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June 5, 2019

In 2017, more than 47,000 people died of an overdose involving opioids. This death rate is more than any year on record and has quintupled since 1999(1). This unprecedented rise in mortality is attributed to the proliferation of illicitly made fentanyl and other highly...

February 3, 2019

 I am thrilled to announce that the National Science Foundation has awarded Altrix Medical a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I grant to continue research and development of a miniaturized automated external defibrillator (AED) for smartphones. Sudd...

April 5, 2018

Today the Surgeon General issued an advisory on Naloxone, urging more Americans to carry the drug that reverses an opioid overdose. This is the first time in 13 years that a Surgeon General Advisory has been issued: the ability to get Naloxone during an overdose is a m...

October 28, 2017

My seven year old daughter is severely peanut allergic. Since her diagnosis at the age of one year, I have, like many parents of allergic children, carried around a fear that I might not be able to help her if she ever needs me. As vigilant as I am about carrying her e...

December 27, 2016

Happy New Year everyone.  It’s been a while since I’ve updated this feed and, as we approach the end of a roller coaster year, I thought I’d provide an update.  The big news is that we’ve finished the prototype of the Smartphone AED.  Through a lot of hard work and inn...

September 29, 2016

Today, September 29, is World Heart Day! In honor, and to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease, I’d like to share a few thoughts about sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and new technologies to help save the hundreds of thousands of people who experience an SCA each year...

March 19, 2016

I was explaining defibrillation to a friend earlier this week.  As we were chatting, I found myself also explaining the reason why such devices are vital and why it’s so very important to get automated external defibrillators integrated with Smartphones and to market a...

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