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May 18, 2006 - Utilizing piezo resonance technology, ExOsense(TM) Sensors monitor presence or absence of fluids from outside of plastic containers used by medical diagnostic instrument manufacturers. Units offer calibration-free installation, affix via self-adhesive disc, and sense fluid regardless of color. Applications include reagents, waste, diluents, detergent/wash, coolants, saline, and pure water contained in opaque, translucent, or transparent plastic reservoirs.

Gems Sensors Inc.

1 Cowles Rd., Plainville, CT, 06062, USA

Original Press Release

The New ExOsense(TM) Non-Intrusive Liquid Level Sensor: Sensing From Outside Plastic Containers

Press release date: May 2, 2006

PLAINVILLE, CT. Gems Sensors & Controls introduces the new ExOsense(TM) non-intrusive liquid level sensor. ExOsense sensors utilize patented piezo resonance technology to monitor fluids from the outside of plastic containers-extensively used by medical diagnostic instrument manufacturers.

ExOsense attach to the outside surface of plastic bottles or containers and detect the presence or absence of fluid opposite the sensors. ExOsense offers easy, calibration-free installation for instant sensing -it simply affixes via a self-adhesive disc by peeling and sticking to the container.

"We developed ExOsense specifically to solve a need that In Vitro Diagnostic OEMs consistently requested," said Evan Berns, Vice President, Gems Sensors & Controls. "Our focus is to eliminate fluid contamination while improving instrument uptime and maximizing container volume. The ExOsense product design and technology allows for maximum configurability to quickly and robustly fulfill the broad range of product specifications presented by medical OEMs."

ExOsense incorporates proprietary Gems transducer technology employing piezoelectric material and the principal of acoustic impedance mismatch. When piezoelectric material is excited, it creates an acoustic signal as a function of the natural resonance of the material. This signal is directed through the bottle wall and the strength of reflected pulse is sensed by the ExOsense solid-state circuitry to determine the presence of fluid opposite the sensor.

Designed with diagnostic instruments in mind, the ExOsense senses fluid-regardless of color, such as reagents, waste, diluents, detergent/wash, coolants, saline and pure water-contained in opaque, translucent, or transparent plastic reservoirs.

About Gems Sensors & Controls Founded in 1955, Gems is a preferred supplier OEMs in the medical industry around the world due to its extensive application knowledge, innovative sensor and miniature solenoid valve designs, and customer centric approach to problem solving to meet customer-specific needs. Gems Sensors & Controls is a leading global manufacturer of: liquid level, flow, and pressure sensors; solid-state relays and barriers; liquid and pneumatic miniature solenoid valves; and pre-assembled fluidic systems. Gems Sensors & Controls is ISO 9000, UL, and CE certified.

For more product information, contact Gems Sensors & Controls, One Cowles Road, Plainville, Connecticut 06062. Phone: (800) 378-1600. www.GemsSensors.com.

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