Diaton Tonometer Receives Approval in Australia by Government Department of Health and Ageing, TGA
BiCOM Inc., obtained approval for unique medical device DIATON, THROUGH the EYELID Tonometer by Department of Health and Ageing, Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), which approves new medical devices before they can be sold in Australian market. DIATON Glaucoma IOP Eye Test through the eyelid aids in quick and painless glaucoma diagnostics in children and adults.
Now, TGA Australia approval in addition to USA Food & Drug FDA, CE MARK and other countries' approvals allows BiCOM Inc., a global distributor of the advanced Tonometer Diaton – unique tonometry Glaucoma Eye Test www.GlaucomaEyeTest.com THROUGH THE EYELID to proceed with distribution to satisfy rapidly increasing demand for Glaucoma screenings in Australia and other countries.
As per Australian Government, Department of Health and Aging, glaucoma causes blindness in 16% of 4.8 million Australians aged 55 or more.
"Gaining approval in Australia is an important milestone for our company and our unique tonometer. TGA approval enables us to reach the Australian market and to perhaps influence related markets," stated Roman Iospa, CEO of BiCOM Inc., "We’ve been receiving many inquiries of Diaton tonometer from Australia and now we are able to satisfy the demand of optometrists, ophthalmologists, doctors covering rural areas and other organizations that have been contacting us with the support of our distributor Device Technologies Australia." http://www.device.com.au Diaton Tonometry is a unique approach to measuring intraocular pressure (IOP) through the eyelid – no contact with the cornea (non-contact and non-corneal), no anesthesia drops or sterilization is required. BiCOM's pen-like, hand-held, portable diagnostic device is perfect for measuring eye pressure and helps in diagnosis and prevention of blindness caused by glaucoma. Tonometer Diaton is irreplaceable for mass glaucoma screenings in children and adults.
Diaton Tonometer is intended for use by Inpatient & Outpatient Clinics such as Hospitals, Emergency Rooms, Nursing & Elderly Homes, General & Specialty Practitioners as well as by Ophthalmology and Optometry practices.
This new transpalpebral methodology has received the Gold Medal at the International Exhibition of Innovation Research and New Technology – "Brussels Eureca" & the Gold Medal at the International Exhibition of Research and new Technology in Geneva. Portability, safety and simplicity make Tonometer Diaton ideal for a wide range of applications: for mass screening of the population, at the patient's bedside, in geriatrics homes, in children hospitals, for the military and for home use.
Tonometer Diaton is the solution in the following cases when the use of other devices is problematic or impossible:
- Mass screening of patients.
- IOP control during clinical observation and selection of adequate hypotensive therapy for glaucoma patients.
- Serial tonometry for obtaining Diurinal curve.
- IOP can be obtained without removing contact lenses.
- IOP measuring in immobilized patients – measurement can be done sitting or supine.
- IOP measuring in children. Measurement is taken outside of the visual field.
- Patients with the following conditions: chronic conjunctivitis, corneal pathology including keratitis, keratotone, corneal dimness, after penetrating keratoplastics, keratoprosthesis, laser refractive correction, high degree of ametropy, astigmatism.
- On patients with medicinal allergies.
- Lasik / LASEK / PRK (Diaton can be used for IOP measurement right after these surgeries)
BiCOM Inc., had signed DEVICE TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRALIA PTY LTD as BiCOM's Australian distributor of Diaton tonometers. Having representatives throughout Austalia, Device Technologies now covers the full scope of customer service, which involves client training, follow ups, hotline support, sales support, etc. To get more information on the device or to make a purchase, visit the official Diaton website — www.TonometerDiaton.com, or call at the toll free number 1-877-diatons (877.342.8667) or a direct phone number in Australia 1800 429 551
About BiCOM Inc.
BiCOM, with its 19 years of tradition and global clientele, has proven to be the enterprise of the highest level of professionalism, integrity and financial solvency. A unique team of engineers, medical, legal and business experts makes BiCOM Inc. the right place for global talent to find support and guidance. BiCOM Inc. sees its mission in bringing to market innovative products developed and manufactured worldwide.
Diaton Tonometer is currently represented and has tonometer distributors in over 50 countries and growing. More about BiCOM or obtain information about distributors and distributorship in your country visit: www.TonometerDiaton.com
About Device Technologies Australia:
Device Technologies is a major supplier of leading edge medical equipment and consumables to hospitals and healthcare professionals throughout Australia and New Zealand. http://www.device.com.au Device Technologies carries a wide range of products: Topcon Products, Quantel Medical, Heine, Haag Streit, Reliance Ophthalmic Equipment, BiCOM Inc., Optonol – Ex-Press Mini Glaucoma Shunt, BD Ophthalmic , Katena, Albert Heiss Products, Anton Meyer – Diamond Knives, Arcadophta Products, John Weiss, Labtician Products, Medtronic Products, Odyssey, Oculus – BIOM/SDI 4, PST Trays, Human Optics, Shin-Nippon, DIA and OptoGlobal
In December 2006 OMF joined Device Technologies, the largest independently owned medical supply company in the southern hemisphere. This merger has given OMF greater resources and allowed them to focus exclusively on the needs of its customers, and to keep abreast of technology in related paramedical industries.