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BIOTRONIK, Inc. Introduces Exclusive Defibrillator Technology for Active Patients

Lake Oswego, Ore. – May 13, 2009 – BIOTRONIK, Inc. reaffirmed today the company’s technological leadership in heart monitoring devices by introducing the Lumax 540 with all-new pacing technology features.

Building on the already successful Lumax line of products, the Lumax 540 uses a unique pacing technology to automatically monitor patient’s status on a daily basis. The company’s newest product also is equipped with BIOTRONIK’s exclusive Home Monitoring® system, for added confidence at all hours and locations. New efficiency achievements yield the longest reliable life of any product on the market when utilizing all device capabilities.

“It is difficult to recommend a device for young people because it needs to work harder and adapt to their lifestyle,” said Dr. Larry Chinitz, M.D., Director of Electrophysiology at NYU Medical Center. “With extended battery life and Home Monitoring®, young people can live a totally active life and still receive early detection of clinical events.”

“We are proud to guide the market with technological leadership in patient comfort and safety,” said Rex Richmond, Vice President of Marketing Communications for BIOTRONIK, Inc. “The Lumax 5 Series is an adaptable product due to its ability to restore confidence for active people. Quality of life is important to BIOTRONIK ─ it guides everything we do, and is part of our core competence.”

The Lumax 540 DR-T assures appropriate therapy by providing physicians the ability to fine tune sensing for individualized patient needs. The ability to distinguish between a normal and abnormal heart rhythm when a person is active or stationary is critical for living a normal life.

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As one of the world’s leading cardiovascular medical device companies, with several million implanted devices, BIOTRONIK is represented in over 100 countries with its global workforce of more than 4,500 employees. Known for having its finger on the pulse of the medical community, BIOTRONIK assesses the challenges physicians face, and provides the best solutions for all phases of patient care, ranging from diagnosis to treatment to patient management. Quality, innovation and reliability define BIOTRONIK and its growing success, and deliver confidence and peace of mind to physicians and their patients worldwide.

 


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