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Medicomp's Decipher Holter Monitor Provides Cardiac Reporting on the International Space Station
Date:5/11/2010

MELBOURNE, Fla., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Medicomp Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of United Therapeutics Corporation announced today the successful launch of its Holter Monitoring equipment on the International Space Station. Medicomp was selected to provide cardiac monitoring equipment by CNES, the French Space Agency, for the Cardiomed suite of biomedical products. Cardiomed will utilize Medicomp's durable Decipher Holter Monitoring system, complete with the proprietary Diogenes ECG algorithm. Medicomp's Decipher Holter Monitor is a pager-sized ECG device capable of classifying many different arrhythmias.

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"We are very proud to offer a technology that can help physicians monitor the crew of the International Space Station and gain insight on the effect of microgravity on the human heart while we continue to advance diagnostic cardiology here on earth," stated Dan Balda, MD, President and CEO of Medicomp. "We are working to become the standard cardiac monitoring technology in commercial space travel. Surpassing the rigorous quality checks required to utilize our monitors in space should give our current and future customers great confidence."

Currently, cosmonauts and astronauts can experience cardiovascular complications due to weightlessness during space flight and related activities. The International Space Station's Cardiomed equipment will provide real-time cardiovascular monitoring of astronauts and cosmonauts. Cardiomed is made up of a suite of
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