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UniDose™ Wins 2009 Medical Design Excellence Award

Contact: Jim Carroll, Vice President of Sales, Phone: (978) 772-7070, ext.247,

DEVENS, MA, April 2009 – Bionostics announced its UniDose Glucose Meter Check Control was selected to receive a 2009 Medical Design Excellence Award in June.  The UniDose Glucose Meter Check Control replaces the traditional bottle of glucose control solution and lets diabetics easily test the accuracy of their blood glucose test system.  Glucose test systems should  be tested whenever results are not as expected, if meters are dropped, or whenever a new vial of test strips is received as faulty systems can lead to disasters.  Moreover, the UniDose package ensures that users have a fresh control sample when they need it.  “We are pleased to provide a unique product that can improve patient adherence and medical outcomes. UniDose places control solutions into patients’ hands when and where they need it. We believe the correct use of control solutions lets patients manage their diabetes better,” said Michael H. Thomas, Bionostics’ President & CEO.

Randy Byrd, Chief Technical Officer, said, “This award confirms that Bionostics has created an exceptional product that will benefit both our manufacturer customers and the ultimate end user. Bionostics is honored to have received this award for our UniDose™ Glucose Meter Check™ Control product, and we look forward to continuing to serve the diabetes community.”

About the Medical Design Excellence Award competition
The Medical Design Excellence Award competition is the only awards program that exclusively recognizes contributions and advances in the design of medical products. Entries are evaluated on the basis of their design and engineering features, including innovative use of materials, user-related functions that improve healthcare delivery and change traditional medical attitudes or practices, features that provide enhanced benefits to the patient, and the ability of the product development team to overcome design and engineering challenges so the product meets its clinical objectives.

About Bionostics
Bionostics, located in Devens, Massachusetts, develops, manufactures and distributes turnkey quality products for OEMs in critical health care. Bionostics is a world leading provider of calibration and quality control for Critical Care / Point-of-Care and Diabetes Diagnostics test systems. Through its RNA Medical Brand it sells quality control and calibration verification materials for Critical Care / Point-of-Care applications directly to thousands of hospitals worldwide.

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