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 News Release - March 6, 2007

Vidacare Announces Director of Sales Operations, Bart P. Jones

SAN ANTONIO, Texas--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Vidacare®, manufacturer of the EZ-IO® product system, the leading solution for immediate vascular access when conventional IV access is challenging or impossible, today announced the appointment of Bart P. Jones as director of sales operations.

Mr. Jones, who has a proven track record in sales and marketing, will report to Jim Thomsen, Vidacare's executive vice president of sales. His duties will include managing Vidacare's client development team, in addition to overseeing the company's customer relationship management system, sales education, and sales support. Mr. Jones' background encompasses over 25 years in management, sales operations and strategy and includes considerable experience in the adoption of technology and medical issues.

"Bart will make a great addition to our sales team," says Philip W. Faris Jr., president and CEO of Vidacare. "His impressive background in sales and management, combined with his years of experience in the bioscience markets will be of great value to Vidacare's customers as well as our continued growth."

Prior to joining Vidacare, Mr. Jones served as regional business director at Cubist Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical specializing in anti-infective therapies for the acute care environment. During his tenure at Cubist, Mr. Jones was instrumental in nationally launching a first in class anti-infective to Infectious Disease physicians and Orthopedic and Cardiothoracic surgeons.

Mr. Jones previously served as vice president of sales and marketing at Guilford Pharmaceutical, where he created the company's initial sales and marketing organization. Prior to joining Guildford, he served as region business director for MedImmune, Inc., where he was responsible for leading his teams to "Region of the Year" in sales achievements. Mr. Jones has also led sales and marketing initiatives in management positions with Immunex, Inc., Genentech, Inc., Squibb-Novo, Inc., and BHJ Enterprises, Inc. Mr. Jones earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from Texas Tech University.

About Vidacare

The EZ-IO product system by Vidacare is the best product for immediate vascular access when conventional IV access is difficult or impossible. The EZ-IO facilitates the administration of fluids and drugs to the patient securely, easily and quickly. EZ-IO's superior design yields an ease of use that allows vascular access with minimal trauma to the patient's tissue or bone. Its unique design allows the user to know precisely when the insertion needle has entered the intraosseous space giving them superior control, even in the most difficult cases. EZ-IO allows emergency medicine professionals to work expertly to securely attain vascular access in seconds. The result is the ability to achieve required flow rates safely and with confidence. EZ-IO can help improve the clinical excellence of the EMS and the hospital, ultimately becoming a contributing factor in saving patients' lives. Headquartered in San Antonio, TX, Vidacare was founded in 2001. For more information, visit

Source: Vidacare

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