Contour Energy Systems Inc., an innovative portable power
company commercializing next-generation battery systems, is releasing its first
line of coin cell batteries with availability starting in the fourth quarter
2010. Contour’s new line of lithium coin cells, based on its patented Fluorinetic
battery technology, offer OEMs significantly longer battery life and other
performance advantages for multiple device categories and applications in the
Glucose monitoring systems, drug dispensing devices, and
bone growth stimulators represent three near term medical device opportunities
that will take advantage of the new coin cells’ higher energy and power
densities and longer service life.
The coin cell product line will feature four primary
advantages: greater runtime, better discharge rates, longer shelf life, and
safer environmental design compared to current lithium products that can
contain heavy metals, perchlorate, and other dangerous and caustic materials. Contour’s
patented Fluorinetic technology leverages breakthrough lithium/carbon fluoride
advancements to achieve these high energy and power densities. The use of a
solid cathode with no heavy metals or other toxic materials minimizes safety
and environmental concerns. In addition, the advanced lithium/carbon-fluoride
batteries overcome operational problems exhibited by some other lithium
batteries, such as passivation, which is a significant voltage drop upon
starting up a device.
Contour’s advanced coin cells currently exceed all others
tested in both power density and maximum safe current draw. Testing
demonstrates up to an eight times improvement in high-current applications and
up to two-times improvement in traditional coin cell applications. This makes
the Contour coin cell line particularly well suited for applications that
require high sustained or pulse currents and greater durability.
Contour’s first coin cells, based on the most popular 2032
format, are available for volume customer shipments starting in the fourth quarter
of 2010. Evaluation samples are available immediately.