FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date:�������������� April 12, 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
MERIT SENSOR SYSTEMS JOINS NASST AS CHARTER MEMBER, TO HEAD UP REGIONAL OFFICE IN UTAH
SOUTH JORDAN, UT � Merit Sensor Systems, Inc., a leader in component-level piezoresistive pressure sensor solutions and a division of Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MMSI) announced today that it has joined forces with the National Association of Sensor Science and Technology (NASST) as a charter member and will head up the regional chapter in Utah.
�We are pleased to announce the addition of Merit Sensor Systems to our growing organization,� said Rick Lally, President of NASST.� �Merit Sensor Systems is an accomplished and committed player in the sensor industry and will bring additional experience and energy to the success of our national and regional efforts.�
NASST began in August of 2006 and is the only U.S.-based industry group focused exclusively on the interests of sensor-related companies.� NASST is a non-profit organization and is actively organizing regional chapters throughout the United States.�
�We are pleased to join this effort to promote sensors on a regional and national level,� said Fred P. Lampropoulos, Chairman and CEO of Merit Medical Systems, Inc. �This initiative underscores our commitment to the sensor industry and our interest in promoting economic development in the state of Utah.�
About Merit Sensor Systems, Inc.
Merit Sensor Systems, Inc. (www.merit-sensor.com; 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.
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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