The ACCU-CHEK(R) Spirit insulin pump system's winner announced at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation - JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes


    MONTREAL, May 27 /CNW Telbec/ - Roche Diagnostics announces the winner of
the new ACCU-CHEK Spirit insulin pump system at the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes
held at Parc Angrignon. Heather Michelin from Montreal receives the latest in
pump therapy technology from ACCU-CHEK. Heather will now be able to manage her
diabetes with confident control and real-life flexibility.
    The ACCU-CHEK Spirit insulin pump system includes the tools Heather needs
for better diabetes self-management: the ACCU-CHEK Spirit insulin pump, the
ACCU-CHEK Pocket Compass software with bolus calculator on a Palm(R) PDA and
an ACCU-CHEK blood glucose meter. With the selectable user menus that let her
see the features she wants to use, the reversible display that let her wear
the pump the way she wants and the convenient size - thin enough to fit
comfortably in a bra pouch or pocket, it truly is a pump therapy MADE FOR HER.

    About Roche and Roche Diagnostics

    Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Roche is one of the world's leading
research-focused healthcare groups in the fields of pharmaceuticals and
diagnostics. As a supplier of innovative products and services for the early
detection, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases, the Group
contributes on a broad range of fronts to improving people's health and
quality of life. Roche is a world leader in diagnostics, the leading supplier
of drugs for cancer and transplantation and a market leader in virology. In
2006 sales by the Pharmaceuticals Division totaled 33.3 billion Swiss francs,
and the Diagnostics Division posted sales of 8.7 billion Swiss francs. Roche
employs roughly 75,000 people in 150 countries and has R&D agreements and
strategic alliances with numerous partners, including majority ownership
interests in Genentech and Chugai. Roche's Diagnostics Division offers a
uniquely broad product portfolio and supplies a wide array of innovative
testing products and services to researchers, physicians, patients, hospitals
and laboratories world-wide.

    About Accu-Chek

    Accu-Chek is a pioneer in the development of blood glucose monitoring
systems and a global leader for comprehensive diabetes care. This means
offering people with diabetes innovative products and services ranging from
blood glucose monitoring through data management to insulin delivery. For over
30 years, Accu-Chek has been committed to making life easier for people with
diabetes and healthcare professionals with innovative products and services
which make diabetes management easier, more efficient and cost effective. The
Accu-Chek family encompasses blood glucose meters, infusion pumps, lancing and
data management systems, such as the Accu-Chek Compact Plus and Accu-Chek
Aviva.

    For further information, please visit our websites
www.rochediagnostics.ca or www.accu-chek.ca.

    ACCU-CHEK, ACCU-CHEK SPIRIT, ACCU-CHEK COMPACT PLUS and  ACCU-CHEK AVIVA
are trademarks of Roche.



For further information: Michèle Beaubien, Communications, Roche
Diagnostics, (450) 686-5500, Michèle.beaubien@roche.com