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 News Release - January 23, 2008

Tri-anim Announces Distribution Agreement with Parker Medical

SYLMAR, Calif.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Tri-anim, the nation’s largest provider of specialty sales and distribution solutions for healthcare, is pleased to announce an alliance with Parker Medical to sell and distribute Parker’s innovative airway management products.

Tri-anim will distribute the full line of Parker’s revolutionary Flex-Tip® Tracheal Tubes, which are designed to facilitate fast, easy intubation, and to prevent damage to the patient’s airway anatomy, even during intubation of difficult airways. Tri-anim will also sell the Parker Flex-It™ Intubating Stylet which makes it possible to remotely curve the tracheal tube during intubations.

“We are delighted to be working with Parker Medical as we believe that they have one of the first significant improvements in endotracheal tubes in over 30 years,” said Bob Byers Jr., President and CEO of Tri-anim. “The soft ski tip design of their endotracheal tube provides a potential for reduced trauma to the vocal cords and provides our customers with an effective alternative,” continued Mr. Byers.

“Parker’s patented, award-winning products can save lives, prevent OR delays, and are likely to become the standard of care for all intubations,” said Dr. Jeffrey Parker, Chairman and CTO of Parker Medical. “We have worked hard to establish Parker as a brand that stands for innovation, reliability, and safety in airway management products. Parker’s products enable anesthesiologists, CRNAs, emergency and critical care physicians, paramedics and EMTs to meet the challenge of quickly intubating even the most difficult airways in a manner that minimizes trauma to the patient. We welcome Tri-anim’s recognition of the unique advantages of Parker’s technologies,” continued Dr. Parker.

Parker plans to introduce several new products in 2008, starting with EasyCurve™ tubes.

About Tri-anim

For more than 30 years, Tri-anim has met the needs and exceeded the expectations of providers throughout the healthcare continuum, including emergency medical services (EMS), hospitals, long-term care facilities, surgery centers and nursing homes. All in stock orders received—until 5 pm—are shipped the same day from one of 13 distribution centers nationwide.

Tri-anim is an industry leader providing e-commerce solutions enabling customers a faster and more efficient procurement method for purchasing medical products. The e-Quick® System, a proprietary patent pending technology, allows customers to place a five-line order in less than 45 seconds. For more information go to

About Parker Medical

Parker Medical was established in 1994. Its primary focus is the design and development of innovative, life-saving, patented airway management products. Parker’s goal is to provide products which are faster and easier for medical professionals to use and safer for patients. The soft and flexible tip of the Parker tube is designed to reduce insertional trauma to the airway, which is often caused by conventional tracheal tubes. The Parker Flex-It stylet not only facilitates conventional intubations, but greatly enhances the accuracy and speed of video laryngoscopic intubations.

In 2000, Parker Medical's Flex-Tip® tracheal tube technology received the prestigious Silver Medical Design Excellence award for the best designed products in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine for that year. Parker is headquartered in Colorado and has research facilities in Ohio. For more information, please visit

Source: Tri-anim

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