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2010-06-15 13:46:00

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Environmental Tectonics Corporation's (OTC Bulletin Board: ETCC) ("ETC" or the "Company") Training Services Group has been awarded a contract by the United States Air Force to provide a suite of altitude chambers. The contract, valued at over $38 million, was awarded to ETC following a competitive bid process. The research altitude chambers will be manufactured at ETC's main manufacturing plant in Southampton, Pennsylvania. The...

2010-05-26 06:30:00

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., May 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Environmental Tectonics Corporation's (OTC Bulletin Board: ETCC) ("ETC" or the "Company") NASTAR® Center will host this year's "Embassy Day", an exclusive educational training technology forum for military and technology attaches. Three ETC business units will showcase the latest in aerospace training technology and training programs for military, space, and first responder applications. Embassy Day is June 2nd and 3rd,...

2010-05-10 10:56:00

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Environmental Tectonics Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: ETCC) ("ETC" or the "Company") and its National AeroSpace Training and Research (NASTAR®) Center will attend the 81st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) from May 9-13, 2010, at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel in Phoenix, AZ. This marks the 30th year that ETC has attended and supported AsMA. The meeting supports a shared...

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2010-04-30 09:20:19

The sharp turns, ups and downs, and high speeds of today's roller coasters bring a lot of thrills, but if you're not careful, the ride could also cause damage to your ears, say physicians at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Their case study offers the first reported link between the force of acceleration in roller coasters and a common ear injury "“ ear barotrauma "“ that occurs when there is a relatively quick change in pressure between the external environment, the ear drum and...

2010-04-14 06:30:00

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Environmental Tectonics Corporation's (OTC Bulletin Board: ETCC) ("ETC" or the "Company") Biomedical Systems Division today announced the sale of a BARA-MED® XD computerized monoplace hyperbaric oxygen chamber to Mercy Medical Center in Canton, OH. Hyperbaric chambers are used in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), a non-invasive procedure in which the patient breathes 100% oxygen while fully enclosed in a specially...

2010-02-23 06:30:00

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Environmental Tectonics Corporation's (OTC Bulletin Board: ETCC) ("ETC" or the "Company") Biomedical Systems Division today announced the placement of two (2) BARA-MED XD computerized monoplace hyperbaric oxygen chambers at Blue Mountain Health System Hyperbaric and Wound Care Center, Lehighton, PA. Hyperbaric chambers are used in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), which is a non-invasive procedure where the patient breathes 100% oxygen...

2010-02-03 06:30:00

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Environmental Tectonics Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: ETCC) ("ETC" or the "Company") announced today that Holloman Air Force Base, located in New Mexico, trained an additional approximate 1,000 pilots on its G-LAB® Human Centrifuge during 2009. This brings the total pilots trained since the device was commissioned to almost 31,000 students. The USAF purchased the G-LAB in 1988 and over the past 21 years has utilized...

2009-10-13 14:49:00

NASA has signed a patent license agreement with a California company to improve the medical community's access to hyperbaric chambers used to treat many medical conditions and emergencies. OxyHeal Medical Systems Inc. of National City, Calif., will develop new products based on technologies NASA originally developed for space. Hyperbaric chambers create an environment in which the atmospheric pressure of oxygen is increased above normal levels. The high concentrations of oxygen can reduce the...

2009-07-01 12:00:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Two flight surgeons supporting Wyle and its NASA Bioastronautics Contract have been selected for the next astronaut class. NASA announced last week that Dr. Kjell Lindgren and Dr. Serena Aunon, both assistant professors at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, are among nine new astronauts selected from a pool of 3,565 applicants. UTMB is one of Wyle's major subcontractors on its...

2009-06-29 16:31:52

Exercise requires the integrated activity of every organ and tissue in the body, and understanding how these respond to the decreased oxygen levels present at moderate to high altitude is the focus of the current special issue of High Altitude Medicine & Biology, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. (www.liebertpub.com). The entire issue is available free online at www.liebertpub.com/ham Guest Editor Peter D. Wagner, MD, Distinguished Professor of Medicine &...


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