTful DICOM web services (WADO-RS, QIDO-RS, and STOW-RS). These services provide efficient protocols to connect medical devices utilizing the Web, and are expected to play a major role in DICOM communications for the next several years. With the ability to stream either from existing DICOM or through the new DICOM RESTful services, Nil viewers continue to expand connectivity options.

At HIMSS 2014, Claron also demonstrates extensive plugin-free support for several video formats, including Mpeg4, AVI and Quicktime, which today are part of many EHR archives. Nil also extends its non-DICOM support to include native raster formats, such as jpeg, png, tiff, bmp, PDF and others. Further, it now also supports arbitrary binary objects within the record, including any Microsoft Office and audio file.

The original files are preserved in the Nil archive or can be obtained by companion archive systems through an API. This latest release of Nil also supports more integration with electronic medical record (EMR) systems, including Epic, for an image enabled patient record.

“Nil enterprise viewers are used to access the unified patient record,” says Reuven Soraya, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for Claron. “As data from more departments across the hospital becomes available in the patient record, a universal viewer must be able to visualize whatever it encounters. Claron is committed to meeting this goal. It is also committed to maintaining Nil’s leadership as the most comprehensive viewer on the market both in image and device compatibility.”

NilRead and NilShare can be integrated into any DICOM network and are available as turn-key solutions for hospitals, imaging groups or radiology practices. Nil uses highly optimized client-server communication to remain responsive even over connections with limited bandwidth and high latency, such as cellular 3G.

NilShare was introduced in 2010 and was rapidly adopted by a number of modality and PACS vendors for integration into OEM products. Claron has been aggressively extending the functionality of the Nil family of viewers to cover both enterprise and diagnostic viewing. NilRead has been cleared for diagnostic image review by both the FDA and Health Canada. Claron is also seeking regulatory approvals in other regions.


About Claron Technology, Inc.

Claron is dedicated to the application of image processing, image sharing and image distribution in medicine. It has extensive experience in developing systems that help clinicians identify anatomy and tissues of interest, visualize and analyze them, and securely distribute them on a variety of different platforms from desktop to smartphones. Claron helps healthcare providers deliver more value to their patients by making physicians more efficient and connected. For more details, visit www.clarontech.com.


Media Contact:
Molly McDougall
HealthFlash Marketing
203-977-3333
molly@healthflashmarketing.com

2013

Nov 2013 - Claron Debuts Major Enhancements to Nil Family of Zero-Footprint Enterprise Viewers at RSNA 2013

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NilRead and NilShare Now the Most Comprehensive, Robust Enterprise-Class Imaging Tools
RSNA Booth # 8002


November 29, 2013, Chicago - Claron Technology, a leading developer of software for advanced visualization and analysis of medical images, debuts at RSNA 2013 industry-leading enhancements for its enterprise-class NilShare and FDA-cleared diagnostic NilRead viewers.

New for both viewers is efficient DICOM file streaming supporting integration with multiple DICOM archives in a high efficiency cache-less configuration. The data streams seamlessly from the remote PACS or VNA to Nil, presenting the user with the images as they are transferred. Streaming provides a consistently fast and responsive user experience for on-the-fly image access. Nil also introduces support for the recently approved RESTful DICOM web services (WADO-RS, QIDO-RS, and STOW-RS). These services provide efficient protocols to connect unrelated hospitals’ medical systems utilizing the Web, and are expected to play a major role in cross-enterprise communications for the next several years. With the ability to stream either from existing DICOM or through the new DICOM RESTful services, Nil viewers continue to expand connectivity options.

“Both NilRead and NilShare are increasingly being integrated with a variety of archiving systems within the healthcare enterprise,” says Claudio Gatti, Co-CEO for Claron. “We set out to streamline this integration, while maintaining our commitment to providing an extremely user-responsive experience. Eliminating the temporary archive used by competing vendors simplifies management of the configuration, minimizes hospital network traffic and guarantees that available data is always up-to-date.”

At RSNA 2013, Claron also introduces extensive plugin-free support for several video formats, including Mpeg4, AVI and Quicktime, which today are part of many EHR archives. Nil also extends its non-DICOM support to include native raster formats, such as jpeg, png, tiff, bmp, PDF and others. Further, it now also supports arbitrary binary objects within the record, including any Microsoft Office and audio file.

The original files are preserved in the Nil archive or can be obtained by companion archive systems through an API. This latest release of Nil also supports more integration with electronic medical record (EMR) systems, including Epic, for an image enabled patient record.

“Nil enterprise viewers are used to access the unified patient record,” says Reuven Soraya, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for Claron. “As data from more departments across the hospital becomes available in the patient record, a universal viewer must be able to visualize whatever it encounters. Claron is committed to meeting this goal. It is also committed to maintaining Nil’s leadership as the most comprehensive viewer on the market both in image and device compatibility.”

NilRead and NilShare can be integrated into any DICOM network and are available as turn-key solutions for hospitals, imaging groups or radiology practices. Nil uses highly optimized client-server communication to remain responsive even over connections with limited bandwidth and high latency, such as cellular 3G.

NilShare was introduced in 2010 and was rapidly adopted by a number of U.S. modality and PACS vendors for integration into OEM products. Claron has been aggressively extending the functionality of the Nil family of viewers to cover both enterprise and diagnostic viewing. This year, NilRead has been cleared for diagnostic image review by both the FDA and Health Canada. Claron is also seeking regulatory approvals in other regions.


About Claron Technology, Inc.

Claron is dedicated to the application of image processing, image sharing and image distribution in medicine. It has extensive experience in developing systems that help clinicians identify anatomy and tissues of interest, visualize and analyze them, and securely distribute them on a variety of different platforms from desktop to smartphones. Claron helps healthcare providers deliver more value to their patients by making physicians more efficient and connected. For more details, visit www.clarontech.com.


Media Contact:
Jeanne-Marie Phillips
HealthFlash Marketing
203-977-3333
jphillips@healthflashmarketing.com

Nov 2013 - American College of Radiology (ACR) Selects Claron Nil Zero-Footprint Viewer for Web-Based Imaging Applications

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Cites Breadth of Functionality, Ease of Use and Advanced Features
RSNA Booth # 8002


November 29, 2013, Chicago - The American College of Radiology (ACR) has selected Claron’s NilRead zero-footprint diagnostic viewer for the communication of images and related data to support several new research and educational programs. Newly FDA-cleared Claron NilRead enables ultra-fast viewing of a full range of DICOM and non-DICOM modalities in diagnostic quality with no software download or detrimental impact on performance.

“We were impressed with Nil because of its versatility and ease of use,” says Mike Tilkin, CIO of the ACR. Mr. Tilkin notes that the ACR will use Nil to provide remote access to images for several new projects including teaching files for participants in some of its continuing medical education (CME) courses and in support of some of ACR’s clinical research activities. The Nil system has been integrated into several of the ACR’s workflow systems, allowing authorized users of those systems to access streamed data via web browsers and other remote devices. Nil offers a broad range of image manipulation tools and such advanced visualization features as thin/thick slabs, MIP, volume rendering, PET/CT fusion, and more. Images are reformatted immediately thanks to powerful server-side processing.

Other advanced Nil features include customizable hanging protocols, prior-current comparison and extensive measurements. Nil also supports the full XDS IHE profile, including comprehensive HL7 CDA documents.

“We have a growing need to provide web-based access to images, and we anticipate using Nil as one of the remote access options for several new activities,” says Mr. Tilkin. “It offers many of the advanced features offered in a traditional local PACS viewer with the benefits of web-based image access.”

Commenting on Claron’s participation in the ACR’s efforts, Reuven Soraya, VP of Sales and Marketing for Claron, says, “We are extremely proud to have been selected to provide our technology to one of the pre-eminent associations in the radiology field and to help further their educational and research goals. With so many remote users across multiple organizations and locations, our work with the ACR provides an excellent opportunity to showcase Nil’s most advanced features. We look forward to a long and successful relationship with ACR, including ACR’s vision for Imaging 3.0.”

The Nil family of zero-footprint viewers includes NilRead for diagnostic viewing and NilShare for non-diagnostic use.


About Claron Technology, Inc.

Claron is dedicated to the application of image processing, image sharing and image distribution in medicine. It has extensive experience in developing systems that help clinicians identify anatomy and tissues of interest, visualize and analyze them, and securely distribute them on a variety of different platforms from desktop to smartphones. Claron helps healthcare providers deliver more value to their patients by making physicians more efficient and connected. For more details, visit www.clarontech.com.

About the American College of Radiology

The American College of Radiology (ACR), founded in 1924, is one of the largest and most influential medical associations in the United States. The ACR devotes its resources to making imaging and radiation therapy safe, effective and accessible to those who need it. Its 36,000 members include radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists, interventional radiologists and nuclear medicine physicians.


Media Contact:
Jeanne-Marie Phillips
HealthFlash Marketing
203-977-3333
jphillips@healthflashmarketing.com

Nov 2013 - Claron Technology Debuts WIF 3.0 for the Development of Medical Imaging Applications

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New WIF-based Clinical Engines to be showcased at RSNA 2013
RSNA Booth # 8002


November 26, 2013, Toronto — Claron Technology, Inc., a leading developer of software for advanced visualization and analysis of medical images, debuts version 3.0 of Withinsight Framework (WIF), an advanced platform that accelerates development of medical image visualization applications, at the 2013 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conference. This next-generation WIF includes enhancements in rendering, segmentation tools, and overall performance, providing Claron’s partners with advanced technology to meet their evolving needs. WIF 3.0 also serves as the foundation for Claron’s new clinical engines -- algorithm solutions built to address specific clinically focused workflow needs. These engines identify medical image visual landmarks and segment organs and structures. At RSNA, Claron will showcase several clinical engines for liver segmentation, lesion segmentation, and spine landmark mapping, as well as time series and multi-modality registration.

Since its introduction in 2008, WIF has provided leading healthcare companies with the software toolkit for the development of more than 30 applications, ranging from 3D ultrasound to MRI CAD, CTA spine and vessel analysis, PACS image reading and sharing, and therapy planning and guidance systems. Currently, these solutions are in use in thousands of clinical sites worldwide.

This latest product release delivers on Claron's commitment to continued WIF platform enhancement to meets its partners' evolving needs. “Claron partners with some of today's most innovative healthcare technology developers,” says Doron Dekel, Co-CEO, Claron Technology. “With on-going enhancements to WIF, we help ensure these companies maintain market leadership without the large software maintenance expenses that in-house development requires. In addition to many incremental improvements to performance and functionality, this release offers a number of leading-edge features, such as native 16bit rendering, enhanced segmentation tools, and powerful 3D mesh editing tools. Claron is already using WIF 3.0 in its Nil family and surgical guidance products, with partner companies expected to follow shortly.”

