Merit Sensor Systems, Inc.™             






Date:               April 6, 2004

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

                        David Tietjen, Merit Sensor Systems™, Sales and Marketing

                        (408) 987-0567





SANTA CLARA, CA – Merit Sensor Systems, Inc., a leader in piezoresistive, micro-machined pressure sensor solutions, announced certification to the latest ISO standard today.

“Merit Sensor Systems is pleased to announce our certification upgrade to the ISO 9001:2000 standard,” said Diana Upp, President of Merit Sensor Systems. “This milestone further underscores our continued commitment to develop and maintain quality systems.”

Prior to ISO 9001:2000, Merit Sensor Systems was certified to the ISO 9002:1994 standard.  The new standard contains new quality management system requirements, including the addition of a customer satisfaction component.

“Our quality systems’ emphasis directly affects our processes, costs, products and, ultimately, the customer experience,” said David Tietjen, Vice President of Sales and Marketing.  “The new standard accentuates a key focus…the customer.”



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 products 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; Angleton, Texas; and Galway, Ireland (; 801-253-1600; NASDAQ: MMSI).