SOURCE: ImageXpres Corp

August 20, 2009 14:00 ET

ImageXpres "Digital" Checklist Assists & Documents Safer Surgery

Surg-i-Scan™ Checklist System Has Potential for Improved Patient Care, and Resultant Lower Insurance Costs to Hospitals

ROCHESTER, NY--(Marketwire - August 20, 2009) - ImageXpres Corporation (PINKSHEETS: IMJX) today announced further details about its "digital" surgical safety checklist system, designed to re-enforce and document improved surgical safety protocols resulting from hospital use of surgical safety checklist boards now being sold to hospitals in the U.S.

ImageXpres is working closely with a number of medical surgical supply organizations in order to reach thousands of hospitals in a timely manner. The U.S. market is estimated at over $25 million annually, based upon the number of surgical operating suites, and could reach over $100 million annually by 2012.

John Zankowski, ImageXpres President and CEO, states, "The ImageXpres Surg-i-Scan™ Safety Checklist System, and accompanying checklist boards, signals the beginning of a new systems platform for digital interactive medical systems from ImageXpres. This is the first of several new software/hardware systems we have been developing for the past year, and one that should prove to be very beneficial to the medical surgical marketplace."

The analog, custom-designed Surg-i-Scan™ Safety Checklist boards are currently available for sale by ImageXpress. The ImageXpres Surg-i-Scan™ Safety Checklist digital system will be fully tested in hospital market trials before being generally available by fourth quarter.

The company will be announcing sales and distribution partnerships with companies already selling medical products to hospitals and operating rooms, which are looking for new products to distribute, in the U.S. and internationally.

Mr. Zankowski concludes, "This particular product is one that clearly can benefit every hospital and surgical suite no matter where they are located. The WHO study has documented the benefits to hospitals and patients, in terms of lowered deaths and lowered surgical procedural errors, thus saving lives and improving healthcare delivery. We are pleased to be a part of the WHO initiative, and we are working diligently to reach the thousands of hospitals and out-patient surgery centers who need our product."

"The Surg-i-Scan™ system incorporates several unique features, providing a comprehensive documenting of each surgical procedure performed at the hospital. We believe the benefits for the patient are the driving force for adoption of the checklist system by surgeons and hospitals. In addition, documentation of correct procedures by the operating team will lead to fewer lawsuits and lowered insurance premiums for doctors and medical centers, resulting in lower delivery costs and improved patient care."

About ImageXpres Corporation

ImageXpres is a digital imaging and printing company, headquartered in Rochester, NY. ImageXpres develops imaging systems solutions for commercial printing, consumer photo, health and business communications market segments. ImageXpres is currently manufacturing and marketing a family of self-service interactive digital kiosks, and LitePix Digital Displays, digital signs that provide unique advertising benefits for business owners. The Company's website is www.imagexpres.com.

Statements in this press release about the company's future expectations, including the rate of growth of the Company's revenues derived from sales of its safety and security products, and all other statements in this release other than historical facts, are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27 A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21 E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. It is important to note that actual results and ultimate corporate actions could differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements based on such factors as changes in consumer demand, satisfaction or desire for our products for a variety of reasons. Such "forward-looking statements" are subject to risks and uncertainties set forth from time to time in the company's reports and financial statements.

Contact Information

  • FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
    John S. Zankowski, President
    ImageXpres Corporation
    info@imagexpres.com
    ph: (585) 292-5177