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CardioChek® Analyzer for Cholesterol Testing Named Best of What's New by Editors of Popular Science; Featured in December Popular Science issue Available Nov. 14

CardioChek® Analyzer for Cholesterol Testing Named Best of What's New by Editors of Popular Science; Featured in December Popular Science issue Available Nov. 14

The editors of Popular Science, the world's largest science and technology publication, awarded CardioChek home use cholestrol meter a Best of 2006 award last night at New York's Grand Central Terminal.

Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) November 7, 2006

Each year, Popular Science reviews thousands of products in search of the top 100 winners across 10 categories. To win, a product must represent a significant step forward in their technology. This year, Polymer Technology Systems Inc. CardioChek analyzer was one of only 10 products chosen in the Personal Health category. CardioChek analyzers with corresponding PTS Panels Test Strips measure Total Cholesterol, HDL Cholesterol and other related indicators associated with cardiovascular risk.

"This is quite an honor for us," says PTS CEO Bob Huffstodt. "The award gives our product the credibility it truly deserves in the consumer diagnostics marketplace." Company executives received the Best of What's New award during a ceremony at New York's Grand Central Terminal last night. CardioChek will be exhibited and demonstrated in Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall through the end of the week.

About Popular Science Best of What's New

CardioChek joins the ranks of popular consumer products awarded in 2005, including Microsoft Xbox, 2007 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, and Sony PlayStation Portable.

"These awards honor innovations that not only influence the way we live today, but that change the way we think about the future," says Mark Jannot, editor of Popular Science.

The 2006 Best of What's New winners will be featured in the December issue of Popular Science, available on the newsstand Nov. 14. This is the most widely read issue of the year since the debut of Best of What's New in 1987. Best of What's New awards are presented to 100 new products and technologies in 10 categories: Automotive, Aviation & Space, Computing, Engineering, Gadgets, General Innovation, Home Entertainment, Home Tech, Personal Health, and Recreation.

About the CardioChek Analyzer

CardioChek is a hand-held analyzer used with PTS Panels test strips to measure specific whole blood indicators related to heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic conditions. Home users simply insert the color coded test strip and accompanying MEMo Chip™ into the meter; add a small amount of blood (about 15 micro liters); and test results are displayed within about two minutes.

The CardioChek system stores up to 30 results in memory for future comparison. It can be programmed in one of six languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Portuguese. CardioChek and Test Strips are available at the nearly 6,000 CVS stores and select U. S. Wal-Mart retail outlets.

PTS representatives will be demonstrating CardioChek in the exhibit hall of the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions at McCormick Place in Chicago Nov. 12 to 15, 2006.

About Popular Science

Founded in 1872, Popular Science is the world's largest science and technology magazine; with a circulation of 1.45 million and 6.5 million monthly readers. Each month, Popular Science reports on the intersection of science and everyday life, with an eye toward what's new and why it matters. Popular Science is published by Time4 Media, a subsidiary of Time Inc., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Time Warner Inc.

About Polymer Technology Systems, Inc.

Polymer Technology Systems Inc. is a global company headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., with sales offices in Africa, Australia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and the Pacific Rim. PTS developed and markets point-of-care diagnostic products including the CardioChek and CardioChek PA professional handheld analyzers. PTS has developed PTS Panels Test Strips for use with the CardioChek to measure Total Cholesterol, HDL Cholesterol, and Triglycerides. PTS also offers tests for direct LDL cholesterol, Creatinine, Ketone, Glucose, Lipid Panel, and other combination test strips for professional use with the CardioChek PA. For more information visit www. cardiochek. com.

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