The WIF platform provides visualization, segmentation, registration and navigation functionality to support development of standalone, thin-client and zero-footprint medical imaging applications. At the same time, its clinical engines provide an option to enhance existing applications by automating specific clinical tasks. Dekel points out that Claron’s clinical engines are provided to partners for customization and integration in their clinical application solution. “By offering clinical engines, Claron is providing functionality focused on automating specific clinical tasks. We expect these engines to expand Claron’s partner opportunities to companies that want to improve the workflow efficiency of one or more of their existing clinical applications,” says Dekel.


About Claron Technology, Inc.

Claron is dedicated to the application of image processing technology in medicine. It has extensive experience in developing systems that help clinicians to identify, visualize and analyze anatomy and tissues of interest, and to safely navigate surgical instruments during procedures. Through the WIF platform, Claron helps healthcare vendors deliver more value to their clinical customers in a faster timeframe by incorporating WIF IT application building blocks into their technology products. Currently, WIF is utilized in more than 30 applications, ranging from 3D ultrasound to MRI CAD and PACS, in thousands of clinical sites worldwide.

Claron's technology is licensed in a range of formats, including low-level modules, platforms, sub-systems, applications and custom engineered exclusive solutions. For more details, please visit www.clarontech.com.


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Nov 2013 - Claron Nil FDA Cleared, Zero Footprint Medical Image Viewer Goes Live at Vanderbilt Medical Center

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Powers Vanderbilt Trauma Triage, Enabling Easy, Secure and Timely Decisions

November 20, 2013, Toronto — Claron Technology announces that Vanderbilt University Medical Center has installed its NilRead zero footprint diagnostic viewer along with its NilFeed image sharing solution for use in trauma triage. This image sharing extension of the Nil family of medical image viewers enables easy, flexible communications among unrelated sites. With NilFeed, a medical site can collaborate easily and securely without a VPN with any external medical facility, whatever its imaging infrastructure. The solution enables upload or download of a DICOM study from a Nil server using only secure HTTPS protocol. The recently FDA cleared zero footprint NilRead diagnostic viewer is then used to view the study and assess the patient condition.

NilFeed is recognized in a DICOM network as a service class provider, enabling images to be easily and reliably pushed to Vanderbilt’s data center from any PACS. Once NilFeed receives imaging data, it is automatically uploaded to the Vanderbilt Nil archive and is made available to all authorized internal users for viewing with the NilRead universal diagnostic viewer.

John Wallace, Systems Manager for Vanderbilt Imaging Informatics, states, “At VUMC, we have selected the Claron Technology suite of web tools for our image sharing solution for trauma triage. NilRead enables our trauma specialists to assess potential community hospital transfer cases by uploading remote patient images. Previously, this type of image communication was accomplished with a dedicated VPN connection to our Access Center, but the approach was not scalable and was costly. With Nil, our specialists are notified when a study has been uploaded, and they can quickly make an informed assessment based on the relevant images. They especially like the ability to interact with the referring doctor in a live, collaborative fashion before a transfer decision is made. The Claron solution is very scalable, and it is deployed at Vanderbilt in a fault-tolerant configuration through two VM farms, one in our main data center and one in our disaster recovery data center.”

“VUMC is a great luminary site for our technology,” says Claudio Gatti, co-founder and co-CEO of Claron. “They are very focused on providing excellent healthcare in an affordable manner, using technology as an enabler. This focus is perfectly aligned with Claron’s record of innovation in medical imaging technology and low operational overhead. Vanderbilt has been a pilot site for several months, and after an extensive evaluation of numerous solutions, the Vanderbilt Imaging Informatics group selected Claron as a supplier for their Access Center. Their deployment enables community hospitals to share images with Vanderbilt without storage of sensitive clinical data on a third-party cloud, allowing both institutions to remain in full control of their HIPAA-compliance.”

Nil viewers are a Web-based software solution that allows clinicians to securely visualize imaging studies with no application download anywhere an internet browser is available. They are compatible with Windows, Apple, Linux, iPad, iPhone, Android and BlackBerry platforms. Nil supports viewing from both local and cloud-based archives, allowing ease of access and high performance. Since its introduction at RSNA in 2010, Nil has been integrated with the technologies of a growing number of partners in various imaging markets, including radiology, ophthalmology and pathology. The Nil family of viewers will be displayed at Claron booth 8002 at RSNA 2013 in Chicago.


About Claron Technology, Inc.

Claron is dedicated to the application of image processing, image sharing and image distribution in medicine. It has extensive experience in developing systems that help clinicians identify anatomy and tissues of interest, visualize and analyze them, and securely distribute them on a variety of different platforms from desktop to smartphones. Claron helps healthcare providers deliver more value to their patients by making physicians more efficient and connected. For more details, visit www.clarontech.com.


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Nov 2013 - Claron Receives Health Canada Diagnostic Approval for NilRead Universal Diagnostic Medical Image Viewer

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November 7, 2013, Toronto — Claron Technology, a leader in medical imaging web technology, has received Health Canada diagnostic approval for its NilRead zero-footprint medical image viewer. NilRead enables diagnostic interpretation of DICOM image files and related digital information anywhere and anytime on a diagnostic workstation and mobile devices when a workstation is not available. This includes smartphones, tablets and laptop computers used across the enterprise and beyond. Running from a remote server, the innovative technology supports viewing of high-resolution, diagnostic quality medical images and data formats with no software download and no compromise on performance. On remote desktops, NilRead supports diagnostic viewing of all cleared DICOM imaging modalities on single or multi-monitor configurations.

A full-featured viewer, NilRead features customizable hanging protocols, prior-current comparison and extensive measurements. Its advanced visualization features include thin/thick slabs, MIP, volume rendering, PET/CT fusion, and more. It delivers the highest levels of security and leaves no information on the viewing hardware when the session is complete.

“We are extremely pleased to receive Health Canada diagnostic clearance for our NilRead viewer,” says Claudio Gatti, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Claron Technology. “Radiologists and clinicians throughout Canada now will be able to interpret images on any diagnostic workstation and on a tablet or smartphone when a workstation is not available. Support for this comprehensive set of devices will result in more cost effective and responsive diagnosis, allowing enhanced collaboration among physicians.”

“I have participated in the NilRead clinical study and have read over 600 cases in multiple light settings on different devices, both desktop and mobile,” says John McKee, Radiologist, Mackenzie Health and Southlake and President, X-ray Associates York Region. “My overall impression is that the software is easy to use and intuitive. The user interface is efficient and consistent across the various types of mobile devices. It supports intuitive touch gestures on tablets and smartphones. I felt that on mobile devices, the tablet form factor was the best in terms of resolution and screen real estate. But even on a phone, it was possible to assess fine level of detail since the image can be zoomed and panned without any noticeable pixelation. I feel that a diagnostically cleared NilRead would be advantageous for a radiologist as a tool for access to diagnostic quality images anywhere and anytime. For example, this would be useful for radiologists on call or not in their office at the hospital. I can also envision the tool being very effectively used by various types of clinicians to access both images and reports.”


About Claron Technology, Inc.

Claron is dedicated to the application of image processing, image sharing and image distribution in medicine. It has extensive experience in developing systems that help clinicians identify anatomy and tissues of interest, visualize and analyze them, and securely distribute them on a variety of different platforms from desktop to smartphones. Claron helps healthcare providers deliver more value to their patients by making physicians more efficient and connected. For more details, visit www.clarontech.com.

About Health Canada

Health Canada is the Federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health, while respecting individual choices and circumstances. Health Canada's goal is for Canada to be among the countries with the healthiest people in the world. To achieve this goal, Health Canada:

  • Relies on high-quality scientific research as the basis for its work.
  • Conducts ongoing consultations with Canadians to determine how to best meet their long-term health care needs.
  • Communicates information about disease prevention to protect Canadians from avoidable risks.
  • Encourages Canadians to take an active role in their health, such as increasing their level of physical activity and eating well.


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Oct 2013 - Claron Names Chindex Exclusive Distributor for Navient Navigation System throughout Greater China

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October 31, 2013, Toronto - Chindex Medical Limited has been named exclusive distributor throughout China for Claron Technology's Navient navigation system for endoscopic surgery of the sinuses and base of the skull. Uniquely affordable and easy-to-use, Navient eliminates the complexities and cost of competing navigation systems and makes the benefits of endoscopic navigation practical for even routine surgeries. While maintaining the highest standards of accuracy and care, the device has the lowest purchase price and operating cost of any otolaryngological navigation system on the market due to its breakthrough, fully passive optical tracking and compact design.

"Navient is an innovative product that meets a significant need in China," says Elyse Beth Silverberg, Chief Operating Officer of Chindex Medical Limited. "Surgical navigation systems are the wave of the future in China and globally. Especially when compared with other neuro and ENT navigation systems, the purchase price, simplicity of use and streamlined design make Navient an excellent fit for the rapidly growing healthcare system in China, particularly as capital expenditures are often tightly scrutinized. We look forward to significant success with this innovative technology."

Reuven Soraya, Claron Vice-President of Sales and Marketing, comments, "Chindex is one of China's premier providers of medical equipment and supplies throughout the country. With 30 years of experience in the country, Chindex Medical is extremely knowledgeable about the needs and culture of medicine in China, particularly in the navigation domain. We believe our new partnership will help bring Navient into the mainstream in the country's rapidly evolving healthcare system and look forward to a long and successful relationship with the firm."

The versatile device can track any tool used in an endoscopic procedure. Its compact design integrates directly into an endoscopic cart, making it extremely portable and with easy set-up. The device also eliminates the cumbersome connectors, complicated video integration and costly disposables required by other systems. A few key elements are disinfected between use and the device is ready for the next surgery.

Navient relies on a computerized volumetric CT or MRI image of the patient skull and visualizes the location of surgical instruments relative to patient anatomy to guide interventions.

According to Soraya, Navient generated extensive interest at the recent American Academy of Otolaryngology (AAO) conference in Vancouver, where Claron was approached for a variety of partnerships. "Navient overcomes many of the issues with other endoscopic surgical navigation systems that have kept the technology out of routine use. We believe that going forward Navient can make the benefits of precise navigation through delicate anatomical areas available to a far broader range of medical sites, even those with limited budgets and in developing countries."

Peter Catalano, MD, Chief of Otolaryngology at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Boston, is an internationally regarded ENT surgeon who closely consulted on Navient's development and has performed procedures with the device. He comments, "Navient's focus is right on target. Claron understands the end user - both physicians and support staff in the OR. The system is very accurate but is also compact, easily portable, friendly for all users and extremely reliable. Unlike many systems, registering the patient and proceeding with the procedure is quick and simple."

Catalano also notes, "Cumbersome and complex systems just don't make sense for many people. The lower purchase price and the elimination of per-procedure costs make Navient affordable to almost any facility performing sinus surgery. The device makes navigation technology available anywhere and anytime, including in private offices and in emerging economies."

