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  • It's the next level of sensing and accuracy," says Dr. Leslie Saxon, Executive Director of the USC Center for Body Computing. “We’re basically taking this new technology  and creating an unprecedented understanding and engagement for people around their health.

  • The heart-shaped patch is a wearable adhesive containing photosensitive dyes that change color when exposed to UV rays ... It was designed in partnership with MC10, a health tech firm based in Cambridge, Mass., that specializes in flexible electronics.

  • MC10 is dedicated to bringing stretchable electronics to market. The company worked with L’Oréal on My UV Patch and has developed another device, the BioStamp Research Connect, which measures body motion, muscle activity, and heart rate. MC10 began selling the BioStamp to researchers and companies earlier this year. “It’s essentially a body-worn computer,” says Roozbeh Ghaffari, MC10’s cofounder and chief technology officer.

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MC10 and Marubun to add Japanese Distribution Network

April 6, 2016

Lexington, Mass. & Tokyo, Japan – April 6, 2016 – MC10, Inc., the healthcare technology company specializing in stretchable body worn computing systems, and Marubun Corporation, the leading Japanese distributor of cutting-edge technology products, have entered into a limited exclusive distribution relationship for MC10’s line of BioStamp® products. The BioStamp conformal sensing platform enables previously rigid technology to move and bend with the human body while collecting valuable biometric data.

This partnership will enhance MC10’s international presence, allowing Marubun to introduce MC10’s groundbreaking BioStamp Research Connect™ System (BioStampRC™) to its large partner network in Japan.

“Marubun strives to contribute to the advancement of science and technology by engaging with suppliers who are leaders in their respective fields and providing cutting-edge specialized electronics,” said Satoshi Fujino, Marubun’s Senior Vice President. “Through our relationship with MC10, we are continuing in our mission to deliver the most innovative technology to our customers.”

The recently unveiled BioStampRC System provides a complete solution for researchers to seamlessly gather and manage physiological data. The end-to-end system consists of MC10’s proprietary soft stretchable sensors as well as cloud based storage and analytical tools, enabling innovators to easily design physiological monitoring studies and collect and share biometric data with collaborators.

“MC10 is dedicated to developing technology that enables a better understanding of human health. My past engagements with Marubun have demonstrated the corporation’s superior ability to bring new, emerging technologies to the Japanese market,” commented Scott Pomerantz, President and Chief Executive Officer of MC10.

In addition to the distribution partnership, Marubun has also joined a strong syndicate of strategic equity investors committed to growing MC10’s product presence globally.

About MC10, Inc.

MC10 is a private company, backed by a strong syndicate of financial and strategic investors, that is improving human health through digital healthcare solutions. The company combines its proprietary ultra-thin, flexible body-worn sensors with advanced analytics to unlock health insights from physiological data. MC10 has received widespread recognition for its revolutionary technology and was recently named in Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in 2016 as a leader in healthcare. MC10 is headquartered in Lexington, MA. Visit MC10 online at www.mc10inc.com.

BioStamp Research Connect™, BioStampRC™, BioStamp®, MC10® and the MC10 logo are registered marks owned by MC10, Inc.

About Marubun

MARUBUN CORPORATION, listed on 1st section of Tokyo Stock Exchange, is a trading company engaged in the purchase and sale of semiconductors, general electronic components, and electronic products. Marubun supplies cutting-edge electronics products that play pivotal roles in numerous fields, which include automobile telecommunication industrial equipment and Medical Equipment.

We understand our customers' needs, and in order to provide products that meet those needs, create systems, combine them with other products, and use information networks to find products, so that we can satisfy customer needs in the shortest possible time. Only a technology-oriented trading company such as Marubun can carry out these types of detailed activities. For more information, please visit http://www.marubun.co.jp/en/aboutus.

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