Healthcare Industry News: hyperbaric chamber
News Release - June 22, 2009
Environmental Tectonics Corporation's BioMedical Division Achieves Foreign Manufacturer Accreditation in JapanSOUTHAMPTON, Pa., June 22 (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Environmental Tectonics Corporation's (OTC Bulletin Board: ETCC ; "ETC" or the "Company") BioMedical Division today announced that the Japan Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) has given accreditation to ETC as a foreign manufacturer in Japan.
ETC worked closely with our Japanese distributor (Koike Medical Co., Ltd.) to help ensure that our monoplace hyperbaric chambers passed every certification requirement. Obtaining the accreditation further promotes placement of BARA-MED® chambers in Japan.
ETC manufacturers the BARA-MED® and BARA-MED® XD, the industry's most technically advanced hyperbaric chambers. These chambers include a 4th generation Windows® based operating system which controls and records chamber activity. ETC's hyperbaric chambers remain the leader in providing a patient friendly pressurization alternative (Smooth Ride(TM)) that minimizes complications due to middle ear and sinus barotraumas without increasing compression time. In addition to their regular use in clinical treatments at medical facilities around the world, ETC's hyperbaric chambers are routinely involved in research on new indications for which Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) holds promise.
Eric Sprague, Director of Asia Sales for ETC, commented, "We are pleased to see ourselves leaving a larger footprint on the Asian Market. Koike Medical has been a long time partner with ETC and has placed a significant number of ETC's monoplace chambers in Japan."
ETC was incorporated in 1969 in Pennsylvania and this year we will celebrate our 40th anniversary. Our core technologies include the design, manufacture and sale of Training Services (TSG) which includes: (1) software driven products and services used to create and monitor the physiological effects of flight; (2) high performance jet tactical flight simulation; and (3) driving and disaster simulation systems, and Control Systems (CSG) which includes: (1) steam and gas sterilization; (2) testing and simulation devices for the automotive industry; and (3) hyperbaric and hypobaric chambers. Product categories included in TSG are Aircrew Training Systems (ATS) and flight simulators, disaster management systems and entertainment applications. CSG includes sterilizers, environmental control devices and hyperbaric chambers along with parts and service support.
This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements are based on ETC's current expectations and projections about future events. These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions about ETC and its subsidiaries that may cause actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements.
These forward-looking statements include statements with respect to the Company's vision, mission, strategies, goals, beliefs, plans, objectives, expectations, anticipations, estimates, intentions, financial condition, results of operations, future performance and business of the company, including but not limited to, (i) potential additional funding by H.F. Lenfest, a member of our Board of Directors and a significant shareholder, and PNC Bank, (ii) the trading of the Company's common stock on the Over-the-Counter Bulletin Board, (iii) projections of revenues, costs of materials, income or loss, earnings or loss per share, capital expenditures, growth prospects, dividends, capital structure, other financial items and the effects of currency fluctuations, (iv) statements of our plans and objectives of the Company or its management or Board of Directors, including the introduction of new products, or estimates or predictions of actions of customers, suppliers, competitors or regulatory authorities, (v) statements of future economic performance, (vi) statements of assumptions and other statements about the Company or its business, (vii) statements made about the possible outcomes of litigation involving the Company, (viii) statements regarding the Company's ability to obtain financing to support its operations and other expenses, and (ix) statements preceded by, followed by or that include the words, "may," "could," "should," "looking forward," "would," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "intend," "plan," or the negative of such terms or similar expressions. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties which are subject to change based on various important factors. Some of these risks and uncertainties, in whole or in part, are beyond the Company's control. Factors that might cause or contribute to such a material difference include, but are not limited to, those discussed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10K for the fiscal year ended February 27, 2009, in the section entitled "Risks Particular to Our Business." Shareholders are urged to review these risks carefully prior to making an investment in the Company's common stock.
The Company cautions that the foregoing list of important factors is not exclusive. Except as required by federal securities law, the Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of the Company.
Contact: Duane D. Deaner, CFO Tel: 215-355-9100 (ext. 1203) Fax: 215-357-4000
ETC - Internet Home Page: http://www.etcusa.com
Source: Environmental Tectonics
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