Soraya adds, "Claron is grateful for the services of the trade commissionaires in the Canadian embassy in Beijing, who assisted us with arranging this distributor relationship."

Navient is currently for investigational use only. Regulatory approvals are pending.


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About Claron Technology, Inc.

Claron is dedicated to the application of image processing in medicine. Founded in 2001, it has been actively involved in the development of surgical guidance technology since 2002. The Claron team developed and commercialized a range of surgical navigation systems. Claron invented the MicronTracker; a unique position sensor based on visible light. MicronTracker is now utilized in Navient and other navigation systems to provide sub-millimeter accuracy in positioning surgical tools. In addition, Claron has extensive experience in developing systems that help clinicians visualize, analyze, and securely distribute medical images on a variety of different platforms from desktop to smartphones. For more details, visit www.clarontech.com or email us at info@clarontech.com.

About Chindex Medical Limited

Chindex Medical Limited (CML) is a leading supplier of medical equipment. With over 1500 employees worldwide, headquarters located in the People's Republic of China and offices in the US and other global locations, the company's strategy is to expand its cross-cultural reach by providing leading edge healthcare technologies and quality products to Greater China's professional communities with pride. CML offers a unique full-service distribution platform to manufacturers of medical devices, from product registration to marketing and sales - both direct and through a closely-managed network of carefully-selected sub dealers - to warehousing and sales in local currency, clinical support, installation and after-sales service provided by factory-trained engineers. Additionally, CML owns and manufactures several patented technologies, including proprietary blood banking and transfusion equipment, wound closure products, and general surgery theater instruments. The R&D and manufacturing processes utilized in the Chinese factories are at international levels, and the products are sold in more than 70 countries in Europe and the Americas. For additional information, see the company's website at www.chindexmedical.com


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Oct 2013 - Claron Receives FDA 510k Clearance for NilRead Diagnostic Zero-Footprint Medical Image Viewer

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October 21, 2013, Toronto - Claron Technology, a leader in the medical imaging web revolution, announces U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510k clearance of NilRead zero-footprint viewer for the diagnostic interpretation of medical images. NilRead is the first universal, web-based zero-footprint viewer supporting multi-monitor configurations.

A full-featured medical imaging viewer, NilRead enables diagnostic interpretation of medical images and related digital information on a variety of computers anytime, anywhere across the enterprise and beyond. It supports diagnostic viewing of all cleared DICOM imaging modalities on single or multi-monitor configurations. Running from a remote server, the innovative viewer supports viewing of high-resolution, diagnostic quality medical images and data formats with no software download and no compromise on performance. The advanced viewer features customizable hanging protocols, prior-current comparison and extensive measurements. Its advanced visualization features include thin/thick slabs, MIP, volume rendering, PET/CT fusion, and more. It delivers the highest levels of security and leaves no information on the viewing hardware when the session is complete.

"I have participated in the Claron Technology Clinical Study to assess NilRead image quality on a number of devices reviewing over 160 studies," says Dr. Stephen Florence, Managing Partner, Credit Valley Imaging Associates and Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto. "In addition to confirming the high quality display quality of NilRead, I have been able to quickly and effectively use the software on multiple devices with minimal instructions. I really appreciated the simplicity of the software, its usability and consistent graphical user interface across all the devices. I believe NilRead is going to be a very useful tool for web-based diagnostic reads both inside and outside the hospital."

"We are thrilled to extend our Nil family with the option of a web-based FDA-cleared diagnostic viewer available to all our partners," says Claudio Gatti, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Claron Technology. "Our Nil family of enterprise viewers, which is in daily use at hundreds of health care facilities, has been helping our partners to meet their clinical needs since 2010. We expect the diagnostic clearance of NilRead will allow our partners to extend the efficiency of our zero-footprint solution to meet their diagnostic needs. We are extremely pleased to be in the forefront of web enabled diagnostic technology with the FDA clearance of NilRead."


About Claron Technology, Inc.

Claron is dedicated to the application of image processing, image sharing and image distribution in medicine. It has extensive experience in developing systems that help clinicians identify anatomy and tissues of interest, visualize and analyze them, and securely distribute them on a variety of different platforms from desktop to smartphones. Claron helps healthcare providers deliver more value to their patients by making physicians more efficient and connected. For more details, visit www.clarontech.com.


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Sep 2013 - Claron Showcases Navient, New Affordable, Easy to Set Up and Use ENT Navigation System

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Breakthrough Technology Eliminates the Complexities and Cost of Alternative Systems

September 25, 2013, Toronto - Claron Technology will showcase at the American Academy of Otolaryngology (AAO) conference in Vancouver this week its uniquely affordable and easy to set up and use Navient navigation system for endoscopic surgery of the sinuses and base of the skull. With an efficient, streamlined design and minimal set up, Navient eliminates the complexities and cost of competing systems and makes the benefits of endoscopic navigation practical for even routine surgeries. While delivering the highest standards of accuracy and care, thanks to breakthrough, fully passive optical tracking and compact packaging technology, the device has the lowest purchase price and operating cost of any otolaryngological navigation system on the market today.

"Surgical navigation systems bring important precision and speed to procedures of the sinus and skull," notes Doron Dekel, Claron co-CEO and co-founder. "Yet often they are only used in complex cases because they involve time, cost, training and some disruption of the OR routine. Navient was designed for efficiency, ease-of-use and integration into any existing endoscopic cart to overcome these obstacles. Our novel tracking technology also enables us to eliminate disposables and other per-procedure costs. We believe Navient has the potential to make the benefits of navigation through these intricate anatomical areas truly routine for all procedures and within the reach of facilities with limited budgets, including in private offices and small hospitals in developing countries."

Peter Catalano, MD, Chief of Otolaryngology at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Boston, an internationally regarded ENT surgeon and a highly experienced navigation systems user, has performed procedures with Navient and closely guided its evolution. "Navient's focus is right on target. Claron understands the end user - both physicians and support staff in the OR," he says. "The system is very accurate but is also compact, easily portable, friendly for all users and extremely reliable. Unlike many systems, registering the patient and proceeding with the procedure is quick and simple. Cumbersome and complex systems just don.t make sense for many people. The lower purchase price and the elimination of per-procedure costs make Navient affordable to almost any facility performing sinus surgery. The device makes navigation technology available anywhere and anytime needed, including in private offices and in emerging economies."

To precisely guide interventions, Navient uses a computerized volumetric image of the patient skull based on a CT or MRI scan and visualizes the location of surgical instruments relative to patient anatomy. To use the system, prior to the procedure, the patient's head is registered with the image display. Navient relies on visible light optical triangulation to track instruments. This eliminates the intrusive wires and coils as well as the effect of metallic objects and EM transmissions associated with other tracking technology.

Navient's optical tracker is the smallest and lightest in the industry. It works with permanently printed markers as a more affordable alternative to disposable spheres or battery-operated LEDs used in competing systems. Navient provides its own source of IR illumination for use in a dark OR environment.

Navient is packaged in a single box designed to fit on the shelf of any endoscopic cart. The screen and the tracking camera can be easily repositioned alongside the endoscope's screen for optimal use and later folded into the box in seconds for easy transportation. This packaging eliminates the special carts, cumbersome connectors and complicated video integration required by other systems. Between surgeries, a few key elements are disinfected for re-use, eliminating all costly disposables.

"We are extremely pleased to introduce Navient to the otolaryngological community at AAO," says Reuven Soraya, Claron Vice-President of Sales and Marketing. "At the event, Claron will be seeking partners that will benefit from the system's unique features and benefits and will work with us towards mutual success."

"For me, the system was simple to use with nice features for patient tracking and ergonomics instruments. Most important, Navient is also remarkably accurate considering how fast patients can be registered," adds Dr. Catalano.

Navient is currently for investigational use only. Regulatory approvals are pending.


About Claron Technology, Inc: Claron is dedicated to the application of image processing in medicine. Founded in 2001, it has been actively involved in the development of surgical guidance technology since 2002. The Claron team developed and commercialized of a range of surgical navigation systems. Claron invented the MicronTracker a unique position sensor based on visible light. MicronTracker is now utilized in Navient and other navigation systems to provide sub-millimeter accuracy in positioning surgical tools. In addition, Claron has extensive experience in developing systems that help clinicians visualize, analyze, and securely distribute medical images on a variety of different platforms from desktop to smartphones. For more details, visit www.clarontech.com or email us at info@clarontech.com.


AAO-HNSF Conference
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Booth 1350


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Aug 2013 - Claron Technology and CIMTEC are developing innovative technologies for oncology therapy for Perfint Healthcare, India

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Aug 2013 - A comprehensive view on selecting your mobile viewing system; an article by Claudio Gatti

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Mar 2013 - Claron Debuts Windows 8 Support for Nil Zero-Footprint Image Viewers at HIMSS 2013

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Capitalizing on its commitment to keeping pace with developing technologies, Claron debuts at the 2013 HIMSS conference Windows 8 support for its Nil family of universal web image viewers. This includes the Windows 8 phone, the Surface RT and Professional tablets, and Windows 8 multi-touch desktop applications. Nil browsers include NilShare for referring physicians and NilRead for primary reading.

On the desktop, Nil supports both a touch and mouse interface on a desktop. The new Windows 8 platform will also provide Nil with the flexibility to run on any of today.s multiple-resolution displays, from a smart phone to a massive wall mounted multi-touch unit.

"Claron is committed to keeping pace with advancing technology and providing compatibility with the latest mobile and desktop platforms. Nil was created as a Web-based product specifically to help us adapt to new technologies quickly and easily," says Claudio Gatti, co-founder and co-CEO of Claron. "With the introduction of Windows 8, we anticipate a major wave of touch-based devices, and going forward, Nil will support them all."

Claron's Nil viewers is a web-based software solution that allows clinicians to securely visualize 2D and 3D imaging studies anywhere a Web browser is available with no application download. It is also compatible with Windows, Apple, Linux, iPad, iPhone, Android and Blackberry including new Blackberry 10. Nil supports viewing from both local and cloud-based archives, allowing ease of access and high performance. Since its introduction at RSNA 2010, Nil has been integrated with the technologies of a growing number of partners in various imaging markets. The iOS application offers a complementary option to increases the ease of access to Nil on mobile devices.

About Claron Technology, Inc: Claron is dedicated to the application of image processing, image sharing and image distribution in medicine. It has extensive experience in developing systems that help clinicians identify anatomy and tissues of interest, visualize and analyze them, and securely distribute them on a variety of different platforms from desktop to smartphones. Claron helps healthcare vendors, ranging from young start-ups to giant device and IT vendors such as Philips, McKesson and Medtronic, deliver more value to their clinical customers faster by incorporating its technology into their products. Claron's technology is licensed in a range of formats, including low-level modules, platforms, sub-systems, applications and custom engineered exclusive solutions. For more details, visit www.clarontech.com.

