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September 27, 2010 – Raleigh, NC – Athena GTX®, a developer of innovative trauma care products, has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the WVSM™ device, its new compact, patient-worn vital signs monitor.

Originally developed for the U.S. military, the WVSM™ is an innovative device that automatically measures blood pressure, pulse rate, blood oxygenation, and critical cardiac functions from point of injury through transport to a treatment center.  Feedback from military testing revealed that early monitoring, trending, and recording of vital signs improve the survival rates of soldiers.

August 31, 2010 – Morrisville, NC – SunTech Medical, Inc. announces the updated release of the All Purpose Blood Pressure Cuff (APC) Line.

SunTech’s APC cuffs have been re-engineered with a high-quality nylon material that significantly improves durability, is easier to clean and disinfect with a faster drying time, and is easier to apply.  Additionally, the mechanical strength of the bladder has been increased.   These improvements will extend durability without compromising patient comfort, performance, or the functionality of the cuff.  

July 13, 2010 — Morrisville, NC – SunTech Medical, manufacturer of the Oscar 2® 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitor (ABPM), announces the latest release of the system’s AccuWin Pro v3 software which will include Pediatric ABPM Interpretation as a primary new feature.  Among the numerous improvements, the new Pediatric ABPM Interpretation function automatically generates guidelines specific to analyzing the 24-hour blood pressure data of pediatric patients.

Research Triangle Park, NC, USA - May 11, 2010 – SunTech Medical, a manufacturer of blood pressure monitoring products and technology, announces the addition of Kent Lupino as Sr. Product Manager for the SunTech 247 Diagnostic Station product line.  Most recently, Mr. Lupino served as product manager for LifeSync Corporation in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

A study led by Dr. William White and Dr. Pooja Luthra at the University of Connecticut Health Center is using the Oscar 2™, 24 hour ambulatory blood pressure monitor (ABPM) to investigate a possible link between vitamin D deficiency and hypertension.

Vitamin D has several purposes but is most commonly known for its role in promoting calcium absorption and maintaining bone density. The hypertension study will help identify if vitamin D deficiency is a cardiovascular risk factor by measuring changes in 24 hour blood pressure using the Oscar 2 ABPM from SunTech Medical.

SunTech Medical, Inc. is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the American Nephrology Nurses’ Association’s Cardinal Chapter.  An educational session to cover “The Management of Hypertension in Patients with Kidney Disease” presented by Dr. Michael Casey of Wake Nephrology Associates will be held at UNC’s Friday Center on Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 6:00 P.M. with two additional interactive video conference locations at Bowman Grey Medical School and Fayetteville Technical Community College.

Morrisville, NC -- October 20, 2009 -- A study, led by cardiologist, Dr. Franklin Zimmerman of Columbia University, will use an ambulatory blood pressure monitor (ABPM) to determine whether cheering for your favorite baseball team is hazardous to your health.

As the New York Yankees continue their playoff series with the Los Angeles Angels for the American League Championship and for the right to advance to the World Series, a group of baseball fans are having their blood pressure monitored while they root for their beloved Yankees. But is there more at risk here than just the outcome of the games?

MORRISVILLE, N.C., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ — SunTech Medical's Oscar 2(TM) oscillometric 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitor (ABPM) has received International Protocol validation, as reported in the August 2004 issue of Blood Pressure Monitoring.

SunTech's Oscar 2 device is the first ABPM device to pass the new blood pressure monitor standard established by the European Society of Hypertension's Working Group on Blood Pressure Monitoring.