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PORTABLE VERSION OF SUPRA SCANNER(R) SLASHES COSTS AND BROADENS MARKET

 LONDON, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Supra Medical Corp. (AMEX: SUM.EC) announced today that in collaboration with its majority owned subsidiary, Supra Medical International Limited, it has designed and produced a miniaturized version of its console model Supra Scanner(R).
 Evelyna Dyson-Cantwell, president of Supra Medial, commented, "The Supra Scanner is already recognized for its unique ability to diagnose skin disorders with non-invasive ultrasound. This is a major breakthrough on two counts -- cost and portability. Based upon our experience in developing the production engineered product, we expect this scanner price to be roughly one-third the price of our present console model. The reduction in weight and size by more than 80 percent should greatly enhance its utility in the doctor's office, the hospital ward and in the field."
 Dyson-Cantwell added, "We have been field testing the Supra Scanner in a number of settings throughout the world. It became evident that while there will be continued demand for the console model in the research environment, there was substantial demand for a portable version which would be dedicated to specific medical applications. Consequently, we foresee several models of the basic Supra Microscanner(R). The first of these will focus on detecting tissue changes which result in pressure sores, monitoring healing and providing guidance to wound treatment specialists. This application has an obvious tie-in with Supra Medical's Disposable Oxyhealer(R), a topical oxygen product for the treatment of pressure sores which is now entering clinical trials.
 Developmental work on the new scanner benefitted considerably from the evaluations and contributions of researchers at the United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St. Thomas's hospitals who are Supra Medical's other participants in the subsidiary. Dr. Mary Dyson, who heads the Tissue Repair Research Unit at Guy's, said, "We have been moving in focused fashion because the need is so apparent and so great. It is heartening to be receiving orders and indications of interest during the scanner's production engineering phase. We are particularly pleased that we will now be able to demonstrate the Supra Microscanner at the annual Primary Healthcare Exhibition in London on November 22-23. Around 3,500 qualified nurses and practitioners are expected to attend."
 Jack Cantwell, Supra's CEO, said, "The Supra Microscanner is a powerful diagnostic tool and by making it so attractively priced we should materially broaden the market. This is the second time within a month that our company has announced substantial cost reductions in our product line. We are clearly in step with the new trends in national healthcare toward improved cost-effectiveness."
 Supra Medical Corp. develops and markets proprietary medical products which are used in the diagnosis, monitoring and ongoing treatment of skin disorders including skin cancers, burns and various wounds. Additionally, the company is researching the application of its proprietary ultrasound technology to the non-invasive diagnosis of breast disorders.
 For more information, contact George J. Stasen, executive vice president, of Supra Medical Corp., Chadds Ford, PA, 800-388-6769.
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