Merit Sensor Systems, Inc.™           






Date:              October 24, 2005

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

                        David Tietjen, Merit Sensor Systems™, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, (408) 987-0567





SANTA CLARA, CA – Merit Sensor Systems, Inc., a leader in component-level piezoresistive pressure sensor solutions, today announced its alliance with the Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) Industry Group, which focuses on bringing size, cost and performance benefits to a variety of products and solutions in automotive, medical, industrial, consumer and other industries.

“We are pleased to announce the addition of Merit Sensor Systems to our growing team,” said Ellen McDevitt, MEMS Industry Group Executive Director. “Merit Sensor Systems will bring valuable expertise and support to our group given their contributions and commitment to MEMS devices as well as their sales and marketing competencies.  We look forward to a long-standing partnership.”

The MEMS Industry Group (MIG), the premier trade association representing the MEMS and microstructures industries, has grown to over 70 industry-leading members in its first five years.  MIG offers several benefits to its members and is committed to accelerating the commercialization of MEMS. 

“We are delighted to be affiliated with an organization such as MIG,” said Diana Upp, President of Merit Sensor Systems.  “This is a great forum for us to help move the overall industry forward and partner with other successful MEMS players.”

About Merit Sensor Systems, Inc.

Merit Sensor Systems, Inc. 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 currently located in Santa Clara, California, and is a subsidiary of Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (; 408-987-0560).


About Merit Medical Systems, Inc.

Founded in 1987, Merit Medical Systems, Inc. is engaged in the development, manufacture and distribution of proprietary disposable medical accessories 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 1,500 people worldwide, with facilities in Salt Lake City and South Jordan, Utah; Santa Clara, California; Angleton, Texas; Richmond, Virginia; Jackson, New Jersey; Maastricht, The Netherlands; and Galway, Ireland  (; 801-253-1600; NASDAQ: MMSI).


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