Jan 2013 - New Claron Nil App for BlackBerry 10 Showcasing at BlackBerry Experience Events

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Anytime, Anywhere Medical Image Viewing App Now Available for BlackBerry 10 Smartphones

Claron Technology has been invited to showcase its new BlackBerry® 10 app for the Nil family of medical imaging viewers at BlackBerry Experience Forum events. Taking advantage of the enhanced multimedia and multi-touch functionality of the new BlackBerry 10 platform, the Nil app supports anytime, anywhere web-based review of a full range of medical imaging modalities and reports, such as X-Ray, CT and MRI.

Claron will demonstrate the new app's advanced features and convenience at the BlackBerry Experience events in Toronto on February 4 and Vancouver on February 13. The Nil app for BlackBerry 10 is compatible with the newly launched BlackBerry® Z10 smartphone, as well as the coming BlackBerry® Q10. The app is available today at no cost on the BlackBerry® World storefront.

With single-touch, ultra-fast functionality, the Claron app accesses a Nil viewer running either on Claron's NilCloud or a medical facility's dedicated Nil server. It complements Claron's zero-footprint Nil web viewer available on any desktop, tablet or other smartphones.

Nil provides medical facilities with an ideal complement to their existing PACS solution for secure, streamlined image access beyond the enterprise or existing IT infrastructure. Nil enables image access on-the-fly and takes advantage of highly optimized client-server communication to remain responsive even over limited bandwidth and high latency connections, such as cellular 3G.

Innovative Nil technology provides authorized users sophisticated exam viewing and manipulation capabilities, including 2D, multi-planar reformatting (MPR), 3D and echocardiology with full cine. Its window/level, zoom, pan, rotate and related features enable comprehensive image manipulation in either single or multiple window display.

"As an early and groundbreaking mobile platform with a high level of security, BlackBerry has always had a strong following in business and healthcare enterprises," says Claudio Gatti, co-founder and co-CEO of Claron. "We believe this will only grow with the new BlackBerry 10 platform and all its security and multimedia features. Claron is pleased to be among the firms invited to participate in the premiere enterprise events for BlackBerry 10 and to showcase our new BlackBerry app to business, IT and healthcare leaders. Use of Nil has been growing rapidly in general and we anticipate similar strong response for our new mobile technology in particular."

"Healthcare is an important part of the BlackBerry customer base, and we're pleased that Claron has launched the Nil app for BlackBerry 10," says Derek Peper, Vice President, Enterprise Partnerships, at BlackBerry. "The new BlackBerry 10 smartphones offer significantly faster performance and higher resolution displays - excellent for viewing medical images. We are extremely pleased to have an innovative partner like Claron as part of the BlackBerry Experience Forum events."

About Claron Technology, Inc: Claron is dedicated to the application of image processing, image sharing and image distribution in medicine. It has extensive experience in developing systems that help clinicians visualize, analyze, and securely distribute medical images on a variety of different platforms from desktop to smartphones. Claron helps healthcare providers deliver more value to their patient by making physicians more efficient and connected. For more details, visit www.clarontech.com.

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2012

Dec 2012 - Claron Technology Awarded BDC Financing to Support Rapid Growth

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Healthcare IT Innovator Plans for Major Introduction in 2013

Claron Technology Inc. announced today it has raised a first round of mezzanine financing from the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC). After 10 successful years in operation, the Canadian medical software company will use the funds to further accelerate its rapid growth, and strengthen its product engineering and distribution capabilities.

"We have seen tremendous demand in the market for our enterprise solutions for web medical image viewing and sharing,” stated Claudio Gatti, co-CEO and co-founder of Claron Technology. "The partnership with BDC allows us to enter into a new period of accelerated growth and to continue building our strong team of innovators."

"Claron is a strong illustration of a successful and rapidly expanding technology firm fueled by talented and committed entrepreneurs," said Enes Kula of the BDC's Subordinate Financing Group. "We are extremely pleased to support the company's continued growth and look forward to participating in its ongoing contributions to healthcare IT."

"BDC mezzanine financing will be key for our launch next year of a revolutionary product for the guided implantology market, said Doron Dekel, co-CEO and co-founder of Claron Technology." Our products fill important market needs and have been well received among all members of the dental community. Now, thanks to BDC, we have extra resources to introduce our newest technology into market more aggressively.”

About Claron Technology, Inc: Claron is dedicated to the application of image processing, image sharing and image distribution in medicine. It has extensive experience in developing systems that help clinicians identify anatomy and tissues of interest, visualize and analyze them, and securely distribute them on a variety of different platforms from desktop to smartphones. Claron helps healthcare providers deliver more value to their patients by making physicians more efficient and connected. For more details, visit www.clarontech.com.

About BDC: Canada’s business development bank, BDC, puts entrepreneurs first. With almost 2,000 employees and more than 100 business centres across the country, BDC offers financing, subordinate financing, venture capital and consulting services to more than 28,000 small and medium-sized companies. Their success is vital to Canada’s economic prosperity.

Nov 2012 - Claron Nil Zero Footprint Viewer Showcased at RSNA 2012 Image Sharing Demonstration

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Claron Technology, a leading developer of software for advanced visualization and image distribution, has been selected to showcase its Nil (No Install) viewer in the RSNA 2012 IHE Image Sharing Demonstration. Nil zero footprint web-based viewer is a robust enterprise–class image sharing and visualization solution. Nil supports on-the-fly retrieval and viewing of images, reports and other imaging- related data from any XDS-I compliant archive using any web-enabled computer.

“Nil is a great tool to access HIE to retrieve historical exams and reports from multiple sites,” says Claudio Gatti, co-CEO of Claron. “With XDS-I included in its new federated search functionality, Nil can present a complete unified timeline for a patient with all the local and remote exams. Unlike other zero footprint viewers, Nil supports the same level of functionality as specialized standalone diagnostic reading stations.”

At the RSNA Image Sharing Demonstration, attendees will complete mock imaging procedures, from scheduling them on a RIS through results reporting. Then, they can access all data from the RSNA’s online XDS registry-repository and share information with other attendees using technology from participating image sharing vendors. The RSNA architecture is similar to the technology utilized in the RSNA Image Share pilot project, funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB).

At RSNA, all showcased image exchange architecture will be based on the IHE Cross-Enterprise Document Sharing for Imaging (XDS-I) profile. Claron and other image sharing vendors were required to demonstrate the capabilities of their technology as part of the selection process.

About Claron Technology, Inc: Claron is dedicated to the application of image processing, image sharing and image distribution in medicine. It has extensive experience in developing systems that help clinicians identify anatomy and tissues of interest, visualize and analyze them, and securely distribute them on a variety of different platforms from desktop to smartphones. Claron helps healthcare providers deliver more value to their patients by making physicians more efficient and connected. For more details, visit www.clarontech.com.

Nov 2012 - Claron Partners with Hectec GmbH for Co-Development of Orthopedic IT Solutions

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Claron Technology (Toronto, Canada), a leading developer of software for advanced visualization and analysis of medical images, and Hectec GmbH (Landshut, Germany), a developer of the most widely used digital orthopedic surgery planning system worldwide, announce a long-term partnership for joint development of novel orthopedic solutions. As part of the agreement, Hectec will license Claron's Withinsight Framework (WIF) medical image visualization and analysis toolkit and its new SpineMapper engine for automated mapping of spinal anatomical landmarks.

Since 2008, Claron's WIF platform has provided companies with comprehensive tools for the development of a diverse range of specialized medical imaging software applications by providing building blocks for correlated viewing, segmentation, registration and abnormality detection, as well as controlling multiple data volumes, clipping and colorizing spatial regions.

The new SpineMapper engine leverages Claron's patented fast whole-body atlas-based registration to automatically locate the spine and identify its useful anatomical landmarks in CT studies.

"Claron's technology will enable us to enhance and diversify our product line based on a proven platform that will accelerate development of a wide range of advanced software features," says Joern Seel, CEO of Hectec. "Claron is a visionary and dynamic company with a creative technical team. We believe the partnership will significantly streamline our product development cycle and enable the expansion of our orthopedic product line to support accurate, yet easy to use, 3D analysis and surgical planning."

"We are pleased to partner with Hectec, an internationally recognized leader in its field," says Doron Dekel, co-CEO and CTO of Claron. "The company's mediCAD solution sets the standard for digital orthopedic planning and has a large and loyal customer base. We share Hectec's vision of enabling orthopedic surgeons to work in 3D with ease by automating all the time consuming steps involved in 3D interactions, and believe the opportunities for our mutual growth will be significant."

About Claron Technology, Inc: Claron is dedicated to the application of image processing, image sharing and image distribution in medicine. It has extensive experience in developing systems that help clinicians identify anatomy and tissues of interest, visualize and analyze them, and securely distribute them on a variety of different platforms from desktop to smartphones. Claron helps healthcare providers deliver more value to their patients by making physicians more efficient and connected. For more details, visit www.clarontech.com.

About HECTEC GmbH: In 1994, HECTEC GmbH began developing a solution that gives orthopaedic surgeons digital tools for efficient and safe planning of joint operations.

In 1999, HECTEC became the first company in the world to provide a software program that allows for fully digitized pre-operative planning of a joint replacement with just a few inputs. With the aid of automatic calculations and special algorithms, doctors can save up to 85% of the time required for conventional planning.

With mediCAD, HECTEC is setting an innovative milestone in the history of surgical orthopaedics. With automatic archiving of critical information and complete traceability of findings and follow-ups, mediCAD provides the best possible framework for monitoring and documenting an operation.

Through close collaboration with leading medical technology companies and successful use of mediCAD in clinics around the world, HECTEC GmbH is now a global player in the medical software market.

Nov 2012 - Claron Debuts Major Enhancements to Nil Family of Zero-Footprint Viewers at RSNA 2012

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NilRead, NilShare Robust Enterprise-Class Imaging Tools

Claron Technology, a leading developer of software for advanced visualization and analysis of medical images, debuts at RSNA 2012 market-leading enhancements that transform its family of Nil (No Install) cloud-based viewers into robust enterprise-class image visualization and sharing tools. Nil viewers include NilRead, a diagnostic quality zero-footprint web-based viewer, and NilShare, a streamlined viewer for clinicians and patients.

New for NilRead at RSNA 2012 is support for viewing federated historical patient exams across multiple PACS archives, vendor neutral archives (VNAs) and Health Information Exchanges (HIEs). With NilRead, radiologists now can view a patient’s full exam history in diagnostic quality anytime, anywhere, on any device--whether on a dedicated reading station, a computer anywhere in the hospital, or a tablet or smartphone in a conference room. The newest version of NilRead also supports rules-based hanging protocols so that exams will always be displayed according to a physician’s preferences. At RSNA, NilRead also becomes the first zero-footprint web viewer to support multi-monitor image display.

