TEMECULA, Calif., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- SurgiCount Medical, the wholly-owned operating subsidiary of Patient Safety Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: PSTX), announced that results of independent, unsponsored clinical research conducted by the Mayo Clinic on their multi-year effort to reduce retained foreign objects will be presented and discussed at two upcoming conferences.  The research and related discussion will include the evaluation of the SurgiCount Safety-Sponge® System and its impact on retained surgical sponges at the Mayo Clinic.  

The upcoming conferences are as follows:

23rd Annual Managing Today's OR Suite Conference, Orlando, Florida

Friday, October 1st, 9:30am – 10:45am

What Does It Take to Prevent Retained Foreign Objects

Robert R. Cima, MD, MA

Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery; Associate Professor of Surgery, Mayo Clinic,

Rochester, Minnesota

Cheryl Weisbrod, RN, MSN

Nurse Administrator, Mayo Clinic

Sarah R. Pool, RN, MSN

Resource Nurse Manager, Mayo Clinic, Instructor in Nursing, College of Medicine

James D. Clark, RN, MSN

Nursing Education Specialist, Surgical Services, Mayo Clinic

American College of Surgeons 96th Annual Clinical Congress, Washington DC

Tuesday, October 5th, 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Quality and Outcomes Session I

Robert R. Cima, MD, MA of the Mayo Clinic will present the clinical research study

"Evaluation and Implementation of a Bar Coded Sponge Counter System:

Impact on Retained Sponges After One Year" as part of a discussion panel "We are honored to have our Safety-Sponge® solution validated by extensive, independent research conducted by such a prestigious institution and group of individuals.  To my know