SOURCE: Franek Technologies, Inc.

August 27, 2007 08:00 ET

Indiana State Department of Health Safeguards Critical Laboratories With 22 Franek Technologies Power Protection Systems

Indiana State Department of Health Acquires 22 Power Protection Systems to Protect Critical Research for State's Emergency Preparedness and the National Bio-Shield Program

TUSTIN, CA--(Marketwire - August 27, 2007) - The Indiana State Department of Health has acquired 22 Franek Technologies certified Category III-3 Laboratory Battery Backup Power Protection Systems (LPS/UPS) to protect mission critical instruments conducting pandemic research and clinical analysis as part of the state's emergency preparedness measures and the nation's Bio-Shield Program. As a result of these installations, the Indiana State Department of Health laboratories will be protected against power fluctuations or failure that could otherwise cause loss of samples and data, costly damage to instrumentation, as well as significant lost productive time.

Franek Technologies' engineering team provided consultation and design of power protection systems for highly specialized and sensitive instrumentation from Applied Biosystems, Agilent, Bio-Rad, bioMérieux, Roche, Gilson, PerkinElmer, and Zymark. The protected instrumentation is integral in the laboratories' biomedical research program and its fight against bioterrorism and emerging viral infections, such as the Avian Influenza A (H5N1 - bird flu) and the West Nile virus.

The state-of-the-art Department of Health laboratories rely on extremely sophisticated instrumentation to conduct high-throughput research to better understand, treat, and ultimately prevent infectious, pandemic, and immunologic diseases. Such long-term testing and processes often rely on highly leveraged robotic automation that is extremely sensitive to uncontrolled electrical and environmental conditions, such as power fluctuations, intra-lab harmonic distortion or interruptions. Due to the importance of the research conducted at the Department of Health, the state of Indiana decided that supplemental power protection was crucial.

"We support a number of laboratories involved in our nation's Bio-Shield Program," states Raymond L. Hecker, VP/General Manager, Franek Technologies, Inc. "The research conducted at the Indiana State Department of Health is vital to public health within the state of Indiana and beyond. We are proud to support our national efforts to fight against potential threats from bioterrorism and chemical warfare."

State of Indiana Department of Health:

The Indiana State Department of Health supports Indiana's economic prosperity and quality of life by promoting, protecting, and providing for the health of Hoosiers in their communities. The Department consists of multiple laboratories, including the virology laboratory, which examines human clinical samples for the presence of viral, chlamydial, and gonorrheal agents. Reference viral cultures are accepted for verification and subtyping of viruses such as influenza, enterovirus, and adenovirus. The Indiana State Department of Health reports to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, as well as the Department of Homeland Security to assure that threats that are pandemic, terrorism-based, or other are identified in a very timely manner to allow swift mitigation. For more information on the Indiana State Department of Health, visit: http://www.in.gov/isdh.

Franek Technologies, Inc.:

Franek Technologies, Inc. specializes in providing Laboratory Productivity/Protection Systems (LPS/UPS) for analytical, diagnostics, forensic, life-science, pharmaceutical and biotechnology instrumentation systems applications. Its certified uninterruptible battery backup power sources for laboratory and instrumentation applications protect over $3 billion in laboratory assets worldwide. The company's power engineers have developed LPS/UPS products for over 1,500 instrumentation applications, from more than 100 manufacturers, to meet US Government power requirements. For more information, call (800) 326-6480 or visit www.franek.com.

Contact Information

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    Jeanna Sanchez
    JCS Public Relations
    Tel: (760) 295-4166
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    Ray Hecker
    Franek Technologies, Inc
    Tel: +1 (800) 326-6480
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