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 News Release - October 1, 2007

Swissray Lands Three Year Contract with Premier

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., Oct. 1 (HSMN NewsFeed) -- Swissray International, Inc. announced today that they have been awarded a three year contract with Premier. This contract allows Swissray to sell their market leading direct Digital Radiography (DR) systems to any of the more than 1,700 US hospital members and 47,000 other healthcare providers that belong to Premier.

John Monahan, Sr. Vice President of Strategic Accounts for Swissray states "We are very proud to have been selected by the Premier imaging committee. Premier is one of the largest and finest Group Purchasing Organizations in the country. Their product evaluation process is quality driven and quality is where Swissray DR Systems excel. More than ever before health care providers are searching for better utilization of scarce resources. Swissray's DR systems enable the provider to significantly decrease cost and increase staff efficiency and job satisfaction, while improving the delivery of patient care without expanding space. With our unique APS(TM) - Automated Positioning System Swissray's DR solutions offer the fastest patient throughput in the industry at the lowest radiation dose. Being chosen by Premier validates our strategy to provide "best of breed" DR technology to healthcare providers".

About Premier

Premier, 2006 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient Serving 1,700 hospitals and more than 47,000 other healthcare sites, Premier 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., Philadelphia and Washington. For more information, visit

About Swissray

Swissray has received from Frost & Sullivan the "Best Product Value" award for their market leading Digital Radiography systems. This new technology provides the highest quality medical radiographic images in seconds at a significantly lower cost and radiation dose than conventional or computed radiography because, among other factors, film, imaging plates, cassettes and chemical processing are not required. Swissray offers an affordable high quality solution for direct Digital Radiography. Swissray currently provides a full range of DR systems for university hospitals, regional and community hospitals, emergency departments, imaging centers and orthopedic clinics. All of Swissray's DR systems include fully automated, remote controlled system positioning. Swissray offers customers the choice between floor mounted C-arm or ceiling mounted DR systems with flat panel or silicon solid state detectors.

For more information about Swissray's family of ddR solutions, visit the Swissray website at http//

Source: Swissray

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