PULSION: Contract with leading healthcare purchasing organisation "Premier" in the US

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PULSION Medical Systems AG, leading specialist in minimal invasive cardiovascular patient monitoring, announces that its United States subsidiary, PULSION Medical Inc., has been awarded a 36-month contract with Premier Purchasing Partners, L.P., the group purchasing unit of Premier Inc., for its PiCCO product line. Retrospectively effective since July 1, 2008, the new agreement provides Premier's 2,000 hospitals with access to PULSION's PiCCO2 monitor and the medical disposables. PiCCO is the only FDA approved hemodynamic monitoring technology that monitors pulmonary edema at the patient bedside and provides volumetric preload additionally to a full range of cardio-vascular parameters in the critically ill patient.

"We are very pleased to be a preferred supplier to Premier. Having a strategic partnership with Premier and its network of 2,000 hospitals is a major step forward in introducing PiCCO and expanding its use in the United States healthcare market. PULSION created a promising market access via Premier that provides hospitals a simplified access to PiCCO, so that we are able to increase the penetration rate," says Bradley Gould, CEO of PULSION Medical Systems AG and PULSION Medical, Inc.

About Premier Inc.:

Serving more than 2,000 U.S. hospitals and 53,000-plus other healthcare sites, the Premier healthcare alliance and its members are transforming healthcare together. Owned by not-for-profit hospitals, Premier operates one of the leading healthcare purchasing networks and the nation's most comprehensive repository of hospital clinical and financial information. A subsidiary operates one of the nation's largest policy-holder owned, hospital professional liability risk-retention groups. A world leader in helping healthcare providers deliver dramatic improvements in care, Premier is working with the United Kingdom's National Health Service North West and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to improve hospital performance. Headquartered in San Diego, Premier has offices in Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia and Washington. For more information, visit www.premierinc.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. The forward-looking statements contained herein represent the judgement of PULSION Medical Systems AG as of the date of this release. These forward looking statements are no guarantees for future performance, and the forward-looking events discussed in this press release may not occur. PULSION Medical Systems AG disclaims any intent or obligation to update any of these forward-looking statements.
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