Grass Technologies Installs 10 Long-Term Epilepsy Monitoring Systems in Beijing Hospital

April 14, 2009

WEST WARWICK, RI, Apr 14, 2009 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX) -- Grass Technologies, a subsidiary of Astro-Med, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALOT), today announced the successful installation of 10 Long-Term Monitoring systems at the Beijing Xuanwu Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a teaching hospital affiliated with the Capital University of Medical Sciences in Beijing, China. The Department of Functional Neurosurgery of Xuanwu Hospital will use the 10 Grass(R) systems for phase 1 and phase 2 Epilepsy monitoring.

The Xuanwu Hospital Department of Functional Neurosurgery is a leading center of neurology in China. The Grass Technologies systems were installed in the newly remodeled, state-of-the-art facility staffed by a multi-disciplinary team of physicians with clinical specialties in neurosurgery, neurology, and neurophysiology. With the addition of the Long-Term Epilepsy Monitoring systems, the clinic, which operates under the direction of Professor Li Yong Jie, aims to become the top Epilepsy Monitoring facility in China. The installation of the Grass systems will also create easier public access to EEG monitoring in Greater Beijing.

Eric Menke, International Sales Manager of Grass Technologies, noted that the expansion of Grass EEG/LTM technology to China is in line with the company's strategic plan. "We are extremely proud to have installed our EEG/Long-Term Monitoring systems at such a prestigious healthcare facility, and in such a state-of-the-art neurology department. We are equally proud to serve another customer in the People's Republic of China, which brings us closer to achieving the goal set by Astro-Med management to increase export sales to a level equal to 50% of annual sales."

ZJ Prosper, the exclusive representative for Grass Technologies in the People's Republic of China, was responsible for providing consultation and sales to Xuanwu Hospital. Mr. Jie Wu, Managing Director of ZJ Prosper, said, "This flagship Neurology Center will set a new standard for Chinese hospitals. As part of the successful installation of 10 Grass Technologies Epilepsy Monitoring systems, Grass Technologies specialists provided both clinical and technical training to the Chinese staff physicians, which will ultimately result in a better diagnosis for patients."

Wu continued, "As the Chinese economy is booming, the demand for a higher level of healthcare is also increasing; therefore, it brings a very promising, bright future for Grass Technologies and ZJ Prosper in China for years to come."

About Grass Technologies

Grass(R) Technologies, a subsidiary of Astro-Med, Inc., is a world leader in neurophysiological monitoring instruments and software designed to detect, amplify, and display the electrical activity of the brain. Primary applications of Grass products include Long-Term Monitoring (LTM), EEG Monitoring, Sleep Monitoring (PSG) and Analysis, and Neurophysiological Research Studies. Customers include hospitals, universities, sleep centers and clinics, and pharmaceutical companies. More information about the Beehive Horizon LTM monitoring system and AURA-LTM64 amplifiers is available at:, or by telephoning 877-472-7779 toll-free in the USA and Canada.

About Astro-Med, Inc.

Astro-Med, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of specialty high tech printing systems, electronic medical instrumentation, and test and measurement instruments. Astro-Med, Inc. products are sold under the brand names Astro-Med(R), Grass(R) Technologies and QuickLabel(R) Systems and are employed around the world in a wide range of aerospace, medical, military, industrial, and packaging applications. Astro-Med, Inc. is a member of the Russell Microcap(R) Index. Additional information is available by visiting

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Everett V. Pizzuti
Astro-Med, Inc.
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