April 2015 Posts

Advantage Capital Partners Invests $7.2m in Healthcare Tech Company

Advantage Capital Partners Invests $7.2m in Healthcare Tech Company

Advantage Capital Partners, a leading venture capital and small business finance firm invested $7.2 million in 3DR Laboratories, Inc. in August 2012. 3DR Laboratories is a visualization lab that provides 3D imaging services to hospitals and other organizations. The  $7.2 million was a component to an alliance with Kentucky New Markets Development programs. The operation expansion allowed 3DR Laboratories to create 15 new highly paying jobs in a relatively distressed area.

“This funding allows us to enhance our capabilities in order to better serve our clients. It also allows us to maintain our position of leadership in the imaging industry,” said David Ferguson, Managing Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors for 3DR Laboratories.

3DR Laboratories is a vital component to over 200 clients in the health care realm. It provides 3D images by processing CT scans and MRIs performed at hospitals and other health care facilities. It processes over 3,000 cases per month, some in a matter of minutes if it’s an emergency.

“We are pleased to provide funding to 3DR Laboratories,” said Tim Hassler of Advantage Capital Partners of the investment.

Drexel University Dermatolgy Program

Drexel University Dermatolgy Program

Drexel University College of Medicine offers an advanced three-year dermatology program, under the watch of Herb Allen. Drexel trains its students to have top knowledge in caring and treating patients with skin, hair, and nails. Drexel is already topping other dermatology programs at other colleges with its fast-tracked program. In only three years one can have a degree in dermatology. The dermatology program is comprehensive clinical training in diagnosing, treating, and performing surgery on the treatment of the skin, hair, nails, mucous membranes. Other aspects of the training allows students to perform clinical research. Unlike other schools, students will know, first-hand, if what they are treating patients with is substantial or not. With other programs it is mostly book work and exams. At Drexel, it is hands-on learning so students will have real experience with how they will be working in the real world.

Drexel’s Dermatology program has advanced skin care services for patients. They house state-of-the-art medical technology to treat acne, moles, skin cancer, etc. As well as rare skin disorders such as lupus of the skin. And with a caring approach to treating patients, Drexel has a very high success rate with treatment. What makes Drexel great is their diverse areas of expertise. They are exceptionally skilled in: Mohs surgery, laser technology, photodynamic therapy, ethnic skin care, women’s health dermatology, and comprehensive skin care for organ transplant patients. Stated before, Drexel takes extra care for patients. To show their care, they perform early skin and mole exams for the early detection of cancer.

The goal of the dermatology program at Drexel University is to provide excellent care to their patients on their outpatient sites and at their inpatient site so medical students can learn basic and advanced dermatological diagnosis. Other dermatology facilities are very broad in their teachings and care to patients and make empty promises. Not at Drexel. Drexel is skilled in their department of dermatology, dermatologic surgery, and clinical dermatology. Those who are seeking quality skin treatment can certainly trust the board-certified dermatologists at Drexel University. They are always one step ahead of other dermatology programs, leading the way for the future.