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 News Release - October 19, 2009

AccuVein Signs Multiple-Country Distribution Agreement in Europe for Vein Illumination Device

Ferrer Group Named AccuVein AV300's Distributor to Customers in Greece, Spain and Portugal

COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y., Oct. 19 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- AccuVein LLC today announced a five-year agreement with the Ferrer Group, a leading international pharmaceutical and medical devices distribution company, providing the AccuVein AV300, the world's first hand-held, non-contact vein illumination device, to customers in Greece, Spain and Portugal. The AccuVein AV300 helps healthcare professionals locate veins for blood draw, IV infusion and blood donation by projecting a pattern of light on a patient's skin that reveals vein position.

"Ferrer Group's broad customer base share a common desire - to use advanced medical technology products that add value to reducing costs and improving patient care," said Jose Luis Lirio, Ferrer Group. "We're pleased to bring the world's only portable vein illumination device into our distribution."

"This agreement significantly expands the AV300's global availability into these important markets," said Stephen P. Conlon, President of AccuVein. "Healthcare practitioners in Greece, Spain and Portugal now have access to the device to reduce time and effort in accessing veins."

About AccuVein

AccuVein applies advanced technologies to important healthcare challenges. Their innovative AV300 allows practitioners to see a map on the patient's skin of the position of peripheral veins, helping caregivers locate these veins while they perform the most common invasive medical procedure - venipuncture. Built using AccuVein's expertise in medical device miniaturization and user-intuitive design, the AV300 is the world's first portable, non-contact vein illumination solution. With more than a dozen patents filed worldwide, AccuVein demonstrates an ongoing commitment to invest in improving patient care and patient satisfaction.

For more information on the AccuVein AV300, please visit www.AccuVein.com.

About Ferrer Group

Ferrer Group is comprised of over 50 companies operating in Pharmacy, Food and Fine Chemicals, three key areas to assist in improving health and quality of life of people. Grupo Ferrer Internacional serves customers in France, Italy, Belgium, Portugal, and Greece, as well as in Spain, Germany, the Middle East, South America, Africa, and the Far East. Grupo Ferrer Internacional, S.A. was founded in 1959 and is based in Barcelona, Spain.


Source: AccuVein

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