Xtreme-Everest Project Taking SunTech OEM NIBP to the Top of the World



    MOUNT EVEREST, NEPAL, April 23 /CNW/ - The Caudwell Xtreme Everest
Project Team, in co-operation with CORTEX Biophysik GmbH, will be putting
SunTech Medical's OEM blood pressure technology through extreme conditions in
the coming weeks. The team is currently climbing to the summit of Mt. Everest
and will be performing a series of physiological tests along the way.
Clinicians and scientists on the trek will assess human performance at the low
oxygen levels found at extreme altitudes.

    Part of the testing includes assessment with the MetaLyzer(R)
cardiopulmonary exercise system from CORTEX. SunTech Medical provides OEM
blood pressure technology for the MetaLyzer system to accurately and reliably
obtain blood pressure measurements under the demanding conditions of stress
and exercise.

    "SunTech Medical is excited for the opportunity to see our blood pressure
technology deliver valuable research data under such extreme conditions," says
Dayn McBee, CEO. "We are hopeful that the information our product provides
will help the Caudwell team increase their understanding of critically ill
patients."

    SunTech provides blood pressure technology for use in a variety of
challenging conditions including projects for NASA as well as for difficult
clinical applications such as patient transport, dialysis, and cardiac stress
testing.

    The Caudwell Xtreme Everest Team hopes to gain an understanding of how
human performance at extreme altitudes relates to conditions and reaction
during critical illness. Results of this research may help physicians
understand how patients react to low oxygen levels and lead to improved care
for the critically ill. SunTech Medical certainly supports this goal and is
proud that Cortex Biophysik and the Xtreme Everest Team chose SunTech Medical
as their blood pressure solution.

    Caudwell Xtreme Everest Project is coordinated by the UCL Center for
Altitude, Space and Extreme environment medicine (CASE). For more information,
please visit www.xtreme-everest.co.uk

    Cortex develops and manufactures innovative metabolic stress testing
systems used by healthcare professionals in sports medicine, cardiology,
pulmonology, occupational and rehabilitation medicine. For more information,
please visit www.cortex-medical.com.

    SunTech Medical, located in Morrisville, N.C., is the world leader in
providing clinical grade non-invasive blood pressure monitoring products and
technology. SunTech's product lines include 24-hour ambulatory BP monitoring
devices, BP monitors for stress testing systems, and BP cuffs. The company
supplies OEM NIBP technology to many of the world's leading medical device
companies for a variety of environmental challenges and specialized patient
populations. For more information, please visit www.suntechmed.com.

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For further information:

For further information: SunTech Medical Michelle Wiggins, 704-478-6877
mwiggins@suntechmed.com

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