Cipher Announces Phase One Complete of First-Ever Mobile Rapid Response Vehicles.CROFTON, Md. -- Cipher cipher: see cryptography.
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The first phase of this project consists of the development of three vehicles (a communications vehicle, a seven-bed intensive care unit, and a mobile lab designed to analyze biological threats), which are designed to interconnect to create a fully functional trauma suite. All are carried on flat-bed trucks rather than traditional tractor trailers, to allow for easier maneuvering in urban settings. Phase II highlights include the addition of a Mobile Surgical Suite and two support vehicles. Phase III Noun 1. phase III - a large clinical trial of a treatment or drug that in phase I and phase II has been shown to be efficacious with tolerable side effects; after successful conclusion of these clinical trials it will receive formal approval from the FDA highlights include the development of a Mobile Pharmacy and a Mobile Laboratory.
"What we're celebrating hopefully never gets used," Sen. Robert Menendez, D-NJ, said during an unveiling October 9 at Hackensack University Medical Center. "But the ultimate goal is to be prepared."
Preparedness for this sort of event has been a concern of federal and local agencies since September 11 and Hurricane Katrina Editing of this page by unregistered or newly registered users is currently disabled due to vandalism. . Senator Frank R. Lautenberg, of the Congressional committee who helped secure funding, says, "We've got to get critical care to the scene quickly and be equipped to provide an array of services on-site. In the event of another disaster, equipment like this mobile surgical unit can provide those services and reduce loss of life."
Cipher provides project management and coordination on this project, with staff from all areas of the company supporting HUMC's efforts. Joel Ucciardi, Cipher's Director of Programs, says that the firm has been thrilled to be a part of this project. "We're so glad to be of service to such an important project, and the accolades and interest from the general public has been amazing. This is a great achievement for HUMC, and we're thrilled that the partnership is going forward with the creation of more mobile care capabilities, through 2010."
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