Merit Sensor Systems, Inc.™           






Date:              February 7, 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, announced its appointment to the SensorsExpo Steering Committee today.

“We are pleased to announce the addition of Merit Sensor Systems to the team,” said Cathy Walters, Group Show Director at Advanstar Communications, Inc. “Merit Sensor Systems is a strong player in the sensor industry and will bring additional experience and energy to the continued success of our sensor events. We are happy to work with companies like Merit that help us keep a finger on the pulse of the most important and evolving markets of interest to sensor technology providers.”

The Advanstar Technology Group plans and executes regional and national sensor-related events, including SensorsExpo and, recently added, SensorsGov.  Advanstar Communications is a publications company with a variety of magazines across a number of industries including Sensors Magazine and recently announced Sensors China.

“We are delighted to join the SensorsExpo steering committee,” said Diana Upp, President of Merit Sensor Systems.  “Sensors Expo events have proven to contribute greatly to our success in the marketplace.”


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 75 individuals. Merit employs approximately 1,300 people worldwide, with manufacturing facilities in South Jordan, Utah; Santa Clara, California; Richmond, Virginia; Angleton, Texas; and Galway, Ireland (; 801-253-1600; NASDAQ: MMSI).