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Nonin Medical Recognized for Influential Contributions in Medical Technology

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Nonin Medical, Inc., a leading innovator of noninvasive physiological monitoring solutions, was awarded the Medical Technology Award and its owner and CTO, Phil Isaacson received the Technology Executive of the Year by the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA), in partnership with Enterprise Minnesota and LifeScience Alley.

Playing a significant role in bringing new technology to life, the 2009 Tekne Award recipients represent companies that have positively impacted the quality of life in Minnesota and throughout the world. Each of the 14 Tekne Award categories recognizes the best and brightest in development, education, commercialization and management of technology.

Nonin Medical, the inventor of fingertip pulse oximetry, was recognized for its wireless fingertip pulse oximeter with Bluetooth® technology, the Onyx® II, Model 9560. Signifying a major step in telemedicine and chronic disease management, the Onyx® II, Model 9560 enables clinicians to remotely and accurately monitor patients with chronic diseases such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) or Asthma. This device is the world's first interoperable fingertip pulse oximeter, using the Bluetooth Health Device Profile (HDP) and has obtained Continua(TM) certification for interoperability.

As the driving force behind Nonin Medical's vision of improving patient care through technological innovation, founder Phil Isaacson was honored with the Technology Executive of the Year Award for over two decades of innovative contributions to both Nonin Medical and the medical device industry.

"Over the past 10 years, we have seen the quality and originality of each entry improve. This year's winners are no exception in setting outstanding examples of innovation and leadership," said Kate Rubin, president, MHTA. "Nonin Medical impressed the judges in how it is helping to secure Minnesota's place as a center of innovation in the global economy."

About Nonin Medical, Inc. -
Minneapolis-based Nonin Medical, Inc. is a privately owned company specializing in the design and manufacturing of noninvasive physiological monitoring solutions. Nonin distributes its products to health professionals in more than 125 countries and has over 100 OEM partners worldwide. Nonin's industry-leading capabilities in signal processing and sensor design, plus its on-going integration of features not available in competitive products, are the foundation of its leadership in innovation.

About Minnesota High Tech Association
The Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) accelerates the growth, sustainability and global competitiveness of Minnesota's technology-based economy through public-policy advocacy, member collaboration, and education and community outreach. MHTA is the only membership organization that represents Minnesota's entire technology-based economy. MHTA members include organizations of every size - involved in virtually every aspect of technology creation, production, application and education in Minnesota. MHTA works in partnership with TechAmerica, which represents Minnesota's technology organizations nationally. Find out more online at or follow MHTA on Twitter at

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