Canadian innovator to showcase flexible, robust technology for clinical labs and point of care at world’s largest medical trade fair
TORONTO, October 07, 2015 – Fio Corporation will make its first-ever appearance this year at MEDICA, the world’s largest annual medical trade fair, with an exhibit showcasing its integrated diagnostic and data technology. The four-day MEDICA 2015 fair runs Nov. 16 to 19 in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Fio developed the Fionet™ system to respond to quality assurance and data management challenges faced by healthcare providers and decision makers in today’s increasingly decentralised healthcare markets. When used with the Deki™ Reader, an intelligent mobile diagnostic device that provides an automated analysis of rapid tests for multiple health conditions, Fionet makes it possible to remotely monitor operator performance and transform aggregated field data into immediately actionable insight.
“Whether your focus is the best possible outcome for an individual patient or the best use of resources across an entire clinic chain or public health system – effective healthcare management starts with accurate and timely information,” said Ian Fine, Chief Technology Officer at Fio. “As rapid testing technology is making it possible to make more immediate and better-informed clinical management decisions for patients, our technology is making it possible to capture valuable data from those interactions so that quality issues or other trends can be identified and addressed in real time.”
Fio’s appearance at MEDICA this year will provide an opportunity for the company to share lessons learned from bringing innovation to decentralised healthcare services after years of experience operating in developing countries. The Toronto-based company first marketed the Fionet system in Africa and Latin America to demonstrate its utility even in the most remote settings.
In 2013 Fio’s work in Colombia contributed to the achievement of the top “Malaria Champions of the Americas” award from the Pan American Health Organization and other partners. This year Fio launched a collaborative initiative sponsored by Ivanhoe Mines, a Canadian mineral exploration and development company, to support the government’s ongoing campaign to fight malaria in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Fio also continues to contribute to the United States defense department’s ongoing research in biosurveillance and is working with Corgenix Medical Corp to adapt their rapid test for Ebola to operate with the Deki Reader, so that it can be used in combination with the Fionet system to better identify and track suspected Ebola patients and their contacts in the future.
About Fio Corporation
Fio Corporation is a private Canadian healthcare technology company operating at the intersection of healthcare delivery and data. Fio's Deki™ Reader fuses automated data capture with on-the-spot diagnostics to help healthcare providers improve the quality of care they deliver to individual patients, while automatically capturing and disseminating data via the Fionet™ system to strengthen health systems as a whole. Headquartered in Toronto, Fio works with a diverse range of public and private sector organizations around the world and currently conducts commercial operations in Latin America, Africa and Europe.
To learn more about Fio Corporation please visit us during MEDICA 2015 at the Ontario/Canada Pavilion, Hall 3, Booth H14.
In the meantime, you can locate Fio Corporation in “Companies & Products" on the medica-tradefair.com portal or visit our website at fio.com.