April 9, 2007 - Eynsham, Oxford, England

SunTech Medical's Oscar 2 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitor (ABPM) has received an A/A rating based upon the British Hypertension Society (BHS) protocol as reported in the April 2007 issue of Blood Pressure Monitoring (Goodwin et al., 2007)

The independent evaluation was conducted in the United Kingdom by researchers at James Cook University Hospital. Results showed the Oscar 2 received an A grade for both systolic and diastolic pressures.

Considered the gold standard by many experts worldwide (Pickering et al., 2006), ambulatory blood pressure monitoring provides a comprehensive assessment of a patient's blood pressure profile. ABPM provides valuable information on BP variability, overnight dipping and morning surge that in-clinic and home BP monitoring cannot provide.

The SunTech Oscar 2 is clinically validated to all three internationally recognized standards: British Hypertension Society (BHS) (A/A), European Society of Hypertension (ESH) International Protocol, and the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) SP10. The sleek, lightweight design of the Oscar 2 combined with the comfort of SunTech's patented Orbit blood pressure cuff dramatically increase patient testing compliance. The included AccuWin Pro V3 software allows flexible programming of the ABPM unit, rapid analysis of the data, and a customizable printed report. The automated interpretive summary provides concise and helpful information on BP averages, overnight dip percentage, and instances of White-coat syndrome.

About SunTech Medical:

SunTech Medical's OEM blood pressure technology is used by many of the world's leading patient monitoring and defibrillator equipment manufacturers. Offerings include algorithms for particular patient environments and conditions including patient transport (ambulance, helicopter, or gurney), patient motion (tremors and spasms) and specific patient populations (dialysis, neo-natal, pediatric, bariatric, or veterinarian). SunTech's finished goods solutions include automated blood pressure monitors for stress and exercise testing, our 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitor and general and specialized blood pressure cuffs.