CardioChek® Meter Available at Target Stores Nationwide
July 11, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News(INDIANAPOLIS – July 11, 2007) – Polymer Technology Systems, Inc., a provider of Point-of-Care diagnostic products to healthcare and consumer industries, announces today that their CardioChek analyzer and Test Strips® are now available at over 600 Target pharmacies nationwide. Target will carry the analyzer and accompanying PTS Panels® Total Cholesterol, HDL Cholesterol and Triglycerides Test Strip kits, allowing consumers to monitor their levels whenever they choose and in the privacy and convenience of their own home.
“We are very pleased to have Target as a retail partner,” states Robert Huffstodt, President and CEO of PTS. “Awareness of the CardioChek and its capabilities is growing rapidly, and offering the consumer the convenience of buying the system and strips at all Target stores nationwide is an important step for us. Of particular interest is the decision by Target to carry all three of our consumer test strip kits – Total Cholesterol, HDL Cholesterol, and Triglycerides. We have been quite happy with the interest levels of the consumer in these tests, which have not been available in a retail setting before.”
The CardioChek system is a hand-held diagnostic analyzer used with PTS Panels Test Strips for personal, at-home testing of cholesterol and other cardiac risk factors. The system monitors these key health indicators related to heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other chronic conditions. Test results are displayed within two minutes. It can be programmed to display in one of six languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, or Portuguese.
About Polymer Technology Systems, Inc. (PTS)
Polymer Technology Systems, Inc. is a global company headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana with sales offices in Africa, Australia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and the Pacific Rim. The company manufactures and markets Point-of-Care diagnostic products including the CardioChek and CardioChek PA handheld analyzers. Polymer Technology Systems has developed PTS Panels® Test Strip Kits for home use with the CardioChek monitor to measure Total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol or Triglycerides. The company also offers tests for direct LDL Cholesterol, Ketone, Glucose, a Lipid Panel and other combination test strips for professional use with the CardioChek PA. For more information visit www.cardiochek.com.
Target Corporation's operations include large, general merchandise discount stores and a fully integrated on-line business through which we offer a fun and convenient shopping experience with thousands of highly differentiated and affordably priced items. The company currently operates 1,500 Target stores in 47 states. Target Corporation news releases are available at www.target.com.