Manchester collaboration to develop a software tool to identify fractures associated with osteoporosis

We’re delighted and excited to be part of the team delivering on a new project, STOpFrac, to identify vertebral fragility fractures. Funded by the National Institute for Health Research Invention for Innovation programme, and in partnership with the University of Manchester, Central Manchester Foundation Trust and the National Osteoporosis Society, the project will develop a fully automated computer system, which can be used to analyse medical images containing the spine and accurately identify any vertebral fractures.
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Successful CQC registration for ASPIRE™

We’re pleased to announce that our CQC registration application for our ASPIRE™ vertebral fracture case finding service has been successful. ASPIRE™ will help you find many previously undiagnosed vertebral fragility fracture patients who require management to lower their future fracture risk. Visit our ASPIRE™ product page for more information and to request a no-cost service pilot to demonstrate how effective the service will be in your hospital.

Featured in ‘The Times’

We’re honoured to be in The Times newspaper this morning, or rather their excellent SuperNorth supplement, for our work on developing a clinical service for early detection of osteoporotic vertebral fractures. SuperNorth is also available free online and covers a whole range of activities under the banner of the “Northern Powerhouse” – the UK government’s plan to boost economic growth in the North of England. You can read the article here or the full supplement here.

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Optasia shortlisted for Bionow Healthcare Project of the Year Award 2015

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve been shortlisted for the 2015 Bionow Healthcare Project of the Year for our work on identifying vertebral fracture patients for Fracture Liaison Services (FLS). The awards, which will take place at the Mere Golf Resort and Spa, Cheshire, on the 26th November 2015, will showcase the very best of companies and businesses, located in the north of the UK, in the life sciences sector. For a list of all nominees and categories, visit Bionow.

National Bone Health Alliance Releases New Patient Education Video for World Osteoporosis Day

It’s World Osteoporosis Day and our partners at the National Bone Health Alliance released a new video today showing a real life account of the impact undiagnosed osteoporosis can have. As told by her daughter, “Betty’s Story” brings to life the connection between osteoporosis and broken bones in order to teach us all what we need to know and do to keep our bones strong as we age. Continue reading