Merit Sensor Systems, Inc.™             






Date:               March 16, 2007

Contact:          Anne-Marie Wright, Merit® Medical Systems, Vice President of Corporate Communications, (801) 208-4167

                        David Tietjen, Merit Sensor Systems™, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, (801) 208-4722





SOUTH JORDAN, UT – Merit Sensor Systems, Inc., a leader in component-level piezoresistive pressure sensor solutions, today announced its affiliation with the AMA Association for Sensor Technology, which focuses on bringing together sensor-related entities worldwide to provide a common voice, foster growth and create a forum for informational, ideological and technological exchange.

“We are pleased that Merit Sensor Systems is joining our growing association,” said Florian Solzbacher, AMA Chairman.  “Merit Sensor Systems has been a force in the pressure sensor industry for a number of years and will clearly add to the body of sensor understanding and knowledge.  We look forward to a long-standing relationship.”

The AMA Association for Sensor Technology, the premier European-based sensor association, has grown to over 400 members.  AMA offers several benefits to its members and brings together government, education and the private sector to advance the sensor industry. 

“We are pleased to join an association such as AMA,” said Chris Durham, President of Merit Sensor Systems.  “This is an outstanding organization wherein we can contribute to the growth of the sensor industry.”

About Merit Sensor Systems, Inc.

Merit Sensor Systems, Inc. (; 801-208-4722) partners with customers to design, fabricate, assemble and package reliable, cost-effective pressure sensor solutions for automotive, medical, industrial, aviation, defense and consumer applications.  Merit Sensor Systems is located in South Jordan, Utah and is a subsidiary of Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: MMSI).


About Merit Medical Systems, Inc.

Founded in 1987, Merit Medical Systems, Inc. is engaged in the development, manufacture and distribution of proprietary disposable medical devices used in interventional and diagnostic procedures, particularly in cardiology and radiology.  Merit serves client hospitals worldwide with a domestic and international sales force totaling approximately 85 individuals.  Merit employs approximately 1,750 people worldwide, with facilities in Salt Lake City and South Jordan, Utah; Santa Clara, California; Angleton, Texas; Richmond, Virginia; Maastricht and Venlo, The Netherlands; and Galway, Ireland.

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