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 News Release - January 10, 2006

Smiths Medical Launches New Gravity Administration Set

CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 10 (HSMN NewsFeed) -- Smiths Medical has announced the launch of a new product, a 10-drop gravity anesthesia administration set. An addition to its top of the line portfolio of safety products, this new set has been designed for use primarily in Anesthesia and OR. Safe and convenient, the 10-Drop Gravity Anesthesia Administration Set is the newest product of a 10-, 20-, and 60-drop configuration line of gravity administration sets.

The 10-Drop Gravity Anesthesia Administration Set incorporates two one-way valves and a four-way Hi-Flo(TM) stopcock for concurrent delivery of compatible fluids and drugs. This product also features two SmartSite® needle-free valves for enhanced patient and clinician safety. These components help minimize setup time required to prepare and administer IV infusions. Incorporating the one-way valves, four-way stopcock, and needle-free valves, this set eliminates clinician need to attach add-on devices or carry additional inventory of extension sets, components, or blunt cannulas.

The SmartSite® Needle-Free Valve is one of the needle-free systems most widely used in the world. The patented SmartSite® valve is a swabable, capless, 2-way valve for injection, gravity, pump flow or aspiration of fluids. Easy to use, this needle-free valve is lipid resistant, latex-free, and MRI compatible.

The Hi-Flo(TM) stopcocks have a 9-French internal diameter, which provides higher flow rates for rapid infusions when needed. Hi-Flo(TM) stopcocks have large handles that are easy to grip and smooth to turn. They are also lipid resistant, non-PVC and of non-DHP formulation.

About Smiths Medical

Smiths Medical is a clinically focused global leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of medical devices used for a variety of therapeutic, diagnostic, and surgical procedures. The company's portfolio includes airway management, pain management, temperature management systems, infusion systems, implantable access systems, safety I.V. catheters, critical care monitoring, and insulin delivery systems. This product range offers customers clinical and economical advantages backed by experience, innovation, and value-added services, including extensive product training and support. For more information, visit the company's web site at

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