Hydrogen Gas Generating Button Cells suit medical applications.

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Offered as customized, designed-in solution, H2 series offers energy-independent solution for displacement of any liquid, gel, paste, or granule. Cells are engineered to provide portable dosing solution for automatic dispensers used in drug delivery systems as well as in analytics, sensing, or leakage detection applications. Single button cell releases total of 130 ml of ultrapure (99.99%, E949) H2 gas at rates up to 15 ml/hr, and products comply with EU Directive 2006/66/EC.

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VARTA Microbattery Announces Availability of Hydrogen Gas Generating Button Cells

Gas Generating Button Cells Optimized for Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Care Applications

Rye, NY...Announced today by VARTA Microbattery, a global leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of an extensive variety of high-technology rechargeable and primary batteries for the industrial, medical and communications industries, is the H2 family of hydrogen gas generating cells.  The button cells offer an energy-independent solution for the displacement of virtually any liquid, gel, paste or granule, and are engineered to provide a portable dosing solution for automatic dispensers used in  short-, medium- or long-term drug delivery systems, as well as in analytics, sensing or leakage detection applications.  Featuring a high output of gas, a single button cell releases a total of 130 ml (more than 200 times than cell volume) of ultrapure (99.99%, E949) H2 gas at rates as high as 15ml/hr. The gas is generated by connecting a resistor to the cell and the rate is proportional to discharge current, inversely proportional to resistor value.  To achieve more total gas output and/or higher gassing rates, multiple-cell assemblies can be made available.

VARTA Microbattery's family of gas generating cells are ideally suited for employment in a broad range of human and veterinary medical, pharmaceutical and health-related applications.  As the pressure built up from the gas automatically dispenses medications from a customized dosing cartridge, the gas generating cells provide a state-of-the-industry alternative to complex and expensive electric flexible-tube pumps.  In addition, the gas generating button cells provide a mechanical energy reservoir and gas pressure source for varied automotive, maritime, aeronautics, meteorology, industrial or consumer applications.

Boasting a wide operating temperature range, and complying with EU Directive 2006/66/EC, the single cell (Part #4690-101-501) measures 11.55 mm in diameter x 5.45 mm high and weighs only 1.85 g.

VARTA Microbattery's gas generating cells are a customized, designed-in solution, therefore firm pricing is quoted based on customer's specifications.  Average delivery is 10 weeks ARO.

VARTA Microbattery is a world leader in the electrochemical cell market, with over 20 years of experience in the production of gas generating cells, designed, engineered, and manufactured in Germany.

For additional information, visit www.varta-microbattery.com/top/h2.

About VARTA Microbattery, Inc.

Founded in 1887, and headquartered in Ellwangen, Germany, VARTA Microbattery is a global leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of an extensive variety of batteries and energy storage products supporting long life under extreme operating conditions. Their portfolio of rechargeable products includes Ni-MH, lithium button and cylindrical versions, while their primary products offering features button and cylindrical lithium, alkaline, zinc air, nickel zinc, and silver oxide batteries. VARTA Microbattery's products are widely employed in a broad array of OEM and retail markets including automotive, medical, computing, hearing aid, industrial and communications.   From prototype to production quantities, VARTA Microbattery provides standard, modified-standard and custom battery solutions for virtually any application and equipment.   The Company further reinvests a substantial portion of its revenue in research and development to ensure VARTA Microbattery continues its tradition of pioneering state-of-the-industry technologies.

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