Minnetronix Named Tekne Award Finalist

September 12, 2008

ST. PAUL, Minn. September 12, 2008– The Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA), in partnership with Enterprise Minnesota and LifeScience Alley, this week announced finalists for the ninth annual Tekne Awards, a celebration of superior technological innovation and leadership in Minnesota.

Minnetronix (St. Paul, MN) has been selected as one of three finalists in the category of Medical Technology – Small and Emerging Company. This award will acknowledge a company excelling in production of devices, diagnostics and equipment relating to the medical field.

The lists of finalists for the 2008 Tekne Awards ranges from successful well-known technology companies to those on the verge of great success, due in part to technological innovation. Also honored will be individuals that have positively impacted Minnesota’s quality of life and helped secure Minnesota’s place as one of the most technologically advanced regions in the world. Awards are separated into categories that recognize the best and brightest in innovation, development, commercialization and management of technology in Minnesota.

“The Tekne Awards have served as a sign of Minnesota’s technological prominence for nearly a decade, and the accomplishments of this year’s group of finalists continue that tradition,” said Kate Rubin, president of MHTA. “Both the quantity and quality of entries continue to grow and technology innovation, as represented by these finalists, is strong.”

The 2008 Tekne Awards will be presented on Thursday, October 30, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. For additional information on the ceremony and category finalists, visit www.tekneawards.org.

About Minnetronix

Minnetronix is a medical device outsourcing company, specializing in the design, manufacturing and support of electronics-based medical devices. Minnetronix’ experienced team provides expertise on equipment such as cardiovascular systems, point-of-care diagnostic instruments, therapeutic devices, implantable devices, and monitoring equipment. Minnetronix is ISO 13485:2003-certified and is an FDA-registered contract manufacturer. Visit us online at www.minnetronixmedical.com.

About Minnesota High Tech Association

The Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) accelerates the growth, sustainability and global competitiveness of Minnesota’s technology-based economy through public policy advocacy, member collaboration and education, and community outreach. MHTA is the only membership organization that represents Minnesota’s entire technology-based economy. MHTA members include organization of every size – involved in virtually every aspect of technology creation, production, application, and education in Minnesota. MHTA works in partnership with AeA, which represents Minnesota’s technology organizational nationally. Find out more online at www.mhta.org.