Blackline GPS Corp.

Blackline GPS Corp.

December 14, 2010 09:00 ET

Blackline to provide Location Services for LifePort Kidney Transporter

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Dec. 14, 2010) - Blackline GPS Corp. (TSX VENTURE:BLN) is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Chicago based Organ Recovery Systems for the development of an embedded tracking and monitoring solution for its 2011 LifePort® Kidney Transporter. Organ Recovery Systems is the world's market-leading provider of products and services to the field of transplant medicine for donor organ recovery, preservation and transport.

"Transportation of organs for transplant is a time sensitive logistics effort. The ability to integrate Blackline GPS' technology could add important value and efficiencies for the medical community we serve," says CEO of Organ Recovery Systems, David Kravitz. "We explored top tier technology companies with the capability to engineer a robust and reliable GPS for LifePort. Blackline GPS was selected based upon their track record of excellent performance." 

Traditionally, organs recovered for transplant are transported in a standard cooler . In contrast to an ice box, which passively keeps transplant organs cold, LifePort ® offers a sealed, sterile, protected environment while the organ is actively perfused with a specially formulated solution . At the same time, the LifePort records and transmits data every 10 seconds on temperature, flow-rate, vascular resistance, and pressure, providing surgeons with vital information prior to transplantation. 

"We are very optimistic about the prospects this represents for our services in the health sciences industry", said President & CEO of Blackline GPS, Clark Swanson. "Blackline technology has been applied to a new product category, transplant medicine, where it can provide a potentially valuable service ."

About Organ Recovery Systems: Organ Recovery Systems is the world's market-leading specialist organization providing innovative products and services to the transplant community for donor recovery, preservation and transport.Based in Chicago, with European operations headquartered in Brussels, Organ Recovery Systems currently supports over 100 leading transplant programs worldwide with its LifePort® family of products.By reducing the risk of Delayed Graft Function (DGF) and the associated risk of transplant failure, kidney preservation with LifePort offers potential for more donor kidneys to be suitable for transplantation, reducing the current waiting list and the ongoing cost of care for people waiting for a kidney transplant. With a growing shortage of organs for transplantation, finding ways of increasing the donor organ pool remains an important focus of our innovations. LifePort technology has been proven to enhance the potential for kidney transplants to function sooner and last longer, giving patients the opportunity for a better quality life with their new organ.

About Blackline GPS:  Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Blackline GPS powers the worker safety solution Loner GPS and Loner Mobile, as well as the ESCORT® Entourage™ CIS and PS vehicle security systems. Other products include Harpoon™ GPS watercraft security systems, BlipPlus™ Friend-finder app and Network Account Interface for Blackberry® smartphone and the Monitoring & Recovery Service powered by Blackline GPS, providing instant text, email and direct voice contact alerts when vehicles or watercraft are tampered with, and a national recovery network should they be stolen. Technology, dedication and vision combine to create an ever-growing suite of tools designed to Protect. Share. Connect™. For additional information please visit Blackline GPS on the web at

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