updated 10/14/2010 8:15:35 AM ET 2010-10-14T12:15:35

WALL, N.J. and CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 14, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BIO-key International, Inc. (OTCBB:BKYI), a leader in finger-based biometric identification solutions for the healthcare industry, and Medflow Incorporated, the market leader in the development of electronic health records software solely dedicated to eye care physicians, announced the release of TruStaff™ fingerprint biometric log-in for securing access to Medflow Electronic Health Records (EHR). Medflow will be showcasing this solution at the 2010 American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting being held in Chicago, on October 16-19. At this event, Medflow will be demonstrating biometric log-on to Medflow EHR in booth #3353.

"BIO-key's TruStaff fingerprint biometric log-in delivers a new level of security, reliability and user convenience when accessing the Medflow Electronic Health Records Solution, enabling medical staff to quickly establish their identity," commented Ben Hammel, Director of Identity Management Solutions for BIO-key International. "With this cost effective solution, only the simple touch of a finger is needed for a clinician to quickly access the Medflow EHR solution at any point in the patient care process. In addition to improving patient safety and protecting their privacy, TruStaff improves workflow and provides more time for patient care by eliminating the need for passwords which are easily lost, forgotten or potentially compromised."

Jim Messier, VP of Sales and Marketing for Medflow Incorporated, added: "The TruStaff fingerprint biometric log-in enables Medflow clients the most secure method of logging into the Medflow EHR, allowing for added efficiency throughout the patient visit."

About BIO-key

BIO-key International, Inc., headquartered in Wall, New Jersey, develops and delivers advanced identification solutions to commercial and government enterprises, integrators, and custom application developers. BIO-key's award winning, high performance, scalable, cost-effective and easy-to-deploy biometric finger identification technology accurately identifies and authenticates users of wireless and enterprise applications. Our solutions are used in local embedded OEM products as well as some of the world's largest identification deployments to improve security, guarantee identity, and help reduce identity theft. BIO-key's technology is offered directly or by market leading partners around the world. ( http://www.bio-key.com )

About Medflow

Medflow, Inc. is the market leader in the development of electronic health records software solely dedicated to eye care physicians. Medflow, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, was founded in 1999 and is privately held. Medflow, Inc. can be reached at 704.927.9800 or by visiting www.medflow.com .

BIO-key Safe Harbor Statement

Certain statements contained in this press release may be construed as "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "Act"). The words "estimate," "project," "intends," "expects," "anticipates," "believes" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are made based on management's beliefs, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management pursuant to the "safe-harbor" provisions of the Act. These statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected on the basis of these statements. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, our history of losses and limited revenue, our ability to develop new products and evolve existing ones, the impact on our business of the recent financial crisis in the global capital markets and negative global economic trends, and our ability to attract and retain key personnel. For a more complete description of these and other risk factors that may affect the future performance of BIO-key International, Inc., see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009 and its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company also undertakes no obligation to disclose any revision to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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