SOURCE: A & D Medical

December 16, 2008 08:00 ET

A&D Medical Leads the Way With Validations

Consumers Can Feel Confident About Home Blood Pressure Monitoring

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - December 16, 2008) - A&D Medical ( today announced that their latest line of home and professional blood pressure monitors, the UA-850 series, has been clinically validated with the results published in the December 2008 issue of Blood Pressure Monitoring.

"The UA-850 series, while introducing many technically advanced features such as wireless connectivity, AM/PM TimeWise™ Tracking, and even graphing, never loses focus on the most important element, the patient," stated Teruhisa Moriya, President and CEO of A&D Medical.

Clinical validation is crucial to assessing the accuracy of medical products. It relies on a thorough process of establishing documented evidence assuring that medical devices meet intended requirements. Validation involves a detailed study by accredited doctors in a clinical environment. Many manufacturers cannot satisfy these strict validation requirements. A&D Medical pursues validations for all of its products. A&D believes this is the best way to guarantee doctors and patients the most reliable products on the market. Their corporate motto of offering "Clearly A Better Value" is not just a slogan, but a mandated company policy.

The UA-850 series study was conducted by Dr. Paolo Palatini in conjunction with the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padova, Padua, Italy. Device evaluations were performed using the protocol of the European Society of Hypertension (ESH). Blood pressure monitor performance was assessed in relation to patient's age, arm size, and systolic and diastolic blood pressures. The UA-850 series passed all of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation's rigorous requirements. Palatini documented: "We thus conclude that the UA-85X is an accurate device that may replace the traditional mercury sphygmomanometer in clinical practice and that may be recommended to patients for home BP measurement."

About A&D Medical

A&D Medical is a division of A&D Company, a global manufacturer of measurement equipment, with operations in Asia, Europe, Australia, Russia, North America, and South America. Since 1977, A&D Medical has been manufacturing and distributing a full line of advanced electronic blood pressure monitoring equipment and healthcare products for home and professional use. All of A&D Medical's home care products are marketed under the LifeSource brand name in North America.

A&D Medical has become a leader in home health monitoring technology, through the development and introduction of a variety of unique products. It also offers leading telemedicine solutions for remote patient monitoring of heart disease and other chronic diseases through wired and Bluetooth® wireless systems for health system integrators. In addition to blood pressure monitors, A&D Medical produces personal weight scales, pedometers, digital thermometers, and stethoscopes.

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