DECEMBER 2008
WELCOME...

...to the year-end issue of Update from Neuro Kinetics, Inc., manufacturers of medical diagnostic equipment used worldwide for vestibular, brain and nervous system evaluations. We’re sending you this e-newsletter because we have a relationship with you or your organization. You can opt out of future e-mails below,  but we hope you’ll stay with us and help us ... grow by forwarding this e-mail to colleagues working on neurological, neuro-otological and ophthalmic issues. Thank you for your support!

In this issue:




PROFILE: DR. HOWARD MANGO, CLINICAL ENTREPRENEUR

Howard Mango wanted to be an actor. But when that didn’t turn out as hoped, he focused his career on audiology, just as a new sense of professionalism was bringing the specialty to the forefront. Now Mango runs a successful clinic in Orange County, California, and will soon open a second and perhaps a third. “To be successful as audiologists, we have to think big,” he says. As he expands, Mango is adding a new I-Portal® NOTC system from Neuro Kinetics. Read his profile here.




CLINICIAN'S CORNER: UNDERSTANDING CALORIC TESTING

Caloric testing is arguably the most widely used vestibular test. But how it is performed often varies, including differences in defining common practices in the U.S. and elsewhere. Dr. Terri Ives, our in-house audiologist, highlights some of those variations. Access her report here.




NEWS: THREE MORE MILITARY MEDICAL CENTERS USING NOTC FOR BRAIN INJURIES

In a push to improve diagnosis of returning military personnel for traumatic brain injuries, three leading military medical centers – Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton and Tripler Army Medical Center – recently purchased the I-Portal® NOTC System (Neuro Otologic Test Center).  The three join a growing roster of U.S. military medical facilities using the I-Portal® NOTC System, including the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth and Madigan Army Medical Center. See our news release here



NEWS: TWO NEW INDEPENDENT SALES REP AGENCIES NOW ON BOARD

We’re delighted that two top independent sales agencies with long-standing regional ties in the medical equipment arena have opted to represent us. The two new agencies are Philadelphia-based Midlantic Technologies Group, LLC (www.midlantictech.com) and Long Island–based Inter-Med Technologies (www.intermedtech.com). We’re now up to eight independent sales representative agencies in the United States, and one in Korea. Know of an independent sales agency in Europe? We are looking to build up our presence on that aide of the Atlantic too. Read more here.




YEAR AHEAD: NEW TESTS & EVALUATIONS

Despite the economic problems impacting everyone, the year drawing to a close has been good to us. Sales are up, as are our benchmarked measurements that we use to track user support and satisfaction. To all of our users, vendors, shareholders, employees and other stakeholders, thank you. Looking ahead, CEO Howison Schroeder says 2009 will be a year of new options, new and enhanced products and services, and ongoing commitment to the quality of customer support. “Yes, the economy will be a challenge, but we’re confident about the year ahead. We’ll have some exciting announcements about new tests, plus new and enhanced products and services. We’ll beef up our research capabilities, and will remain committed to being the responsive, reliable partner our clinical and research users need. We are excited about the new year.”

And to all of you, from all of us at Neuro Kinetics, the best of the holiday season!




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