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Top Diabetes Educators Join Advisory Board of WaveSense Technology Maker

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007
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Salem, New Hampshire, July 31, 2007- AgaMatrix, developers of WaveSense, a suite of patented technologies that enable high accuracy blood glucose monitoring products, announced today that a number of leading diabetes educators have joined their Diabetes Educators Board. AgaMatrix’s Diabetes Educators Board provides guidance on future product development, professional outreach programs, and other strategic initiatives. These educators, each from a different region in the United States, are:

Marian Batts-Turner MSN, RN, CDE, a Research Associate at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and co-author of numerous research articles on diabetes and healthcare in African-Americans,

Suzanne Ghiloni RN, BSN, CDE, a veteran at the Harvard Joslin Diabetes Center with over 25 years of clinical practice,

Amparo Gonzalez RN, BSN, CDE, an instructor at the Emory University School of Medicine and Director of the Georgia Latino Diabetes Program,

Davida Kruger MSN, APRN, BC-ADM, educator at the Henry Ford Health System and author of The Diabetes Travel Guide, and

John Walsh PA, CDE, Diabetes Clinical Specialist at Advanced Metabolic Care + Research in Escondido, CA, author of Pumping Insulin: Everything You Need For Success On A Smart Insulin Pump, and a professional with 30 years of experience in diabetes.

“I’m thrilled that AgaMatrix has started a Diabetes Educators Board because it shows that they recognize the central role that diabetes educators play in the management of this disease. Getting accurate blood glucose test results and having access to higher quality tools is vital for improving patient care, so I feel WaveSense represents a substantial leap in diabetes management and I’m excited to be a part of it,” said Amparo Gonzalez.

“I’m encouraged by the glucose accuracy in WaveSense meters since this is critical for correct insulin dosing and calibration of continuous monitors for my patients,” said John Walsh. “The high accuracy of WaveSense technology combined with guidance from diabetes educators produces the best possible results for people with diabetes.”

Among the key programs for which AgaMatrix’s Diabetes Educators Board will be advising is the WaveSense Educators Network (WEN). The WEN is a program sponsored by AgaMatrix that brings together diabetes educators to promote the importance of accurate blood glucose monitoring in diabetes management, and to give them a voice in the development of next generation products.

“The WEN is a tremendous opportunity for diabetes educators from around the world to learn about and to help develop higher accuracy blood glucose monitoring products. Not only is the WEN a great teaching venue, but a place for educators to have their voice heard,” states Alycia Fenner, CDE and Diabetes Product Educator at AgaMatrix.

AgaMatrix is currently inviting interested diabetes educators to join the WEN; members participate in special interest diabetes advocacy work, focus groups, online product surveys, and other activities. For more information, email Anne Gvazdauskas at anne@agamatrix.com .

About AgaMatrix

AgaMatrix is a technology company headquartered in Salem, New Hampshire that develops and manufactures next generation blood glucose monitoring (BGM) products for the diabetes market. The Company’s proprietary WaveSense biosensor technologies (www.wavesense.info) enable significantly higher accuracy glucose sensing. Current products include a line of meter and strip systems and a blood glucose data management software system.

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