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 News Release - July 18, 2007

Premier Purchasing Partners Awards New Three-Year Contract to Inviro Medical Devices

Largest U.S. Healthcare Purchasing Network and Innovative Safety Syringe Company Expand Relationship Following Initial Technology Breakthroughs Program Award

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 continuing access to Inviro's extensive portfolio of InviroSNAP!® Safety Syringe products. Inviro's initial agreement was awarded as part of Premier's Technology Breakthroughs Program, effective May 1, 2007; the new agreement is a three-year contract effective October 1, 2007.

"Since the announcement of our Breakthroughs Programs contract award in May, we have had great support from Premier management and tremendous interest from its member facilities in our InviroSNAP! range of safety syringes," says Jim Charlesworth, senior vice president of sales for Inviro Medical Devices. "This new three-year contract allows us to plan for the development of a mutually beneficial, long-term relationship with Premier."

"Premier's Breakthroughs Program and contracting process provides great opportunities for small companies with truly differentiated technologies," says Gareth Clarke, chief executive officer of Inviro Medical Devices. "We are delighted with this new agreement and look forward to developing significant business within the Premier organization."

Inviro Medical Devices engineers and markets safe medication delivery systems, including the patented InviroSNAP! Safety Syringe. During the second half of 2007, Inviro will add the InviroSTRIPE® feature to its full range of safety and standard syringes. InviroSTRIPE is a patented integral write-on stripe that allows critical information to be recorded directly onto the syringe barrel.

"The addition of the STRIPE feature to InviroSNAP! safety syringes will provide Premier members with the opportunity to address two problems with one product; employee safety and syringe labeling," says Clarke. "We are confident this will provide a winning combination for Inviro Medical, Premier and its membership."

About Premier, 2006 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient

Serving 1,700 hospitals and nearly 46,500 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!® with InviroSTRIPE® 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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