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MicroActive Corporation Acquired by Linden and Edgewater
Date:11/6/2007

RENO, Nev., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroActive Corporation, a subsidiary of Barrier Safe Solutions International, announced today that BSSI has been acquired by Linden LLC and The Edgewater Funds.

In addition to MicroActive, BSSI also owns Microflex Corporation and FoodHandler, Inc. BSSI, headquartered in Reno, NV, is a leading supplier of health and safety barrier products to the foodservice, emergency medical, dental, laboratory, automotive and industrial markets throughout North America. With a focus on premium quality and outstanding service, BSSI annually sells more than six billion disposable gloves under the Microflex and FoodHandler brands.

Mike Mattos, Chief Executive Officer of BSSI said, "We look forward to working together with our new partners at Linden and Edgewater to further grow our business and expand our infection control, food service and industrial safety platforms through continued organic growth as well as additional acquisitions."

MicroActive is committed to developing and marketing innovative anti- microbial technologies, products and solutions for healthcare, food, agricultural, medical, consumer and industrial products. Derek Warneke, General Manager of MicroActive commented, "We are very excited about the breakthrough levels of performance demonstrated by our patented antimicrobial systems and the unique opportunity we have to effectively address infection control and food safety issues. Our highly-engineered systems deliver market leading levels of performance with unmatched safety in a cost effective platform".

About BarrierSafe Solutions International BarrierSafe is a leading developer and marketer of branded disposable hand protection and related products. The company offers an extensive selection of high quality disposable gloves and other specialized products for a diverse range of growing niche markets, including the foodservice, dental, laboratory, emergency medical services, nonacute healthcare, automotive and general industrial segments, in which branding, quality, innovation and features are key differentiators that drive end-user demand and loyalty.

About Linden, LLC

Linden is a Chicago-based private equity firm focused exclusively on the healthcare and life science industries. Linden's strategy is based upon three key elements: i) healthcare and life science industry specialization, ii) integration of transaction and operating expertise, and iii) focus on building strategic relationships, particularly with global healthcare and life science companies.

About The Edgewater Funds

The Edgewater Funds is a leading private equity firm based in Chicago, Illinois. Through 15 years of experience and $1 billion in capital under management, Edgewater has distinguished itself through successful partnerships with quality middle market companies. Edgewater is currently investing Edgewater Growth Capital Partners II, L.P. a $470 million equity fund. Edgewater is distinguished by the depth of experience of its Partners who have been successful private equity investors, CEO's and business leaders.


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