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EaglePicher Technologies Introduces First Implantable Medical Cell Designed Specifically for Monitoring Applications
Date:1/29/2008

Lithium Thionyl chloride cells provide high energy density and low entry

cost

JOPLIN, Mo., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- EaglePicher Technologies, LLC, an EaglePicher company, today announced its Medical Power group introduced two new implantable medical batteries to the market. The two batteries, aimed at the rapidly growing implantable monitor market, provide high energy density and low entry cost. Typical applications include implantable cardiac and glucose monitors.

The two Lithium Thionyl chloride cells, available in 350 mAh and 750mAh formats, join the EaglePicher Medical Power CONTEGO Modular Battery Line. Lithium Thionyl chloride is characterized by a high energy density and low self discharge for maximum reliability.

The cells are fully qualified for implantable applications, manufactured in the United States and available immediately. The CONTEGO series of modular implantable batteries is available in a range of capacities from 500uAh to 3.5Ah.

"Wireless devices are becoming an accepted method for monitoring the body prior to implanting expensive pacing devices or performing cardiac surgery," said Clay Braziller, director of Sales and Marketing, EaglePicher Technologies/Medical Power. "EaglePicher's new Lithium Thionyl chloride cells, with their low cost, low weight and high capacity, are a perfect match for monitoring applications and have already attracted several global customers."

To download a high resolution photo of the new cells, please visit http://www.eaglepicher.com/EaglePicherInternet/Companies/EaglePicher+Medica l+P ower/News/ . (Due to the length of this URL, it may be necessary to copy and paste this hyperlink into your Internet browser's URL address field. Remove the space if one exists.)

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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