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AccuVein, HealthTrust Finalize Group Purchasing Agreement for Vein Illumination Device
Date:9/1/2009

COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- AccuVein LLC today announced a two-year agreement with HealthTrust Purchasing Group to bring the AccuVein AV300, the world's first hand-held, non-contact vein illumination device, to HealthTrust member facilities. Under the agreement, HealthTrust will provide participating health care sites 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 health care professional locate veins for blood draw and IV starts (venipuncture).

"We're pleased to provide HealthTrust's members access to the only portable, non-contact vein illumination device supporting the most common invasive medical procedure -- venipuncture -- with the membership cost-savings benefit," said Stephen P. Conlon, President, AccuVein.

About AccuVein

AccuVein applies advanced technologies to important health care challenges. The innovative AV300 allows practitioners to see a map of the position of peripheral veins on the patient's skin, to help 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 HealthTrust

HealthTrust Purchasing Group, headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn., is a group purchasing organization that supports nearly 1,400 not-for-profit and for-profit acute care facilities, as well as ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, and alternate care sites. With an annual purchasing volume by its members of more than $15 billion, HealthTrust is committed to obtaining the best price for clinically-recommended products, ensuring their timely delivery and continuously evaluating and improving its services to the patients, physicians and clinicians it serves. HealthTrust is located at 155 Franklin Road, Suite 400, Brentwood, TN 37027. The Web site is www.healthtrustpg.com.

    Contacts:

    For Media Inquiries:
    Jennifer Seelin
    Makovsky + Company
    212-508-9610
    jseelin@makovsky.com

    Sheila S. Stern
    HealthTrust Purchasing Group
    615-344-3000
    sheila.stern@healthtrustpg.com

    For Sales Inquiries:
    Greg Candelmo
    AccuVein LLC
    913-956-9340
    888-909-8888
    gregcandelmo@accuvein.com


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