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AccuVein and GSABC Enter into Purchasing Agreement for Vein Illumination Device
Date:6/8/2009

GSABC to Offer Members AccuVein's AV300 to Help Ease Venipuncture Process

UnitedPharma Named Preferred Blood Center Distributor for AccuVein AV300

COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- AccuVein LLC today announced a three-year agreement with Group Services for America's Blood Centers (GSABC) bringing the AccuVein AV300, the world's first hand-held, non-contact vein illumination device, to GSABC member blood centers. Under the agreement, GSABC will provide participating blood centers access to the AV300 to help locate hard-to-find veins. The AccuVein AV300 projects a pattern of light on a patient's skin revealing vein position to help the healthcare professional locate veins for blood draw (venipuncture).

"Providing the members of GSABC with the AccuVein AV300 is a big step towards reaching our goal -- providing all health professionals with a device that may reduce time and effort in establishing an IV line," said Stephen P. Conlon, President, AccuVein.

"GSABC is committed to providing our members access to the latest technology -- enhancing their Centers and providing their donors with top-of-the-line service," said Jerome Haarmann, President, GSABC. The device will be supplied by UnitedPharma, AccuVein's preferred distributor to Blood Centers.

About AccuVein

AccuVein applies advanced technologies to important healthcare challenges. Their innovative AV300 allows practitioners to see a map on the patient's skin of the position of veins, helping caregivers locate veins while they perform the most common invasive medical procedure -- venipuncture. Built using AccuVein's expertise in medical device miniaturization and user-intuitive design, the AV300 is the world's first portable, non-contact vein illumination solution. With more than a dozen patents filed worldwide, AccuVein demonstrates an ongoing commitment to invest in improving patient care and patient satisfaction.

For more information on the AccuVein AV300, please visit www.AccuVein.com.

About GSABC

Group Services for America's Blood Centers is a cooperative wholly owned by the members of America's Blood Centers, providing group purchasing enterprise expertise and resource sharing services to ABC members. GSABC is committed to member involvement and to providing its members meaningful benefit through resource management and financial returns. With an independent board of directors, GSABC is a member directed organization.

About UnitedPharma

UnitedPharma, a pharmaceutical/medical device company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, offers quality blood collection, processing systems and services. Our turnkey approach provides blood centers with the key system components -- from the filter-to-the-bag. UnitedPharma is the exclusive United States importer & distributor of MacoPharma(R) branded products & services.


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