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July 05, 2007

Wireless, batteryless, implantable sensor receives patent

This is press release from MarketWire about a new patent awarded to ISSYS, Inc.

Integrated Sensing Systems, Inc. - ISSYS Inc. Awarded a Patent for Wireless, Batteryless, Implantable Sensors

Dr. Nader Najafi, ISSYS CEO, stated that "ISSYS has already established a solid patent portfolio to cover the design and technology of its wireless implant platform. It is exciting to see that the recently awarded patents
are now covering the medical applications of our technology." ISSYS technology supports the trend toward home health monitoring and has the potential to revolutionize the way many diseases are treated. The
particular targets of ISSYS products are cardiovascular disease, especially congestive heart failure, hydrocephalus (high brain pressure), and traumatic brain injuries.
I'll try to follow up on the technology behind these systems with someone from ISSYS.

UPDATE: I found the relevant Web page on the ISSYS site, and had a quick phone call with Dr. Cathy Morgan regarding their preclinical studies of the MEMS sensor in monitoring CHF. I will provide more info about the technical detail in a future post.


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