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 News Release - April 30, 2007

Premier Purchasing Partners Awards Contract to Inviro Medical Devices

ATLANTA--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Inviro Medical Devices (www.inviromedical.com) today announced that it has entered into a new agreement with Premier Purchasing Partners, LP that provides members of the Premier alliance access to Inviro's extensive portfolio of InviroSNAP! Safety Syringe products. The agreement was awarded as part of Premier's Technology Breakthroughs Program and starts May 1, 2007.

"Premier's process for assessing new technologies is thorough, rigorous and demanding," says Jim Charlesworth, senior vice president of sales for Inviro Medical Devices. "We are delighted, but not surprised, that our InviroSNAP! products have successfully passed through this process, and we look forward to presenting our comprehensive range of safety syringes to Premier members."

"The contract with Premier may help to further enhance our market position as we aggressively roll out the Inviro Safety System in the U.S. and Canada," says Gareth Clarke, chief executive officer of Inviro Medical Devices. "As the second major GPO contract we have secured during 2007, this agreement represents yet another significant milestone for our company. It is a clear recognition that we offer healthcare facilities a unique alternative to their existing safety syringe technology."

Inviro Medical Devices engineers and markets safe medication delivery systems, including the patented InviroSNAP! Safety Syringe. After years of research to develop patents and refine product designs, the company is addressing the growing $1.6 billion safety syringe market and introducing its breakthrough infection control technology in North America to help address employee and patient safety concerns.

The company's flagship product, the innovative SNAP! Safety Syringe, is a manually retractable safety syringe that provides distinct protection and performance advantages:
  • While most safety syringes are retro-fitted using add-on pieces, this device is uniquely engineered with the safety feature integral to the design.
  • It looks and functions like a traditional syringe and is easy to use.
  • After using standard technique to administer a medication dose, the clinician pulls the plunger back, causing the needle to retract inside the barrel. The plunger is then snapped off, permanently disabling the device.
The InviroSNAP! Safety Syringe is available in fixed needle and exchangeable needle configurations, both featuring the same "Push, Pull, SNAP!" safety system.

About Premier, 2006 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Recipient

Serving 1,700 hospitals and nearly 45,000 other healthcare sites, Premier Inc. is the largest healthcare alliance in the United States dedicated to improving patient outcomes while safely reducing the cost of care. Owned by not-for-profit hospitals, Premier operates the nation's largest healthcare purchasing network, the most comprehensive repository of hospital clinical and financial information and one of the largest policy-holder owned, hospital professional liability risk-retention groups in healthcare. Headquartered in San Diego, Premier has offices in Charlotte, N.C., and Washington D.C. For more information, visit www.premierinc.com.

About Inviro Medical Devices

Founded in 1988, Inviro Medical Devices engineers and markets safe medication delivery systems, including the patented InviroSNAP! Safety Syringe. After years of research to develop its patents and refine its product designs, the company is addressing the growing $1.6 billion safety syringe market and introducing its breakthrough infection control technology in North America. Headquartered in Atlanta, Inviro Medical Devices is becoming a leading industry chAmpion in the quest to increase infection control awareness and to protect healthcare workers, patients and the environment with innovative medical devices. For more information, visit www.inviromedical.com.


Source: Inviro Medical Devices

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