IRVINE, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--For the eighth consecutive year, Nihon Kohden has donated the proceeds from the sale of one of its EEG-1200A machines to benefit the American Epilepsy Society’s (AES) clinical and basic research fellowships. The EEG system was purchased by University of Texas Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, and 100 percent of the proceeds, which equals $27,186.12, was presented to AES at 2 p.m. on Dec. 3 during the society’s annual meeting in Houston.
“For the 65 million people around the world who suffer from epilepsy, these programs are critical to gaining the knowledge we need to improve treatment and ultimately find a cure.”
"We count ourselves fortunate to have a longtime supporter like Nihon Kohden that embraces our mission of eradicating epilepsy,” said Michael D. Privitera, M.D., president of the American Epilepsy Society. “Their donated equipment sale supports research and education initiatives that will move the needle for better treatment and care for people with epilepsy.”
Dr. Stephen A. Thompson, assistant professor of University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston/Memorial Hermann Hospital, also commented, “We chose to purchase Nihon Kohden equipment for our facility because the company has consistently provided high quality, reliable neurology products. By working with their premier EEG technology, we will not only improve the lives of patients today but also support the important epilepsy research that will help them in the future.”
Nihon Kohden’s support of AES is part of the organization’s fundraising efforts to support the society’s educational, research and training offerings. Proceeds will be designated to support post-doctoral fellowships and early career grants awarded by the Lennox & Lombroso Trust and a clinical research training fellowship awarded by the Susan S. Spencer Fund.
“We are honored to support AES’s research and education initiatives for the eight year in a row,” said Kathy Hart, vice president of marketing, Nihon Kohden America. “For the 65 million people around the world who suffer from epilepsy, these programs are critical to gaining the knowledge we need to improve treatment and ultimately find a cure.”1
About Nihon Kohden Corporation
Founded in Japan in 1951, Nihon Kohden is the leading manufacturer, developer and distributor of medical electronic equipment, with subsidiaries in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The company’s products are now used in more than 120 countries, and it is the largest supplier of electroencephalography products worldwide. A pioneer in transformational healthcare technology, Nihon Kohden has envisioned, designed and produced revolutionary devices, such as pulse oximeters, arrhythmia analysis, low-invasive blood volume monitoring and wireless patient monitoring. In the U.S., the company is a trusted source for patient monitoring, sleep assessment, neurology and cardiology instrumentation solutions, and has been recognized for the highest customer satisfaction among U.S. hospitals and health systems for 40 consecutive quarters (MD Buyline). For more information, visit us.nihonkohden.com.
1 Epilepsy Foundation
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