AG Bell’s Circle Alliance Founding Partners Goes Poof from their Website
AG Bell Association has had two major cochlear implant companies as their Circle Allinace Founding Partners – Advanced Bionics and Cochlear Americas – both have been in hot water and fined for faulty productions and/or wrong doings.
- FDA fined Advanced Bionics $1.1 Million dollars and their CEO $75,000 for faulty CI that had moisture leakage that resulted in shocks
- numerous CI recalls – including one that contributed to meningitis resulting in deaths and recent “failing hot” recall)
Cochlear Americas –
- Cochlear Americas (Dept of Jusice fined Cochlear Americas $880,000 for engaging in kickbacks and fraud)
The Circle Alliance Founding Partnership included both companies giving AG Bell THOUSANDS of dollars annually for the past several years. In exchange for what – is unclear.
Advance Bionics used to have a top Banner on the AG Bell website but that went missing after March of 2010 and the Circle Alliance Founding Partnership with Advance Bionics and Cochlear Americas logos was up on the AG Bell Association website but just recently got pulled.
Nada there or here
Odd how we havent seen any AG Bell press release or update alert about these Circle Alliance Founding Partners being given the boot or going AWOL.
Curiouser and Curioser
Advanced Bionics and Cochlear Americas were also big sponsors for the AG Bell conference. (totaling more than $40,000)
Not sure who will be their big sponsors for the upcoming July conference in D.C.