SOURCE: ALR Technologies Inc.

October 07, 2005 07:00 ET

Respiratory Compliance Solutions Announces Agreements to Offer Respiratory Patients EVO Medical Solutions' Aeroneb Go MicroPump Nebulizer and ALR Technologies' Nebulizer Compliance Monitoring

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DES MOINES, IA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 7, 2005 -- Respiratory Compliance Solutions, headquartered in Des Moines, IA announces today they have reached agreement with ALR Technologies Inc. (OTC BB: ALRT) and EVO Medical Solutions to provide EVO's Aeroneb Go micropump nebulizer and ALR Tech's ALRT PC500 Nebulizer Monitoring product and system to respiratory patients across the US. Respiratory Compliance Solutions (RCS) plans to roll out this product offering in March of 2006 through Compounding Pharmacies, serving more than 5,000 respiratory care medical clinics and tens of thousands of respiratory patients.

The two products, offered together, will provide the best in patient compliance, according to Frank Nelson, president of RCS. "There are more than 4 million people in the US with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) who use nebulized medication every day. The Aeroneb Go is an ultra light and silent nebulizer, which also is much easier and quicker for the patient to deliver medication. This alone enhances compliance, and now with the complimentary ALRT PC500, the patient will receive a reminder each time of every day they are to use the Aeroneb Go. The PC500 reminder also includes a screen that displays the exact actions the patient or caregiver are to take. And with the ALRT nebulizer monitoring system, physicians can remotely monitor if the patient is compliant with the delivery of medications."

According to Mr. Nelson, insurance reimbursement should cover product cost for most patients. "The special pricing our dealers will be offering this complimentary compliance system will, in most cases, be fully covered by insurance reimbursement. With some qualified patients, physicians will also receive reimbursement for home care services."

Mr. Nelson adds, "Without compliance the patient does not receive the benefit of the medications and millions of people are noncompliant with the use of nebulized medication as well as other respiratory disease management activities. We expect to see improved clinical outcomes and quality of life for patients using our new product offering."

About Respiratory Compliance Solutions. RCS was formed by former executives of major respiratory care companies with a mission to address the problem of patient noncompliance in respiratory disease management activities. With nearly 100 dealers expected to be selling and providing their services in 2006, RCS is a leader in specialized respiratory care solutions, contributing to improved clinical outcomes, quality of life and possibly lower health care costs.

About EVO Medical Solutions. EVO focuses on improving clinical outcomes and quality of life for patients with COPD and Obstructive Sleep Apnea with the offering of such leading brands as the Aeroneb Go nebulizer, the Inogen One oxygen concentrator and the RemRest series CPAPS. EVO is privately held and operates from an ISO registered 112,500 sq. ft. manufacturing facility near Des Moines, IA. Additional information on the Aeroneb Go nebulizer and EVO can be found at the company web site, www.evomedicalsolutions.com.

About ALR Technologies. ALR Technologies, a public company (OTC BB: ALRT), specializes in health and disease management products and services. ALR Tech has designed and manufactures medication compliance reminder products and compliance home-monitoring and intervention systems to meet the needs for several targeted user groups. Products are now in use by patients taking medications or treatments for conditions such as hypertension, high cholesterol, Parkinson, diabetes, organ transplant, depression, anxiety, asthma, glaucoma and more. Additional information on ALR Technologies and the nebulizer compliance reminder and monitoring system products can be found at www.alrt.com.

This release contains certain "forward-looking statements" relating to ALR Tech's business, and these statements reflect the current views of ALR Tech with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions. When used, the words "estimate," "expect," "anticipate," "believe" and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. There are many factors that could cause the actual results, performance or achievements of ALR Tech and its products to be materially different from any future results, performances or achievements that may be expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Further management discussions of risks and uncertainties can be found in the companies' quarterly filings with the Securities Exchange Commission.

Contact Information

  • For additional information, please contact:

    For Respiratory Compliance Solutions:
    Frank Nelson
    404-798-2620
    email: Email Contact

    For EVO Medical Solutions:
    Russell Bird
    515-993-5001
    email: Email Contact

    For ALR Technologies Inc.:
    Stan Cruitt
    336-722-2254 Ext. 5
    email: Email Contact