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Cantimer, Inc. Awarded $996,000 Contract from U.S. Government to Develop Portable, Real-Time and Non-Invasive Hydration Measurement and Monitoring System for Use by Firefighters
Date:6/2/2008

ntly ensure that all dehydrated and at-risk individuals are identified and get proper medical attention. Cantimer's quantitative approach is based on assessing the composition of a small sample of saliva, with a portable, hand-held device.

"We are delighted to have been awarded this contract," said Robin C. Stracey, President and CEO of Cantimer. "We anticipate that the ability to objectively measure and manage hydration status will have a major positive impact on the health and safety of mission-critical first responders. We also see important applications for this technology in sports medicine, geriatric, pediatric and military settings," he added.

Cantimer intends to collaborate on the TSWG project with Denise Smith, Ph.D., a Professor in the Exercise Science Department at Skidmore College. Dr. Smith is also a Research Scientist at the Illinois Fire Service Institute at the University of Illinois. "I am very excited about this technology and its potential ability to improve firefighter safety and fireground performance. We look forward to working with Cantimer to ensure that this technology is designed to be of greatest benefit to this country's first responders," noted Smith.

About Cantimer

Cantimer is a privately held development stage company commercializing a patented, proprietary sensor technology platform with applications in life science, biodefense, environmental testing, point-of-care diagnostics and home health markets. The technology will initially be embodied into point-of-care products for convenient, non-invasive, measurement and monitoring of human hydration status using saliva as a sample. The Company welcomes inquiries about the application of its technology to the development of proprietary sensors for other applications.


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