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ISSYS Inc. Awarded Another Patent for Wireless, Batteryless, Implantable Sensors

YPSILANTI, MI -- (Marketwire) -- 10/27/10 -- Integrated Sensing Systems, Inc. (ISSYS) announced that the U.S Patent Office has granted a patent titled "Wireless Device and System for Monitoring Physiological Parameters" (US Patent No. 7,686,762) which covers the overall structure of ISSYS' miniature, wireless, batteryless, implantable sensors for non-invasive monitoring of biological pressures for the effective management of chronic diseases.

ISSYS has also developed accompanying anchors and delivery systems that allow its wireless, batteryless, sensors to be implanted within the body via 3 distinct approaches: transcatheter delivery, open heart surgery, and minimally invasive surgery.

Dr. Nader Najafi, ISSYS CEO, stated that "ISSYS' intellectual properties (patents, know how, and trade secrets) cover a wide spectrum including MEMS pressure sensor, the overall system, delivery and anchoring, and a variety of medical applications. Another major competitive advantage for ISSYS is its newly expanded manufacturing facility that is capable of producing tens of thousands of the miniature implants per year. The particular targets of ISSYS products are cardiovascular disease, especially congestive heart failure (CHF), hydrocephalus (high brain pressure), and traumatic brain injuries (TBI). ISSYS plans to start its cardiovascular clinical studies in 2011."

Company Background: ISSYS is a leader in advanced MEMS technologies for industrial, medical, microfluidic and scientific analytical sensing applications. Founded in 1995, ISSYS is one of the oldest independent MEMS companies in the US. ISSYS operates a comprehensive, state-of-the-art MEMS fabrication facility located near Ann Arbor, Michigan. ISSYS is currently ISO 9001:2008 certified and compliant to EN13980:2002 for its ATEX (intrinsically safe) and CE approved products. ISSYS Quality System is also designed to meet the ISO13485:2003 standard. ISSYS is a vertically integrated company dedicated to developing and manufacturing system-level products based on MEMS technology (MEMS Inside), please visit: http://www.mems-issys.com/

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