“Both NilRead and NilShare have always supported a full range of DICOM modalities and advanced visualization capabilities such as slabs, MIP and volume rendering, as well as PET/CT fusion,” says Claudio Gatti, Co-CEO for Claron. “Now the suite has been expanded into a set of enterprise universal viewers supporting DICOM and non-DICOM images across the continuum of care. With this update, the Nil family also directly supports pathology whole slide imaging, including Big TIFF files as well as pathology DICOM.”

“We set out to make the Nil family robust, versatile, multi-functional viewers,” says Gatti. “NilShare was designed as a referring physician’s portal, but could easily serve as a non-diagnostic viewer for all departments across an entire facility or HIE, while NilRead boasts the functionality of a specialized in-house diagnostic viewer.”

New Skype integration of both viewers for voice, data and instant messaging adds to its impact as an important collaborative tool. This collaboration is further enabled by the existing NilFeed image sharing extension that allows remote sites to upload or download DICOM studies from a Nil server using only secure HTTPS protocol. NilFeed is recognized by a DICOM network as a service class provider, enabling images to be pushed to Nil from any DICOM source. Once NilFeed receives the data, it is automatically uploaded to the Nil archive and made available to selected Nil users. Non-DICOM images can be also easily attached to existing DICOM studies or supplied with their own demographics.

NilRead and NilShare can be integrated into any DICOM network and are available as turn-key systems for hospitals, imaging groups or radiology practices. Nil uses highly optimized client-server communication to remain responsive even over connections with limited bandwidth and high latency, such as cellular 3G.

NilShare was introduced in 2010 and was rapidly adopted by a number of U.S. modality and PACS vendors. NilRead is currently under FDA review for Class II 510k approval.

About Claron Technology, Inc: Claron is dedicated to the application of image processing, image sharing and image distribution in medicine. It has extensive experience in developing systems that help clinicians identify anatomy and tissues of interest, visualize and analyze them, and securely distribute them on a variety of different platforms from desktop to smartphones. Claron helps healthcare providers deliver more value to their patients by making physicians more efficient and connected. For more details, visit www.clarontech.com.

Oct 2012 - Claron Technology Debuts WIF version 2.1

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Next-Generation Medical Imaging Software Development Platform Enhances Support for Lesion Segmentation and Tracking

Claron Technology introduces Withinsight Framework (WIF) version 2.1, which adds advanced new segmentation tools, registration enhancements, and performance improvements to the company's innovative platform supporting efficient and rapid development of medical image visualization software. Combined with Claron's patented fast whole-body atlas-based registration technology, these features enable the development of organ-specific automated and semi-automated volumetric lesion segmentation and tracking applications. Claron also added five new sample applications which demonstrate how to optimally use the functions and features added to WIF in the new release.

Since its introduction in 2008, WIF has provided leading healthcare companies with the software toolkit for the development of more than 30 applications, ranging from 3D ultrasound through MRI CAD, CTA vessel analysis, PACS image reading and sharing to therapy planning and guidance systems. Currently, these solutions are in use in thousands of clinical sites worldwide.

This newest product release delivers on Claron's commitment to providing leading edge technology that meets its partners' evolving needs. "Claron partners with some of today's most innovative healthcare technology developers," says Doron Dekel, Co-CEO, Claron Technology. "With on-going enhancements to WIF, we ensure these companies maintain market leadership positions without the large software maintenance expenses that in-house development requires. In addition to many incremental improvements to performance and functionality, this release offers a number of cutting-edge features, such as single-click segmentation of blob-shaped regions and powerful 3D region editing tools. Two of our partners have already started integrating these new features into their solutions, and we expect others to follow."

The WIF software development platform provides visualization, segmentation, registration and navigation functionality to support development of standalone, thin-client and zero-footprint medical imaging applications. Along with enhanced segmentation tools, WIF version 2.1 also provides support for additional modalities, including OPT data and multi-dimensional MR/NM, as well as additional registration techniques, while enhancing overall speed and performance.

About Claron Technology, Inc: Claron is dedicated to the application of image processing technology in medicine. It has extensive experience in developing systems that help clinicians identify anatomy and tissues of interest, visualize and analyse them, and safely navigate their instruments during surgical procedures. Claron helps healthcare vendors, ranging from young start-ups to large multi-national device and IT vendors deliver more value to their clinical customers faster by incorporating its technology into their products. Claron's technology is licensed in a range of formats, including low-level modules, platforms, sub-systems, applications and custom engineered exclusive solutions. For more details, please visit www.clarontech.com.

Sep 2012 - Claron is featured on BlackBerry Developer website

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Claron Technology has been featured on the BlackBerry Developer website. Claudio Gatti, co-founder and co-CEO of Claron, talks about why it made sense for the company to develop an application for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet and the successful partnership with Research In Motion. Read the full article at https://developer.blackberry.com/whyblackberry/claron

Sep 2012 - Claron Announces Innovative Tele-Mentoring System for Image Guided Surgeries

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Claron Technology announces release of an innovative tele-mentoring system co-developed by Claron and BrainsGate that provides simultaneous display of image guided surgeries onsite and in a remote location to enable remote surgical guidance. Representing a significant technological breakthrough, the new BrainsGate GuideView TeleSync system was specially designed to overcome the limitations of low OR bandwidth to communicate video remotely over a network as it appears on the local navigational display.

Physicians unfamiliar with advanced new medical procedures--especially those involving innovative technologies such as BrainsGate’s groundbreaking ischemic stroke system--benefit significantly from real-time support by experienced physicians. By supporting remote surgical instruction and guidance, BrainsGate enables physicians anywhere to learn from the expertise of experienced users and become proficient in performing the procedure. Additionally, with medical experts on-call to consult on the procedure as needed, the innovative guidance system will enhance post-training physician confidence and promote increased use of the system and potentially lifesaving surgical technique.

According to Zami Yerushalmy, Executive for Claron Technologies, the new tele-mentoring system solves a common IT problem in the operating room (OR). “The typically low bandwidth connection of the hospital OR results in long delays in information display on remote workstations when using a desktop image sharing application, making these systems problematic for tele-mentoring where real-time feedback is crucial,” he explains. “Moreover, desktop applications typically use compression technology to speed data transfer, significantly degrading image quality.”

To provide built-in tele-mentoring support for its new image-guided ischemic stroke platform, BrainsGate collaborated with Claron to overcome these problems and create a flexible, easy-to-implement solution.

“Our new SPG cerebral vasodilatation stroke treatment involves minimally invasive implantation of a neuro-stimulator. It is an exacting procedure with a significant learning curve,” comments Srulik Dvorsky, R&D Manager for BrainsGate. “Studies have shown that surgeons learning the procedure performed it faster and with significantly more success with real-time mentoring support. This support, however, demands precise synchronization between the local and remote workstations so that the mentor and OR physician share the same visual representation in real time and can work interactively to master new techniques and optimize the results. The advantage of the TeleSync system is its ability to transfer large amounts of information in real time, an ability which standard remote desktop applications lack.”

In the new Claron-BrainsGate solution, both the OR and remote mentor workstations actually run the same image guidance application locally—it is not shared over the Internet similarly to a desktop sharing application. Prior to the start of a mentoring session, the TeleSync system synchronizes the two workstations by transmitting all large volumetric imaging data. Following this, to minimize data transfer volume and optimize display time, the system transmits only ongoing changes. This information triggers the update to the remote screen locally in near real-time—almost as the computations are made to update the local screen itself.

Under the guidance of the system’s artificial intelligence, video updates of the surgical field are communicated at a compression level and frequency determined by the available bandwidth as well as the clinical usefulness of these images at the specific stage in the operation.

“The result,” according to Srulik Dvorsky, “is that a greater number of physicians can be trained in use of the system, regardless of their physical location, and patients anywhere can benefit from more advanced, immediate stroke treatment when seconds count.”

The new BrainsGate TeleSync system consists of multiple computers communicating over a digital network, usually the Internet. They include one or more local surgical guidance workstations at the healthcare institutions, one or more remote mentoring workstations, and a collaboration server. The workstations' connection to the Internet is typically controlled by firewall routers which prevent the workstations from being accessed by programs running outside the institution. To solve this problem, the collaboration server is set up to be accessible by programs running on all the other computers.

In addition to typical peripherals such as a display and input devices, the local workstation is outfitted with an optical or electromagnetic tracker to sense the position of the patient anatomy and the surgical instruments as well as video cameras to capture the surgical field.

Offering easy and flexible set-up, the remote mentoring workstation is typically a standard PC with no special peripherals.

TeleSync was created to support immediate use for virtual training and support of physicians at more than 70 sites worldwide that are participating in a pivotal clinical trial for the BrainsGate SPG implant device and image-guided implant procedure. This virtual training eliminates the need for BrainsGate personnel to travel onsite to provide instruction and allows maximum flexibility in the timing of training sessions.

Already, the benefits of tele-mentoring in SPG procedures have been demonstrated by comparison of early surgeries performed without real-time assistance and those performed later with virtual mentors using a simple screen sharing system. However, a more recent comparison with virtual collaborations using the new Guide View TeleSync system found that TeleSync’s superior training experience was far more beneficial for surgical performance.

About Claron Technology, Inc: Claron is dedicated to the application of image processing, image sharing and image distribution in medicine. It has extensive experience in developing systems that help clinicians identify anatomy and tissues of interest, visualize and analyze them, and securely distribute them on a variety of different platforms from desktop to smartphones. Claron helps healthcare vendors, ranging from young start-ups to giant device and IT vendors such as Philips, McKesson and Medtronic, deliver more value to their clinical customers faster by incorporating its technology into their products. Claron's technology is licensed in a range of formats, including low-level modules, platforms, sub-systems, applications and custom engineered exclusive solutions. For more details, visit www.clarontech.com.

About BrainsGate Systems: BrainsGate is a medical device company committed to developing a novel treatment modality, electrical SPG stimulation. This platform technology has been shown to increase blood flow to the brain and as a result has broad potential for treating central nervous system disorders. BrainsGate is currently focusing on improving the outcome of patients suffering from ischemic stroke, in a 24 hour window after onset of symptoms. For more details, visit www.brainsgate.com.

Jun 2012 - Claron Debuts Nil App for BlackBerry PlayBook, Provides Anywhere, Anytime Medical Image Viewing

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Claron Technology introduces at SIIM 2012 the BlackBerry PlayBook app for the Nil family of medical imaging viewers, which support anytime, anywhere web-based review of a full range of imaging modalities and related data. The Claron Nil viewers include both NilRead for diagnostic applications and NilShare for referring physician and other non-diagnostic users.

The Nil app for the BlackBerry PlayBook provides one-click, ultra-fast access to the innovative image viewer running either on Claron's NilCloud or a medical facility's dedicated Nil server. The new app complements Claron.s zero-footprint Nil web viewer accessible on any desktop, tablet or smartphone. The new app is now available for the PlayBook for free on BlackBerry App Worl..

