Athena GTX endeavors to keep informed and updated on the latest trends and technologies in the global Medical arena. Here we will share interesting articles, opinions and news that explore the advances and ideas directed toward patient care and innovative products as well as information regarding our Company.

We Listened to You: Meet the Monitor of the Future.

September 29, 2023 Mark I. Darrah, Ph.D. CEO/President Athena GTX, Inc., Johnston, Iowa, is very pleased to announce FDA submittal today, 29 September 2023, for medical clearance to market of an extraordinary new family of mobile medical monitors in response to a growing demand for innovative solutions to an expanding global market. The new Wireless […]

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Supply Chain Disruption and Impacts

October 11, 2021 Mark I. Darrah, Ph.D. CEO/President Due to continuing global demands for electronics, Athena GTX is facing unanticipated and overly burdensome supply chain issues for the critical electronic components needed to produce and deliver our Wireless Vital Signs Monitor (WVSM®) and other product lines. In some cases, parts brokers have been purchasing huge […]

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Athena GTX Product Update – Our Promise To You

April 13, 2020 Mark I. Darrah, Ph.D. CEO/President Athena GTX, Inc is dedicated to supplying the very best in monitoring and life-saving technologies needed to fight the ongoing pandemic. Our team is following the national and state guidelines necessary to control the spread of the infection and ensure the safety of our employees while they […]

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Amid pandemic, medical device maker Athena GTX sales ‘through the roof’

April 10, 2020 Amid pandemic, medical device maker Athena GTX sales ‘through the roof’ Supply chain backlogs, tariff costs are big concerns for owner By Joe Gardyasz | Business Record Senior Staff Writer An Iowa-based patient-care technology company that manufactures remote medical monitoring systems for emergency responders is now working to put its equipment into […]

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To Our Valued Customers and Partners

March 17, 2020. With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak we are facing troubled times. Athena GTX wants to update you on our position to maintain business operations and support of you and our products as long as possible. Things are changing daily and Athena GTX has taken precautionary measures inside our buildings, on all shipments into […]

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Theme park used as testing site for lifesaving device

Marcus McIntosh October 23, 2019. A Johnston-based company turned Adventureland Park into a Navy testing ground. Employees of medical monitoring business Athena GTX used the theme park’s heart-pounding rides to test their effects on fighter pilots through a Holistic Modular Aircrew Physiological Status Monitor —or H-MAPS. H-MAPS is designed to track the vital signs of […]

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Athena GTX receives ISO Certification

Lyn Darrah February 18, 2019. Safety and quality are priorities for Athena GTX and the products we design and manufacture. We are pleased to announce that our facility has been certified to the ISO 13485 -2016 Standard (Medical devices – Quality Management Systems – Requirements for regulatory purposes). This is an internationally agreed standard that […]

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Military-Designed Vital Signs Monitors Could Boost Remote Care

By Jared Kaltwasser, Healthcare Analytics News December 20, 2018. A new military-designed wearable device is making it possible to keep tabs on a robust list of patient vital signs, even in the most remote and extreme circumstances. The U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR) has developed a device called the Wireless Vital Signs Monitor […]

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Cyber Security…sick of hearing about this?

June 28, 2018. Not us. Cyberattacks are on the increase, causing very tangible damage throughout the world. Cyber attackers mean business and they have the intentions and capability. Even minor breaches, like that of the Lizard Squad against PlayStation on Christmas Day, have increased in frequency and strength, but now we are seeing more and […]

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Business Record – Innovation Iowa

Q&A: Mark Darrah May 31, 2018. Entrepreneur Mark Darrah and his wife, Lyn, left Iowa 35 years ago because they were unable to use their degrees in advanced biomedical technology from Iowa State University within the state. In 2007, they returned from Southern California to Des Moines to launch Athena GTX to produce leading-edge medical […]

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American Telemedicine Association Applauds Landmark Expansion of Medicare Telehealth Coverage

President Trump this morning signed into law a funding bill that includes the entirety of the Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act. Originally introduced by Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Mark Warner (D-VA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA), with significant input from ATA and its members, the new law will expand telehealth coverage for accountable care organizations (ACOs), improve flexibility for telehealth use under Medicare Advantage plans, and allow nationwide reimbursement for tele stroke care and home dialysis treatment. The new law provides the largest boost to Federal telehealth coverage and payment in 17 years.

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UV Lighting being used to clean flu virus from ambulances

Hospitals have been using ultraviolet lighting to disinfect equipment for years, but now emergency medical services in the metro are using smaller, portable UV lights to disinfect ambulances.

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Flu still on the rise, hospitalizations high, CDC says

The current flu season is “still on the rise,” the acting director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.

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