09.22.06

Schumer Announces Over $247,000 For Med Graph, Inc. In Rochester

Federal Dollars Will Be Used To Develop A Glucose Monitoring System For Blind and Hearing-Disabled People With Diabetes

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that a $247,443 grant was awarded to Med Graph, Inc. (MGI) of Rochester, by the U.S. Department of Education under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. The federal dollars will be used to develop a Glucose Monitoring System (GSM) that will be accessible to people with vision and hearing disabilities and have diabetes so they can more easily monitor their glucose levels.

"This is great news for Rochester and the entire county," Schumer said. "Diabetes can be a debilitating and even life threatening disease if left untreated. Fortunately we have the research and technology to help those living with this disease continue to lead normal lives. This funding will allow Med Graph Inc, to develop cutting edge technology so that doctors throughout the county can better serve their blind and hearingimpaired patients with diabetes.

MGI will use federal dollars to develop a comprehensive Glucose Monitoring System (GMS). The GMS will be accessible to people with diabetes, who have vision and hearing disabilities, so they can monitor their glucose levels. Working in conjunction with the Life Improvement Portal (LIP), the GMS will work to collect, store, analyze, and track glucose readings. The GMS will connect, via a standard phone line, to the LIP to ensure that the person with diabetes is immediately notified of low, normal, and high glucose levels that have been established by their physician. In addition, physicians will be able to access the information immediately via the programs central server and thus can avoid complications from fluctuating glucose levels.

The purpose of the SBIR Program is to stimulate technological innovation in the private sector, strengthen the role of small business in meeting Federal research, increase the commercial application of Department of Education supported research results, and improve the return on federal investments in research for economic and social benefits to the Nation.



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