Monthly Archives: December 2015

BiaCare Compression Garments

SYDNEY, Australia. Aurora BioScience Pty. Ltd. today announced that it has entered into a sales and marketing distribution agreement for Australia and New Zealand with BiaCare, a leading provider of lymphoedema compression garments.

Aurora BioScience entered into a distribution agreement in December 2015; under the agreement Aurora Bioscience will be responsible for the sales, marketing, clinical support and distribution in both the Australian and New Zealand markets.

BiaCare is dedicated to helping meet the challenge of oedema with products that produce positive outcomes and improve the quality of life.

With well over 10 years of experience in manufacturing innovative compression garments, BiaCare is a diverse group of people, ranging from clinical professionals, engineers, marketing associates and design and production experts. All bring a unique set of talents to the table and share a common vision of providing the best therapeutic solutions available.

“The BiaCare range of compression garments are a truly innovative and important product line for the treatment of oedema, especially in the area of lymphoedema; these products have the potential to significantly improve the lives of patients” said Darren Banks, Managing Director of Aurora BioScience.

The BiaCare range includes compression garments for both lymphoedema and wound care, a full range of accessories as well as bandages, foams and other consumable items.

“We are extremely excited to be launching such an innovative and quality range in Australia and New Zealand and believe that the BiaCare products can have a significant impact on patient lives” stated Mr. Banks.

About Aurora BioScience Pty Ltd

Located in Sydney Australia, Aurora BioScience is committed to providing advanced, high quality medical devices and healthcare products to assist medical professionals within Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands healthcare markets, to contribute to the enhancement of patient’s quality of life. Our areas of interest include lymphoedema, cancer therapies, neurology, pulmonology, and haematology and blood products.

For more information, please visit www.aurorabioscience.com.au

About BiaCare

The prefix “Bia” is of Greek origin and means “life”, similar to “Bio”. The name BiaCare captures, in a single word, the driving force of the company – to care about life. As we all know, life is full of physical challenges. BiaCare is dedicated to helping meet those challenges with products that produce positive outcomes, and improve the quality of life. BiaCare is located in Zeeland, Michigan, U.S.A.

www.biacare.com

DigniCap at Cabrini Brighton – A Patients Perspective

Aurora BioScience recently received a wonderful letter from a lady, Marie, who recently used the DigniCap at Cabrini Brighton in Melbourne. Please see her letter below. If you are a patient or medical professional who would like to contact Marie or want more information on how the DigniCap can assist you, please contact Aurora BioScience on 1300 309 994

Aurora Bioscience, NSW

23rd November 2015

Dear Annick,

I am writing to you to thank you and to say how lucky I am to be one of the few women to use the DigniCap Scalp Cooling System while undergoing chemotherapy at Cabrini Brighton.

In April this year I was diagnosed with Secondary Breast Cancer and was advised that the most suitable treatment plan was chemotherapy. Without sounding shallow or vain, when my oncologist was discuss the treatment, I did not think of the harmful effects that Chemotherapy was going to have on my body, the only thing I thought of was the fear of losing my hair.

When I went to visit the chemo ward of the hospital, the nurse ran through how the Dignicap will work when I come in for my treatment. At the time it was recently trialled with a group of women at Cabrini Brighton and there were very positive results. I was initially concerned on how I would tolerate the cold temperature on my scalp, but was prepared to try it if it could save my hair.

When I arrived for my first chemotherapy treatment, the nurses fitting the cool cap and began the process of cooling my scalp. After the initial 2-3 min of discomfort, described more like a “brain freeze” I was pleasantly surprised that this initial feeling subsided and was quite comfortable during the duration of the chemo therapy treatment.

After undergoing 17 sessions of chemotherapy in conjunction with the scalp cooling system, I am so thrilled with the results and the minimal impact on my hair. I am still able to have my hair blow-waved weekly and my hairstylist even said that he has seen my hair thicken and some areas.

It’s hard enough facing the devastating diagnosis of Breast Cancer and having to undergo chemotherapy. What is really exciting is that now this new amazing technology is available to help reduce the physical and psychological impact of this treatment. It is my belief and hope that this new technology is embraced by more hospitals and medical practices to support women going through this life changing time.

Kind Regards

Marie P

(Cabrini Brighton Hospital patient)