Epocal Announces FDA Clearance of Glucose Test

    Test expands clinical utility of epoc(R) System for point-of-care blood

    OTTAWA, Aug. 21 /CNW/ -- Epocal, Inc., a leading edge provider of point
of care technology, announced today that it has received U.S. Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) clearance to market its new glucose test on the epoc
Blood Analysis System.  Glucose measurements are used for the diagnosis and
treatment of carbohydrate metabolism disorders including diabetes mellitus and
idiopathic hypoglycemia, and of pancreatic islet cell tumors.  The addition of
glucose to the epoc BGEM Test Card, which includes in vitro diagnostic tests
for pH, pO2, pCO2, Na, K, iCa and Hct (plus calculated values), further
expands the clinical utility of the Company's point of care blood gas and
electrolyte platform.

    "The FDA clearance of glucose represents one of many milestones to come
for Epocal and for healthcare as we continue to expand the test menu of the
first wireless and cost effective point of care testing system." said Imants
Lauks, Epocal President and Founder.  "We are very excited to offer an award
winning technology that enables hospitals worldwide to improve the delivery of
patient care, reduce their operating expenses and operate more efficiently."

    About Epocal, Inc.
    Epocal, Inc., headquartered in Ottawa, ON, Canada with U.S. Sales and
Marketing operations located in Horsham, PA, develops, manufactures and
markets the epoc Blood Analysis System.  epoc (enterprise point of care) is
healthcare's first cost effective point of care testing solution to leverage
SmartCard(TM) technology and the power of wireless communication to provide
critical caregivers with real-time, laboratory quality test results at the
patient's bedside.

    Additional information about the epoc System and Epocal, Inc. is
available on the Company's website - www.epocal.com


For further information:

For further information: Garth Monroe, Sr. VP Finance & CFO of Epocal,
Inc., +1-613-738-6192 Web Site: http://www.epocal.com

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