Morrisville, N.C.-based SunTech Medical, which manufacturers the CT40 spot-check device for blood pressure (BP) monitoring, announces that it received third-party validation for blood pressure performance as specified by the British Hypertension Society (BHS) and AAMI/the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

The SunTech CT40 provides clinical-grade, automated spot-check measurements of blood pressure and other vital signs for patients in hospitals, clinics, ambulatory care, long-term care, and low-acuity hospital departments. Further, a modular design allows clinicians to easily customize the device in the field—adding thermometry, Sp02, and Wi-Fi based on the specific needs of the patient and facility.

The study, conducted independently by Dr. Hernan Polo Fritz and the staff at Vimercate Hospital in Italy determined that the CT40 achieved an A/A grade according to the 1993 BHS protocol, and fulfilled requirements set by the AAMI/ISO standard 81060-2:2013.

What’s more, the study confirmed the accuracy of oscillometric BP measurements taken by the CT40, and recommend it for BP measurement in adults.

“This study validates the accuracy and reliability of our BP technology,” says SunTech Medical president Rob Sweitzer. “We are proud that our CT40 has received a third-party validation for both BHS and AAMI/ISO standards.” SunTech Medical received FDA clearance for the U.S. distribution of the SunTech CT40 in 2016.

Driven by the company’s clinical-grade Advantage BP technology, the spot-check vital signs device provides accurate and reliable automated measurements of blood pressure, temperature, and pulse oximetry with clinical-grade performance, advanced features and digital connectivity.

One key feature of the device is SunTech’s Customizable BP Averaging. BP averaging is a key component to accurate blood pressure measurement and used in a Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial trial conducted by the National Institute of Health. It is rapidly becoming the new standard of care, with improved accuracy and reduced white coat response.

Moreover, SunTech’s Customizable BP Averaging allows clinicians to automate the process of taking and averaging multiple office BP measurements, while setting their own averaging protocol that fits best into their practice workflow. The device also allows users to verify automated readings using a stethoscope without removing the cuff for consistent patient BP measurements.