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 News Release - August 26, 2009

Spacelabs Healthcare Expands International Distribution of USCOM Cardiac Output Monitor

ISSAQUAH, Wash.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Spacelabs Healthcare today announced the launch of the Ultrasonic Cardiac Output Monitor (USCOM) in several new geographies, including Latin America, Africa, Europe, Australia and Middle East. USCOM’s unique and totally non-invasive method of cardiac monitoring provides an accurate, safe and efficient way of measuring how well the heart is functioning.

“We are pleased to see the strong interest in this new technology and are working hard to spread the news globally of its success in assisting with better patient care,” said Joseph Davin, President, Spacelabs Healthcare North American Operations.

USCOM is the only non-invasive device to provide beat-to-beat performance of both the left and right side of the heart. Portable and user-friendly, USCOM revolutionizes care in all areas, including Emergency, Intensive Care, and general practice. However, USCOM’s most dramatic impact may well be in pediatric intensive care, a population that traditionally could not be safely monitored due to the invasiveness of conventional cardiac output technologies. Now, with USCOM, infants and children can be monitored non-invasively, without risk of infection.

According to Dr. Néstor Hernández, pediatric intensive care physician at Hospital Calvo MacKenna, Santiago, Chile, “USCOM is easy to use and reliable, an excellent tool to assess septic shock in pediatric patients.”

Added Australia’s Dr. Brendan Smith, “This machine is saving lives. No two ways about it.”

About Spacelabs Healthcare, Inc.

Spacelabs Healthcare, Inc. (, a wholly-owned subsidiary of OSI Systems, Inc., is an international developer, manufacturer and distributor of medical equipment and services including solutions for patient monitoring and connectivity, anesthesia delivery and ventilation, diagnostic cardiology and supplies and accessories selling to hospitals, clinics and physician offices. The Company has offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, China, India and Singapore.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such statements include information regarding the Company’s expectations, goals or intentions about the future, including, but not limited to, statements regarding the USCOM product and its launch. The actual results may differ materially from those described in or implied by any forward-looking statement. Other important factors are set forth in the Securities and Exchange Commission filings of OSI Systems, Inc. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made, and we undertake no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Source: Spacelabs Healthcare

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