The Michener Institute Establishes Educational Alliance with CRYOS Technologies



    $75,000 donation-in-kind to enhance simulation-education in Chiropody

    TORONTO, Jan. 31 /CNW/ - The Michener Institute for Applied Health
Sciences and CRYOS Technologies have established an educational alliance that
will enhance the simulation-education of Ontario's Chiropody students.
    The $75,000 donation-in-kind includes the installation of the BioVizion
medical imaging system, a license to the associated software, maintenance,
upgrades and on-site education for chiropody faculty.
    BioVizion is a non-invasive medical imaging system designed for the
general assessment of posture. The image-based data of a patient's posture is
then incorporated into the chiropodist's assessment of that patient's foot in
order to determine a corrective course of treatment for the foot. The new
technology will enable Michener chiropody students to simulate patient-centred
clinical interactions where they can measure treatment results, compare the
results over time and communicate them clearly and simply to the patient.
    "CRYOS' strategic alliance with Michener will provide our chiropody
students with an unprecedented simulation experience," explains Paul Gamble,
President and CEO of The Michener Institute. The technology will allow for
high-fidelity simulation of real-life scenarios where faculty can assess
students' readiness for clinical. "The result is chiropody students who
possess well-developed patient interaction and follow-up skills and the
confidence to handle a variety of patient situations as well as foot
pathologies."
    As part of the gift agreement, CRYOS will also be providing an annual
$1,500.00 scholarship for Michener Chiropody students.
    "CRYOS is extremely pleased to have entered into this alliance with the
Michener Institute," says John Stimpson, President of CRYOS Technologies Inc.
"It will permit us to showcase our BioVizion technology while providing
significant educational benefits to Michener's chiropody students. The
opportunity to make use of advanced technology and integrating the advantages
that it brings will assuredly result in a richer learning experience."
    The gift agreement was finalized in June 2007 and implementation of the
BioVizion system occurred in late 2007 thanks to the collaborative input and
efforts of faculty from Michener's chiropody program.

    About The Michener Institute
    ----------------------------
    The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences is Canada's only
post-secondary institution devoted exclusively to applied health science
education. Since 1958, Michener has educated applied health professionals who
serve a vital role in the country's health care sector in such fields as
medical laboratory science, medical radiation sciences, respiratory therapy,
chiropody, diagnostic cytology, genetics technology, ultrasound, magnetic
resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT). In 2008 the
Michener Institute is commemorating its 50th anniversary by celebrating
educational excellence and inspiring healthcare transformation.
    Interprofessionalism, patient-centred learning and simulation-enhanced
education, are essentials of the Michener academic experience for over
5,000 full-time, part-time and continuing education students. The
Michener Institute is publicly funded by the Province of Ontario and further
enriched through partnerships with universities, private sector companies and
leading healthcare organizations. For more information, visit www.michener.ca.

    About CRYOS Technologies Inc.
    -----------------------------
    Cryos Technologies Inc. is the culmination of 25 years of R&D and
clinical experience in the assessment and correct ion of postural health.
Since 2004, Cryos is owned and operated by Frédéric Gremillet, DPM and
Philippe Legaré, DPM and their partners.
    Cryos enjoys an industry reputation for its innovative products: the
Cryos dynamic orthotic and BioVizion non-invasive medical imaging system.
    For more information about CRYOS Technologies, visit www.cryos.com





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