Bone Index, Ltd., a European leading manufacturer and distributor of medical devices, has entered into a partnership with Lifeline Screening, one of the top providers of preventive screening services in the United States. This strategic partnership will see the two firms provide innovative bone density screening to clients in America. The two companies will leverage the Lifeline’s screening events to reach to as many Americans as possible.
Hosts of studies have shown that undiagnosed osteoporosis is a global health concern. For instance, osteoporosis accounts for two million broken bones annually in the U.S. alone, translating to an expenditure of more than $19 billion. Experts project that by 2025, the expenditure will increase to $25.3 billion. Limited access and the high cost of osteoporosis diagnostics have frustrated the health professionals’ efforts of dealing with the issue of broken bones.
Dr. Ossi Riekkinen of Bone Index believes the innovative bone density screening, also known as Bindex®, will be instrumental in reducing undiagnosed osteoporosis significantly. The head of business development unit at Lifeline Screening, Kelly Daubach, stated that collaborating with Bone Index, Ltd., enables Lifeline to provide more accurate and affordable bone density screening services to clients.
How does Bindex® work?
Bindex® comprises of a point-of-care device that measures tibia’s cortical bone thickness and the algorithm that computes the Density Index. This Index is used as a parameter for estimating the density of the bone mineral at the hip.
What is Bone Index Ltd.?
Bone Index Ltd. is a Kuopio-based company that has invested heavily in the development of state-of-the-art devices for screening and diagnosing osteoporosis. Bone Index Ltd. opened its doors in 2011.
What is Lifeline Screening?
Lifeline Screening is an institution of high repute that specializes in the provision of budget-friendly and effective preventive screenings. It also equips people with health information to help them lead happier and healthier lives. The prestigious institution believes that collaborating with medical professionals to test and detect health complications early is an essential strategy for improving the quality of life.
Lifeline Screening partners with competent healthcare professionals to organize community-based screening events. The institution offers its screening services in neighborhoods across the United States, ranging from senior centers, community centers, corporations, nursing homes, to places of worship. It boasts highly trained and licensed technologist who use sophisticated screening equipment to obtain accurate lab results. Some of the screening procedures offered by Lifeline Screening require minimal preparations while others do not need any preparation.
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