Morrisville, NC, USA - April 21, 2008

SunTech Medical launches their Advantage™ HDM (Hemodialysis Monitoring) OEM Non-invasive Blood Pressure (OEM NIBP) technology designed specifically for monitoring blood pressure during hemodialysis. This application-specific technology recently achieved an A rating for both systolic and diastolic blood pressure measurement according to the British Hypertension Society (BHS) protocol.

SunTech Medical recognized the need to address concerns over the accuracy of automated blood pressure measurements on hemodialysis patients. In response, they investigated an oscillometric blood pressure technology for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients during hemodialysis. The results provide a break-through in clinical-grade accuracy for non-invasive automated blood pressure measurement on ESRD patients.

Although recommended, current validation protocols and guidelines do not require blood pressure monitors to be validated on specific patient populations. Consequently, most are validated on readily available healthy volunteers. In this regard, special efforts were made by focusing not only on ESRD patients, but in the environment for which the technology was intended by performing the evaluation during dialysis treatment. This makes SunTech Medical the only current provider of OEM NIBP technology validated for use during hemodialysis treatment.

SunTech Medical wishes to thank the patients and staff at Dr. Georges-L. Dumont Regional Hospital Nephrology Center (Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada). The study was approved by both Health Canada and the Hospital's ethics review board. All subjects were adult volunteers with ESRD currently receiving hemodialysis treatment.

To download the whitepaper for the details of the study click here or visit:
http://www.suntechmed.com/oem_whitepaper

About SunTech Medical:

SunTech Medical provides clinical grade non-invasive blood pressure (NIBP) products and technology. We offer solutions for ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, cardiac stress test blood pressure monitoring, and now a general-use, expandable blood pressure device with temperature and SpO2 upgrades. Our series of OEM blood pressure modules offer customizable NIBP solutions for all clinical applications. Visit us online at www.SunTechMed.com.