updated 12/8/2010 9:15:59 AM ET 2010-12-08T14:15:59

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Dec. 8, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Medical Alarm Concepts Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB:MDHI), manufacturer of the MediPendant™, the first fully-monitored medical alarm system that allows you to speak and listen directly through the pendant, announced today it has acquired the controlling rights to U.S. patent numbers RE 41845 and RE 41392. 

Both patents relate to existing and future technologies in the design and functionality of the medical alarm, a market that is growing at unprecedented rates. The reissuance of these patents is a significant step toward ensuring the long-term success of the Company with regards to both its existing line of products as well as new products that are currently in design and/or development.

Medical Alarm Concepts™ currently offers a unique, patented medical emergency alarm system that is different from other personal emergency response (PERS) systems on the market today. MDHI's MediPendant™ product provides several revolutionary and highly desirable features, including the ability to speak and listen to the operator directly through the pendant, an extended range of up to approximately 600+ feet from the base station enabling the user to move virtually anywhere in or around their home, and a call center staffed around the clock with all EMT-certified operators, who are guaranteed to stay on the line with the MediPendant™ user until the problem is resolved or help arrives. MediPendant's™ advanced technology also allows for three-way calling between the operator, the user and the dispatched first responders and/or a friend and family member. 

Ronnie Adams, President of Medical Alarm Concepts™, commented, "This is excellent news for the Company. Our controlling rights to these patents ensure that our superior technology is protected, and will enable us to continue developing more advanced products in the future. Some of the enhancements that we are currently looking into are cellular-based communications, WiFi capabilities, GPS tracking and other advanced features. Being able to bring new and improved products to an ever-changing and expanding market is important for ensuring Medical Alarm Concept's™ future as an industry leader in the personal emergency response system (PERS) category."

About Medical Alarm Concepts

Medical Alarm Concepts™ (MAC) develops and manufactures innovative products and practical solutions within the framework of a vast growing marketplace. We have built our reputation in the personal emergency response system (PERS) and medical alert industry. With patented technology and state-of-the-art services, MAC is uniquely positioned to mobilize the right people, skills and alliances to ensure success and client satisfaction. Our design and support philosophy emphasize industry best practices, while providing polished and savvy solutions. MAC's latest innovation is the development of its two-way voice speakerphone pendant technology.

CONTACT:  Medical Alarm Concepts Holding, Inc.
          Carrie Snyder
          (917) 862-0705

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