Innovative Nil technology provides authorized users sophisticated exam viewing and manipulation capabilities, including 2D, multi-planar reformatting (MPR), 3D and even echocardiology with full cine. It allows comprehensive image manipulation with window/level, zoom, pan, rotate and more in either single or multiple window layouts.

Nil allows medical facilities to securely distribute images and reports outside their network without maintaining a dedicated complex IT infrastructure. It is also a versatile, flexible and easy-to-use tool for image viewing on any mobile device, providing medical facilities with an ideal complement to their existing PACS solution.

Users access images from either cloud-based storage or by logging into their local Nil server. Nil web technology is compatible with all major desktop OS, and also includes dedicated apps for all the major smartphone ecosystems. Nil uses highly optimized client-server communication to remain highly responsive even over limited bandwidth and high latency connections, such as cellular 3G.

"Now BlackBerry PlayBook users have a new ultra-fast and convenient way to access images on Nil servers," says Claudio Gatti, co-founder and co-CEO of Claron. "BlackBerry devices are widely used in the medical environment, and we anticipate that the new Nil app for the BlackBerry PlayBook will be very popular among IT managers and physicians in today's fast-paced, HIPAA-conscious world."

"We're pleased that Claron is expanding support for the BlackBerry platform with their new Nil app for the PlayBook," said Peter Ng, Sr. Director, Alliances Strategy & Business Development at Research In Motion. "The BlackBerry PlayBook offers Nil customers an ultra-portable design, letting users easily carry the tablet with them. It also includes a high resolution display that offers sharp viewing, and delivers the responsive performance needed for handling medical images."

About Claron Technology, Inc: Claron is dedicated to the application of image processing, image sharing and image distribution in medicine. It has extensive experience in developing systems that help clinicians identify anatomy and tissues of interest, visualize and analyze them, and securely distribute them on a variety of different platforms from desktop to smartphones. Claron helps healthcare vendors, ranging from young start-ups to giant device and IT vendors such as Philips, McKesson and Medtronic, deliver more value to their clinical customers faster by incorporating its technology into their products. Claron's technology is licensed in a range of formats, including low-level modules, platforms, sub-systems, applications and custom engineered exclusive solutions. For more details, visit www.clarontech.com.

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Jun 2012 - Claron Introduces Easy Multi-Site Image Sharing with NilFeed at SIIM 2012

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Claron Technology introduces NilFeed, an image sharing extension for its family of Nil medical image viewers that enables easy, flexible communications among unrelated sites. Nil viewers, which include both diagnostic and referring physician offerings, run within a browser on any Web-enabled device. Using NilFeed, a Nil site can now collaborate easily and securely with any external medical facility, whatever its imaging infrastructure, without setting up and maintaining a dedicated VPN connection. A remote site can upload or download a DICOM study from a Nil server using only secure HTTPS protocol.

NilFeed is recognized by a DICOM network as a service class provider, enabling images to be easily pushed to Nil from any PACS. NilFeed also supports importing a DICOM file through Windows' regular drag and drop mechanism. Once imaging data has been received by NilFeed, it is automatically uploaded to the Nil archive and made available to Nil users.

John Wallace, System Manager for Vanderbilt Imaging Informatics, comments, "At VUMC, NilFeed is under clinical evaluation to enable our trauma specialists with the ability to assess potential community hospital transfer cases by uploading remote patient images. Previously, this type of image communication was accomplished with a dedicated VPN connection to our Access Center, but the approach was not scalable and was costly. NilFeed, used in conjunction with our on-site, virtualized Nil server, has already demonstrated the potential to significantly improve this critical trauma scenario. Our specialists are notified when a study has been uploaded, and they can quickly make an informed assessment based on the relevant images. They especially like the ability to interact with the referring doctor in a live, collaborative fashion before a transfer decision is made. NilFeed performs the live collaboration perfectly. The Claron engineers have been extremely easy to work with, and their dedication to developing NilFeed to meet our specific needs here at Vanderbilt has been excellent."

"Working with VUMC, we discovered several other clinical scenarios where NilFeed proved extremely useful," says Claudio Gatti, co-founder and co-CEO of Claron. "For example, it allows distributed research groups to collaborate on a clinical trial without shipping physical media. Using NilFeed, data can be easily uploaded and downloaded from a selected principal trial archive with minimal IT setup. NilFeed also enables direct site to site image sharing without storage of sensitive clinical data on a third party cloud system, allowing an institution to remain in full control of its HIPAA-compliance status."

NilFeed can also append non-DICOM images and PDF reports to any existing DICOM study, allowing data sharing from a variety of different imaging systems. In addition to PDF, most popular image formats are also supported, including JPEG, GIF, TIFF and PNG.

Claron's NilFeed is the latest addition to the growing Nil family. Nil viewers are a Web-based software solution that allows clinicians to securely visualize imaging studies anywhere a Web browser is available with no application download. It is compatible with Windows, Apple, Linux, iPad, iPhone, Android and Blackberry. Nil apps for the major mobile ecosystems are also available. Nil supports viewing from both local and cloud-based archives, allowing ease of access and high performance. Since its introduction at RSNA 2010, Nil has been integrated with the technologies of a growing number of partners in various imaging markets, including Radiology, Eyecare and Pathology. NilFeed will be on display at Claron booth 410 at SIIM 2012.

About Claron Technology, Inc: Claron is dedicated to the application of image processing, image sharing and image distribution in medicine. It has extensive experience in developing systems that help clinicians identify anatomy and tissues of interest, visualize and analyze them, and securely distribute them on a variety of different platforms from desktop to smartphones. Claron helps healthcare vendors, ranging from young start-ups to giant device and IT vendors such as Philips, McKesson and Medtronic, deliver more value to their clinical customers faster by incorporating its technology into their products. Claron's technology is licensed in a range of formats, including low-level modules, platforms, sub-systems, applications and custom engineered exclusive solutions. For more details, visit www.clarontech.com.

About Vanderbilt University Medical Center: Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is a comprehensive healthcare facility dedicated to patient care, research, and biomedical education. Its reputation for excellence in each of these areas has made Vanderbilt a major patient referral center for the Mid-South. Each year, people throughout Tennessee and the Southeast choose Vanderbilt for their health care needs, not only because of its excellence in medical science, but also because the faculty and staff are dedicated to treating patients with dignity and compassion. Vanderbilt's mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.

2011

Nov 2011 - Claron introduces Nil Image Viewer for iPad and iPhone

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Claron Technology announces the introduction of an iPad and iPhone app for its family of Nil medical image viewers. Nil viewers-- which include both a diagnostic version introduced this year at RSNA and referring physician offering-- run on any device within a Web browser. Now, Claron offers even greater convenience for Apple technology users with a free Nil app available at the Apple Store. The new Nil iPhone/iPad product will provide complete access to all the functionalities of NilShare and NilRead, including side-by-side viewing, arrangement and comparison of multiple series/multiple studies. Series can be linked and viewed synchronized. The new Nil app also will support two new advanced viewing protocols for PET-CT or PET-MR data fusion and for optimized viewing of enhanced MR and CT studies.

"The NilRead viewer will now be easy to find on the Apple Store," says Claudio Gatti, co-founder and co-CEO of Claron. "This introduction combines the flexibility of Nil's Web approach to image viewing, with the established online and mobile markets provided by the iOS platform. Users will be able run the viewer from Claron Nil servers or enter their own private server address."

Claron's Nil viewer is a web-based software solution that allows clinicians to securely visualize 2D and 3D imaging studies anywhere a Web browser is available with no application download. It is compatible with Windows, Apple, Linux, iPad, iPhone, Android and Blackberry. Nil supports viewing from both local and cloud-based archives, allowing ease of access and high performance. Since its introduction at RSNA 2010, Nil has been integrated with the technologies of a growing number of partners in various imaging markets. The iOS app offers a complementary option to increase the ease of access to Nil on mobile devices. This product introduces Claron's new family of Nil apps for all the major mobile platforms. It will be demonstrated at Claron booth at RSNA 2011 and available on the Apple app store by the end of the year.

About Claron Technology, Inc: Claron is dedicated to the application of image processing, image sharing and image distribution in medicine. It has extensive experience in developing systems that help clinicians identify anatomy and tissues of interest, visualize and analyze them, and securely distribute them on a variety of different platforms from desktop to smartphones. Claron helps healthcare vendors, ranging from young start-ups to giant device and IT vendors such as Philips, McKesson and Medtronic, deliver more value to their clinical customers faster by incorporating its technology into their products. Claron's technology is licensed in a range of formats, including low-level modules, platforms, sub-systems, applications and custom engineered exclusive solutions. For more details, visit www.clarontech.com.

Nov 2011 - Claron Debuts Nil Cloud-Based Diagnostic Browser, Enhanced WIF Medical Imaging IT Development Platform at RSNA 2011

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Claron Technology, a leading developer of software for advanced visualization and analysis of medical images, highlights major expansions and enhancements to its two major product families: Nil (No Install) and WIF (Withinsight Framework) at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conference.

Claron adds to its Nil cloud-based exam viewer family with NilRead, a full-featured viewer designed to enable diagnostic reading anywhere, anytime and on any device -- tablets, smartphones, laptops or desktops. The viewer includes support for all modalities, customizable hanging protocols, prior-current comparison, extensive measurements, many advanced visualization features (thin/thick slabs, MIP, volume rendering, PET/CT fusion), secure email bookmarks and real time collaboration.

The viewer complements existing viewer NilShare, which provides clinician and patient access to interactive reports and real-time consultations and collaboration. NilShare was introduced last year and was quickly licensed by a number of modality and PACS vendors.

Nil products provide anywhere, anytime viewing, visualization and manipulation of images from all modalities. Nil clients are programmed using pure AJAX (HTML and Javascript), supported on any web-enabled computing device, and provide both a mouse-based and multi-touch UI. With a zero-footprint architecture, Nil clients run securely and instantly and leave no trace in memory when closed, requiring no IT support. Nil server-side software requires no special graphics hardware, allowing it to be easily virtualized and run in a cloud environment. Nil uses highly optimized client-server communication to remain usefully responsive even over connections with limited bandwidth and high latency, such as cellular 3G.

NilShare and NilRead can be integrated in any DICOM network and are available as turn-key systems for hospitals, imaging groups or radiology practices. Claron plans to file a Class II 510k submission for NilRead with the FDA by the end of the year.

This RSNA, Claron will also debut release 2.0 of WIF, a rich collection of software building blocks for accelerating the development of a wide range of medical imaging applications. In this latest release, WIF has been ported to C#, expanded to provide over 10,000 functions and optimized to run faster and generate higher quality images. In addition to supporting desktop and thin-client deployment, it now also supports zero-footprint technology and powers members of the Nil products family. WIF was commercially introduced in 2008 and is already licensed by more than a dozen OEMs shipping products that visualize and manipulate CT, MRI, ultrasound, X-ray and ophthalmic images for diagnosis, analysis and guidance of therapy.

