General Data Receives "Biggest Breakthrough" Award for StainerShield System

Cincinnati Business Magazine Recognizes the Greatest Accomplishments in the Area's Manufacturing Industry Through First Annual Manny Awards

CINCINNATI, OH--(Marketwire - June 21, 2007) - General Data Company, Inc., a leading provider of specialized labeling and identification products and solutions, today announced that it has received a Manny Award in the "Biggest Breakthrough" category from Cincinnati Business Magazine. The product innovation award recognizes General Data's StainerShield Laboratory Specimen Identification & Error-Proofing System, which is used by pathology labs across the country to enhance workflow, reduce errors and improve patient safety.

This was the first year for The Manny Awards in Cincinnati, which were created to recognize the Tristate's manufacturing industry's greatest accomplishments in such areas as product innovation, e-business, supply-chain management, employee safety, systems/process innovation, global business, technology transfer and quality control.

"We appreciate the recognition from Cincinnati Business Magazine for our StainerShield system, and the opportunity to share in the success of the area's manufacturing industry with the other award winners," said Peter Wenzel, president and chief executive officer of General Data. "This award follows on the heels of the re-certification of our ISO 9001:2000 compliance certification and further validates our ongoing commitment to quality and innovation. StainerShield is a breakthrough technology that is helping to improve the quality and delivery of healthcare services, and the Manny Award is a true compliment to the team at General Data that makes it all happen."

StainerShield is a family of technologies that offer a complete closed-loop system for bar code identification and tracking of tissue cassettes and slides. With StainerShield, slides and cassettes can be accurately identified and tracked, and labs can operate more efficiently and with fewer errors.

The awards were presented to recipients at an awards dinner on June 7, 2007 at the Cincinnati Museum Center. Judging for the Mannys was conducted by an independent panel representing various sectors.

About General Data Company, Inc.

General Data Company is a leading provider of specialized labeling and identification products and solutions. The company's patent-pending healthcare and laboratory identification technologies are designed to improve patient safety and care, reduce medical errors, facilitate patient administration and provide consumers with peace of mind and confidence in their health care providers. General Data is recognized as the premiere provider of integrated bar code identification and data collection products and solutions that enable businesses in a variety of industries to become more efficient and make better decisions. Founded in 1981, General Data is a privately held company with headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. More information on General Data can be found at

Contact Information: General Data Contact: Kevin Wilson 513-898-1008