DELRAY BEACH, Fla., April 13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PositiveID Corporation ("PositiveID" or "Company") (OTCBB:PSID), an emerging growth company and developer of advanced technologies for diabetes management as well as sophisticated airborne bio-threat detection systems for America's homeland defense, today announced it is offering its FDA-cleared iglucose® mobile health system for diabetes management to rural healthcare providers, who care for approximately 62 million people in the U.S. To promote its awareness among rural healthcare providers, iglucose will be demonstrated at the National Rural Health Association's 35th Annual Rural Health Conference from April 17-20, 2012, at the
Hyatt Regency Denver, Colorado Convention Center, in conjunction with healthcare solutions provider Merge-MD in booth #213.
PositiveID's FDA-cleared iglucose System uses mobile technology to revolutionize the way individuals with diabetes manage their condition. By seamlessly communicating data from glucometers to the iglucose diabetes management portal, glucose readings can be shared with family members and healthcare professionals, making it possible to improve care in a cost-effective manner. The iglucose system creates a variety of reports and communicates according to the user's preferences via online access, email, fax or SMS text. iglucose eliminates the burden of keeping logbooks and empowers individuals with diabetes to be more engaged in the self-management of their condition. iglucose does not require the use of a cell
phone or a wireless plan.
"The response to iglucose from our customers and prospects is overwhelming. iglucose is a perfect rural tele-health solution for people with diabetes and those who care for them," stated Scott Griffith, Chief Operating Officer of Merge-MD. "Most people with diabetes need to be seen every 90 days, which can be a challenge when many endocrinologists and diabetes educators are located in major cities, not small towns. With iglucose, information can be shared at any time with healthcare professionals who are hundreds of miles away."
The iglucose system collects and transmits stored data from a variety of FDA-cleared blood glucose meters such as Johnson & Johnson LifeScan®, Abbott FreeStyle®, Bayer Contour ®, and Nipro Diagnostic™ True™ monitoring systems to a secure database via wireless cellular technology. PositiveID is continually adding to this list of supported glucose meters. For more information on iglucose, visit www.iglucose.com.
The National Rural Health Association's 35th Annual Rural Health Conference nation's largest rural health conference, created for all of those with an interest in rural health care, including rural health practitioners, hospital administrators, clinic directors and lay health workers, social workers, state and federal health employees, academics, community members, and all others interested in rural health care.
Merge-MD is an innovative healthcare solutions company founded and focused on how health information technology (including electronic health and medical records), processes and people can work together to advance the quality of healthcare. Merge-MD believes electronic health records should follow patients in real time so healthcare providers can make fast, safe decisions, reduce costs by eliminating redundant care and improve the quality of care overall.
About PositiveID Corporation
PositiveID Corporation is an emerging growth company and developer of advanced technologies for diabetes management and rapid medical testing, as well as airborne bio-threat detection systems for America's homeland defense. Its wholly-owned subsidiary, Microfluidic Systems, or MFS, is focused on the development of microfluidic systems for the automated preparation of and performance of biological assays in order to detect biological threats at high-value locations, as well as analyze samples in a medical environment.
For more information on PositiveID, please visit www.PositiveIDCorp.com.
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Statements about PositiveID's future expectations, including the likelihood that iglucose uses mobile technology to revolutionize the way individuals with diabetes manage their condition; the likelihood that by seamlessly communicating data from glucometers to the iglucose diabetes management portal, glucose readings can be shared with family members and healthcare professionals, making it possible to improve care in a cost-effective manner; the likelihood that iglucose eliminates the burden of keeping logbooks and empowers individuals with diabetes to be more engaged in the self-management of their condition; the likelihood that iglucose is a perfect rural tele-health solution for people with diabetes and those who care for them; the likelihood that the Company is continually adding to its list of supported glucose meters;
and all other statements in this press release other than historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and as that term is defined in the Private Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, and PositiveID's actual results could differ materially from expected results. These risks and uncertainties include PositiveID's ability to successfully commercialize iglucose, as well as certain other risks. Additional information about these and other factors that could affect the Company's business is set forth in the Company's various filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission, including those set forth in the Company's 10-K filed on March 28, 2012, and 10-Qs filed on May 13, 2011, August 15, 2011, and November 14, 2011, under the caption "Risk Factors." The Company undertakes no obligation to update or release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this statement or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as required by law.
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