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S.E.A. Medical Hosts Grand Opening

Wed, 07/11/2012 - 8:00am
The Associated Press

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 11, 2012-- S.E.A. Medical Systems, Inc., a health-tech company focused on safety and management of IV medicine, today celebrated its Grand Opening for its new facility located at 61 Daggett Drive in North San Jose. The new 14,000 square foot headquarters replaces the company's prior facility in Santa Clara and provides office and laboratory space to house a rapidly-growing workforce. Over the last 9 months, the company has more than tripled in size, while it transitions from a technology start-up to a developer of innovative and disruptive medical products like IV Check(TM).

"Today's Grand Opening marks a significant milestone for the company," said Michael Weickert, CEO and cofounder of S.E.A. Medical. "Our recent rapid growth and this new facility position us for the next phase of the Company's evolution from technology to product development." The Grand Opening celebration began with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon Wednesday July 11, 2012, attended by over 120 people. Councilmember Kansen Chu (District 4, San Jose) made remarks and welcomed this innovative business to the 10th largest city in the country. Special guests included Gail Maderis, President and CEO of BayBio, Ridley Barron from the Ridley Barron Ministries, and Chris Jerry from the Emily Jerry Foundation. The ceremony was followed by a dinner, facilities tour, and presentations from special guests and S.E.A. Medical founders.

About IV Check(TM) IV Check(TM) is the first medical device that can instantly measure IV samples to identify the drug, dose, and diluent. The device helps Pharmacies achieve zero error in the workplace by catching compounding mistakes before they can injure or kill patients. For more information, visit http://seamedical.com/?pg=products&sl=iv-check.

About Ridley Barron and Ridley Barron Ministries Ridley Barron is a former senior pastor, author, nationally known speaker and tireless advocate for patient safety. After a tragic car accident that took his wife, Ridley's 17 month old son Josh was killed by an IV medication error at the hospital where he was cared for after the accident. Since that day in April 2004, Ridley has written and now speaks with great candor about the events of that fateful day. His message of hope, healing, and forgiveness empowers patients, families, and clinicians impacted by adverse medical events. He has shared his story, "Every ½ Second Counts", at numerous hospitals, medical conferences, and meetings of various professional health organizations from coast to coast. His book "Twist of Faith" transparently records his journey from shocking tragedy to unfolding grace. For more on Ridley Barron and Ridley Barron Ministries go to www.ridleybarron.com.

About Chris Jerry and the Emily Jerry Foundation Christopher Jerry's two-year-old daughter, Emily, tragically died from an IV medication error shortly after she had overcome cancer in March 2006. Subsequently, he decided to retire from a very successful business career in medical imaging to become a patient safety advocate and to establish The Emily Jerry Foundation. He now devotes all of his time to patient safety advocacy and to the foundation's efforts to improve overall patient safety in our nation's hospitals and pharmacies. In January 2009, Mr. Jerry was able to help get Emily's Law passed in the state of Ohio, which provides basic training requirements and oversight by the Ohio Pharmacy Board for pharmacy technicians. Prior to Emily's Law there were no requirements whatsoever for pharmacy technicians in Ohio.

About SEA Medical Systems S.E.A. Medical Systems, Inc., is a private health-tech company that pioneers smart solutions for the safe manufacture, preparation, delivery, and disposal of intravenous and other liquid medications.

The Company is developing medical devices to catch life-threatening IV drug errors before they harm patients. SEA Medical's unique technology identifies drugs, concentrations, and diluents in IV fluids, and simultaneously measures flow rate and cumulative dose during IV administration. The Company is developing its proprietary technology for other medical applications. For more information, visit www.seamedical.com.

CONTACT: S.E.A. Medical Systems, Inc.

Michael Weickert, 408-890-7813 info@seamedical.com www.seamedical.com KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH BIOTECHNOLOGY HOSPITALS MEDICAL DEVICES PHARMACEUTICAL SOURCE: S.E.A. Medical Systems, Inc.

Copyright Business Wire 2012 PUB: 07/11/2012 08:00 AM/DISC: 07/11/2012 08:00 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120711005519/

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