About Claron Technology, Inc: Claron is dedicated to the application of image processing technology in medicine. It has extensive experience in developing systems that help clinicians identify anatomy and tissues of interest, visualize and analyse them, and safely navigate their instruments during surgical procedures. Claron helps healthcare vendors, ranging from young start-ups to large multi-national device and IT vendors deliver more value to their clinical customers faster by incorporating its technology into their products. Claron's technology is licensed in a range of formats, including low-level modules, platforms, sub-systems, applications and custom engineered exclusive solutions. For more details, please visit www.clarontech.com.

Oct 2011 - Claron Technology Awarded European Patent for MicronTracker Video Pose Tracking System

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System Supports Image Guided Surgeries, Brain Stimulation and More

Claron Technology, a leading developer of software for advanced visualization and analysis of medical images, announced today issuance by the European Patent Office of patent no. 1527417B1 entitled "A Video Pose Tracking System and Method" for the company's MicronTracker system. One of the most advanced systems of its kind, Claron's MicronTracker optical pose tracking technology uses real-time stereoscopic vision to detect and track the location and orientation (pose) of specially marked objects in space. These objects, which may be a surgical tool or anatomical location, are marked using small checkered target patterns ("Xpoints").

Claron has held a U.S. patent for its MicronTracker technology since 2005, and it currently is in use worldwide by more than 250 medical centers, research sites and medical device OEMs.

Using visible light in real-time to detect marked objects, Claron's MicronTracker is a fully passive system, by contrast with older generation systems that require built-in infrared light emission. "Claron's MicronTracker, with its rich functionality, uses a fundamentally different, advanced approach than prior tracking technologies. Target patterns are detected reliably, and the location of a pattern's center is precisely pinpointed by Claron's advanced processing algorithms", says Zami Yerushalmy, Executive for Claron. "MicronTracker's calibration accuracy of 0.2mm RMS leads the field. It is the smallest and lightest certified tracking system on the market and provides a new level of flexibility for building clinical image-guidance and tracking applications."

Together with the company's Withinsight Framework (WIF), Claron also offers the MicronTracker through ClaroNav, a surgical and interventional navigation platform, which can be customized to guide a wide range of medical procedures. The ClaroNav platform accelerates the development of applications and systems for advanced guided surgeries, brain stimulation, ENT procedures and other clinical applications. It also helps support robot guided surgeries including ablation and biopsy.

With the MicronTracker, ClaroNav features the smallest and lightest camera available today, which is suited to the compact spaces required in medical applications. It delivers real-time sub-millimeter pose data at high frame rate and supports a high dynamic range mode to function reliably under operating room light conditions.

Claron offers four different MicronTracker models to support different fields of measurement, frame rate and precision. The systems can be configured with multiple cameras to increase the field of measurement size and reduce line-of-sight interruption. MicronTracker uses simple-to-prepare, printable target markers on paper or plastic sheets or DuraMark material tested to sustain over 100 cycles of steam sterilization. The system is Windows, Mac and Linux compatible and affordably priced.

About Claron Technology, Inc: Claron is dedicated to the application of image processing technology in medicine. It has extensive experience in developing systems that help clinicians identify anatomy and tissues of interest, visualize and analyse them, and safely navigate their instruments during surgical procedures. Claron helps healthcare vendors, ranging from young start-ups to large multi-national device and IT vendors deliver more value to their clinical customers faster by incorporating its technology into their products. Claron's technology is licensed in a range of formats, including low-level modules, platforms, sub-systems, applications and custom engineered exclusive solutions. For more details, please visit www.clarontech.com.

Oct 2011 - Claron Technology Debuts Version 2.0 of Withinsight Framework (WIF) for the Development of Medical Imaging Application

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Claron Technology, Inc., a leading developer of software for advanced visualization and analysis of medical images, debuts version 2.0 of Withinsight Framework (WIF), a powerful platform for the acceleration of medical image visualization applications. This next generation solution provides enhanced features and functionalities that now address the full range of imaging modalities, offer richer user interfaces with multiple modes of interaction and answer specific partner requests for enhancements.

Highlights of WIF 2.0 include a migration to the C# programming language, delivery of faster and higher quality rendering, registration and segmentation of images and built-in support for cloud-based image viewing.

“Zero-footprint applications that can be efficiently controlled using a multi-touch user interface are all but certain to become commonplace across the radiology and healthcare enterprise. This is a radical change in architecture, which will be challenging for many medical imaging software providers. With this release, we have taken the first steps in enabling our customers to make the transition more easily,” says Doron Dekel, co-CEO of Claron and architect of WIF. “Our rapidly evolving and diversifying Nil family of applications is a showcase of how WIF 2.0 supports mobile and cloud-based products. But, this is just the beginning.”

Commercially introduced in 2008, the WIF platform accelerates development of a diverse range of specialized medical imaging software by facilitating such computer tasks as automation of segmentation, registration and abnormality detection as well as controlling multiple data volumes and clipping and colorizing spatial regions. The platform is becoming increasingly powerful and versatile as the user and applications base expands. The number of companies using or developing applications on WIF has doubled in the past two years to more than twelve.

“The latest WIF release is faster, more robust and supports more than 10,000 functions. Today, it could easily be used to design rich and powerful systems, such as an entire PACS or an advanced visualization workstation,” says Claudio Gatti, Claron co-CEO. “Most of our users, however, are vendors of specialized imaging applications that benefit from WIF components that accelerate specific aspects of their development process. To date, applications built on the platform have ranged from specialized automated processing engines to clinical applications for analysis of breast MRI, lung CT and ophthalmology. They also include programs providing therapy guidance, for example, for neurology ENT and spine.”

Dekel points out that WIF, which is provided to customers as source code, has been ported from Visual Basic to C# because use of the C# language is much more prevalent in the medical imaging community. Other new enhancements include expanded support for images of all modalities, expanded segmentation methods, faster elastic registration, faster higher quality volume renderings and richer support for extracting, manipulating and rendering polygonal surfaces.

“Withinsight Framework is the only platform of its kind meeting the specialized needs of the medical imaging IT community and is the cornerstone of our firm’s own software development,” says Gatti. “This latest release with all its new features and benefits demonstrates our long-term commitment to continual upgrade and expansion of the platform for the benefit of all our end users,” comments Dekel.

About Claron Technology, Inc: Claron is dedicated to the application of image processing technology in medicine. It has extensive experience in developing systems that help clinicians identify anatomy and tissues of interest, visualize and analyse them, and safely navigate their instruments during surgical procedures. Claron helps healthcare vendors, ranging from young start-ups to large multi-national device and IT vendors deliver more value to their clinical customers faster by incorporating its technology into their products. Claron's technology is licensed in a range of formats, including low-level modules, platforms, sub-systems, applications and custom engineered exclusive solutions. For more details, please visit www.clarontech.com.

Oct 2011 - Perfint and Claron announce long-term partnership for interventional image-guidance products development

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Perfint Healthcare and Claron Technology announced today an agreement to partner in developing innovative products that will help clinicians plan and deliver therapy using CT, Ultrasound and MRI patient images. Perfint will lead the development with system integration, marketing and sales. Claron will contribute its image processing platform Withinsight Framework (WIF), extended and customized as needed for specific applications and target markets.

"Perfint, based in India, is keenly aware of the needs in emerging markets for low-cost, yet accurate and efficient, interventional image guidance products," says S Nandukumar, Perfint's CEO. "Using Claron's WIF platform and its deep expertise in image-guidance allows us to rapidly create, evolve and customize such products for different applications and markets."

"We share Perfint's enthusiasm for creating a new generation of simple, effective, low-cost image-guidance products, and are confident our technology will greatly accelerate their development and evolution," says Doron Dekel, Claron's Co-CEO and CTO. "We continue to expand WIF's range of building blocks for designing image-guidance products, which includes optical pose trackers as well as automated image registration, planning and tool guidance modules. Our technology's affordable price and our flexible model for business partnerships will help make Perfint's products successful in a wide range of countries and healthcare delivery models."

About Perfint Healthcare Pvt. Ltd: Perfint Healthcare is in the business of Interventional Oncology Assistance Solutions with an emphasis on Emerging Society needs, while being relevant in advanced societies. Perfint's first product PIGA CT, CE, UL certified, is a Robotic tool positioner for minimally invasive CT guided interventions like Biopsy, FNAC, Pain Management and ablation procedures. It has been installed in top hospitals and diagnostic centers in Asia Pacific, India and West East. PIGA CT is a Frost & Sullivan award winning product.  As it expands beyond Asia to EU, China and the USA, Perfint is also working towards launching its ROBIO series of Robotic positioners and a sector defining Ablation Assistance product during 2011 - '12. For more details, please visit www.perfinthealthcare.com.

About Claron Technology, Inc: Claron is dedicated to the application of image processing technology in medicine. It has extensive experience in developing systems that help clinicians identify anatomy and tissues of interest, visualize and analyse them, and safely navigate their instruments during surgical procedures. Claron helps healthcare vendors, ranging from young start-ups to large multi-national device and IT vendors deliver more value to their clinical customers faster by incorporating its technology into their products. Claron's technology is licensed in a range of formats, including low-level modules, platforms, sub-systems, applications and custom engineered exclusive solutions. For more details, please visit www.clarontech.com.

Aug 2011 - Claron Technology Awarded ISO Certification in Three Categories Medical Imaging Innovator Poised for International Growth

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Claron Technology, the Toronto-based medical imaging software innovator, has received International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification in three categories for its quality management system, testifying to the strength of its broad-based imaging IT solutions. From its recently introduced Nil zero-footprint web-based DICOM viewer to its ClaroNav surgical-guidance-by-video platform and versatile Withinsight Framework (WIF) advanced visualization software framework, Claron’s advanced technology has established the company as an industry innovator since its inception in 2001.

Claron was awarded ISO 13485: 2003 certification based on its ability to demonstrate consistent compliance with customer and regulatory requirements applicable to its medical devices and related services. Claron also met specialized ISO 13485 (CMDCAS) certification requirements for the sale of its medical devices in Canada and successfully showed compliance with ISO 14971:2007 by demonstrating an effective process for identifying, evaluating and controlling any potential risks associated with product use throughout its lifecycle.

“ISO standards are voluntary, and Claron’s certification clearly positions the company as a growing international technology player whose offerings can be implemented with a high level of confidence anywhere in the world, whether as a stand-alone solution or as part of an OEM product,” comments Claudio Gatti, Claron co-founder and co-CEO.

Gatti notes that Claron has helped bring to market key innovations in medical image processing, distribution and related technologies. “As a relatively small and specialized vendor, Claron has the ability to partner with clients to develop solutions that address genuine market demand,” he says, adding that now clients around the globe can be even more assured of the strength of that partnership.

