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Devices Interventional

 News Release - September 6, 2006

Merit Medical Introduces Resolve(R) Drainage Catheter

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Sept. 6, 2006--Merit Medical Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: MMSI ), a manufacturer and marketer of proprietary disposable accessories used primarily in cardiology and radiology procedures, announced today the market introduction of the Resolve® drainage catheter. The catheter is used in various procedures to drain undesirable fluids from the human body.

"The Resolve® has been an engineering challenge due to its small profile and demanding specifications," said Fred P. Lampropoulos, Merit's chairman and CEO. "After lengthy trials and customer input we believe we have introduced a proprietary product that will become a market leader."

The Resolve® will complement Merit's existing access products as well as the Revolution(TM) and StayFix® catheter fixation devices. Other Merit products such as the Merit Disposal Depot(TM) and various connection systems will also see increased demand.

Merit will introduce the Resolve® to the European market at the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) meeting being held Sept. 9-13 in Rome.

About Merit

Founded in 1987, Merit Medical Systems Inc. is engaged in the development, manufacture and distribution of proprietary disposable medical accessories used in interventional and diagnostic procedures, particularly in cardiology and radiology. Merit serves client hospitals worldwide with a domestic and international sales force totaling approximately 85 individuals. Merit employs approximately 1,640 people worldwide, with facilities in Salt Lake City and South Jordan, Utah; Santa Clara, Calif.; Angleton, Texas; Richmond, Va.; Maastricht and Venlo, Netherlands; and Galway, Ireland.

Statements contained in this release, which are not purely historical, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Act of 1995 and are subject to risks and uncertainties such as those described in Merit's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2005. Such risks and uncertainties include market acceptance of new products, introduction of products in a timely fashion, product recalls, delays in obtaining regulatory approvals, or the failure to maintain such approvals, cost increases, fluctuations in and obsolescence of inventory, price and product competition, availability of labor and materials, development of new products and technology that could render our products obsolete, product liability claims, modification or limitation of governmental or private insurance reimbursement, infringement of our technology or the assertion that our technology infringes the rights of other parties, foreign currency fluctuations, challenges associated with the company's growth strategy, changes in health care markets related to health care reform initiatives, litigation and other factors referred to in the company's 10-K and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All subsequent forward-looking statements attributable to the company or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. Actual results may differ materially from anticipated results. Financial estimates are subject to change and are not intended to be relied upon as predictions of future operating results, and Merit assumes no obligation to update or disclose revisions to those estimates.

Source: Merit Medical Systems

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