New York, NY, November 22, 2011 - Daxor Corporation (NYSE Amex: DXR), a medical instrumentation and biotechnology company, today announced the receipt of a signed trial agreement from the Harborview Medical Center of Seattle, Washington. This agreement will provide the Harborview Medical Center with a Blood Volume Analyzer-100 (BVA-100), an instrument which enables semi-automated measurement of a patient's total blood volume, red blood cell volume and plasma volume. Blood volume abnormalities are observed in a variety of cardiac conditions and have been associated with poor prognosis.
The Harborview Medical Center is one of the nation's leading hospitals and the only Level 1 adult and pediatric trauma and burn center serving the Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho region (WAMI). The medical center offers highly specialized services such as trauma and burn care, as well as neurosurgery, eye care, vascular, rehabilitation, sleep medicine and spine care. Harborview Medical Center, has over 400 beds and 1200 physicians.
The Ninth and Jefferson Building, which opened in 2009, houses expanded specialty care services, providing greater access to medical experts in key areas. Harborview received the 2007 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service in recognition of the important role Harborview plays in delivering high quality health care throughout the community. U.S. News and World Report's 2010 America's Best Hospitals ranked Harborview among the nation's top three hospitals in rehabilitation care and among the top 20 in neurology, neurosurgery, orthopaedics and geriatrics.
The medical center is owned by King County, governed by a board of trustees appointed by the county and managed by the University of Washington (UW). It is one of four hospitals in the UW Medicine Health System, which also includes Northwest Hospital and Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW School of Medicine, UW Physicians and Airlift Northwest, an emergency air transport service that serves the WAMI region. Harborview has a specific mission to care for the community's most vulnerable patients. It also is the Disaster Control Hospital for Seattle and King County.
Daxor Corporation manufactures and markets the BVA-100, which is used in conjunction with Volumex, Daxor's single use diagnostic kit. For more information regarding Daxor Corporation's Blood Volume Analyzer BVA-100, visit Daxor's website at www.Daxor.com.