“Claron’s strict adherence to ISO standards demonstrates its commitment to delivering the highest quality technology to the medical imaging market around the world. Importantly, our quality processes were carefully designed to ensure we will be able to maintain our rapid pace of innovation, while ensuring product integrity and reliability,” comments Doron Dekel, Claron co-founder and co-CEO.

About Claron Technology, Inc: Claron is dedicated to the application of image processing technology in medicine. It has extensive experience in developing systems that help clinicians identify anatomy and tissues of interest, visualize and analyse them, and safely navigate their instruments during surgical procedures. Claron helps healthcare vendors, ranging from young start-ups to large multi-national device and IT vendors deliver more value to their clinical customers faster by incorporating its technology into their products. Claron's technology is licensed in a range of formats, including low-level modules, platforms, sub-systems, applications and custom engineered exclusive solutions. For more details, please visit www.clarontech.com.

Jun 2011 - Claron Technology Announces Integration of Nil Zero-footprint viewer with CoActiv Medical and VoyantHealth Cloud-Based Solutions

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Claron Technology today announced two new integrations of its zero footprint Nil viewer with CoActiv Medical and VoyantHealth cloud based solutions. Since its introduction at RSNA 2010, Nil has integrated with a growing number of partners in the radiology and ophthalmology/optometry market. Nil is a software solution allowing clinicians to securely visualize 2D and 3D imaging studies inside or outside the hospital network. It runs anywhere a Web browser is available, on Windows, Apple, Linux, iPad, iPhone, Android and Blackberry. Nil users can organize collaboration sessions with their clinical partners where all participants share and annotate the same study in real time. By providing an enhanced experience to their clinicians, Nil allows hospitals, physician groups and imaging centers to maintain and increase their referral base.

"The Nil platform, with its innovative zero footprint foundation and ability to be fully virtualized, provides our customers the flexibility to integrate easily with their cloud based solutions," said Claudio Gatti, co-founder and Co-CEO of Claron Technology. "Customers can deploy Nil in their web based cloud solution without restrictions and implement the solution that is right for them."

CoActiv Medical’s recently announced EXAM-BROWSERTM universal clinical viewer is based on Claron’s Nil technology. “Finally, physicians have a sophisticated, but easy-to-use, method to communicate, consult and collaborate across multiple image platforms, including local PCs as well as mobile devices,” said Ed Heere, President and CEO of CoActiv. “CoActiv is excited about introducing this major innovation in medical image communications. EXAM-BROWSER will allow physicians to view any modality from any PACS in any format. Viewing anatomy as 3D structures will help all physicians as well as patients more fully understand a diagnosis. CoActiv is one of the industry's leading providers of secure, HIPAA compliant, medical image archiving and with the new viewer’s standards-based technology, images stored on the CoActiv Vendor-Neutral, Cloud-Based Archive can be viewed in conjunction with any PACS.”

Nil will also be deployed in the Orthopedic market through integration with VoyantHealth’s revolutionarily OrthoWeb. “The cloud technology platform allows us to deliver OrthoWeb to our customers using a completely new model”, says Zeev Glozman, CEO of Voyant Health. “Nil universal viewer is the perfect match for OrthoWeb allowing our user base to view and interact with images anywhere they can access OrthWeb. OrthoWeb is based on industry standard cloud technology like SaleForce and Amazon Cloud EC2, and Nil's ability to naturally operate in those environment made the integration process very smooth and efficient.”

About Claron Technology, Inc: Claron is dedicated to the application of image processing technology in medicine. It has extensive experience in developing systems that help clinicians identify anatomy and tissues of interest, visualize and analyse them, and safely navigate their instruments during surgical procedures. Claron helps healthcare vendors, ranging from young start-ups to giant device and IT vendors such as Philips, McKesson and Medtronic, deliver more value to their clinical customers faster by incorporating its technology into their products. Claron's technology is licensed in a range of formats, including low-level modules, platforms, sub-systems, applications and custom engineered exclusive solutions. For more details, please visit www.clarontech.com.

About CoActiv: CoActiv Medical™ is a leading healthcare software and IT systems provider offering a full line of PACS, digital image cloud-based data storage services and related solutions for hospitals, imaging facilities and medical practices of all sizes. CoActiv’s EXAM-PACS® family of web-based PACS solutions provide leading edge, affordable and scalable image management with sophisticated tools that cater to the needs of radiologists as well as a full range of other imaging specialists.

About Voyant Health: Voyant Health has one mission: dramatically improve the orthopedic surgeon’s work life to support high-quality care and allow more time with patients. We help surgeons do this every day by delivering integrated workflow solutions for the clinic, the hospital, the operating room, and beyond.

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Jun 2011 - Claron Technology makes the PROFIT 200 list for the third consecutive year

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Medical imaging software developer Claron Technology, headquartered in Toronto, has been included in the 23rd annual PROFIT 200 ranking of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies by PROFIT Magazine. Ranking Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies by five-year revenue growth, the PROFIT 200 profiles the country's most successful growth companies. Published in the Summer issue of PROFIT and online at PROFITguide.com, the PROFIT 200 is Canada's largest annual celebration of entrepreneurial achievement.

This is the 3rd consecutive year in which Claron appears on the list. Last year, Claron was ranked 82nd, based on its 760% revenue growth from 2004 to 2009. This year, Claron was ranked 191, based on its 212% revenue growth to $3,339K CAD ($3.4M USD) in 2010. The company, which is privately owned by its founders, has been profitable each year since its inception 10 years ago.

"The PROFIT 200 companies are the innovative, high-growth enterprises Canada needs to compete on the global stage," says Ian Portsmouth, Editor-in-Chief of PROFIT Magazine. "PROFIT is proud to celebrate their achievements and ambitions, and we encourage all businesspeople to learn more about the many ways they've come so far, so fast."

"We see our repeated inclusion in the PROFIT 200 list as a recognition of our ability to be of growing value to our corporate partners even during times when the industry went through painful cost cutting. We continue to build that ability by broadening our technology platform, adding to our team of 30 exceptionally productive engineers and creating a minimal overhead environment that encourages contact between engineers and customers," says Doron Dekel, co-founder and Co-CEO. "We currently see strong market interest in Nil, our zero-footprint (no install) applications technology, ClaroNav, our surgical-guidance products suite, and WIF, our advanced visualization software framework. The combination of increased capacity to deliver value and increased interest in that value gives us reason to believe that our rapid growth will continue for some years to come," says Claudio Gatti, the other co-founder and Co-CEO.

About Claron Technology, Inc: Claron is dedicated to the application of image processing technology in medicine. It has extensive experience in developing systems that help clinicians identify anatomy and tissues of interest, visualize and analyse them, and safely navigate their instruments during surgical procedures. Claron helps healthcare vendors, ranging from young start-ups to giant device and IT vendors such as Philips, McKesson and Medtronic, deliver more value to their clinical customers faster by incorporating its technology into their products. Claron's technology is licensed in a range of formats, including low-level modules, platforms, sub-systems, applications and custom engineered exclusive solutions. For more details, please visit www.clarontech.com.

About PROFIT Magazine: PROFIT: Your Guide to Business Success is Canada's preeminent publication dedicated to the management issues and opportunities facing small and mid-sized businesses. For 29 years, Canadian entrepreneurs and senior managers across a vast array of economic sectors have remained loyal to PROFIT because it's a timely and reliable source of actionable information that helps them achieve business success and get the recognition they deserve for generating positive economic and social change. Visit PROFIT online at PROFITguide.com.

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2010

Dec 2010 - Claron Launches Live Dynamic Reports and Collaborations for Referring Physicians: RSNA

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Claron Technology announced the introduction of Nil, a software solution allowing radiologists to give their referring physicians secure access to live reported studies inside or outside the hospital network. Physicians can access the data through a referring physician web portal and receive dynamic bookmarks through email or pdf reports with embedded live links. The live reports can contain complete 2D studies plus multiplanar and 3D reconstructions. All the common modalities are supported including X-ray , CR, DR, CT , MR, Pet-CT, SPECTS , US, SC and DICOM embedded PDF. The viewer can run anywhere a Web browser is available, on Windows, Apple, Linux, iPad, iPhone, Android and Blackberry.

Radiologist can organize collaboration sessions with their referring physicians where all participants share and annotate the same study in real time. By providing an enhanced experience to their physicians, Nil allows hospitals, radiology groups and imaging centers to maintain and increase their referral base.

Nil extends to radiology the easy distribution and collaborations capabilities of the Web and the mobile world that we take for granted in many other parts of our lives. It has already been integrated by a major modality manufacturer and the feedback at RSNA has been phenomenal, especially on the collaboration functionality," says Claudio Gatti, co-CEO and co-founder of Claron Technology.

Nil is also a perfect match for providers of data storage both in the cloud or in more classical archiving solution. Nil is a non diagnostic tool, but it complies with HIPAA regulation by providing industry standard security access through Windows authentication and SSL encryption. The server backend is scalable to accommodate an expanding user base and it has been designed to run in a Web farm environment.

Visit Claron at booth 1006D in the Lakeside hall to get a live demonstration of Nil.

Jun 2010 - Claron signs an agreement with BrainsGate as part of Premier McGuinty mission to Israel

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Claron was invited to participate in Ontario's Life Sciences Mission to Israel, led by Ontario's Premier Dalton McGuinty. During the one-week visit to Israel, Claron met with 11 current or prospective client companies, discussing collaborations in developing a wide range of exciting new technologies. A memorandum of understanding launching one such collaboration, between Claron and BrainsGate, was signed in a formal ceremony in Tel Aviv (see picture). The collaboration aims to develop a tele-mentoring system, allowing an expert at central location to guide and assist surgeons performing challenging image-guided procedures practically anywhere in the world.

Signing ceremony in Tel Aviv



Left to right: Jon Allen (Canada Ambassador to Israel), Dalton McGuinty (Premier of Ontario), Doron Dekel (co-CEO Claron Technology), Noam Levy (CFO BrainsGate), Yossi Opper (Israel's Chief Scientist), Sandra Pupatello (Ontario's Minister of Economic Development and Trade).

First deals signed during ontarion mission to middle east

Jun 2010 - Claron Technology makes the PROFIT 100 list

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Claron Technology is very proud to announce that it has been included in the 22nd annual PROFIT 100 ranking of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies. Claron has qualified for the PROFIT 100 category in the 82nd position overall. Ranking Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies by five-year revenue growth, the PROFIT 100 profiles the country's most successful growth companies. Published in the June issue of PROFIT and online at PROFIT100.com, the PROFIT 100 is Canada's largest annual celebration of entrepreneurial achievement.

Feb 2010 - Claron Technology is featured in the Ontario Showcase of MaRS Diagnostic Imaging report

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Claron Technology is featured in the Ontario Showcase of MaRS Diagnostic Imaging report

 

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