A medical company hopes a clinical study on one of its devices will help efforts to reduce drug prescriptions that have played a role in fueling the state’s opioid epidemic. Cleveland-based Innovative Medical Equipment was among the seven 2017 recipients of funding from an Ohio Third Frontier Commission initiative seeking new technological solutions to address the opioid crisis.
Ohio Third Frontier awarded $1.9 million to businesses and institutions in Cuyahoga County to fight the opioid epidemic. "This is an opportunity to save lives," David Goodman, director of the Ohio Development Services Agency and chair of the Ohio Third Frontier Commission, said in a news release.
Innovative Medical Equipment, LLC introduces ThermaZone®, a powerful and practical device that uses thermoelectric technology to provide heating and cooling therapy without the use of ice. The compact ThermaZone device safely and effectively administers therapy at the optimal temperature for pain relief.
Innovative Medical Equipment, LLC was established in 2008 by a world renowned plastic surgeon and migraine research pioneer.