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Take a Break From the Birds and Seize the Scalpel in Support of SmartTots!

November 1, 2012 12:00 PM

Newswise — San Francisco – October 17, 2012 – The International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) has partnered with Applied Studios, LLC to raise awareness of and raise dollars for the SmartTots initiative which funds anesthesia research to ensure pediatric safety. Applied Studios has a mobile application called Stitches, an exhilarating game that incorporates a new take on an old classic that pits you against the clock in a game of nostalgia and skill. Users scrub in and take part in some of the most comical surgery ever performed.

The application is available for purchase at $.99 for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad through the Apple App Store. And Applied Studios is now donating 50% of the purchase price to SmartTots.

"We wanted to collaborate with Applied Studios on this opportunity because we felt it was a good match for SmartTots," stated Dr. Michael Roizen, Chair of the SmartTots Executive Board. "Partnering with Applied Studios with this app will increase awareness of the research initiative and raise funds from all age groups and walks of life. The best part is that our supporters can have fun playing the game while feeling good about supporting such an important cause, ensuring the safety of children during surgery."

SmartTots is a multi‐year collaborative effort to increase the safety of anesthetic drugs for the millions of infants and children who undergo anesthesia each year. Early research suggests that some anesthetic drugs may be safer than others when administered to very young children, especially if they undergo multiple surgeries. SmartTots was launched to address the critical public health issues associated with the safe use of anesthesia and sedatives in young children and provide parents and doctors with the information they need when faced with such a dilemma.

About the IARS
The IARS is a non-political medical society founded in 1922 to advance and support anesthesia research and education. The IARS contributes more than $1 million annually to fund anesthesia research and provides a forum for leaders in anesthesia research to share information and ideas. The Society publishes the Anesthesia & Analgesia journal in print and online. For more information on the IARS or SmartTots, please call (415) 296-6900 or visit |

About Applied Studios
Applied Studios is a web, mobile application and marketing media design company located in North Georgia and servicing the Atlanta area and beyond. For more information on Applied Studios, call 706.867.6548 or visit