New Phototherapy Device for Treating Jaundice in Infants

Published: 26th January 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th January 2015 04:02 AM   |  A+A-

Dr-R-Shanmugasundaram

CHENNAI: Brilliance Pro, a phototherapy device to treat infants with jaundice, was launched by Phoenix Medical systems recently.

The device has features such as Smarttilt to provide consistent intensity across the baby’s skin, regardless of the angle at which the light head is oriented.  It also has an integrated light meter to measure the intensity of light and sleek head unit. Phoenix Medical Systems was established to provide cost effective and innovative solutions for the care neonates.  Dr R Shanmugasundaram, head of Neonatology dept at Dr Mehtha’s Hospital, said that it is an effective and advanced treatment, which is available at an affordable cost to treat  newborns with jaundice.  V Sashi Kumar, managing director,   Phoenix Medical Systems, said that it has been priced at $500 globally, which is approximately Rs 25,000  to 30,000. AJ Viola, product manager, Newborn Health, D-REV, Dr K Githa, Neonatology Dept, Prashanth Multispeciality hospital, Dr J Kumudha, professor and head of Neonatology, Institute of Child Health were present.  

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