Small Connector to Draw Big Interest at Neurotech Leaders Forum

One of the biggest attractions at the upcoming 8th Annual Neurotech Leaders Forum may be the smallest and simplest: an electrical connector designed around a tiny, coiled spring.

Foothill Ranch, CA, October 22, 2008 --( The Bal Conn™, an electrically conductive connecting device that employs a unique, precision-engineered canted-coil™ spring retained in a metal housing, will be showcased at the forum, which runs October 23rd-24th in San Francisco, California. According to its manufacturer, Bal Seal Engineering, Inc., the Bal Conn’s diminutive size and functional simplicity created a buzz among attendees at several medical events and conferences earlier this year.

“Whenever I demonstrate how the Bal Conn performs, people almost always respond with words like, ‘simple,’ ‘elegant’ and ‘easy,’” says Mark Russell, a Global Medical Electronics Account Manager at Bal Seal. “They immediately recognize this as a reliable solution that can be quickly and easily applied to almost any connecting challenge they might face.”

The Bal Conn, already at work in more than 1 million implantable medical devices worldwide, facilitates a consistent electrical connection between the device lead and the battery. Its canted-coil spring adjusts to maintain maximum contact with the lead electrodes that are inserted into the device header. Bal Conn spring coils can be customized to accommodate specific insertion and removal force requirements, and Bal Conn diameters are available to fit any lead configuration, from IS1 and IS4 all the way down to 0.040.”

Neurotech forum attendees can learn more about the Bal Conn and other connecting, sealing, conducting and shielding solutions by visiting Bal Seal Engineering’s tabletop exhibit, or by visiting the company’s Website.

About Bal Seal Engineering, Inc.
Bal Seal Engineering, Inc. is a global provider of custom-engineered sealing, connecting, conducting and shielding solutions for original equipment manufacturers. Products include Bal Conn™, Bal Seal™, and Bal Shield™ solutions, all of which employ unique canted-coil™ spring technology for enhanced performance and reliability. For the latest news and information about Bal Seal, visit the company's websiteor call 800.366.1006.

About the Neurotech Leaders Forum
Held October 23rd-24th, 2008 at the Radisson Hotel in Brisbane, Calif., this two-day conference is an exclusive forum for neurotech executives and entrepreneurs to interact with investors, technologists and potential partners. It features presentations and panel discussions, as well as exhibits from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on both days.

Bal Seal Engineering, Inc.
Alicia Parker