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EaglePicher Technologies Receives Battery Power Products and Technology's First Annual Innova Award
Date:1/7/2008

Medical Group's Micro Battery Wins for Industry Leadership

JOPLIN, Mo., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- EaglePicher Technologies, LLC, an EaglePicher company, today announced its Medical Power group has received Battery Power Products and Technology's first annual Innova Award. The company received honors in the Industry Leadership category for its Micro Battery -- the world's smallest implantable medical-grade battery.

The Innova Award recognizes companies that are striving for excellence and achieving technology breakthroughs. EaglePicher's Micro Battery was recognized as an Industry Leader because of its promise of impacting the medical device industry by allowing implantable medical devices to be created even smaller than current commercial offerings.

The Micro Battery, at 0.260" long x 0.090" diameter, is at least 50% smaller and lighter than other commercially available products and can be deployed via a minimally-invasive catheter procedure rather than traditional implantation surgery. Electrical capacity exceeds the original design objective by a factor of five with the result that it can theoretically power the device for more than 15 years.

The Micro Battery will create new opportunities for device manufacturers in Neurological Stimulation, Brain Computer Interfaces, Cardiovascular Monitoring, and Neural Prostheses (Retinal implants, Cochlear implants) by allowing them to create smaller, more efficient devices.

"EaglePicher is honored to receive this recognition from Battery Power Products and Technology," said Marcela Gavril, director of product development, EaglePicher Technologies/Medical Power. "We are extremely proud of the Micro Battery, what it will do for the industry and most importantly, what it means to those who will benefit from the devices it powers."

EaglePicher Technologies, LLC, an EaglePicher company, is the leading producer of batteries and energetic devices for the defense, space and commercial industries, and provides the most experience and broadest capability in battery electrochemistry of any battery supplier in the United States. EaglePicher Technologies offers a wide range of battery technology including thermal, nickel hydrogen, lithium carbonmonofluoride, lithium thionyl chloride, lithium manganese dioxide, lithium sulfur dioxide, lithium ion, reserve lithium oxyhalide, custom battery assemblies and silver zinc batteries. It also provides other energy products and pyrotechnic devices for the defense industry, as well as advanced battery chargers and other power solutions for business, industrial and recreational applications. EaglePicher Technologies is headquartered in Joplin, Mo., and is an AS9100 certified supplier. For more information, visit http://www.eaglepicher.com.

About EaglePicher Medical Power

EaglePicher Medical Power is a world-leading supplier of batteries to manufacturers of implantable medical devices. Products include batteries for cardio defibrillators, heart monitors, heart re-synchronizers and neuromodulation systems.

EaglePicher Medical Power is one of the few producers of implantable-grade batteries in the world to be certified ISO 13485, and leads the industry in producing rechargeable lithium-ion batteries for implantable applications.

Building upon the world-class technology heritage of parent EaglePicher, the company offers one of the broadest ranges of electrochemistries for implantable applications including lithium-ion, lithium manganese dioxide, lithium thionyl chloride and lithium carbon monofluoride.


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